Well it hit 300,000 miles this year. I converted it to Mobil one full synthetic extended mileage oil from day one. Auto transmission stopped backing up at 250,000 replaced with junk yard transmission which has a strange noise in it, but has held together for the last 80,000 miles. These cars are indestructible. They just rust away. Side note, I drove a 1988 to 480,000 miles, finally rusted in two and couldn't get it through a wv state inspection, or I would still be driving it the 2.2 L engines are the gest Subaru ever made. Bill
tows my boat
would love to see an on demand 4wd with differential lock like the 88 model had
My Subaru LSi has 200,000 miles on it and I have
had no trouble to speak of at all. I have had regular
oil, transmission, and gearbox fluid maintenance.
The only parts that have been replaced is the
starter (very easy to get at) and the alternator
(replaced free by dealer due to recall-original
I have had 5 other second cars in the same
timeframe and none compared to overall
satisfaction. It's the little car that could and DID!!
AWD, leather seats (longer life for hi-mileage cars),
curve hugging ability for mountain rat racing, few
have beat me over the past ten years on RT.211
(Sperryville to Luray VA) mountain road with better
On automatic use semi-manual shift feature to pass
cars on Hwy. It's an undocumented feature of the
transmission to pull back on shifter when passing
for downshifting and getting extra torque boost.
I bought this car brand new in 1995.
Ever since then, this car has saved my
life more than once. The car was
practically totalled once and yet it
still drives like a brand new car with
little to no rattling. The car has
never let me down in any situation. I
live in the Mountain area and it's nice
to have a dependable car.
Classic look. The look of this car is
age-less, unlike your American or
European cars that only looks good in
the showroom but once you drive it for
a few years, you begin to learn to hate
the look of it. The Subaru is here to
stay and it has style!!
The 95 model has some improvements that
are already made in the newer models. I
will keep my car until the very end. I
only wish that it had more power and
low-end torque. Besides that, it's the
BEST car ever built!!