1984 Subaru GL 1.8 H4 from North America
I love this car!
Front driveaxle: 194,000.
Rear wheel bearings and seals: 194,000.
I have a 1984 Subaru GL, which I purchased for $700 in 2009. The car needed some work, but luckily these old Subies are easy to work on for the experienced shadetree mechanic. Right now, she's got 196,000 miles on her and runs perfect. In my opinion this is the best car for the money.
Probably my biggest problem with the car was the clutch cable. I went through two cables in less than 1 year. So the third cable I bought, I decided that before I installed it, I would hang the cable vertically and squirt some 90 wt oil in the sheath. This worked like a charm. :)
Anyhow, one thing I really like about this car is the manually adjustable ground clearance. I adjusted the rear and I gained a full 2" of clearance. I haven't adjusted the front, as I don't want to do an alignment afterwards. Another perk is the shift on the fly 4x4 and optional low range. I'm telling you, these cars will go almost anywhere you want to go.
Bottom line, I love my Suby, and I see myself owning this car for years to come.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 8th May, 2011