1988 Subaru Brumby Review

1988 Subaru Brumby 1.8 Boxer from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1988
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 Boxer Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Most recent distance221000 kilometres


Great off road car and stylish and will last a life time


CV boots (regularly).

Carburetor blocked.

Worn ball joints at 200000 km.

General Comments:

Great handling even on the roughest of roads.

Very reliable and almost unbreakable.

Great fun to jump.

Only been bogged once on a beach when it jumped out of four wheel drive after I hitting a large clump of sea weed.

I've improved the sound system by up grading the head unit and installing 6 by 9 inch speakers. Now it really pumps out some beats.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2006

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review