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    Trim : SXi

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    Smile Been driving a Subaru Legacy Estate

    Had to go to Leeds y-day and drove back today and the hire car was a Subaru Lgacy Estate with the boxer diesel engine 2011 reg.

    I did 400 miles averaging 52.4 from the 2l diesel engine. All I can say is wow drove for 4hours straight and do not feel like I have driven more then 10mins. 6 speed box is a bit close and easy to hit a few wrong gears and the handbrake is just strange but all in all a fantastic car to drive and you can throw it in to corners and it really does just sit there. Its just like driving a Scooby sti or wrx with the handling

    Makes my veccy feel really old/sluggish and past its prime. Really considering buying a Subaru

    http://subaru.co.uk/vehicles/legacy/20d-semanual/

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    I've had a succession of Legacies over the last 10 years. I love them. But had to reluctantly give up my 2.2 auto (on LPG) to get a hatchback with LPG - a Vectra 1.8 Elegance dual fuel in fact.

    I really do miss the handling. The Vectra is competent and comfortable, but it just feels very soft and doesn't stick to the road anything like as well. And as for wet roundabouts - it's taken me quite a bit of getting used to having to slow down and steer really gently in the Vectra compared to just chucking the Legacy in and booting it out...

    My favourite Legacy estate was the GTB. Twin turbo 2 litre, 280bhp, 0-60 in 5.5 seconds - yet still a massive boot and goes almost unnoticed (apart from the bonnet scoop, you wouldn't look twice at it). So funny leaving Porsche 911s for dead off the traffic lights - with a boot full of rubbish on the way to the tip

    Not driven a diesel one, but by all accounts in the Owner's Club, they're very good.

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    i like the legacy too. So the diesel boxer engine has been knocked before, but by your appraisal and mpg sounds like a rethink.

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    Could be worse I had I cortsey car today while mine was bein fixed I go a Honda insight hybrid omg
    Vectra vxr custome remaps egr deletes dpf and diagnostic work all remaps are custome bench tuning avalible all genuine equipment PM for info

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    It turned up in the car park and everyone looked and the styling seemed to be a win and got to admit takes me back looking at that bonnet scoop at the front.

    I think subaru say the mpg is 46mpg but I got 52.4mpg and was a mixture of driving in Leeds centre and the horrid A47/A17 and then M62.

    Even with my seat adjusted I can get in the back and there is loads of room something I can't do in the veccy.

    I'm sold lol

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    we had a b6 legacy sports tourer .... its a smashing car ....

    0-Large smile ......every time it's driven

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    I've got a legacy specb "estate". get one, you won't regret it. handles very very well straight out of the box.

    There are a few problems with the derv but not as many as the 1.9 (would that be even possible?) Plus you won't get stuck in the snow for those 2 weeks where we have it!

    have a look on the legacy owners forums
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Well I have found a downside to the Legacy.....the mpg gauge lies. It says 52.4mpg when I actually checked it at the fill up against miles it had done it was a very different story...40mpg. Thats a damn lot to be out by! Still a smashing car and prob do more as it gets run in as it only has 5000miles

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    I did wonder when you posted that up. Better than my H6 petrol that's averaging 23mpg atm
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Sig View Post
    I did wonder when you posted that up. Better than my H6 petrol that's averaging 23mpg atm
    Thats a fair bit to be out by, but it has not done many miles so may get more mpg as the time goes on but like you say a lot better than 23mpg

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