1984 Subaru BRAT GL 1.8 from North America
If you're willing to spend the money to fix everything, it is a very fun car to own and drive
CV axles, radiator, rear main seal, ball joints, speedometer gear in tranny went out.
Put $2500 into it to get it where it is.
These are great cars if you are willing to put the money into them to make them good. I would say is the best high school car. Me and my friends used the back seats a lot, and had great fun in it.
Mine had the optional rollbar, and I installed four 4 inch KC head lamps on top of it, and painted it camouflage, and it draws looks, and sometimes people ask me what it is.
I wasn't too impressed with the gas mileage. I seem to get about 25 highway, but overall it is a fun reliable car when it works.
I work for an automobile repair shop, and it is nice to haul engines, trannys and other large items you wouldn't normally put in your trunk.
I also replaced my 4 speed transmission with a 5 speed from a 1986 or 87 Loyale, and that makes it way easier to drive.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st April, 2012