1979 Subaru Leone Reviews

1979 Subaru Leone DL 1.8 Litre from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Litre Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired168790 kilometres
Most recent distance200012 kilometres
Previous carFord Falcon

Summary:

Pure engineering excellence

Faults:

The car was a rebuild as it was left in severe neglect. 168900,Ks.

Motor replaced with large cam, machined rockers and some other work.171000,Ks.

Sport muffler added and gaskets.181900Ks.

Sport shocks and lowered King springs at 186000Ks.

Whole body paint job in 2 Pack and rust work at 189000 Ks.

Total brake job on disks, caliper's, bearings, 197890 Ks..

To be supercharged in the future...

General Comments:

The car is a rocket and handles great.

It is comfortable for a small car.

Fuel economy is excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2002

1979 Subaru Leone DL 1.6 from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1979
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.6 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 acquired189000 kilometres
Most recent distance189500 kilometres

Summary:

An absolute dream first car

Faults:

2 pistons needed replacing.

Clutch was replaced for a learning driver.

Major rust problem in the drivers side door.

General Comments:

I love my Subaru Leone. The engine, even though it's done 189500 k's still has a lust for life and the car runs superbly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th May, 2002

3rd Jun 2002, 22:42

Sounds like a good car, even though I know the owner of the car.

Average review marks: 8.7 / 10, based on 2 reviews