1993 Subaru Loyale Reviews

1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance42000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

So far... soooo good

Faults:

Starter (well at least I hope it's the starter hah) has just started to go at 42000.

Guy I bought it from said he has recharged the A/C.

Put new front tires on it, along with front brakes at about 30000.

Replaced muffler at about 40000.

General Comments:

So far so good; reliable, cheap, easy to work on, decent mileage, more trunk room than you'd expect, and it has an impressive list of features.

I was recently rear ended. I barely felt it and the Lexus had a headlight in its engine (hooray for all metal construction).

This car got me through an icy Massachusetts shore winter with very reasonable handling and no moisture problems.

I'm a big guy (6'2") and I'm very comfortable in the car, even on long trips.

Biggest problem with this car has been RUST, especially under the car. Though as I mentioned, I do live on the coast and the salt hurts especially on the old all metal cars.

Great first car, last car, safe car, or something of that nature. I'm not trying to get anywhere fast and I've got no need to look flashy, so I'm lovin' this car. However with a three speed auto and a 1.8L, it's not for everyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th September, 2009

1993 Subaru Loyale 4WD DL 1.8L EA82 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8L EA82 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance240000 kilometres

Summary:

It is a no-frills car, but ultimately is very practical, reliable and downright unstoppable car

Faults:

Needed a new clutch at 230,000ks (but that's what happens after 3 people have been taught to drive in it) cost:?

Required a new water pump at 235,000Ks. Cost: ~AU$300.

The pipe to the heater from the radiator busted earlier in the year, dripping coolant into the cabin. (236,000km). Cost: ~AU$300.

Currently runs a bit hot for the first 3-4Kms of a trip, but then settles down to a reasonable level.

General Comments:

The Subaru Loyale is an incredible car that my parents owned for 12 years and I recently purchased off them. In that time it has had very few problems and no major problems. It has lasted all kinds of abuse including living in the bush and living next to the salt water and still starts easily every morning.

The inside can be a bit cramped in the back seat for passengers, but there is still plenty of room for cargo etc. in the back.

Overall it is a very cheap car to run with low maintenance costs and it is relatively fuel efficient (approx 10ks/L in city, but would be less if I took off the bull bar).

The old Subby wagon also seems to have its only personality; something I like in a car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2006

1993 Subaru Loyale 4-door sedan 1.8 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Previous carMazda B2000

Summary:

Great car to have for basic transportation

Faults:

Somebody please help me! My 1993 Loyale cuts out intermitenly like a light switch while I'm driving. And after that, I have to let it sit for a few minutes before it starts again; only to have it happen. I've changed fuel filter and ignition coil and the problem only gets worse. What could it be?

General Comments:

I love the car and other than the stated malfunction, it works great.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th July, 2006

13th Nov 2006, 14:52

I had this problem from time to time with my 1992 Ford Festiva. After a few trips to the shop and some tinkering with this and that, it turned out to be a faulty O2 sensor in the end.

6th Apr 2010, 20:40

Try changing all of the spark plugs and plug wires. One or more of the spark plug cores may be entirely corroded. It is still possible for the plugs to fire in this manner, but with obvious malfunctions. I hope this helps.

1993 Subaru Loyale from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired138000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

I love this car! :)

Faults:

There is a leak in the AC somewhere. It DOES blow strongly, just doesn't blow cold air.

General Comments:

I LOVE THIS CAR! I just bought this '93 Loyale wagon (2wd) and have owned a similar car in the past ('87 Legacy) that looked almost EXACTLY like this one.

This little car is fuel efficient, speedy, and cute as a bug. Great original paint with no rust.

Plenty of head room (I'm pretty tall!).

I've spent today just looking under the hood learning where everything is, etc. One thing I like about Subarus is how easy it is to find everything (power steering, alternator, etc.). Easy to find where to put the oil, transmission fluid, etc.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2006

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 24 reviews