by mark u on Sep 30, 2008 Vehicle: 1992 Subaru Loyale 4dr Wagon 4WD
Bought new and only thing other than maintenance is EGR valve and fixing oil leaks. 133k for clutch, 90k and 70k for brakes and 182,000 miles on it now. I live in hills and still average 30 mpg with 80% commuting. It does leak oil now but I don't want to spend the money at this point to fix them. Uses very little oil (1/2 qt to change) very practical 4WD. It does go through CV boots. Only current problem is that I need to seem to run thinner oil for cold weather otherwise rattles top end on cold starts. Changed shocks and struts once - they are worn out now but still wears the tires evenly with all other original front end parts.
by KeithL on Apr 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1992 Subaru Loyale 4dr Sedan
I've had my Loyale for almost a year
now. I use it every day for work,
running 5-7 hours straight at a time.
It is a very boring style of vehicle,
but is the most reliable car I have
ever owned. With 160k, I am not afraid
to drive it anywhere. As for oil
leaks, I had one around the oil pump,
so replaced it along with a leaky
water pump and new timing belts. Not a
drop of oil anywhere now! For $150 in
parts and 6 hours work, I can't
complain. It is comfortable to drive
and all the power options still work,
even with Michigan weather!
by sub_guy on Dec 28, 2002 Vehicle: 1992 Subaru Loyale 4dr Wagon 4WD
The Loyale is a fairly decent car, but
at this date in time, the 1992 is
probably not for most. There are some
stupid design flaws, most noticably
that the catalytic converter is right
next to the CV boot. The result is
that I have had to replace the axle
twice in the three + years I have
owned it. Plus, old Subarus are
notorious for leaking oil. No balls in
by Simon on Oct 12, 2002 Vehicle: 1992 Subaru Loyale 4dr Wagon 4WD
Although this is a rather dependable
veh, the biggest problem is the repair
costs. The replacement parts for this
car are insane. Many times mechanics,
other than actual Subaru delears, are
unable or unwilling to do the work due
to the complexity of the design. For a
low end automobile this not a good
Hugo, I also experienced a not-so-good Subaru in my life. In 1993 we bought a second Loyale, because we liked our Loyale'92 so much. Well, that Loyale'93 somehow never was as good as our 1992 model. T...
wet pavement or soil/gravel and not dry. My 1993 Loyale wagon is front wheel drive only (still have that one...great car), my brother in law's 1992 Loyale is the same system as the Chaser was, and my...
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