Subaru 2000 Legacy -- Brakes

Discussion in 'Subaru Legacy' started by Surendar Jeyadev, May 27, 2004.

  1. Today I learnt that my Subaru 2000 Legacy wagon, with 49,000 miles on it,
    needs front brakes and the rear brakes need to be refaced. Is this a bit
    early? My previous two Subarus (1984 GL10 and 1992 Legacy) went to
    85K+ miles without brake problems. I am not driving any differently!
    Surendar Jeyadev, May 27, 2004
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    Jim Stewart Guest

    I get 40k on the front (with 2/3 the meat
    left on the pad) and 80k on the rear
    (about 1/2 the meat left). Have never
    had to change the rotors.
    Jim Stewart, May 27, 2004
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    Edward Hayes Guest

    My 2000 Forest @ 68,000 miles has about 1/3 on front and 1/4 on rear
    remaining. Is your new Legacy heaver than you old cars?
    Edward Hayes, May 27, 2004
  4. Not really. It is a wagon, as opposed to the sedan versions, but the
    2000 Legacy was roughly the same in size and shape. Looks like my
    front brakes went early. The rear ones are supposed to be okay.

    I was really just wondering if this was a known problem with the
    2000 Legacies. Looks like an outlier.
    Surendar Jeyadev, May 28, 2004
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    Todd H. Guest

    FWIW, my 01 OBW was down to nothing on an edge of the driver's front
    pad at 60000 miles.

    My Mazda 626 went nearly 100k on the original pads.

    I just figure they're pretty heavy cars, and this one I owned full
    time here in Chicago doing lotsa stop and go.
    Todd H., Jun 1, 2004
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