1983 Subaru Rex Super Deluxe 668cc petrol Single Carb 2 Cylinder
Economy and quick acceleration
Had to replace entire exhaust system to get a warranty (had holes), so I replaced it with a bigger Nissan Pulsar one.
It needs servicing very regularly (4,000kms); new plugs, oil and oil filter, engine flush and radiator flush.
It has started to rust real bad. I'm currently doing a lot of rust work around the bottom rear end and it needs a new passenger door, and the bonnet needs attention.
I have replaced the battery and everything has been serviced on this car.
This car is seriously quick for something that has 4 cylinders and a capacity of only 660cc. It gets off the tach very fast -- top speed is around 165km/hour (mine anyway).
The standing 1/4 mile for a Rex is 21.7 seconds. (0-400m)
Very economical car; $5 '91' petrol gets you between 85~95kms; that's at $1.03 a litre; about 25km/L.
The car understeers greatly and has poor braking due to 135/R12 tyres.
It has enormous torque for something with such a small engine. It can go straight up a hill without the engine knocking or pinging.
The seats are very uncomfortable and the car is very small; I have my seat as far back as it can go.
Night visibility is poor due to low-powered headlights.
It's a much superior car to the Suzuki Alto or similar vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th August, 2002