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2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan

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2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan

Benefits of Driving a 2008 Subaru Legacy Sedan

The 2008 Subaru Legacy is a sporty, all-weather sedan that covers a vast range in terms of price and equipment. The base 2.5 i represents a strong value and is a distinct alternative to mid-size family sedans, while the 3.0 R Limited and high-performance spec.B models take on the best sport sedans from prestige luxury brands. All Legacys have stable and sporty handling, but models with the turbocharged engine offer especially sprightly all-around performance. Safety is also a strong point, with the sedan's top performance in crash-test programs.

What's new for 2008?

All Subaru Legacy models are now sedans for 2008; in order to get the wagon body style it's now sold under the Outback name. A new six-cylinder model of the Legacy, the 3.0 R Limited, is available for the first time for 2008.

Model Strengths

  • Standard all-wheel drive
  • top safety ratings
  • sporty handling (Spec.B).

Model Review

The Subaru Legacy now has three different engines available for 2008, depending on the model. 2.5 i and 2.5 i Limited models come with a 170-horsepower, 2.5L horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, while 2.5 GT Limited and Spec.B models get a turbocharged and intercooled 2.5L flat-four making 243 horsepower. At the top of the range is the 3.0 R Limited, which gets a 245-horsepower 3.0L flat-six.

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2008 Subaru Legacy: What's New

Source: The Car Connection

The Legacy sedan stands alone in nomenclature this year - only wagons merit the Outback tag in 2008 at the Japanese automaker's showrooms.

The Legacy lineup has grown, however, from last year's range. In 2007 Subaru added the high-performance Spec.B to the Legacy range. Built around a 243-horsepower version of the Subaru 2.5-liter horizontally opposed four-cylinder engine, teamed up with a modified version of the WRX's six-speed manual gearbox and AWD system, the Spec B also features driver-adjustable SI-Drive, which allows engine performance characteristics to be toggled between three settings - "intelligent," "sport," and "sport sharp."

This year Subaru adds another Legacy - the first six-cylinder model ever - to its mid-size lineup. The new model is the Legacy 3.0R Limited. It's powered by a 245-hp version of Subaru's flat six, and is paired with a five-speed automatic outfitted with paddle shifters. The SI-Drive system is also offered on the 3.0R; a Bilstein sport suspension is also featured.

This year all Legacy sedans get new front- and rear-end styling, with a bigger grille, new bumpers and lights. Inside, a revised instrument panel and fabrics make for a richer feel. A telescoping steering wheel is standard, and a new remote keyless entry system is integrated into the key fob. The wheel itself comes with audio control buttons on premium models.

Stability control is standard on the upmarket Legacy four-doors as well, while tire pressure monitors and satellite radio pre-wiring is also included across the board.

 

 

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What do the Safety Ratings mean?

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) performs independent crash testing of new vehicles and then assigns them a score based on their performance. The overall crash test rating is based on how a vehicle performs in the following tests:

Driver Crash Grade:

Measures the chance of a serious injury to a crash test dummy that is placed in a driver's seat and driven into a fixed barrier at 35 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less chance of injury.

Passenger Crash Grade:

Similar to the driver crash grade, only now the focus is on the passenger.

Rollover Resistance:

Simulates an emergency lane change to measure the likelihood of a vehicle rolling over. A five-star rating means there is 10 percent or less risk of rollover.

Side Impact Crash Test - Front:

Focuses on the front side of a vehicle. It simulates crashes that can occur in intersections by striking a 3,015-pound weight against the side of a vehicle at 38.5 MPH. A five-star rating means there is 5 percent or less chance of injury.

Side Impact Crash Test - Rear:

Similar to the front side impact test only now the focus is on the rear passenger.

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Safety Features & Equipment

Braking & Traction

4-Wheel ABS Std
Traction/Stability Control Std
Tire Pressure Monitoring System Std

Passenger Restraint

Driver Air Bag Std
Passenger Air Bag Std
Passenger On/Off Std
Side Air Bag Std
Side Head Air Bag Std
Child Safety Locks Std

Road Visibility

Daytime Running Lights Std
Fog Lamps Std
Electrochromic Rearview Mirror Opt
Intermittent Wipers Std
Variable Inter. Wipers Std

Security

Alarm Opt
Anti-theft System Std
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Original Warranty  help
Original Warranty
An original warranty is the warranty associated with a vehicle when it is brand new. In addition to the original warranty, select items, like tires, are typically covered by respective manufacturers. Also, an act of Federal law sometimes provides protection for certain components, like emissions equipment.
The original warranty is often broken down into multiple sections, including:
Basic Warranty:
Typically covers everything except for parts that wear out through normal use of the vehicle. Examples of non-covered items are brake pads, wiper blades and filters.
Drivetrain Warranty:
This warranty covers items the basic warranty does not protect. Wear and tear items such as hoses will not be covered, but key items like the engine, transmission, drive axles and driveshaft often will be.
Roadside Assistance:
The level of service differs greatly with this warranty, but many manufacturers offer a toll-free number that helps provide assistance in case you run out of gas, get a flat tire or lock your keys in the car.
Corrosion Warranty:
This warranty focuses on protecting you from holes caused by rust or corrosion in your vehicle's sheet metal.
Please check the owner's manual, visit a local dealership or look at the manufacturer's website to learn more about the specifics of the warranties that apply to a vehicle.

Basic 3 Years/36,000 Miles
Drivetrain 5 Years/60,000 Miles
Corrosion 5 Years/Unlimited Miles
Roadside Assistance 3 Years/36,000 Miles

Subaru Certified Pre-Owned Warranty  help
Certified Pre-Owned Warranty
To be eligible for Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) status, vehicles generally must be recent models with relatively low mileage. CPO vehicles must also pass a detailed inspection, outlined by the manufacturer, which is measured by the number of inspected points.
Warranty coverage can vary from one manufacturer to the next. While most certified pre-owned programs transfer and extend the existing new car warranty terms, others offer a warranty that simply represents an additional year and mileage value. Always check with the manufacturer for the specific warranties they offer.
Common features and benefits of Certified Pre-Owned warranties include:
Age/Mileage Eligibility
To even be considered for certification, a car must be a recent model year and have limited mileage. The exact requirements are established by individual manufacturers.
Lease Term Certified
Some manufacturers offer certified pre-owned cars for lease. The length of the lease is often shorter than a new car lease, but it will cost you less.
Point Inspection
These inspections entail a comprehensive vehicle test to ensure that all parts are in excellent working order. The point inspection list is simply a numbered list of exactly what parts of the car are examined. While many inspections range from a 70- to 150-point checklist, most are very similar and are performed using strict guidelines. Ask your local dealer about specific details.
Return/Exchange Program
Some manufacturers offer a very limited return or exchange period. Find out if you will get the sales tax and licensing/registration fees back should you return or exchange the car.
Roadside Assistance
Most certified pre-owned programs offer free roadside service in case your car breaks down while still under warranty.
Special Financing
Reduced-rate loans are available through many certified pre-owned programs. Manufacturer-backed inspections and warranties help eliminate the risks involved with buying pre-owned, so buyers who qualify can take advantage of the great offers.
Transferable Warranty
When a new car warranty transfers with the certification of the car and remains eligible for the next owner, it is known as a transferable warranty. Once the original transferable warranty expires, an extended warranty takes effect.
Warranty Deductible
This is the amount for which you are responsible when repair work is performed under the warranty. Some manufacturers require a deductible while others don't, so always ask.

84 months or 100,000 mile powertrain (whichever comes first) from original warranty start. Many upgrade options available.
Age/Mileage Eligibility Current model year or preceding 5 yrs/80,000 miles
Lease Term Certified Yes
Point Inspection 152
Return/Exchange Program No
Roadside Assistance Yes
Special Financing Yes
Transferrable Warranty Yes
Warranty Deductible No

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