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202010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: California livin'

It's been about a month since the long-term Subaru Legacy 2.5GT arrived in Northern California, and as the weather slowly turned south, my opinion of our burgundy sled has improved. Dramatically.

34By the Numbers: The Great Long-Term Vehicle Swap of 2010

Like two ships passing in the night, our long-term 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT and 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Cup Street edition briefly met in person last Saturday morning before their driver – myself and Senior Editor Lavrinc – swapped keys, turned around and headed back to our respective ends of the country.

32The Great Long-Term Vehicle Swap of 2010

Above are Autoblog's two current long-term test vehicles, the 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT and the 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI Sport Cup Edition. At the moment, they are separated by some 2,460 miles of road with the Legacy at my house in the Greater Cleveland area and the diesel Jetta with Senior Editor Damon Lavrinc in San Francisco. Come next Monday, they will have swapped places.

402010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: The key to changing map discs

How to swap map discs in a 2011 Subaru Legacy – Click above to watch video after the jump

432010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Taming the Mt. Washington Auto Road

Taming of the Mt. Washington Auto Road – Click above for high-res image gallery

212010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Heading to shop for recall inspection

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702010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Learning to drive stick

That's my wife, and despite the two thumbs up and big smile on her face, she just stalled our long-term 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT for the sixth time in a row. Turns out that the Legacy is not an ideal practice car in which to learn the fine art of cog swapping. It's too bad, too, as tomorrow the Mrs. and I are heading off on a 2,000+ mile road trip vacation to Bar Harbor, Maine in the Legacy. While I love a long road trip behind the wheel and prefer the driver's seat to the passivity of riding sh

332010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Rise of the MPGs

Since I took the keys for our long-term 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT from fellow editor Chris Paukert, I've managed to squeeze in a number of long drives. This has given me a perfect chance to observe the Legacy 2.5GT's fuel economy in ideal conditions. The Environmental Protection Agency rates our Legacy model and its turbocharged 2.5-liter four-cylinder at 18 mpg in the city, 25 on the highway and 21 mpg combined. As you can see above, our experience over the last three full fill-ups beat the esti

152010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: May 2010

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262010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Simplicity of switchgear a welcome trait

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22010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: The key is robustness and simplicity

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52010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: Automatic hill-holder is a great feature, but why the idiot lamp?

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