1992 Subaru Justy GL 1.0
An agile and reliable car that we are going to miss in the future
The air conditioning (installed here in Israel - not an original build by Subaru) is very sensitive, and it stopped working a short while after I have bought it. Even though I have spent about $1,000 (4,000 ILS) in fixing it during half a year, it still makes problems keeping the little car cold during the Israeli summers.
My radiator blew at about 140,000 KM. I have installed a replacement radiator, as the original was too expensive. Working great so far, but cooling fluid is still leaking (slowly).
The car is experiencing severe rust especially around the frame of the rear window.
Also, dashboard starts to crack, as the car has always parked on sunny areas.
Sometimes the car's engine stops with no reason, I believe the carburetor needs cleaning.
Besides the above the car is great. It never let me down, even with a broken radiator. I drive it about 200 KM a day frequently, and it seems like me and the car are feeling great about it.
The car is agile, but not very quick. It accelerates well, but struggles on highways. Handling could be better, but the joy it provides is still priceless, compared to modern heavy cars.
Driving a Justy puts a smile on your face. While sitting on the spartan seats, you can actually feel the road while you hear the sound of the engine.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th August, 2010