Legacy Premium Wagon or Outback Base Wagon?

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Father Guido, Oct 17, 2003.

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    Father Guido Guest

    I know there's a few thousand difference in price. But I'm not
    interested in off-roading, just a good AWD wagon. Id the extra money
    worth it?

    Thanks!!!

    Norm

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    Father Guido, Oct 17, 2003
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    Todd H. Guest

    Styling preferences should guide you.

    The Legacy will handle better (and is probably a better value/less
    expensive?), but I think the Outback just looks a lot cooler to me.
    Makes me forget I'm actually driving a station wagon.

    Best Regards,
     
    Todd H., Oct 17, 2003
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    Father Guido Guest

    Thanks for your opinion.

    Norm

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    Father Guido, Oct 18, 2003
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    Brian Wasson Guest

    We went with the Outback for two reasons: 1) Even the base Outback
    comes pretty much loaded, and 2) I think the Outback will be easier to
    resell because Subaru has done such a good job of branding it to make
    consumers see it as more than just a station wagon. After we bought
    ours, a friend commented to me "It's not a station wagon, it's an
    Outback!"
     
    Brian Wasson, Oct 20, 2003
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    Harry Wilke Guest

    I too am shopping for a new wagon. I've compared the lot. For my money the
    L-Premium is the best deal. Who needs the plastic glue-on bits for show.
    Ground clearance?... Unless your doing off-roading the L-Premium has plenty.
    The biggest reason I would not buy the Outback is I think the whole "image"
    of the vehicle has run it's course. It's dated. Hence the slumping sales in
    the past few years. Subaru is planning a re-style shortly. Bet the Outback
    is drastically changed. Some whole new "clever" marketing. Buy the pure car,
    don't fall for the image.

    JMHO...Harry

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    Harry Wilke, Nov 24, 2003
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    Lance B Guest

    I have bought the new spec Outback that you guys in the US don't get
    yet. I got the standard spec H6 version. This is a quantum leap
    forward for Subaru and hance the reason that the Liberty/Legacy H6
    received the Japanese car of the year.
    I did not buy the Outback for the pose reason or offroad ability. I
    bought the Outback as it has self levelling rear suspension, which is
    great even if you only have a couple of people on board and some
    luggage, and also for the H6 motor which is absolutely superb. The
    Liberty/Legacy will not be available in the H6 in Oz for a while and
    even then it doesn't have the self levelling suspension.
    The fact that the Outback has offroad ability is a bonus as it's hard
    to jump a gutter or whatever in a Liberty/Legacy. I can go around
    corners as fast in my Outback as 99.9% of most people would even try
    in their Legacy. Not many would rip around corners that fast anyway. I
    have pushed it hard around some corners and round abouts and I get it
    to 4 wheel drift nicely and controllably (due to the awd). It really
    is good in that regard. I'm sure a Legacy wouldn't do it any better.
    Slumping sales of the Outback are more due to the fact that a new
    model is coming and people are holding off on a new purchase. If I was
    in the market for a new Subaru Legacy or Outback I would wait until
    the new model. It's a ripper!
     
    Lance B, Nov 25, 2003
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