A fun to drive car with tons of "personality"
Recently replaced the clutch as it was quite worn when I got the car. Brakes and struts will be next.
Uses a little oil, about 1 quart in 1500-2000 miles. All items I would consider normal wear and tear on any vehicle with almost a quarter of a million miles under its wheels.
This is the third Subaru I have owned.
The first was a 1982 GL wagon. Woefully underpowered, specially with the auto trans that mine had.
The second was a 1990 Justy GL 4WD. I LOVED that car! Fun to drive, economical, great in the snow, bags of personality!
The Loyale is my third Subaru. I bought it after my Miata was totaled while driving in snow.
The Loyale, so far, has been a great car. Could use more power, but the car does have tons of miles on it, and the 5sp trans sounds a bit coarse, but the body and interior are in good shape for the age and mileage.
I will be putting brakes on in the next few months, as they are a bit "soft". I will also be putting on new struts as the car seems a bit "floaty".
Overall, the Loyale has the quirks and personality of an older car, just like its older owner. Hahaha.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th May, 2011