1993 Subaru Loyale Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

I love this slow station wagon

Faults:

The radiator was plugged and had to be replaced. The dash lights don't work (maybe due to the previous owner putting in a cd player)

General Comments:

I've always had high performance cars or Jeeps. I just got this car and love it to death. It has near glacial acceleration and needs a wee bit more power, but I went and bought my wife an Outback because I love this car. It is great in snow/mud (live in northern New Mexico) and has the best heater I've ever seen. MPG is about 28 and I had to adjust the timing as I live at 7500 feet. I put in Bosch platinum plugs and got about 8-10 mph faster up the hills.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2003

1993 Subaru Loyale from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired126000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Calais

Summary:

Awesome

Faults:

CV joints (common for this model over 100,000 miles).

Leaks a little oil.

General Comments:

This was my first Subaru and has convinced me that to buy any other car for my lifestyle would be a mistake. I love Subaru's and will be a loyal owner from now on.

I am a cross-country skier and live in the Rockies. I have been in some major snow storms and this car has never let me down. I know I will always be able to make it home after geting to my favorite skiing spots. That's what it's all about; Security.

This is not a race car and Subaru's are a little underpowered, but I would love to challenge any Mustang, Corvette, or Viper in the deep snow. This car also is well balanced and hugs the corners especially downhill on mountain roads like I travel on.

I can't say all that I like about this car because there isn't enough room. After driving through Telluride, Colorado in a snowstorm, I decided not to buy an Volvo (expensive to fix, but a good car) and look for a Subaru for my wife. Everyone drives them out here who isn't stupid enough to buy an SUV, The trendiest lemming car on Earth, which is also the most unsafe as people who get past the car companies false representation will soon find out.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th December, 2002

1993 Subaru Loyale from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.5 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carSubaru Subaru Chaser

Summary:

A great, dependable, roomy and comfortable station wagon!

General Comments:

I have had to change parts of the exhaust system, the alternator, the battery and a tie rod end. My parents bought the car new and sold it to me when they bought a new Subaru. They never had to do any repairs. The brakes have never been touched yet!It is very dependable and does not need to be plugged in the the winter to start. My only regret? The car was never rustproofed and the body is almost past fixing (would cost too much). I wish I could find another one just like it without the rust!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2002

1993 Subaru Loyale 2WD 1.8 from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance96000 miles

Summary:

Great First Car

Faults:

My head gasket blew at 80000 miles.

A/C clutch had to be replaced at 85000 miles.

It has a poor gas mileage.

But mostly, it's a good, good looking car.

General Comments:

It's a nice first car to have. But the only problem is... I can't sell it!!! If someone has any suggestions, PLEASE let me know!!!

My E-mail:olegreut@hotmail.com.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st December, 2002

4th Nov 2005, 00:50

You can't sell it because it is a 1.8L auto. which means its probably not 4wd and really gutless.

These are great cars. buy the manual 4WD and KEEP THE ENGINE COOL if you overheat any aluminium engine you will have trouble with the heads and gaskets. mine has 300,000mi and running strong.

1993 Subaru Loyale 1.8 inj from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 inj Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.2 / 10
Distance when acquired70000 miles
Most recent distance90000 miles

Summary:

VERY VERY bad car!!!

Faults:

My starter broke in 4 month after I got it.

My generator broke in 7 month.

A/C clutch broke after only 3 month.

And now my engine's starting to make a noise and I'll probably have to change it!

General Comments:

This car is very weak (only 90 hp) and has a poor performance because on 3-speed automatic transmition.

It has a poor gas milege.

This car is also very noisy inside the cabin and outside.

Problems come one after another. I'm tired to put my money in this car.

Do NOT buy this car!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th September, 2002

22nd Feb 2004, 05:50

You have a very bad outlook on this poor car...

The parts you listed are very common parts to replace on ANY car made ANY where in ANY decade. your starter needing replacing after 4 months is silly. the car was 9 years old.. not 7 months old.

The engine makes noises. It could be a billion things.. but probably a belt or something (unless you let it go to long).

You probably paid less than $2500 for the car. don't expect to have it act like a $25,000 car.

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