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Subaru SVX

Consumer Reviews

I love my SVX, but it's not for everyone.

By on Tuesday, October 18, 2016

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 153,390

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Beautiful, fast, and luxurious."

Cons: "Uncommon so not every mechanic good."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"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."

8 people out of 9 found this review helpful

SVX Owners Are For Life

By on Sunday, December 28, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"Some toys come and go from the garage, like that mustang your neighbor has been selling for six months on his lawn, or those Muscle car projects that remain half finished for ten years. NOT An SVX, no SVX owners love their cars because they are bullet proof marvels of a car company that said "WHAT IF?" They were built to last, and boy do they. I have owned mine a while, and frankly it is unstoppable mechanically and in the worst of weather. It doesn't even RUST!! as long as you wash it, and don't drive behind trucks. This car was purchased as a toy, but has replaced my daily driver, and it has outlasted a car I bought with 12 miles on it with NO MECHANICAL MAINTENANCE!! I had to REPLACE MY HYUNDAI ACCENT'S ENGINE in the same period, with less mileage!!"

6 people out of 7 found this review helpful

unique ride for the money

By on Wednesday, April 9, 2008

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
10/10

"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"

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

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