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05 Legacy 2.5i Lmtd vs. 02-03 LL Bean or VDC
Posted 10 September 2005 - 07:20 AM
I can get a demo Legacy for about 23k or an 02 or 03 LL Bean or VDC with less than 45k miles for 16 to 19k.
The new model has the much nicer interior and gas mileage.
The older H6 is less money up front and it has the smoother, more powerful engine, which gets less gas mileage. Also, I'd be able to put an aftermarket stereo in. The VDC model has the VDC as well. Also, it seems as though the older H6 models had a nicer ride than the newer Legacy, but I didn't drive them back to back. Is this possible?
No idea what depreciation will be like on either. Insurance premiums I would guess would be about the same, most of the time 6 cyl means higher, but a newer vehicle means higher too.
Posted 10 September 2005 - 09:54 AM
Posted 10 September 2005 - 10:07 AM
You'll be getting a longer warranty with the new car if this matters to you. The older car is back for sale either because it had issues, an accident or was driven as a leaser by someone who may not be as concerned as you about care and longevity.
I stayed away from the 05 turbos because of the required premium gas and I don't care for the hood scoop which though at leaast functional on these models gives the car a more "boy racer" look. Of course... IMHO.
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