The Subaru Legacy 2.5GT is often considered the adult’s version of the Subaru STI, with which it shares a 2.5 liter flat-4 short block (with the exception of the STI’s high compression domed pistons). A smaller turbocharger brings plenty of low end boost, 5-spd manual and AWD add to the package, and subtle styling cues round out a great family wagon that is also fun on back roads. Find this 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT for sale by a dealer in Philadelphia, PA, bidding with no reserve on ebay near $5k with less than a day to go.
The 2.5GT used the larger 2.5 liter EJ255 boxer 4-cyl, good for 250 horsepower and considerably more low end torque (and turbo response) than an early 2.0 liter powered Subaru Impreza WRX. The Legacy is a slightly bigger car than the Impeza and much more subtle looking than the boy-racer STI. Today the 2.5GT is a good competitor to a used Audi S4/S6 and while it doesn’t have a premium brand badge, it makes up for that with reliability and speed.
This one looks in decent shape; red over black is a nice color combo. With 120k miles it would behoove the buyer to check on recent maintenance that should have been done (like the timing belt) but it could be a great buy. Most of the STI upgrade parts will work on this car too, if you’re looking for a 300+hp AWD manual wagon.
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EdNote: Sorry about the post, edit, re-post on this one, the original ad disappeared, there was some discussion about a higher priced lefty coast black Legacy 2.5GT, an attempt to publish the feature…reverting to draft…more publishing…and finally confusion.