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prices I specifications, what's new I options: L  -  GT
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about the Subaru Legacy.....

2003 Legacy prices including destination
MSRP: Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price including $525 Destination charge. 

Destination to Ak is $685, may vary in Hi, Ct, Ma, Me, Nh, Nj, Ny, Ri and VT .

Notes: how to read = MSRP (Dealer invoice)

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2003  Legacy Model
List price (dealer invoice)
Manual transmission
Automatic transmission
Legacy L Sedan
$20.020 ($18,270)
$20,820 ($18,992)
Legacy L Wagon
$20.720 ($18,896)
$21,520 ($19,618)
Legacy L Special Edition sedan
$20,520 ($18,718)
$21,320 ($19,440)
Legacy L Special Edition wagon
$21,620 ($19,703)
22,420  ($20,425)
Legacy GT Wagon
$26,220 ($23,810)
$27,220 (24,712)
Legacy GT Sedan
$25,320 ($22,997)
$26,320 (23,899)
end 03 prices

start 03 specs
2003 Legacy L and GT Specifcations
s = standard, o = optional   -- = not available on that model

NEW FOR 2003 models a lot has changed for 03
the basic L is upgraded with a Special Edition Package. You get a lot for the money.
The GT wagon is upgraded to what would have been a Limited in 2002 although it isn't called that anymore. 
GT automatics get the new SPORTSHIFT clutchless transmission with VDT all wheel drive. 
And as always, colors come and go...

new for 03 GT

new Major changes for the GT and L models. 
new The base GT wagon is gone, so there is now only one GT wagon and sedan. Both are what last year would have been called 'Limited" models but this year there is no such name.
new GT wagon now comes with all the features on the 02 Limited sedan, including upgrades stereo, leather, side airbags, heated seats and etc.
The sedan remains the same with the folllowing changes applicable to the wagon:
new Transmission. This year all automatic tranmission GTs get 

  • SPORTSHIFT. New for Subaru clutch-less shift feature for more controlled and sportier driving. Select'D' (drive) and the automatic shifts normally, or move the gear selector to the left and control the gears by tapping the lever up or down.
  • Sportshift gear clearly indicated in upper center of gauges
  • VTD AWD (variable torque distribution) with 45/55 front/rear power split for a sense of stronger acceleration. The VTD system has been used in the H-6 models since 2001.

  • new Projector beam fog lights replace last year's style
    new Design alloy wheels (last years style is on the L SEP)
    new Keyless entry 'chirp' sound replaces honk
    new Momo designed leather steering wheel
    new 8 way power seat (replaces 6 way)
    new Stereo: in-dash 6 disc CD changer standard (replaces single disc) with am/fm/weatherband.
    Cassettes are gone where all the LP and 8-track heaven (no cassette available, sorry.. they are done)
    new Stereo: rear subwoofer speaker

    new for 03 L models (L without SEP only available to large fleets)

    new CD player (replaces cassette)
    new Body color handles, moldings, and mirrors (replaces black)
    new Keyless entry now standard
    new keyless entry 'chirp' sound (replaces honk)
    new Illuminated dual vanity mirrors
    new In-glass antenna (replaces external retractable antenna)

    new model: L Special Edition Package (L SEP)

    16" alloy wheels, 
    Projector beam fog lights
    Sunroofs dual on wagon, single on sedan)
    Leather wrapped steering wheel and shift handle, 
    Woodgrain dashboard. 
    Price increase for all this? sedan $500, wagon $900.

    new Mystic Blue Pearl replaces Sapphire Blue
    new Seamist Green Pearl replaces Wintergreen.

    Outback page for more information on the Legacy Outbacks


    Bumper-to-bumper: 3 year/36,000 miles
    3year/36,000 service adjustment (adjustment performed one time)
    3year/36,000 mile Wear Item Warranty covers keyless remote battery, brake pad/shoe linings, clutch disck lining, wiper blades
    Roadside assistance: 3 year/36,000 miles (800-261-1255)
    Powertrain: 5 year/ 60,000 miles
    Corrosion: 5 year/100,000 miles

    ENGINE: Phase II 2.5L 4 cylinder boxer engine 
    Horsepower: 165 hp at 5600 rpm, 166ft. lbs torque at 4000 rpm
    30,000 mile spark plug replacement

    All Subarus are ALL WHEEL DRIVE
    L and GT manual transmission: 50/50 front/rear power split with mechanical center viscous coupling
    L automatic transmission: app 90/10 front/rear power split  electronically controlled
    GT automatic: VTD 45/55 front/rear power split electronically controlled

    FUEL SYSTEM: multi-port sequential fuel injection with distributorless electronic ignition. 

    All Subarus are LOW EMISSION and comply with California Low Emission Vehicle Standards (LEV)

    FUEL ECONOMY: city/highway all models 

    L all models: Automatic 22/29, Manual 22/28
    GT automatic sedan 20/27
    GT automatic wagon 20/26
    GT manual sedan and wagon 21/27

    regular unleaded, 16.9 U.S. gallon tank capacity

    BRAKES: all are 4 channel Anti-Lock Brakes
    L:10.7" vented front disc, dual caliper piston, 11.3" rear disc.
    GT: 11.4" vented front disc, dual caliper piston, 11.3" rear disc

    STEERING: engine speed contolled variable assist rack and pinion 

    L sedan and wagon 205/60R 15" all season, steel wheel
    GT sedan and wagon 205/55R 16" all season, alloy wheel 

     SAFETY: (of course all wheel drive)
    Driver and passenger Dual Stage airbags
    Side Airbags, GT only
    Small size center rear headrest (wagons, improves visibilty)
    Side air bags (Limited sedan only)
    5 mph impact bumpers
    Crumple zones front and rear 
    A-pillar re-inforcement
    Dual front door beams
    Tinted safety glass
    4 channel 4 disc ABS brakes
    Drop-under-car motor design
    3 point rear seatbelts
    3 rear head-rests
    Daytime running lights
    Break-away outside mirrors 

    DIMENSIONS: wagon/sedan 
    Wheelbase: 104.3"
    Length: wagon 187.4", sedan 184.4"
    Width, all models: 68.7 (77. including mirrors)
    Legroom front/rear, all models 43.2/34.2
    wagon 59.6 with roof rails,
    sedan 55.7"
    Turning radius: 35.4 ft 
    Ground clearance: 6.1"

    CURB WEIGHT: in pounds
    L  sedan: 3,225 manual trans, 3,290 auto trans.
    L wagon: 3,335 manual trans, 3,400 auto trans.

    L SEP sedan : 3285 manual, 3350 auto trans
    L SEP wagon: 3410 manual, 3475 auto trans

    GT sedan: 3,365 manual, 3,420 auto trans
    GT wagon: 3,470 manual, 3,535  auto trans

    wagon, seat up/down 34.3/68.6 cf
    sedan trunk 12.4 cf

    TOWING: 2000#

    1 year/12,000 mile service adjustments
    3 year/36,000 mile bumper-to-bumper
    3 year/36,000 miles Roadside Assistance
    5 year/60,000 Powertrain
    5 year corrosion

    MAINTENANCE (see your owners manual for the details)
    1st oil change 3mos/3,000 miles
    Oil changes every 7,5000 miles under light driving, every 3,750 miles under heavier duty driving (stop and go, short trips, cold, wet, dusty conditions etc)
    Tire Rotations every 7,500 miles
    Tune-up 3year/30,000 miles
    Timing belt 105,000 miles 


    2003 Standard Equpment L and GT models
    L sedan and wagon standard equipment
    only available as a fleet model, not available for retail
    See L Special Edition Package (L SEP) below
    new CD player 
    new Body color handles, moldings, and mirrors
    new Keyless entry 
    new Illuminated dual vanity mirrors
    new In-glass antenna
    2.5L 4 cylinder engine 
    All Wheel Drive
    5 speed manual transmission 
    Anti-lock brakes, 4 wheel disc
    Power windows
    Power door locks
    Power mirrors (break-away)
    Air conditioning
    Cruise control
    Roof rails (wagon)
    Outside temp guage
    Cupholders 2 front, 2 rear
    Rear cargo area cover
    Front overhead map lights
    Overhead dome light
    Rear cargo light (wagons)
    Auto-off headlights with daytime running lights
    Interval front wiper
    Rear window wiper (wagon, one speed intermittent)
    Rear window defroster
    Tinted windows
    Door map pockets
    Rear cargo 'grocery bag' holder hooks (wagon)
    Height adjustable outside seat belts
    Fold down flat 60/40 rear seats (wagon)
    Trunk Pass through (sedan)
    Driver's side vanity mirror (not illuminated)
    2 trip odometers
     L SEP ADDS OVER L all new model
    note: only the SEP is available for normal sale
    16" alloy wheels
    projector beam fog lights
    dual sunroofs on wagon, single sunroof on sedan
    leather wrapped steering wheel
    Leather wrapped shift handle
    woodgrain dashboard
    new SPORTSHIFT clutchless shifter, auto only
    new VDT all wheel drive system, auto only, 45/55 power split
    new Momo Steering wheel, leather
    new 16" alloy wheels, new design
    Larger Brakes- heavy duty front, and rear
    Leather interior
    new Front Side Airbags (new on wagon)
    All Weather Pkg with heated front seats, defrosting outside mirrors, windshield wiper de-icer
    new stereo am/fm/weatherband 6-disc CD changer
    Stereo speakers: wagon 9, sedan 7 with upgraded speakers, 2 tweeters, new 1 rear subwoofer speaker
    Limited Slip rear axle
    Carpeted floor mats
    Power driver's seat, new 8 way (now with power recliner)
    Sport tuned suspension
    Variable delay front interval wipers (std on Outbacks also)
    Aerodynamic ground effects
    Driver's seat adjustable lumbar support
    Puddle lights in the front doors 
    Gold tinted alloy wheels
    Illuminated ignition switch

    2003 L and L SEP options
    Note: Factory list prices (dealer cost)
    Dealer installed prices may be higher
    Automatic Transmission $800. ($720)
    Splash guards (mud flaps) $90 ($59)
    Air Filtration system $62 ($41)
    Rear Gate Bar $69  ($45) wagon
    Roof Rack cross bars $172. ($104) wagon
    Dog guard $160 (dealer installed) wagon
    Floor mats $74 ($46)
    Rubber floor mats $55 ($33)
    Rear Spoiler (sedan) $325. ($212)
    Rear Spoiler (wagon) $295 ($192)
    Rear Dust deflector (wagon) $105 ($69)
    Rear Bumper cover (wagon) $57. $37)
    Wheel locks $38 ($25)
    Cargo mat $74 ($46) wagon
    Cargo net (wagon) $48 ($31)
    Woodgrain door panel switch $100 ($33)
    Auto-dimming rear view mirror with compass $183 ($119)
    Rear differential protector $82 ($54)
    Leather Shift knob: Manual $58 ($38) (incl SEP)
    Leather Shift Knob: Automatic $67 ($44) (incl SEP)
    Leather interior $1295 (dealer installed)
    15" alloy wheels $525 ($394) (16" incl SEP)
    Security alarm upgrade for Keyless Entry $190 ($124)
    Moonroof air deflector, L SEP sedan only $63 ($41)
    Cargo bin (wagons) $115 ($72)
    6 disc in-dash changer $520 ($390)
    Tweeters, 2 extra speakers $100 ($65)
    Upgraded speakers $206 ($134)
    Subwoofer/amp $267  ($174)

    L model Packages

  • Popular Equipment Group 1: (wagon only) roof rack cross bars, mud flaps, floor mats $336 ($193)
  • Popular Equipment Group 2: (sedan only) mud flaps, floor mats $164 ($97)
  • Popular Equipment Group 6: Auto-dimming mirror/compass and Security alarm upgrade $373 ($229)
  • Popular Equipment Group 7: rubber floor mats, cargo bin $170 ($100) wagons only
  • Rough Road Group (wagons only): Hood deflector, rear differential protector, Rear window Dust deflector  $265 ($147)
  • Premium Sound Package 2: 6 disc in dash CD Changer,  tweeters, upgraded speakers, subwoofer/amp $795 ($600)
  • Premium Sound Package 3: tweeters, upgraded speakers, subwoofer/amp $395  ($300)
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    2003 GT sedan and wagon options
    note: factory prices ( dealer cost). 
    Dealer installed prices may be higher
    Automatic SPORTSHIFT Transmission $1000. ($902)
    Air Filtration system $62 ($41)
    Rear Gate bar $69 ($45)
    Roof Rack cross bars $172. ($106)
    Dog guard $160 (dealer inst)
    Rear Spoiler (sedan) $325. ($212)
    Rear Spoiler (wagon) $295 ($192)
    Rear Dust deflector (wagon) $105 ($69) 
    Rear Bumper cover (wagon) $57.($37)
    Wheel locks $38 ($25)
    Bumper corner molding $54.
    Cargo mat $74 ($48)
    Cargo net (wagon) $48 ($31)
    Moonroof air deflector (sedan) $63 ($41)
    Trunk net (sedan) $32 ($21)
    Auto-dimming rear view mirror with compass $183 ($119)
    Rear differential protector $82 ($54)
    Security alarm upgrade for Keyless Entry $190 ($124)

    GT Packages

    Popular Equipment Group 6 (LC6): Auto dimming rear view mirror, Security upgrade $373 ($229)
    Popular Equipment Group 7: rubber floor mats, cargo bin $170 ($100) wagons only
    Rough Road Group (wagons only): Hood deflector, rear differential protector, Rear window Dust deflector  $259 ($147)
    2003 Colors, Legacy  L and GT
    Cream White
    Note: late addition, the brochure says this color isn't available but it is
    Black Granite Pearl
    Regatta Red Pearl
    Timberline Green Pearl
    Titanium Pearl
    Mystic Blue Pearl
    Seamist Green Pearl
    Silver Stone  Metallic
    L sedan, cloth gray -- gray gray -- gray gray gray
    L wagon, cloth gray -- gray gray -- gray gray gray
    GT Sedan, leather
    GT wagon, Leather

    Ordering a car, a brief note on availability and ordering:...
    Dealer trade or locate. These mean a dealer will attempt to find a vehicle in another dealer's inventory, then swap cars with that dealer. The vehicle will be driven from the other location. This can take place within days if a vehicle is in stock someplace.
    Pre-sell: You wait for a vehicle the dealer already has on order and is expecting to be delivered into their own stock.
    Order: If a vehicle is freshly ordered, Subaru will give an expected delivery date but this is not exact. Usually a vehicle arrives at a dealer within 5-8 weeks, but delays can happen at any point along the assembly and shipping process, so be patient. The dealer wants you to get your car just as quickly as you want to get it.

    Keyless entry 
    Locks and unlocks 1 or all doors from 20-30 feet away.
    Flashes parking lights.
    Dual safety unlock: one push of the unlock button does the driver's door only, 2nd push unlocks all doors incl. gate on wagon.
    Door ajar: when locking if a door isn't closed chirps 5 times.
    Panic mode: holding lock button starts panic mode (honks horn).
    Battery: replaceable
    Alarm Upgrade: Flashing red light on dashboard. Impact and break-in sensors trigger alarm with ignition disable. Valet mode warning light when alarm is disabled.


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