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1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon - Consumer Reviews

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Bought new, cheap maint, good mileage
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By mark u
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1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon 4dr Wagon 4WD


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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.


Best Features

Cheap to maintain and run, turn tightly, easy to drive, fits all my music gear


Worst Features

Very noisy engine compared to newer cars. Better gasket system for engine oil leaks. This 1.8L is underpowered fo hills but not bad considering size of car. Barely adequate power for hills with 5sp - automatic would probably dog it


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Facing North temperature
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By Guimont
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1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon 4dr Wagon 4WD


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I drive a subaru for 3 years. The 4X4 is wonderful, it can get you out of any snow accumulation.


Best Features

4x4 Spacy


Worst Features

design power of engine


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OK, but flawed
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By sub_guy
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1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon 4dr Wagon 4WD


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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 4cyl engine.


Best Features

4WD, roomy.


Worst Features

more power. better engineering.


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Not a bad car.
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By Simon
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1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon 4dr Wagon 4WD


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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 thing.


Best Features

4 wheel drive is very dependable.


Worst Features

Subura is becoming a rahther large auto maker. The price of replacement parts should be lower. The consumer market that this veh is aimed at is not a high income comsumer, the repair costs should reflect this.


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