1985 Subaru GL Wagon 1.8 liter 4-cylinder from North America
The Most Reliable Wagon I Have Owned
We had this wagon for ten years and it was just routine maintenence of changing the oil and rotating the tires. Rock solid wagon.
This was probably the most reliable car, next to my Ford Ranger, that we have ever owned. It never broke down and left us stranded.
Body was very solid. No rust developed.
Very anemic acceleration. It was even slower when the air conditioner was on high. But, that's what you get when you combine a 4-cylinder boxer with a 4000-lb wagon.
Engine really spun fast. It did an outrageous 4300 RPM on the interstate at 80 mph. In comparison, my Ranger only does 2900 at that speed.
Highway performance was acceptable. It could go up hills at 65 mph without downshifting.
The seats were extremely comfortable and the trunk was great for drive-in movies.
I really miss this vehicle and I am currently looking for a Loyale wagon.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th May, 2007