1994 Subaru Legacy Reviews - Page 5 of 6

1994 Subaru Legacy GL 2.0 petrol from Chile

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance213000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

A loyal and reliable family car

Faults:

A couple of condensers had to be changed, the car didn't start sometimes.

Engine service belt pulley had to be replaced.

Washer engine had to be replaced.

Not really expensive things if you consider 213000 km of hard work, long trips, including dirt roads long trips.

General Comments:

This has been a great machine, we are a big family, this is mum's car. We have done very long trips (5000kms), dirt roads, loaded even with roof rack, snow roads, mountain.

The car requires basic maintenance, like injector cleaning liquid every 10000kms, new oil every 5000kms.

The car goes and goes, it doesn't burn oil, the fuel consumption is not the best, but runs very well, it still go fast & smooth.

Devaluation is very low.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th April, 2004

1994 Subaru Legacy Brighton 2.2 petrol non turbo from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol non turbo Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired124000 kilometres
Most recent distance156000 kilometres
Previous carHolden Commodore

Summary:

Very expensive to keep on the road

Faults:

Had to replace water pump not long after purchase.

Air flow meter broke and had to be replaced.

Both CV boots replaced - perished.

Pulley disintegrated as it has a rubber piece in the centre that had perished.

Speedo jumps when decelerating.

Plastic tank on the side of the radiator cracked just recently and had to be replaced, then soon after the radiator hose blew.

Auto gearbox has recently started to not change down when decelerating.

General Comments:

This car has been very unreliable and I have found that the parts for Subaru seem to be very expensive in comparison to other makes.

However for driver comfort it does very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th March, 2004

4th Apr 2004, 21:27

What do you expect when you by an automatic transmission?

1994 Subaru Legacy Turbo 4X4 2.2 turbo from Chile

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired135142 kilometres
Most recent distance136000 kilometres

Summary:

High performance

Faults:

The battery died, and my alternator has died; I need to change it.

I have changed most of engine parts (not because they were not working, but they were old and never changed before).

Nothing else has gone wrong with the car.

General Comments:

The car is very fast, and has a 2.2 turbo engine. If you ask a USA garage guy, he will tell you it has 160, but really it has 216 horse power (if with turbo).

It doesn't look as fast as it is. I went 175 km/h in it with no problems. I want to put performance tires on to go 200.

The CD player is good, the speaker are powerful. If you put it on full bass, you can see the rear mirror shake.

Check your engine number to check the power of it. I have a EJ22T. Someone told me it's an Impreza WRX engine. It's a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2004

3rd Apr 2004, 09:53

I don't know where you are getting 216 horsepower from a stock EJ22T. I also have a Legacy Turbo and I can get it 0 to 60 in about 8 seconds. If it really 216hp you would probably be in the high low 6's or high 5's.

1994 Subaru Legacy GT 2.0 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 kilometres
Most recent distance105500 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Diamante

Summary:

A great buy

Faults:

I have only had this car for a short duration of time. As of yet nothing has gone wrong with it whatsoever. It over heated the first day I purchased it due to the dealer selling it to me with no water or oil in the engine! However, they have been filled up and its gorgeous. The petrol gage isn't working, but that is a very minor cost to fix.

General Comments:

The car drives fine. Has a rough start on a freezing cold morning start, but doesn't stall at all. The interior is immaculate as is the exterior minus a ding in the left rear bumper. Plenty of leg space in all seats even with the seats pushed as far back as they will go, and plenty of good boot space. Air Con works perfect as do all the electrics and gadgets. Stereo/CD player and speakers still in excellent condition.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 27th November, 2003

1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L EFI from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.2L EFI Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired147000 miles
Most recent distance158500 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz W107

Summary:

Like a Geyser - very faithful!

Faults:

When I bought the car it had a bad transmission so I decided to buy it anyway b/c it was only $700 and no rust (unusual here in NY). I got a low-mileage (35k) transmission for just $1,500 installed and now the car is great!

It runs like a car with MUCH lower mileage (it feels more like 35,000 than 155,000 and the interior is nearly spotless). The outside has a tiny little rust spot - it's about the size of a tic-tac over the rear wheel well and the, but you can't even see it unless you're looking hard.

Both front CV joints were replaced at a cost of $140/each.

Power locks are a little hard to figure out - maybe they don't always work right?

The original hubcaps are faded.

General Comments:

Great reliable economical transportation.

The interior is in terrific shape!

Durable & Sturdy. 29-31 MPG highway, 24 city. Enough power to pass, but whiny engine at higher revvs. Fortunately, it only turns 2,900 rpm at about 75MPH in top gear.

Drove it on a 2,400 mile road trip with no problems!

Highest comfortable speed is only about 85mph unlike many sportier cars that can easily go faster. Starts to feel floaty at speeds higher than that. Not a big car, but not a tiny car either. It doesn't stand out much except for the reliability, performance, and cost which are all a good value!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2003

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 27 reviews