Is there any reason for not buying a 2006 Subaru Legacy GT

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Bobrun, Feb 26, 2006.

  1. Bobrun

    Bobrun Guest


    I'm joining your group because I'm actually looking at a new Subaru
    Legacy GT. Have you any comment or any recommandation that can help me
    doing a better choice?

    In the negociation process what can be obtain form the vendor?


    Bobrun, Feb 26, 2006
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    Also, I believe Subaru has a 3% holdback for the dealer. So even at
    'invoice' they will be making plenty on the sale.

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    bigjim Guest

    go to and pay no mre than $250 over invoice. The new
    subarus are vastly inferior to the 2004 models. I'd buy something else.
    bigjim, Feb 26, 2006
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    SuperPoo Guest

    In the current issue of one of the car mags there is a test. The Legacy GT
    vs. BMW, Audi, Acura, Mazda and I think one other. The Subaru came in 2nd to
    the Audi by about 1 point out of about 400 possible. The GT beat the Audi in
    every performance category and many of the subjective ones too. It lost on
    refinement and feel-- but by only one point. It beat the others in the test
    by 20 plus points or more. The article ended with if price were a
    consideration-- than the Subaru was the clear winner. One of the asides at
    the end was the subjective votes were split by age-- the old folks picked
    the Audi and the younger ones preferred the Subaru. Only problem, 4 testers
    were old, and 3 were young.

    SuperPoo, Feb 26, 2006
  5. Bobrun

    SuperPoo Guest

    What do you base that load of crap on? There are no fundamental differences
    between '04, '05 and '06 models. The only things that have changed are
    cosmetics and some refinements.
    SuperPoo, Feb 26, 2006
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    Bonehenge Guest

    Do you have 5 kids? <G>

    If it meets your needs, it's a great car.

    I needed a truck, so I sold my Subie. I miss the driveability of the
    Subie daily.
    Bonehenge, Feb 26, 2006
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    bigjim Guest

    The ergonomics in the 05+ are awful- door pulls block window switches,
    seats dont go back as far, awful integrated radio. I see Subaru as
    taking 3 steps back. They are trying to go upscale but none will accept
    them as an upscale marque. Dont even get me started on the Terleta!!!
    For the money they want I can think of many other vehicles to
    purchase!!!! I was hoping to be a subaru owner for life but until they
    get back to what they are good at I'll spend elsewhere
    bigjim, Feb 26, 2006
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    bigjim Guest

    Audi quality is piss poor as is mazda. The bmw and acura would be my
    choice as would the AWD lexus
    bigjim, Feb 26, 2006
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    SuperPoo Guest

    Hell they have bee moving upscale for 30 years. I wish they would get back
    to building stuff like the '70s & early '80s. They were simple, sturdy, you
    didn't mind getting them dirty and they bucked the norm. I loved the center
    light on my 82 GL wagon. But to get upset over door pulls and window
    switches? You just sound angry, maybe you need some pills or something to
    keep you busy.

    I think the Tribeca is a big mistake for Subaru-- but who am I. I succumbed
    to the trend and bought an '02 WRX wagon and love it.(Nothing simple there)
    I would not trade it for anything, except maybe a STi wagon (are you
    listening Subaru)
    SuperPoo, Feb 26, 2006
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    Bob H Guest

    Had one for almost a year, 5sp auto. The funnest car I've ever had. My
    wife hates that I like it so much.
    Bob H, Feb 27, 2006
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    bigjim Guest

    It's the overall ergonomics. No other car I've driven is as
    comfortable as my 04 OBW. The "feel" of the newer version is way off.
    The styling is now typical Jap "me-too" non threatening nip car. Where
    are the signature big foglights? The raised roof? The only change
    they should have made is to make a larger 7 passenger Outback with the
    same styling cues. Ford nailed it with the freestyle sizewise but of
    course it's hit or miss American qualty and the CVT is sheer stupidity.
    bigjim, Feb 27, 2006
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    lkreh Guest

    Even if ergonomics were worse on the 2005 as compared to 2004, that's
    not quite enough to call it vastly inferior. I have a first gen legacy
    outback. The second gen was better, but still had an awkward interior
    design. IMHO, the 05 third gen is vastly superior to all that preceded
    it from an ergonomic standpoint.
    lkreh, Feb 27, 2006
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    Grolch Guest

    The only reason I can think of not to buy a 06 Legacy GT is the need for
    premium fuel.
    And by the way welcome to the group. There is one hopeless user that
    regularily posts totally off the wall garbage here...namely,
    [email protected] I don't know exactly what this guys problem is but rest
    assured, he has a problem.There are many other users however who generally
    give sound responses to any queries you have.
    Grolch, Feb 27, 2006
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    bigjim Guest

    IMHO, the 05 third gen is vastly superior to all that preceded
    it from an ergonomic standpoint. <<

    How? Switches behind handles?Seats with limited travel? Overly
    cushioned seats? Integrated non replacable radio, They softened up the
    outback for women and old people
    bigjim, Feb 27, 2006
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    Bryan J. Lee Guest

    I traded in my '04 WRX wagon for a '05 Legacy GT Limited Wagon w/ 5spd
    manual. I love this car. My car has a huge sunroof that goes way back to
    the rear seats. The car is smooth, quiet and very refined. My wife love to
    ride in my car and it's heated seats. It has less lag and much more low then
    my WRX. You can get alot my info at I'm member "itsme" and
    you can check out my car. They are very helpful, we set up meets all over
    the country. They have install meets where everyone meet up at a members
    house and install parts. It a great car and a great site and it's free.
    Good luck and you will love the car. I got my '05 on Dec 14 for $25,000.
    Bryan J. Lee, Feb 27, 2006
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    John C Guest

    Definitely shoot for a price below invoice...most dealers will offer you a
    price below invoice in an online quote (at least here in SoCal). I bought a
    2006 Legacy Outback this year and like the performance and safety of the
    car, but hate the interior trim materials (it rattles and squeaks) and the
    gas mileage is awful (around 17mpg combined).

    I would buy a Subaru again, only if they improve on quality and move towards
    competing against Lexus and Acura.
    John C, Feb 27, 2006
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    Bryan J. Lee Guest

    I get from 20 - 24mpg in Los Angeles stop and go traffic. I have the turbo
    and I only uses 91 octane, I know using lower grades of gas bring down the
    MPG. Are you running a turbo or non-turbo?
    Bryan J. Lee, Feb 27, 2006
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    RR Guest

    You should look at for prices, costs, typical selling price and
    reviews. With current rebates you should have a net price of about $500
    under invoice. The GT is nice if you want the turbo - the i LTD if you want
    the more economical version. I have had a 1995 and 2006 - the new one is a
    very nice improvement - handles better and looks nicer. The net expense of
    the GT is pretty severe in terms of the combination of poorer fuel economy
    and premium fuel - but it is fast as anything.
    RR, Mar 1, 2006
  19. Bobrun


    Dec 5, 2012
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    I have had my 2006 Subaru Legacy for 6 yrs now and it has 61345. miles on it. just paid it off and never had any problems with it! i loved it then all of a sudden im finding alot of repairs needing to be done!!! Left control arm bushing, Left rear strut, just had to replace brake pads, rotors and L calliber, and my head lights keep blowing out! (mostly the right one) now my gear shifter light is out! i'm thinking of trading it in but would hate to have another car payment!
    jstbcuz62, Dec 5, 2012
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