Lots of power and great handling--perfect car
1 - Radiator formed a crack on the highway. Was fixed with JB Weld and copper dust to make it back home (was out of state). Replaced the stock radiator with an after market metal radiator. (160,000 miles)
2 - Copper dust that I put in the radiator to help seal the crack clogged up the thermostat, leading to overheating. I drained the system and put in a new thermostat. Problem was fixed. (161,000 miles)
3 - Driver side automatic seat belt is stuck back... It will not go forward. This is causing the dummy light on the dash to blink. (162,000 miles)
4 - Original radio deck had a short in it causing only the speakers on the left side of the cabin to work. A new deck will fix the problem.
5 - The car did not have reverse when I bought it. I have to find pull through parking spaces or push it backwards. I've driven this car roughly 16,000 miles without reverse and the transmission still shifts strong while in 'drive'. A new transmission later on down the road will fix this.
6 - CV boot recently went bad on the passenger side (165,000 miles) Quick and easy fix.
7 - Faded paint and minor dents in the body due to prior careless owners. It is also missing the grille on the front.
8 - Headlights are very dull, so dull to the point you almost can't see while driving at night. I think this is because the plastic cover is foged over.
9 - Replaced brake pads on all 4 wheels and front rotors (169,000miles)
From what I listed above it sounds like this is a cheap and unreliable car. I bought it for $950 and its got me from Texas to Georgia twice now.
Its one of the most comfortable cars I have ever driven. It handles like a dream, and it is a lot more powerful then you would expect. This car can seriously fly down the highway.
I would recommend an early 90's Legacy to anyone. They are pretty reliable and you can run them into the ground before they brake.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th June, 2007