The Outside

I liked the outgoing Legacy. Its appearance Ч assertive up front, aggressive in profile Ч set it apart from a number of tubbier-looking competitors. Sadly, times have changed. The Legacy has caught up in girth, which Subaru says was in response to shoppers finding the last one too small. It isn't appreciably heavier by the numbers, but it no longer looks skinny, at least to my eyes.

The actual styling is a whole other affair. I see some Infiniti G37 up front, a Saab 9-5 in back and some Subaru Impreza along the sides. I find it not so much controversial Ч that can be a good thing Ч as simply overwrought, chaotic even. It's no worse than the Accord, another car stuck nursing wounds from the ugly stick. Decide for yourself about the Legacy's appeal, and drop me an email when you do.

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    Locking the doors
    Press the УФ button to lock all doors and rear gate (Outback). An electronic chirp will sound once and the turn signal lights will flash once. If any of the doors (or the rear gate/trunk lid) i ...

    Display selection
    Type A and B audio Type C audio Press the УTEXTФ button while receiving the satellite radio to change the display as follows. ...

    Vanity mirror
    Keep the vanity mirror cover closed while the car is being driven to avoid being temporarily blinded by the glare of bright light. Vanity mirror To use the vanity mirror, swing down the sun viso ...