1993 Subaru Legacy Reviews - Page 8 of 8

1993 Subaru Legacy 4Cam Turbo 2.0 4Cam turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.0 4Cam turbo petrol Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired129000 miles
Most recent distance134000 miles

Summary:

The ultimate do-everything automobile

Faults:

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.

General Comments:

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

1993 Subaru Legacy Turbo Estate 2.0 quad-cam turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.0 quad-cam turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance136000 miles
Previous carDaihatsu Charade GTi

Summary:

Seriously underrated car - Buy one!

Faults:

Nothing!

In three years only normal wear & tear: 1 set of front brake pads, oil & filter every 5000 miles, air filter and a set of tyres.

I had a choice of buying a reliable Subaru with potentially expensive spares, or a Ford with cheap spares. I opted for the 'no worries' Subaru and haven't been disappointed.

General Comments:

I needed a practical car, but still wanted better performance than the one I was replacing. What a package! The estate has all the volume I've ever required. The engine is strong in acceleration, and motorway speeds can creep up easily. Comfortable for cruising, headroom for all occupants is emormous and the trick windows are cool!

These cars can be tweaked up to around 250BHP, but if it's performance improvements you want, the money would be better spent on firming up the the 'big-car' suspension, to make the best use of the standard power. I've never felt the need for either.

I don't really need the massive space in the car now, so I'm looking to replace with the smaller Impreza soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2000

1993 Subaru Legacy L ?? from North America

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission ??
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10

Faults:

Mirror cover on driver's window came off -- hear a wind whistling noise. Nothing else.

General Comments:

This car is a rock. I test drove one in 1983, but didn't buy then, but I remember thinking, "this puppy is solid." Anyway, what a charm to drive, it feels like a sports car, or better for a wagon. It will accelerate at any speed. From 65mph to 80 is instant. Has a small gas tank, smaller than my 87 Subaru, which has 155,000 on it, but still kickin' -- Love 'em, they're great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th July, 1999

6th Oct 2004, 02:10

OMG the same thing happened to my Subaru, we got it BRAND new, its been in my family for 11 years, only it was the passenger's side. It was fixed, but not properly, so it fell off again =/ my dad wants to fix it, but... its not a big deal since its not on my side =)

1993 Subaru Legacy Quad Cam Turbo 2.0 turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo petrol
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing of note... in 165,000 miles just tyres and windscreen replaced as required. Still original clutch and exhaust system.

General Comments:

A quite remarkable car which will be difficult to replace. If they were still available I'd buy another with no hesitation.

Only negative comment is the cost of servicing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th April, 1998

1993 Subaru Legacy Turbo - Saloon 2.0 Quad Cam Turbo petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
Engine and transmission 2.0 Quad Cam Turbo petrol
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing, apart from the normal (in my experience) problems with lack of lubrication to door locks, could be because I never use them due to remote central locking.

General Comments:

Great affordable performace car (197 bhp). Not so obvious as an Escort or Impreza, most people think it's a Rover ! Just sorry they don't make one now. Have to save for an Impreza Turbo now

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 1997

Average review marks: 7.9 / 10, based on 25 reviews