The interior of the 2014 Legacy 2.5i Limited in ‘Warm Ivory.’ Even with EyeSight and the full complement of optional comfort and convenience features, it’s hard to boost the price of a 2.5i to 30 grand. Subaru


Having lived in New England nearly all my life (so far, as Mainers say), and being ancient enough to remember the very first one, the 360, I’ve always pigeonholed Subarus as small, hardy, not-expensive people’s cars.


For an entire generation of Yankees who couldn’t afford Saabs or Volvos and had been scared away from Detroit, Subarus became the transportation of choice.


This was pretty much nailed down when it was decided, in 1972, that all Subies would be all-wheel-drive all the time. In an era when the only 4×4 options were pickup trucks and Jeeps, this was a bolt from the blue.


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The interior of the 2014 Legacy 2.5i Limited in ‘Warm Ivory.’ Even with EyeSight and the full complement of optional comfort and convenience features, it’s hard to boost the price of a 2.5i to 30 grand. Subaru

Having lived in New England nearly all my life (so far, as Mainers say), and being ancient enough to remember the very first one, the 360, I’ve always pigeonholed Subarus as small, hardy, not-expensive people’s cars.

For an entire generation of Yankees who couldn’t afford Saabs or Volvos and had been scared away from Detroit, Subarus became the transportation of choice.

This was pretty much nailed down when it was decided, in 1972, that all Subies would be all-wheel-drive all the time. In an era when the only 4×4 options were pickup trucks and Jeeps, this was a bolt from the blue.

(more…)