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2008 Subaru Legacy review and picture


Everybody wants something but needs another. You know it, I know it, we all know it, so why not just admit to it? Here’s the 2008 Subaru Legacy to help you let it all out. This car speaks to all of the people who want that little sedan but have to get a clunker family car. You can still get one and pretend it’s the other, which is easier than usual to do in this family car that drives like a sedan. With four doors and exceptional safety features and ratings, the Legacy is a great option for a family vehicle that doesn’t have to seem like one.

The Good:

  • exceptional materials in interior
  • well designed exterior and interior
  • handles with ease and pep
  • rides well on highway
  • performs great with GT
  • all wheel drive comes standard
  • did great on crash test scores

The Bad:

  • trunk and rear seat limited in space
  • stability control and navigation systems restricted
  • higher trim levels cost you

The 2008 Subaru Legacy is neither overhauled nor untouched. Rather, it has a few surface changes and a couple that go deeper than that, but nothing to really get excited about. Another trim level has been added in the 3.0 R Limited, a sporty version. There’s a new look for the instrument panel and the loss of the body style of the wagon. A few more features have been added standard, such as a tilt and telescoping wheel and an auxiliary audio jack.

A midsized sedan, the 2008 Subaru Legacy comes available in six trims, which are the 2.5i, 2.5i Special Edition, 2.5i Limited, 2.5 GT Limited, 2.5 GT spec.B and 3.0 R Limited. The 2.5i, which is the base edition, comes with the following features standard:

  • AC
  • 17 inch alloy wheels
  • remote entry
  • auxiliary input jack
  • tilt and telescope wheel
  • trip computer

Then, next up is the 2.5i Special Edition, which adds:

  • power driver seat
  • moonroof

Third is the 2.5i Limited, which comes with:

  • heated exterior mirrors
  • leather seating
  • dual zone automatic climate control
  • heated seating
  • windshiel wiper de-icer
  • CD changer

On the next level of trims is the 2.5 GT Limited, one of the sporty trims, which comes with:

  • SI Drive
  • turbocharged engine
  • limited slip rear differential
  • steers faster
  • brakes bigger
  • sports seats
  • three spoke steering wheel

Next is the 2.5 GT spec.B, which comes with:

  • sport suspension
  • Bilstein dampers
  • 18 inch alloy wheels
  • performance tires
  • navigation system
  • ground effects
  • alloy pedal covers

Finally, at the top of the line, is the sporting 3.0R Limited, which adds:

  • six cylinder engine
  • paddle shifted automatic transmission

Sadly, you can’t get stability control nor a navigation system on the lower trims, but if you get a mid level to high level trim then you can pay extra to have them added as optional features.


Fashun Guadarrama.

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