Subaru SVX Buyer's Guide

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Overall
4.0
Value
3.0
Performance
2.5
Style
3.5
Comfort
3.5
Fuel Economy
2.5
Reliability
4.0

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1994 Subaru SVX - I love this car!

Melissa
Lawrenceville, Georgia
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
Performance
4.0
Style
4.0
Comfort
5.0
Fuel Economy
2.0
Reliability
5.0
I purchased this car used after it had been rear-ended. I test drove the car and did my research on it before hand. The damage wasn't bad and the motor and transmission was in top condition with around 140k miles. I immediately went to work on the damage, replaced all busted lights, put a nice set of tires on it, changed belts, hoses, fluids, etc. The thing purred like a kitten and drove like a beast. Not only did it run good, it was a nice driving car. It rode like touring sedan but was built like a '90s sports car coupe. This car has been great all around. I have had it going on eight years and now use it as a daily driver and have put almost another 100k miles on it.
Pros
One of the coolest and most interesting things about the car is definitely the windows. It has a design similar to some of the European exotic sports cars with what is called a window inside a window. The design's primary function is to have a greater range of view but also allows the driver and passenger to have a portion of the window open without all the air entering the vehicle, essentially making the overall shape more aerodynamic. This all-wheel drive car was definitely designed ahead of its time integrating all power everything including many electronics. It has a power mode that ma... (more)
Cons
One of the major cons for this vehicle is the weight. I think it comes in around 3,600 lbs. It's seriously a tank. The beefed up, 240hp, 3.3L engine would be insane if it didn't have to pull around so much weight. Another con and common issue with a lot of these cars is transmission failure. This is mostly found on the years prior to the 1994. However, I haven't experienced any issues with the transmission. It only comes in automatic. Last and definitely not least, finding parts has been quite a challenge. This is mostly due to the fact that only 25k of these were made.

1994 Subaru SVX - SVX

Jordan
Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin
Overall
3.0
Value
1.0
Performance
1.0
Style
3.0
Comfort
2.0
Fuel Economy
3.0
Reliability
3.0
Not a big fan of the SVX, there's a reason why Subaru stopped producing this car. I thought I would buy one, because of the uniqueness and difference appeal but it feels like Subaru rushed the overall design of this car. The windows are a neat design but are functionless or work when they want to. The electronics are faulty and always short out. The 3.3 H6 is a reliable motor but has its gremlins, Subaru didn't iron out the H6 until later production models came out. I wouldn't go out of my way to purchase this car unless you are mechanically inclined.
Story
Fixing window operation during a rain storm, got a little more wet then I would of liked, but managed to fix them.
Pros
It's All-Wheel drive, at least some of them are.
Cons
Limited production parts, Electrical problems, project car from the beginning.

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