1992 Subaru Brumby GL 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand
Needed new CVs, oil temp switch, and a general clean up.
Needed a new radiator, because the owner before me put bore water in the cooling system, and it had corroded away the cooling system.
Needed new seats and a respray.
New rims and wheels.
Has a floppy gear shift.
Loose steering and a sloppy turning circle.
Needed a tune up.
Bought the ute for $4000, and I have spent another $3000 on mechanical repairs.
I still love it after all of that. It is a great icon for all future utes. The little Suby that goes anywhere.
Though I bought it off a farmer, I love it to pieces.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th August, 2013
12th Aug 2013, 18:24
Those are a lot of kilometers on there. Not everyone takes great care of cars unfortunately, so sometimes when they switch hands, the new owner ends up getting stuck doing some maintenance, which is really just wear and tear type stuff. I wouldn't worry about the radiator. Putting bore water in should be fine. Just need to make sure it stays full.
12th Oct 2018, 08:21
So tap water is fine??? I've seen tap water corrode alloy heads.
13th Oct 2018, 06:12
Like he said, the reservoir should remain full to avoid overheating. Otherwise, it should be OK.