1994 Subaru Legacy Twin Turbo
Stock Number: 4601
Too often, the purchase of a vehicle requires a few concessions and compromise. Perhaps the perfect car doesn't exist, but this 1994 Legacy makes a compelling case. Equipped with full-time AWD, a twin-turbo boxer-four, and a true manual transmission; what's not to like? Finished in a stately Dark Green Mica (442), the body is in good shape other than some small dings and chips associated with normal use. Best of all, this 55K verified mile Subaru is a wagon and can swallow groceries just as easily as it carves up the tarmac!
The interior build quality for the brand, in general, is impressive compared to its competition at the time. Its obvious Subaru used quality materials for the cabin, and this one is no exception. With seating capacity for five, the accommodations have plenty of room for everyone. The seats are incredibly comfortable and well-bolstered, upholstered in a soft gray cloth. The driver seat is also powered and functions properly. Other power equipment includes the locks, windows, and power-folding mirrors. If a road trip is planned, the OEM audio system functions, and the speaker clarity is surprisingly crisp. Digital climate control is also standard in this model, and blows cold currently, reducing the summer heat inside the cockpit. Sure it's not perfect, and the largest interior imperfection being some dash cracks that are located in front of the gauge cluster. Sure it's nitpicking on a quarter-century old car, but we still try to disclose what we see!
The drivetrain is a hell of a good one and features Subaru's EJ20H twin-turbo four-cylinder. Fresh off an oil and filter service, this little two-liter cranks to life with the turn of a key. One of our trained techs has also replaced the rear main seal and thrown in a set of new spark plugs for good measure. Mated to a five-speed manual transmission, power is sent to all four wheels through Subaru symmetrical AWD system. Acceleration is impressive, and the wagon sails up to highway speeds with urgency. The gearbox shifts as it should and the driveline also benefits from a rear differential service to keep things tip-top. Ride quality is decent, and the long-wheelbase smooths out large road imperfections without breaking a sweat. The rear upper control arms have been replaced on both sides, keeping the suspension fresh. The steering is power-assisted and the brakes feel confident slowing this bigger import down to more manageable speeds. The silver alloys are all wrapped in new tires all around that can handle rain, gravel, and tarmac for many thousands of miles to come.
This Legacy is an all-round performer. It combines utility, reliability, and performance, in a package that can fit the whole family and even fly under the radar.
*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.