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Six Speed Manual Legacy logo 5/13/2015 8632paul

In Canada, this US made car is available in a six speed manual version. The car is still quite new, but is our second Subaru after a great experience with a 2006 Forester which we still own. I've come from owning Honda Civics, so the Legacy's quiet smooth ride is probably noticed more because of that. Things that surprise me are how quiet the car is, how good the mpg's are, how well it corners, how comfortable the seats are, what a remarkable value it is and how underrated the Legacy is. Negatives? A tiny clock and outside temperature gauge. If you live in an area where it snows and/or rains a lot (or even if you don't) and know how valuable AWD can be, this is your best option.

Favorite Feature : Very comfortable power driver seat. Quiet smooth ride. Absorbs rough roads better than anything I've driven. Excellent handling. Strong brakes. Good fuel numbers. Excellent six speed manual that feels like it's out of a WRX. Large back seat. Excellent sight lines. Trunk hinges don't intrude inside the cargo area. 60/40 split folding seat backs. Dual zone climate control. Best AWD system at the lowest price. Many small details that Subaru got right.

Suggested Improvement : Black interior shows dirt easily. 2.5 engine could use 10 or 15 more HP. Better standard tires. So far, not a big fan of the infotainment system, but at least it has some manual inputs and extensive redundant inputs from the steering wheel help. Jury is out on the electric power parking brake and I prefer the old 'hill holder' system, but the new one works well too. Nothing really too significant overall. This is a fun to drive, surprisingly economical vehicle that is idea for driving mountain roads, winter and summer too.

Average Rating : 4.625


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