1994 Subaru Legacy Turbo 4X4 2.2 turbo from Chile


High performance


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


A great buy


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

4th Apr 2004, 21:30

Why automatic?

1994 Subaru Legacy L 2.2L EFI from North America


Like a Geyser - very faithful!


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

1994 Subaru Legacy RS 2.0 twin turbo boxer engine from Australia and New Zealand


An excellent car.


Had four coils replaced ($800).

Spark plugs replaced.

Air filter replaced.

Fuel pump replaced.

General Comments:

The first thing I noticed about this car was its road handling ability. Take it out to country side road on a nice hot day and be prepared to scare yourself.

Mine has hard lowered springs topped off with some bilstein shocks. There is absolutely no body roll.

The power comes on smoothly. The first turbo is just a taste of whats to come. Leave your right foot on the floor, wait for the flat spot and the second turbo will push you back in your seat leaving a smile on your face.

Subaru Legacy's have a boxer engine which makes a unique sound. I highly recommend to anyone that owns a turbo legacy to stick a 2.5" big bore exhaust system on with a phat tip. It sounds awesome, improves performance and of course, makes everyone turn their head.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th November, 2003