1987 Subaru GL Wagon 4wd 1.8 from North America
A reliable, high mileage car
Front half-shafts and bearings... the only thing wrong with the car that I can see. Everybody I know has had to replace them at least once. I've already replaced one side twice, although that may have been a bad installation on the first go around.
One of the best cars I've ever owned. I bought it with 101k miles and immediately drove it from North Carolina to Los Angeles, CA and back with no problems. I've been driving it regularly since then, and it's still going strong.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st September, 2000
Half-shafts always go quick on these because of their insanely sharp steering (wears them out quicker). I had this same car for several years until I was t-boned by a maniac in a Full size ford. The car took a big hit, and had a whole lot less damage than anyone would have thought. They are nice, heavy steel cars, and very safe in accidents. I upgraded to a 93 wagon when this one died, which has been perfectly reliable for several years now.