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Excellent value & performance!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Chiketkd
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1996 Subaru SVX L 2dr Coupe AWD


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I have owned several different performance vehicles - Camaro Z28, 300ZX TT and a '00 SVT Lightning. The Subaru SVX is the best 'all around' performance machine to ever be in my garage. The AWD system is flawless, cornering is flat, and unlike the other cars I've owned, when it starts snowing, this car begs to be driven rather than parked. The sound of flat 6 boxer engine is intoxicating!!! I'm in SVX heaven!


Favorite Features

Ital Design styling, AWD system, wide low stance, strong performance, good gas mileage.


Suggested Improvements

No manual transmission offered & Subaru needs to bring it back!


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In love with this car!!
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By PshPlay
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1996 Subaru SVX LSi 2dr Coupe AWD


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I bought this car several years ago and other than a couple 02 sensors, and regular maintenance (oil changes and 50k mile service), it's been very reliable. I bought it because it was unique. Some people say they think the side windows would bother them but you really don't notice the line. Also, it has great visability (no blind spots). The car handles like it's on rails and is a real joy to drive. I'm surprised they don't hold their value better. I've met other SVX owners that have in excess of 250k miles on their car and they still love it. If you own one, you love it!


Favorite Features

I love that is it unique. The body style is sexy! The interior is luxurious! It's FAST. The sound system is great.


Suggested Improvements

You have to take out the engine to work on some parts which makes it very expensive to work on. Luckily, I have a wonderful service manager at Halpert Subaru. Mel is always honest and fair and takes care of my baby.


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I am in love with this car.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By BofMouais
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1996 Subaru SVX LSi 2dr Coupe AWD


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This car’s amazing. I've had mine for 2 years and I still love it. Nobody else has one so it’s quite an attention getter. It performs quite well and goes very fast. My only complaint is that mine has had some mechanical problems, including the transmission going out. These repairs were expensive to fix, and not all places will work on this car because it's so uncommon. It probably wouldn't have had as many problems if I weren't so hard on the car. I drive it daily and I’m very rough on it.


Favorite Features

I love the AWD. Also, the window in window feature is unique. Even the small back windows roll down! My favorite feature is the sophisticated climate control.


Suggested Improvements

The transmission is a problem on all SVX's. Some also have wheel-bearing problems, but I think that’s caused by frequent hard cornering. Other than that, the car is perfect.


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