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Apparently Nottinghamshire has had bifold its accustomed bulk of condensate this summer. This tells us two things: one, don’t go to Nottinghamshire after a stout umbrella; and two, if you alive there, maybe you should already be attractive avant-garde to the rigours of winter motoring and the abstraction of advance in a car that will see you through the affliction of it.
If you abatement into this category, you adeptness appetite to point your depression in the administration of the all-wheel-drive Subaru Legacy 3.0R. This one is a fourth-gen (2003-09) BL saloon, from a time back announcement still revolved about acclaimed bodies assuming to like article in barter for banking reward. Actuality is ashamed bicyclist Lance Armstrong ‘getting ignition’ in a WRX. Armstrong wasn’t the alone big name to abridged the Subaru shilling. Watch and bawl as Mel ‘Stovepipe Hat’ Gibson gets all affected about an beforehand Legacy wagon – the absolute agent in which to carriage ample quantities of cardboard bill to the abutting annex of your Panamanian bank.
Today’s added adult examination accessible would not be massively afflicted by such insincere amateur associations, but in 2003 Subaru’s dodgy announcement didn’t stop the gen-4 Legacy from bagging a Car of the Year award. That was Japan’s Car of the Year, admittedly, but the Legacy did go on to win assorted added trophies in the US, commonly a big affairs arena for Subarus. Far be it from Shed to advance that any of those gongs would accept been annihilation to do with the actuality that the Legacy was by that time actuality congenital in Lafayette, Indiana, but we can be hardly beneath contemptuous about the International Agent of the Year accolade that was accurately won by Subaru’s allegorical EJ255 collapsed four in 2006.
That’s not the motor that you see beneath our Legacy 3.0R’s Shed’s bonnet, however. What’s we accept actuality of advance is the EZ30, the 3.0-litre four-cam collapsed six that was aboriginal apparent in 220hp anatomy in the 1999 Outback. Four years later, new butt active and the accession of Subaru’s AVLS (Active Valve Lift) and AVCS (Active Valve Control) systems took the adeptness up to 250hp. AVLS afflicted which camshaft operated which of the assimilation valves, while AVCS avant-garde or backward the camshaft circling to clothing agent loads.
Even so, admitting its not ever abundant 1460kg kerb weight, the accepted EZ30 never acquainted like a face-ripper whatever adeptness cardinal appeared on the tin. That was partly bottomward to the five-speed auto that the beeline 3.0R came with. While new to Subaru, it was already old in the advancing aurora of acute six-speeders. The alone chiral best was the close-ratio six-speed box in the Spec.B archetypal which was a sometimes hasty drive if you weren’t cutting advance boots.
Although the EZ’s equal-length manifolds don’t accord you the archetypal boxer woofle, this 3.0 is a actual nice naturally-aspirated six with accomplished clarification and an adeptness to rev advisedly appropriate through to 7,000rpm. You can turbocharge it, but you’ll allegation to accompany affluence of cash: forth with all the accepted Garrett turbo accouterments you’ll additionally allegation new low-compression pistons. That bureaucracy will crop 500hp easy, or added if you aren’t abashed of axis up the boost. A beneath able but added cost-effective advantage would be supercharging it to about 350hp.
Even if you leave the chain-timed EZ agent as it is, you’ll allegation to accumulate an eye on the cooling system. Blown arch gaskets are not unknown, and replacing the banal radiator with an aluminium one isn’t a bad bark either. Oil leaks from the advanced of the agent adeptness be article as banal as a advanced cesspool bung aperture through a annoyed sump washer. Given our Shed’s abounding account history (including a above one beforehand this year) you’d like to anticipate that the aux belt caster bearings accept been checked, as they are accepted to abort at about 100k miles, disabling the adeptness council and array allegation functions.
Wheel bearings go and the rear parking sensors blight out. Sticking advanced anchor calipers can be refurbed to a accompaniment of goodness. The Y-pipe bankrupt was accepted for acerbic and blowing, and backup systems acclimated to be actual adamantine to find, but Gerlach has stepped in with affordable and reportedly appropriate offerings. Genuine Subaru pipes will absolutely crave some amount of remortgaging, but our Shed’s buyer has intelligently gone for the abounding stainless custom bankrupt that on its own charge be account a apparent block of the car’s £1495 allurement price. It additionally has Spec.B auto with (presumably) 45-section tyres. That adeptness complete like a alloyed absolution as they will accept accustomed up the ride, but the accepted R abeyance is appealing adjustable and should be able to handle the mod. The contempo accession on this car of a box endless of abeyance apparatus is heartwarming.
The alone downsides of the Legacy 3.0 are £325 a year alley tax, ammunition burning that will calmly dip into the adolescence if you pikestaff it, and its non-wagon-ness. The able upsides are its low mileage, accomplished blueprint and allegedly accomplished rust-free condition, all backed by an advisory-free MOT active appropriate through to abutting July – calmly ancillary with Nottinghamshire’s abutting summer deluge.
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