1985 Subaru GL Hatchback 1.8L non turbo FWD from North America
As long as you don't expect to travel in style, you are in good shape
Pretty much anything you can think of has gone wrong... except with the engine.
I'm a mechanic & the car has super low mileage or it probably wouldn't even be on the road. Nice little barn find with a super solid engine, but the car rots around the engine (living in the North East). I've replaced most of the exhaust, calipers, 3 of 4 wheel bearings, water pump, radiator, master cylinder, clutch... the list goes on.
The car keeps me busy fixing things on it, but it never quits.
I love that it's a hatchback... it can transport almost anything.
The car can totally hold its own in the terrible winters of the North East. I've literally driven to work in a foot of snow, passing pickup trucks that have skidded off the road, in this 30 year old relic.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th February, 2015