by lucymo on Jun 28, 2012 Vehicle: 1993 Subaru Loyale 4dr Sedan
it was very reliable. I bought it at 7 yrs and 109k miles and sold it at 14 years and 150K miles.
The only problems I had were oil leaks which lead to frequent CV boot and CV joint replacements.
In the last year or so, it started having an overheating problem. Did a tune up of some kind which improved the condition. I regretted selling it.... since my 2000 Legacy lost the engine and the headgaskets that same day.
by panowak2 on Jul 6, 2011 Vehicle: 1993 Subaru Loyale 4dr Sedan
traded in a 1989 Corsica for this, was a very good
trade overall ... had it for 11 years, my sibling
had it for another 4 ... Good interior design, very roomy for such a small car.
Gas mileage was ok, about 26 mpg overall.
Traction in winter was ok considering it did not have 4wd, though the 13" wheels could not go into deep heavy snow.
Watch out for the three-part cat. converter, is
expensive to replace.
Watch out for oil leaks though is not really an
watch out for auto-trans., it did not like to
shift back to 1st upon stopping without help
from the shift lever.
watch for rust on left rear fender though it
does progress slowly
watch for headlight bulbs, I went through a few
by joybell on Jun 22, 2003 Vehicle: 1993 Subaru Loyale 4dr Wagon
This is the most reliable, economical
and practical wagon I have owned. It
is now 10 years old and I have to part
with it since I just bought a Subaru
Forester. The only fault with this
vehicle has been that it rusted very
badly. Mechanically it could not be
killed, but the body just rotted away.
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