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1994 Subaru Legacy
Subaru calls its lineup of 1994 Legacy station wagons “active-lifestyle” vehicles, and there is evidence that the description is an apt one. Our test vehicle, the ’94 Subaru Legacy Outdoor TI Wagon Limited Edition, sported a luggage rack with both ski and bicycle attachments, flexible rear-seat storage, front and rear mud flaps and a removable cargo net. To further set the mood for traversing into the great outdoors, there’s even a decal on the side of the vehicle featuring pine-tree graphics.
And it’s all reasonably priced. Our Legacy Outdoor Wagon’s MSRP was $18,750. For another $2,250, we got an option package that included air suspension, a rear stabilizer bar and the aforementioned luggage rack. Subtract the factory savings and we ended up with a final price of $19,445.
Upon first inspection, we found a vehicle that was built for people on the go. But would the vehicle itself go-in terms of acceleration? Not really, especially when it came to highway passing. And while we could perhaps forgive the lack of zip-it’s a station wagon, after all-there were other areas that couldn’t be as easily dismissed, most notably a cumbersome steering wheel assembly and limited entry through all four doors.