1995 Subaru Legacy RS
According to the brand itself "Love" is what makes Subaru a Subaru. While we don't disagree, we also feel a healthy helping of twin-turbo horsepower is endearing as well. This 1995 Legacy RS sedan features room for five, stellar looks, and matching performance to boot. Offered with a mere 57k verified and documented miles, this recently serviced sleeper is turn-key ready to rock and sample our American tarmac. Finished in Black Mica Pearl (47A), the body and paint are in good shape aside from some minor dings, chips, and scuffs. The exterior remains unmodified, why mess with a good thing? We also wanted to note that in Japan the hood and fenders were replaced at some point and everything fits properly. For the enthusiast who wants a practical and unique year-round sports sedan look, no future than this Japanese Classic!
The cabin is in good shape overall and utilizes a simple and clean design. Subarus interior materials were better than most of this era and the BD5 has aged gracefully. The dash is in good nick and lacks any cracking or distortion. The factory three-spoke MOMO steering wheel is mounted atop an adjustable steering column, which does show some wear from use and age. Continuing the theme the factory front seats were swapped out for a set of Recaro Confetti reclining buckets in beautiful condition. The textured pattern livens the cabin and they lack any major rips, stains, or tears. Power equipment is plentiful and the electric locks, windows, and sunroof work like a charm. The mirrors are no longer power-folding but can be power adjusted still and daily use isn't an issue for this sporty Subaru sedan. The automatic climate control is simple to use and blows cold A/C for these last remaining warm days of the year. A set of pull-out cupholders is hidden beneath for any libations you may have onboard. The head unit was removed in Japan but that's an easy fix, and we also wanted to note the typical separation atop the front door panels. The headliner, carpets, and door cards look good otherwise and it's obvious this Legacy was cared for in a prior life.
A formidable symmetrical all-wheel drive was cutting edge at the time and gives this BD5 plenty of traction. The 2.0L boxer is fresh off a recent oil and filter service and starts up promptly thanks to a new 12v battery. The EJ20H comes from the factory with dual turbos and ample power for a midsize sedan and a new engine air filter ensures that. Mated to an automatic gearbox, shifts are seamless and the driveline feels reassured during hard acceleration. This little black sedan is no slouch and it accelerates better than many of its competitors. Sustained highway driving is comfortable and the long wheelbase and factory suspension deliver on a more premium road feel than the smaller Impreza. To keep everything fresh a new front left inner and outer tie rods were replaced and a new bellow boot was thrown on for good measure. The brakes are confident, and one of our trained techs has replaced the front pads and rotors. The five-spoke A-Tech Schneider alloys are wrapped in new all-season rubber at all four corners that will last for tens of thousands of miles to come and provide year-round grip.