October 15, 2006
●Subaru Legacy Wagon 3.0R
Well it had to happen sooner or later, the good old and trusty Honda Accord had to go after 13 years of trouble free use. With the odometer reading close to 200,000 km and Shaken running out this month, it had to go.
I've been checking out dealers, internet second-hand-car data-bases and even went to USS auctions over the last couple of months. I wanted a comfortable and refined car, something that would feel right at home blasting up and down the expressways of Japan. In the end I decided to go for a Legacy Wagon 3.0 R. It packs a 250PS, 3-L flat six, permanent AWD and a 5-speed auto/tiptronic style gearbox. I've covered just over 1000 km in it now and I have to say I absolutely adore this car! The flat-six is creamy-smooth and has enough power to give sports cars a run for their money, the ride is extremely comfortable and refined while with flat-folding rear seats offer all the space you would ever need. The McIntosh audio system is sublime in every way...in fact there is very little one could fault on this 3.0R.
A few pix.