2008 Subaru Legacy 3.0R Limited

mikeyb

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For the 2008 model year, the Legacy and Outback models are slightly reworked with new front and rear fascia designs. Both models have a grille that has been enlarged to display a bigger Subaru badge, as is the current trend (check out the Mercedes-Benz GL420 Vision Bluetec.) The BMW-like interior of the '07 models was a great place to spend time, but nevertheless it also has been updated with a revised instrument panel and upgraded fabrics. A telescoping wheel becomes standard equipment as well.


In addition to the changes to the sheet metal and interior, the Legacy family has a new top model positioned above the 2.5GT Spec B, the 3.0 R Limited. The 3.0 R, as you may have guessed, has the 3.0-liter flat six-cylinder engine that has been limited to the Outback up until now. Besides the new motor, the car benefits from Subaru's SI-DRIVE system (seen on last year's Legacy and Outback turbo models), which has 3 different modes to tweak throttle and shift settings.
 

Donas64

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Handsome I guess, But I gotta have the turbo and the hood scoop a-la legacy spec b.

For safe all weather transport though, I wouldn't mine one I guess.

What are the power and torque ratings for the flat 6?
 
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mikeyb

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What the hell is wrong with Suby? No manual available. Its not a V6 but a flat boxer 6. 245hp and 215lb-ft of torque.

Its a sleeper without the LGT hood scoop.
 
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Donas64

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2002 MP5
What the hell is wrong with Suby? No manual available. Its not a V6 but a flat boxer 6. 245hp and 215lb-ft of torque.

Its a sleeper without the LGT hood scoop.

Fixed that thanks. I keep forgetting. Yeah the no manual is a strange omission. Could you see yourself in one of these?
 

mikeyb

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Fixed that thanks. I keep forgetting. Yeah the no manual is a strange omission. Could you see yourself in one of these?

I use to own a 05 LGT Limited. So yes I would own a 3.0R. The thing I like is that there is no turbo lag like the LGT Limited had.
 
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Being a Suby lover myself, this is hard to say but truthful......the '08 Legacy 3.0R is an absolute DOG!

I saw one dyno'd today. 160 whp, 154 wtq. What a disappointment.
 
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mikeyb

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That is almost 100hp drivetrain loss. My Altima SE dyno'd in at 201hp stock. 245hp at the crank.
 
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seanmcsean

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it needs a third pedal, and I like the '06-'07 rear better.
 

Donas64

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2002 MP5
Yea its does and it needs to be available as a sportwagon.

Indeed. My wife and I test drove a legacy wagon a few months ago in turbo turbocharged trim and she loved it. So much in fact that she was saying a couple of car seats would be perfect in the back, at which point I gunned it back to the dealership and asked for the keys to something with no back seats!!!!! (drive2) :)
 

mikeyb

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Indeed. My wife and I test drove a legacy wagon a few months ago in turbo turbocharged trim and she loved it. So much in fact that she was saying a couple of car seats would be perfect in the back, at which point I gunned it back to the dealership and asked for the keys to something with no back seats!!!!! (drive2) :)

HAHAHAHA...... My sister has a 06 Legecy Limited 2.5i wagon and it has two baby seats in the back.
 

mikeyb

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Thats a coupe.

" coup (French word from the verb couper to cut) or coupe is a car body style with a close-coupled interior offering either two seats or 2+2 seating (space for two passengers up front and for two occasional passengers in the rear)."
 

Donas64

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2002 MP5
Thats a coupe.

" coup (French word from the verb couper to cut) or coupe is a car body style with a close-coupled interior offering either two seats or 2+2 seating (space for two passengers up front and for two occasional passengers in the rear)."

gotcha! Thanks.