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Old 06-11-2011, 11:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by trainiax View Post
You're right about the AWD system adding drag, but there is nothing inherently inefficient or unreliable about the flat-four engine. The current Legacy gets mileage on par with comparable FWD cars, and reliability issues with Subaru engines in the past have been generally unrelated to the flat-four design itself. The 2.2 in the 96 Legacy is not quite as efficient as newer engines, but it's a bulletproof engine that will easily outlast the rest of the car.
That's why I wish Subaru would offer FWD or RWD versions of their cars for MPG. That gorgeous little boxer engine never gets to flex it's MPG muscles.


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