Junkyard Gem: 2002 Subaru Legacy Wagon

The Outback title, introduced in the US in the 1995 model year for the Subaru Legacy and the Impressor off-road-enhanced version, eventually proved so popular on a single model – the Legacy Station Wagon that Subaru pushed it away from being used in any other vehicle. . American car buyers will be able to purchase a new Legacy Outback sedan throughout 2007 and within that year they will also receive a typical Legacy Station Wagon. After that, Legacy Wagon became available only as an outback, dropping the name Legacy once and for all. Hard to find one of those 21st century legacy wagons seen at the Colorado Self-Service Yard.

Although US-market outbacks have lost all of their external inheritance badges since 2000, Subaru and any entities that register or insure them were considered their legacy by them. This has confused everyone, especially since the lower-end Legacy L and Snagified Legacy GT still have full model-name and trim-level badges.

To make the water even more turbulent, every new Subaru sold in the U.S. got an all-wheel-drive starting in the 1996 model year, yet stuck long after the 1994-style AWD badges.

However, very few people bought an Outback sedan between 2002, and – at least in Colorado – even fewer people wanted a Legacy Wagon without the raised suspension, high ceilings, body cladding, and winter-friendly features. I see Hundreds Every year a 2000-2004 generation outback wagon (as well as a self-owned one) at the Front Range Car Cemetery and this is the first regular legacy wagon I have seen in a few days.

So why did anyone buy it twenty years ago? I guess the $ 19,995 sticker (approximately $ 32,640 for 22 2022) looked attractive next to the ট্যাগ 22,895 (now $ 37,375) price tag of the Legacy Outback Wagon, especially since they are almost identical under the skin.

You can get an H6 engine in some of the 2002 Legacy Outback models, but every member of the American Legacy family got this 2.5-liter H4 rated 166 horsepower.

A five-speed manual transmission was the base equipment, but most legacy buyers insisted on two-pedal driving during this period.

There is some rust around Fenderwell, but I think the high mile and probably a worn engine sent this car to its final parking spot.

Anything on a digital odometer needs ECU power to be displayed, so we will never know the final mileage.

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