1992 Subaru Loyale Reviews - Page 2 of 4

1992 Subaru Loyale Wagon 1.8 4 cylinder from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 1.8 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired167000 miles
Most recent distance197000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

Great, cheap, reliable all weather, transportation

Faults:

Had to replace brakes and tires (what car doesn't)

General Comments:

I bought this car 2 years ago from someone I knew that needed a money fast.

This 1992 Subaru Loyale wagon is probably the ugliest car I have ever owned.

I brought it into my workshop/garage to fix all the problems I found, as I am a perfectionist when it comes to mechanical things.

This is what I found.

ZIP, nothing, nada.

A year later I bought another one for possibly parts for a poultry sum.

Car was too good for parts. Put on Brakes and tires, and gave it to my 16 year old Grandson.

So I bought another 1993 Loyale wagon online for possibly parts without driving it. Had it shipped from Colorado to NC.

$200 later I have two 4 wheel drive work horses.

If the Japanese had their act together like this in 1941, this might have been written in that language.

I am looking for # 4 to fix up and give to grandson # 2.

I have owned at least 50 cars trucks and other types of vehicles in my life including Caddies and Honda's.

I rate this 16 year old car in the top 3.

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

Review Date: 5th April, 2008

18th Dec 2009, 17:08

Hi, I have a 1990 Loyale, the first time I saw it, I had my doubts, the rear end was buried in mud, for a couple of years I guess, it was covered in 4 inch pine needles an inch thick, maybe one winter, hopefully. Long story short... got her back yesterday, from Subaru dealer, just a check up, tires, radiator, brakes, so this is my winter project, larger wheel wells, perhaps a lift?

The body needs work anyway, and I need a useful vehicle, it must have a roofrack, and a tow hitch, and a deer guard. This is my first Soobie, but I've had over 25 beetles, and this is what VW should have done. I better go. Jim.

1992 Subaru Loyale n/a from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission n/a Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles

Summary:

Horrible, horrible, horrible!

Faults:

Timing belt had to be replaced at 86,000 miles. It had been replaced 5,000 miles before that. (This cost around $500 only because I knew someone and it took 2 weeks to fix)

CV joints had to be replaced at 93,000 miles.

Front seats are starting to wear.

Vinyl at top of back seats is cracked and peeling off. Wears off more by the day.

The trunk leaks.

Alternator had to be replaced along with battery at 90,000. (These were both replaced once before already)

Headlight had to be replaced.

Seals around windows, hood, and trunk are breaking off.

Air conditioning has had to be fixed 3 times.

General Comments:

The car handles well... which it should because it is AWD.

The gas mileage has decreased with age.

Muffler began rattling for no reason.

Gets you from point a to point b, but there is definitely nothing special about the car. There is something better out there. Don't make the wrong choice.

Don't buy this car!

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

Review Date: 1st September, 2005

1st Sep 2005, 18:25

Stop spewing lies. Its 14 years old idiot! What do you expect from an old used car that sounds like its not taken care of.

7th Dec 2005, 09:05

I have a 92 Subaru wagon and have had it from new. It runs today nearly as good as it did the first day I bought it... I now use it as my winter vehicle putting it on the road about this time and taking it off in April... apart from the regular maintenance and the air conditioner breaking the car has been like a tank. Just keeps going. The body is still in great shape apart from some small work I had to undertake this year on the drivers front fender... I would recommend this car to anyone... but you do have to look after it and keep the maintenace up.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 16 reviews