1993 Subaru Legacy 4Cam Turbo 2.0 4Cam turbo petrol from UK and Ireland
The ultimate do-everything automobile
Generally, the Legacy 4Cam Turbo is a tough car, this 1993 example has suffered from minor corrosion/paint problems because of age.
The most frustrating failure has been the rear wiper - due to lack of use, it stuck solid, and burned out the motor. Replacement was a horrible, horrible task, the glass mounting causing much consternation.
Subaru's cars get better and better. This Legacy followed an earlier 2.2GX which was, frankly, wonderful but too low geared. You lose the dual-range box and gain a weaker clutch arrangement, but you also lose the hateful hill-holder clutch system.
There's a Cosworth driver still wondering what passed him out there somewhere - the Legacy estate is not only practical, but seriously rapid. A tendency to cruise at 85mph is worrying, but when you're up against a line of cars on a country road, nothing will get you and 4 other people past them quicker!
The interior on this age of Legacy is basic and prone to rattles. It's the only real failing of the car - apart from the prodigious thirst.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 31st October, 2001