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1997 Subaru SVX Coupe

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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Subaru SVX Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.3 L Flat 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 230 hp @ 5400 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 15/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Subaru SVX

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    All-wheel drive, distinctive styling, one of few luxury sports coupes left on market, great handling

  • Cons

    Distinctive styling, average acceleration for this class

  • What's New for 1997

    A body-color grille debuts, along with P215/55VR16 tires.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 15
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Excellent value & performance!

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Vehicle: 1996 Subaru SVX

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!




In love with this car!!

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Vehicle: 1996 Subaru SVX

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!



4 of 4 people found this review helpful

I am in love with

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Vehicle: 1996 Subaru SVX

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.



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Full 1997 Subaru SVX Review

What's New for 1997

A body-color grille debuts, along with P215/55VR16 tires.

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Talk About The 1997 SVX

1997 Subaru SVX Discussions See all Started By

paisan
paisan
12-07-2000
cars: 2000 OB, 1997 OB, 1997 Legacy, 88 XT6, 92 SVX, guess which plowed through 2 feet of snow in the adirondacks?...


hypov
hypov
03-05-2002
Subaru SVX - Popular Science "Best of What's New"...


ateixeira
ateixeira
09-16-2002
OBD2 was mandated in 1997 IIRC, so I doubt the SVX was affected now that I think about it. That may have been why they made 1997 the last year, in fact....



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