"always enjoy driving this vehicle because there is so few of them on the road, who wants to drive what everybody else is driving, the SVX makes the statement that you are truly a individual. no more to say"
"I bought my SVX 4 years ago, with 20,000 miles. It's my around town driver, and I love it's speed, handling, and appearance. Caution #1- The 1992-93 models are prone to transmission overheating and failure at mileage 35-90,000. this can be prevented by having an aftermarket tranny cooler and filter installed early on for $300-$500. I wouldn't buy one with over 50,000mi if it didn't already have these 2 things already. The 1995-97 models are fine from the factory, and rarely have prob's. Caution #2- In 1994-95 the company offered 2 less expensive versions with Front Wheel Drive, not 4WD. Caution #3- Some have had 3 or more owners and may not have been maintained well."
"Finest road car I've ever driven and one of the best foul-weather cars ever made. 6-cyl Boxer 24-valve DOHC engine is smooth as silk and delivers 230 HP so reliably that it is a favorite of the home-built aircraft community. AWD is 90/10 forward/rear adjusting to 50/50 at need. Fantastic snow car.
Body is wide-tracked and low, very aerodynamic and a visual pleasure just sitting there, which is due to its Italian design antecedents. Leather interior looks new after 200,000 miles with minimal upkeep.
Driving is sheer sensual pleasure, the engine smooth enough to lull a new driver into much more speed than is apparent from the interior sound. Be careful! Steering is heavy as are most AWD's due to the weight of the front drive, but perfectly proportionate to the 3500-lb weight of the vehicle. This car looks fast and is.
Known issues with the early models include inadequate transmission cooling and brake rotors designed for the lighter vehicles Subaru engineers were used to at the time. New owners of original equipment must see that the upgrades offered since then are applied to their cars.
This was a concept and test vehicle, and many of its features have since turned up throughout the Subaru line - the unique and extremely accurate cruise control, the automatic air conditioning/heating system, and of course the horizontally-opposed Boxer engine design. The steel-cage passenger compartment is one of the safest ever designed. The automatic shoulder belt typical to many 90's-vintage automobiles is a bit of an annoyance, especially if the driver opens his door to back the car up. A separate lap belt attests to the car's competition aspirations.
After 115,000 miles in one I am still getting over 26 miles to the gallon - burning premium, which the car requires. It is simply a superbly-designed, quality-crafted automobile that is already a classic and destined to remain so."