A buddy of mine is interested in the new Legacy so we went down the the dealership to check them out. I tried to convince him to get a stick, but, he wants more luxury then performance They only had one auto on the lot and it was a white GT Limited. My buddy drove it first and it was a really sweet car. The interior was very nice and confortable, and was fairly roomy. We cruised around a bit and the salesman kept telling my buddy to drive it fast and "get it up to 100." It felt fairly quick however it seemed like the car was beat to hell. It had 200 something miles on it and it was running hot, the temp guage was about at the 3/4 mark . We pulled onto a empty street and the salesman told my buddy to bring it to a stop and punch it to feel all of it's power. My buddy put it in sport mode and punched it and..... nothing happened, it bogged really bad and I think a civic would of blown us away! I'm not sure what happened there but it was kind of wierd. I'm used to a manual so I am not sure if there's some way to launch it or what. Then I drove it, it handled good, it reminded me of the way some of the new Jaguar's or Volvo's handled. Very smooth and buttoned down with very little lean around turns, it felt somewhat numb. I prefer my WRX's handling and overall feel. The steering didn't have a lot of play like my WRX's though. I tried to swing the rear end around a turn and it would not budge an inch. The salesman said it was due to it having a longer wheelbase then the WRX. As far as power goes it felt good once you got going (about the same as a stock wrx over 60) but slower than my car in first and second gears. I am not sure if this car was just tore up or what. I am assuming if it was broken in properly and had some miles on it it would be quicker. Anyone else have any experience with the auto Legacy's? Overall I thought it was a sweet ride, but not as in your face like the WRX.