The Legacy was introduced in 1989 to provide Subaru a vehicle to compete in the lucrative North American mid-size market against the Honda Accord, Toyota Camry, Mazda 626, and Nissan Stanza.  It was an all-new model, and positioned above the Leone, XT, Justy, and kei cars Rex and Sambar in Subaru's model range at the time.
I have a 98 subaru legacy outback that's been giving me some problems lately. One day the car started to overheat, so I touched the upper rad hose and the lower rad hose and came to the conclusion that the thermostat was sticking because the lower rad hose was cold while the upper was hot.
1998 Subaru Legacy 4 cylinder, 130,000 miles, the head cracked (on Thanksgiving). Is that a usual occurrence for this engine, which I am told by my mechanic, is an engine Subaru only used in the 1998 …
Motor Trend reviews the 1998 Subaru Legacy where consumers can find detailed information on specs, fuel economy, transmission and safety. Find local 1998 Subaru Legacy prices online.
In this video we discuss common Subaru vehicle problems. We take a close look at common issues effecting a broad span of Subaru models and production years. In this video I briefly mentioned some
Most Common 1998 Subaru Legacy Problems. The head gasket has a high failure rate due to cooling system problems. A failure in the anti-lock brake system (ABS) causes the ABS pump to continuously run, which will eventually wear down the battery. Front engine oil leaks can develop from the camshaft seal and the crankshaft front seal.