1994 Subaru Legacy Twin-Turbo
When you talk about well-rounded performance cars, the BG5 twin-turbo Legacy wagon deserves an honorable mention. Finished in a striking, yet understated (443) Emerald Green Metallic, the body is in good shape aside from some minor dings and chips associated with normal use. Reliable, affordable, and fun to drive, this five-seat estate has plenty of room for five and all of their cargo. Boasting only 45k verified miles, this 1994 model is unmolested and drives better than cars a third of its age. Recently serviced and legally imported this sleeper avant is a bonafide Jpaanses Classic that can be enjoyed year-round.
The cabin is above average in condition, and it's clear this car was loved in Japan. The dashboard is in good nick and lacks any cracking or distortion. The center stack includes standard dual cupholders, automatic climate control, and an upgraded Pioneer head unit. All these items work flawlessly and the air conditioning currently blows nice and cold. The seats are near mint and upholstered in a soft gray cloth. They lack any major rips, stains, or tears, The same material is incorporated in the door cards, and like to seats look fabulous. They are also comfortable on long cruises and the cabin feels airy and spacious. The driver benefits from an adjustable steering column and the GT wagons got a tasty leather-wrapped MoMo steering wheel as standard equipment. A bevy of powered options surrounds the cabin including electric folding mirrors, power locks, and windows. The carpets and headliner have no major blemishes and the cargo area is clean and spacious as well.
The drivetrain is impressive in several respects. A punchy twin turbo EJ20H powers the wagon, and is fresh off an oil and filter service. A new 12v battery aids ignition and should last for another four to five years. The boxer burble is a bit subdued but is less muffled with your foot firmly depressed on the accelerator. The Legacy performs remarkably in a straight line and getting up to US freeway speeds occurs quickly. Our trained techs have replaced the valve cover gaskets to ensure the four-banger stays topped up on oil. The full-time all-wheel-drive system provides plenty of grip in inclement weather and keeps this little Subaru feeling confident in less than ideal road conditions. The suspension is all stock and lends itself to a smooth ride. This BG5 scoffs at potholes and has surprisingly few squeaks and rattles. The brakes are tidy as we have replaced the front and rear pads. The power steering is light and easy to articulate without feeling vague. The OEM alloys are wrapped in brand new all-season rubber, giving you tens of thousands of miles before needing attention again. This wagon represents an unsung hero of the era. Like a jack of all trades, this ride proves you can have your cake and eat it too as this Legacy truly does everything well.
*California Residents: In order to register a Grey Market vehicle in the state of California then it will have to be made CARB complaint first. CARB certifications will have to be performed within the state. Depending on the vehicle and any existing modifications will affect the pricing. Typically CARB compliance will range between 5-10K. Additional information can be found on the California Air Resources Board website.