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The Legacy is Subaru's entrant into the 'junior executive' market dominated by the BMW 3' Series, Mercedes C' Class and the Audi A4. The Legacy stands comparison with any of them. A left- field badge and dealer scarcity means low prices.
The Legacy has superb ride and handling, is 4WD, the cabin is good (if a little plasticky) and there is lots of room. Estates are capacious and excellent.
The 'boxer' diesel is an excellent motor and prices for this car are similar to the petrols if you go for a low spec. The 2.5 litre petrol cars represent something of a bargain as they are massively equipped and usually have low miles.
Go for a low spec 2.0 diesel. This engine is so good that it is not to be missed. Any spec will do as all are well equipped. If you want all the toys then consider a petrol engine as the same money will get you an SE Plus or a NAvTronic model.
Pay £21,000 for a nearly new 2.0 diesel estate with delivery miles only. Pay around the same for a slightly newer 2.5 petrol car but expect a much higher specification.
Early indications are that diesel models of this car will hang on to their value well. Petrol should lose it faster but the best time to buy either will be a 3 years when the first MOT is due.
Used Car Expert recommends that you try to buy after a big drop in depreciation and before the next one, so with the current Subaru Legacy you would aim to buy a 4 year old and sell it before it is 6 years old.
Diesel Subaru Legacy cars lose most over the first year (from new to 1 year old), so that is the best ‘nearly new’ buy in terms of car for money.
Petrol Subaru Legacy cars lose least between years 1 and 3, so this is the best buy if you want to keep the car for a while.
Petrol Subaru Legacy cars lose least between years 2 and 4, so that is the best buy on older cars.
For advice on what to pay, see below and for more detailed depreciation and mileage & spec adjusted prices & graphs visit our price guide.