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1992 Subaru SVX Coupe

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LS 3.3L 6-cyl. AWD 4-speed Automatic - (21 reviews )

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Svx....sweetest car ever made.
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By girlofthenorth
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1992 Subaru SVX Coupe LS 2dr Coupe AWD


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This car is awesome, I live in an area of over 150,000 people and never see another one! People always stare and ask what it is... haha. I love this car, it's super fast, but bad tranny:( too bad they didn't make them 5 speed. Auto tranny is poor and expensive to fix. $1400 for a tranny overhaul at around 120k miles. Engine is quiet, never burns oil. Brakes seem a little weak even after replacing things, still squeak. Rear wheel bearings seem to be a common issue on all Subarus I've heard of. AWD is sweet as hell though. Don't want to get rid of this car ever!


Best Features

Sweet windows, the look of the car all around, dual exhaust, nice leather interior, 92 factory cd player still works, auto climate control, fast car, head turner :)


Worst Features

Transmission.


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Favorite thus-far
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By lots-o-cars
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1992 Subaru SVX Coupe LS 2dr Coupe AWD


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Great car all-around. I bought it at 114k miles, and have driven it for about 15k miles. The only thing I've replaced is the water pump. AWD so it corners amazingly. Very comfortable. more-so than my Infiniti. people try to race me every time i drive it. And i usually win. But always get a thumbs up or something. Very sturdy. This car was hit in a parking lot by an H2 hummer (and repaired) prior to me buying it. Then less than 2 weeks after I bought it, it was hit on the same corner (front right) by a big White work van. I bent the fender off of the tire and the car drove perfectly straight. I also hit a rock big enough to break my rim on the same front right tire. No real damage.


Best Features

Comfortable. Quick. Average 21 or so mpg (not bad for a sports car). 120 mph feels like 80 mph in most cars. Awesome off-road. (probably good on snow. I wouldn't know, I live in the desert). Oh yah sturdy! Feel very safe driving. Slide up cover for the radio.


Worst Features

Add manual trans. It's a little heavy. Not many aftermarket parts. Pretty much have to make them yourself. Auto transmissions are known to get hot and go out. I can feel the heat through the transmission hump.


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Why it has grown on us!
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By Brigitte Javidara
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1992 Subaru SVX Coupe LS 2dr Coupe AWD


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It is one of the most fun-cars to drive. I traded in my 1989 Corvette for this SVX and immediately became a stable and peaceful person. The smooth and in particular the quiet drive, even at speed, is a real driving experience. It's like sitting in an air plane, smooth and quiet. There never were any technical problems. Now that I am older however, it is a little harder for me to get in and out of the car.


Best Features

The look and shape of the SVX. Everyone is asking what make this car is, as they had never seen one like it. The body style after so many years is still exotic.


Worst Features

It needs a new power antenna. The pin in the steering wheel apparently is broken; it won't stay in the down position. The visor clip is broken. And, it only has one key left. We have tried to get another but it seems nearly impossible.


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Definitely a different drive
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By Xodi-SVX
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1992 Subaru SVX Coupe LS 2dr Coupe AWD


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I purchased my Subaru SVX back in May of '04 and have never looked back. This car is completely different from every other car on the road. Its rare to see another one, and quite honestly, owning one is like having a membership into a cult of sorts. The 3.3 liter Boxer H-6 engine definitely puts out the power to the wheels, which happens to be all wheel drive. Coupled with independent ABS on each disc (Yes, four discs, not two discs and two drums), this car will get you up to speed and back to a halt in no time flat. And if you're not sold on it yet, here is another tidbit. When you floor it, a green light on the dash displays POWER. Such a rush to drive.


Best Features

Body styling, split window design, POWER mode, automatic transmission that shifts like a manual (still wish it was manual), superb comfort, superior handling, excellent daily driver.


Worst Features

The current transmission is prone to failure due to overheating and the wheel bearings are also known to go fairly quick.


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great car except for tranny
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By ozzy1
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1992 Subaru SVX Coupe LS 2dr Coupe AWD


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Loved to drive the car, but had to put
in 4 transmissions in the 9 years I
owned it (bought it new in '92) Yes 4
trannys. Two were under warantee, but
the last two were my expense and at
over $3K...yikes. Got rid when it went
again. I did not drive it hard either.
CV boots go every year as well and
tough to keep in allignment. With all
that said, I would still be driving it
if it were not for the tranny, as this
was a great car to drive.


Best Features

just about everything on this space age car...ahead of its time


Worst Features

a transmission that does not crap out after a year or two. It is a shame that Subaru did not improve this car and dropped the line. It is a special car, and those who own one understand what I mean.


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