1989 Subaru DL 1.8 petrol


The best car ever made


I have just got this car (it is my 4th). I consider it to be a great find. 179 000 kms and in excellent condition for its age.

I have changed the rear wheel bearings.

The front right CV joint has been changed.

General Comments:

I consider this to be the best car on the road. It is simple, reliable and capable both on and off the road.

The rattles and classic Subaru engine noise is something that you grow to love - especially since you know it will always start when you put the key in.

There are not too many passenger cars that have plastic on the floors and can take a beating.

I use it for a 60km commute daily and then can take it camping on the weekends.

As for style, brown throughout with classic subaru 1980's beige - can't be beaten.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2008

1980 Subaru DL 1.8


A reliable car for a reliable person


Changed the piston rings at 195000 km.

Changed CV joints (both) at 210000 km.

Changed the master brake cylinder at 250000 km.

The doors are very rusty, however the rest of the body is not.

Mechanics charge more than for a more common car (in Australia, anyway).

General Comments:

The car is very reliable, even driving continuously 12 hours (with stops for petrol).

Can tow a large / heavy load with no problems.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2001