2003 Legacy update! me likey

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  1. kingsoup

    kingsoup New Member

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    Anyone else excited about the new body legacy's coming out? I think they've dramatically improved the styling of the wagon, updated interior, new front end, so sexy!

    Also they've dropped the twin turbo and have gone with, a super rad single turbo on the GTB and B4's (I think they all come with it) Titanium impeller, ball bearing core, twin scroll (I heard it takes away the thuby thuby subaru exhaust, which is cool with me!) sized not too big and not too small for really fast spool up, lots of chassis and steering improvements, I'm quite looking forward to it, hopeful to get one in 2018, not sure what month they started making the 03's, look cool!
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    Not bad, but does front end look kind of narrow?
    Also, headlights style look like I saw already somewhere in the past, do not recall where :(
     
  3. Megatol

    Megatol Mr. Toyota

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    Yes, they looks good. I read one of the main goals for Subaru engineers was to make it lighter, so they used some new materials and this generation is lighter than previous.
    They started production from May 2003.
     
  4. kingsoup

    kingsoup New Member

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    OOOh thats right, even lighter! this is good!!! MAY, oh lord such a long wait! So many good things, I suppose must be patient.
     
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    We used to have a North American '05 Legacy 2.5i Ltd. wagon, the motor kinda sucked, but the car was awesome. The sunroof on the wagon is amazing, there's about a 15" panel at the front that tilts up, and a 2.5' glass panel behind it that slides back, like half the wagon roof is glass, it's great! I had a nice set of B4 Blitzen wheels on it, looked sharp.

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  6. kingsoup

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    Oooh that is a great looking car! the dual sunroofs is superb!!! I had one RHD legacy with dual sunroofs, it was the cats meow!
    Those wheels look great! Well even if the 2.5 wasn't a super powerhouse, at least reliable. I'm a big fan of the front end styling of this car, doesn't seem as "old" as my previous Legacy's, but maybe thats my total loss of sense of time with cars these days.

    Its gonna be a long wait until the summer to get one!
     
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    Wolfd89 Last in, first out

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    yeah, looking to replace my Legnum for an Spec B when they become legal. Two more years!
     
  8. kingsoup

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    The big question, is Wagon or sedan! wagon so useful but Sedan so pretty! oh decisions decisions!
     
  9. Greg

    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Wagon all the way! I don't think I can ever go back to a sedan after wagons and crossovers.
     
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    I'm a wagon fan, we've had the Legacy 2.5i pictured earlier in this thread, and the '99 E55t AMG that I sold this fall. That being said, I found I didn't use ANY of the cargo space in the AMG, it's just not what I need in a car for myself these days as we have 2 big SUV's as well. My next car will very likely be a sedan for that reason.

    It seems people either love or hate wagons, very few that don't have a strong opinion one way or the other.
     
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    Greg Local Grumpy Moderator

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    Oh for sure, if you've got some SUVs. I'm saying if it was your only car, I'd skip over a sedan.
     
  12. magnavahn

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    Wagon all the way! My wife's bugging me to add one of these to the collection to compliment her Elgrand.
     
  13. kingsoup

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    So found some more info and research! I agree the Wagon is more useful but the Sedan, mmmm, I saw a LHD 2005ish sedan on the highway today, looked really nice! even if not as useful.
    The Manual cars came with a TD04H-19T twin scroll and the Autos (5-speed Auto now)a bit fancier VF38 (I think) twin scroll, so they don't have the classic Subaru Rumble of the WRX's, a totally different sound! good for maybe 310hp Crank on the stock turbo, they are pretty small to spool up fast! the Spec-B is harder suspension, 4.444 final drive opposed to 4.11, I had that 4.444 on my GF8 STi and it was freaking too short for highway, 18's and a different front lip, apparently not much else different.

    Quite a lot was redesigned on these from the last Gen Legacy, lighter, better suspension geometry, bigger brakes and I think dropping the Twin turbo was a good move!

    I'm with you guys, I'd use the Wagon for bikes, but the Truck kinda fits all the other bills for cargo capacity, best looking Legacy wagon yet in my opinion, although easy to say since its also the newest.