1993 Subaru Liberty Review

1993 Subaru Liberty GX (FWD) 2.2 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 2.2 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 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)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired237000 kilometres
Most recent distance243000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Liberty


Like anything well built and well maintained, you will not be unhappy with a Subaru Liberty!


Recent work has included replacing the gearbox spring & bushes and replacing the radiator cap & end tanks.

Given that the 250'000km major service (inc. timing belt) is approaching, these small items are not uncommon and easily rectified. The next big work on a car this age will be a full suspension replacement, including springs, struts and swaybars.

I have otherwise not experienced any other problems with this car.

General Comments:

I have installed a Club Spec 3 interior and upgraded the standard braking system to WRX Impreza 4-pots with slotted rotors / Cusco master cylinder bracket. Very impressive.

The car is very comfortable and always fun to drive.

Economy from the 2.2 is quite good for a vehicle of this size/weight, with an average of +600km per fill (65 litres)

The service I receive from the local Subaru workshop is always attentive and professional.

I've not had this Subaru for long, but have had nothing leak, drain or explode on this car. It has been faultless (just like the '91 GX I had before).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2006

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review