1995 Subaru Legacy L ? from North America
A great car for a good price
When I first got the car, the exhaust was falling off, the front seals leaked, and the previous owner had not cleaned the car for over 5 years (so the car smelled like wet dog for about two months).
Recently the starter has been working sporadicly. For example, sometimes when I go out to my car and try to start it, all I will here is "clik", but if I turn my key literally 40 or 50 times, the car will start fine.
For the most part, this has been a very reliable car. My last car had all sorts of problems, so the Subaru has been a nice change. Especially since I get abut 26 miles to the gallon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd May, 2006
29th Jun 2011, 17:37
I picked up a 95 Brighton for 300 bucks. Changed the engine with a used one, since the 20 year old previous owner NEVER added oil in 2 years of driving. Blew the connecting rods. Kept the heads and alternator, and A/C compressor and starter. All were fine.
Put in a used engine with 121k miles, installed new brake rotors and half shafts, and the thing runs like new. Transmission is perfect, interior is still nice, and the A/C didn't even need a recharge. I just folded it out of the way when installing the new engine.
These 2.2's are indestructible, and if the rotors are changed every 100k miles, it will feel like new for years.
Can't be happier in the snow. Kept pulling big Chevy and Ford 4x4's out of ditches all winter long, and still it never got stuck.
And the tires barely have any tread left.
Simple to fix, easy to diagnose, reliable as the day is long.
I've had more luxurious cars, but none better in all round driving. Peace of mind is all I want the older I get. And the Legacy 2.2 fits the bill.