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2008 Subaru Legacy

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  • Not sure if this has been posted elsewhere, but here's a very positive review about the new (in the UK) Legacy diesel:
    http://cars.uk.msn.com/Reviews/article.aspx?cp-documentid=7283675

    Let's hope this finds its way to North America very soon!
  • no after the tint was off, it still did it, even put in a new rear window, comes and goes, just like a ghost,

    whats messed up is subaru only "factory tints" tribeca's. the rest is a stick on port tint.
    i think if i want to be able to have a " Stained' factory tint i should be able too. at leaast most other car companies offer that, :lemon:
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Actually, any "car" does not come with factory tint, I believe it's a safety issue regulation. The Tribecca and Forester are considered ligt-trucks and thus can have factory tint.

    -mike
    Motorsports and Modifications Host
  • 2001 Legact GT wagon with dual sunroofs. It recently started leaking out of the extra shoulder belt assy. I thought it would be difficult to access the headliner, but not the case. Most everything snaps apart. ( and together, I hope)- Three pieces of trim and a few brackets later I was able to lower the headliner enough to get a look. Quite a cluster up there. Turns out that the small hose connected to the passenger side sunroof drain-is that what it is?- had come loose. It is very close to the shoulder belt. Problem solved, I guess.

    Where does this hose exit the vehicle, and where is the drain in the sunroof? I can see nothing that resembles a drain.

    Great car--also have an 07 Forester.

    Dave............
  • I'm sorry--posted in wrong discussion
  • I have read my manual and looked around forums. I am getting mixed information on when to do my first oil change. Some say after 3000miles, while others say after 1000miles. So i'm writing this post to see what you subaru owners are doing and which alternative do you guys recommend?

    One more thing: is synthetic oil recommended on the first oil change?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    3000 for the first change. Don't go to synthetic until 10k miles.

    -mike
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    Does anyone have access to the owner's manual or other manual that could shed light on the following:

    Does the system protect the hatch and hood, in addition to the doors?

    Does the system "chirp" when arming and disarming?

    When disarming, does the system exhibit a different sequence of chirps or light flash if the alarm had been triggered in your absence? ie. instead of chirping twice, it may chirp 5 times, etc.

    In some earlier Subie models, if the alarm had been triggered, you can identify what had been opened or tampered with by way of a sequence of flashes of an indicated light on the dash. Same for 2008 Legacy and Outback?

    Can the system be programmed for passive arming?

    Thanks in advance.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    No hood sensor, I know that.

    As for if it lets you know, you may want to try leaving a door window open and locking the car. Then open the door from the inside and let the alarm go off. Then see what it tells you.

    As long as you lock the doors it's passive, it works based off the locking mechanism.

    You can have it chirp or not chirp, your choice.

    -mike
    Motorsports and Modifications Host
  • bodble2bodble2 Posts: 4,519
    "As long as you lock the doors it's passive, it works based off the locking mechanism."

    Ok...I know what you mean. But what I meant was could it be programmed to arm and lock by itself after all the doors are closed. IIRC, some earlier Subies had Alpine-made security systems that could do that.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Yup I don't think you can do that, as the doors don't have auto-locking ability.

    -mike
    Motorsports and Modifications Host
  • I bought a new 08 Leg. SE auto 3 months ago. I am getting 22 mpg on 80% freeway and the rest is rural light traffic. Funny I get less mpg than paisan and he has a GT on a three day race. I have 3900 miles on it so far.. Anybody like to post there mpg I do not hot rod or speed much still trying to break it in. Thanks in advance.
  • I have an 08 GT MT with 2700 miles and I am getting a minimum of 22-23 MPG and averaging 24-25 mpg according to the trip computer. I checked the trip computer once and it seemed to be off by about 1 mpg too high. Still I am happy. I drive in the "I" mode most of the time but a fair number of hills in about 75% freeway driving.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Well don't forget my car has 50k miles and I run synthetic. It's also an MT.

    I can get it down to 15-17mpg if I really push it around hard.

    -mike
    Motorsports and Modifications Host
  • 5spd manual GT - ~ 20 mpg @ town and ~24-26 highway. Car has 5k miles on it. I have a totaly avg of 21.3 mpg since I drove it off the lot. Actually very impressed with the MPG, especially since I have never used I mode and always drive it hard in S or S#.
  • rebel71rebel71 Posts: 87
    I test drove 08 auto 2.5i limited sedan & 08 impreza wagon. How has your reliability been w/ Legacy regards to any type of issue you may have. What made you choose sedan over wagon? Do the fold down seats give you more flexibility?
    Opinion on the OEM Yokohoma Advan tires? Is the VDC helpful/ worth it?
    Your opinions will help greatly!! Thank you :)
  • rebel71rebel71 Posts: 87
    Is the poor visibility at night an issue? Sharp cutoff/ can't see too far ahead.
  • rebel71rebel71 Posts: 87
    I see many posts about head gasket leak, should I be worried?
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    VDC is well worth it. This system essentially gives you an LSD in front and rear as well as helps prevent you from losing control. The AWD system does a good job of that but more help in adverse conditions is always better.

    -mike
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    I believe in 2002 or 2003 they changed the gasket material/design and therefore we haven't seen much reported issues after that. I would not worry. I own an 05 LGT and no issues at 52k miles.

    -mike
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