a poor-mans bmw/practical wrx
a unique and consistently reliable and practical car. it has been offered as either a station wagon or sedan. the old ones (1989-1994) had a turbo engine offered, making it one of the fastest cars for the dollar, back in the day. ones made between 1995-2004 were good cars, but not as sporty. then in 2005-present, the turbo model returned, with an incredibly potent engine, and is also a surprisingly fast car, with a 0-60 of 5.6 seconds. the legacy is famous for its excellent reliability, with many vehicles well exceeding 200,000 miles. all have full-time all-wheel-drive.
many associate subarus, especially the legacy, to be "greenie" cars, due to their appeal to outdoorsy types. but in fact, they get worse gas mileage than most competitors. the most recent legacy turbo and 6 cylinder models, have an average of about 19 MPG.