1992 Subaru Legacy Reviews - Page 7 of 7

1992 Subaru Legacy L Sedan 2.2 L Boxer 4 from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2 L Boxer 4 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired102500 miles
Most recent distance113500 miles
Previous carFord Thunderbird

Summary:

One of the most solid, reliable, dependable, and fun to drive cars that I have owned.

Faults:

CV boots.

Replaced clutch and timing belt at time of purchase.

General Comments:

I am very impressed with this car. The quality is excellent, one of the smoothest and quietest car I have owned. Parts are also inexpensive (especially compared to Toyota).

The Legacy also has great acceleration for a 130bhp 4-cylinder. The only complaint I have is I wish the cupholders did not block my CD Player.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th September, 2000

24th Oct 2005, 02:45

My friend has the same car. If you mount your CD player on the lower part of the center it sits just below the bottom of the cup holders.

1992 Subaru Legacy GXI 2.2i from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2.2i Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired64000 kilometres
Most recent distance327000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Unsurpassed reliability and quality

Faults:

Cv boots have been replaced at service time.

General Comments:

Almost unbelievable reliability and durability. Still on the original clutch/battery/radiator after 327,000 kms (202740 miles) and despite abuse on metal roads, snow and ice plus off road, it is using nil oil between changes @ 10,000 km intervals.

Was due for replacement in 1996 but with 100% reliability record (which is more than can be said for the new Audis, Fords and Vauxhalls at work!) and a high quality paint finish, it is pointless replacing an asset that will not depreciate any further and still drives exceedingly well with outstanding grip and handling in all conditions.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th August, 2000

15th Jun 2001, 20:37

I have to agree on your comments about the great reliability. I have two cars, a 1990 Subaru LS 4 door with front wheel drive and five speed transmission and a 1997 Outback. It is now June of 2001 and both cars are running just fine. The 90 has had the clutch and radiator replaced and new struts put in the front (New York City potholes). The air conditioning compressor has died and the sunroof doesn't work anymore, but oh that engine! Still smooth with a great willingness to rev right up there. The performance is still great.

1992 Subaru Legacy GLS Estate 2.2 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10

Faults:

Auto gearbox.

Front discs.

Radiator.

Fuel gauge.

All have had to be replaced.

General Comments:

Subaru tend to get a good press but I have spoken to one other Subaru owner who has had similar problems to mine. The problems occured at the 40k mark and agreements made at the time to pay for the materials and the labour were not honoured.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 20th January, 1998

1992 Subaru Legacy 1.8 16v petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1992
Engine and transmission 1.8 16v petrol
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10

Faults:

Nothing.

General Comments:

This car is the smallest Legacy, and a little larger than we really want, but is no longer made. The Justy is too small, and the Impreza is a resoundingly impractical vehicle.

This is why we are unlikely to buy another Subaru, despite the satisfactory performance of this and previous Subaru cars.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 14th August, 1997

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 24 reviews