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1984 Subaru GL Review
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My Suby — this car was awesome, minus electrical fires. bald tires but still the most capable off road car i've had. looking for another. it was so rusty i'd lose things through the floor, metalic green with bright yellow wheels. very stylish!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: everything

Cons: it's been crushed

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1984 Subaru GL Review
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Great — it great for only having 70 hourse it style is good it practily take anything, if you like to feel the road this is the car it is a fun car to drive it only get at most 25 mpg

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: It last long time

Cons: power

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No Better Vehicle To Demonstrate One's Prowess At 4 Wheeling With. — Benefits tremendously from a carburetor swap with a Weber unit. brakes are adequate for the job handed to them. build quality is early japanese, i.e. parts last but are thin and therefor break when pushed to its limits. its ugly as sin, but it doesn't cost much to drive. It has a stickshift with 4wd and a selectable low range. What this does is ties the front and rear drivetrains together via a center locking coupler inside the transmission. kind of like a center differential or a transfer case in conventional trucks. Although the low range is only a 20% reduction versus the 400% you often get with conventional 4wd systems, it does enable you to get enough torque from the flat four to power the little car out of most situations. think of it as a big ATV.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: frugality, easy to repair at home, 4wd fun

Cons: parts are getting harder and costlier to find, brittle build quality, check for rust in rocker channels and at four bottom corners of passenger cabin.

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The Subie — The Subie was incredibly tough it's reliability was unquestionable. The performance was what you'd expect from a tiny four cylinder, but it loved to rev high all day. The rack and pinion steering felt every pebble, as well as, the tires gripping and slipping. It was pretty fun to drive; I've gotten at least two feet of air while hitting a hump in the road, and it kept on going.

Pros: Solidly built and durable.

Cons: ugly as sin.

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Car Of The Year In 1984 — I have a Subaru Wagon GL 1984 4WD with 4 low, in very good shape, F/E even laether seats, runs geat in and off road, with a great stereo It´s a classic! I can tow a small trailer with a motor bike and go to the motocross races and I can reach places that only strong 4 wheelers can go, every budy get amazed. I use to do paragliding and also I can climb to the mountains when we go to fly, it´s a very nice, reliable car

Pros: It´s a small SUV, 30 MPG

Cons: None

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I Loved Mine! — Fun to drive, great dashboard and gauges - good looking and I loved the orange lighting at night, excellent push button shift on the fly 4WD, great for NY snowy winters, adjustable rear height, absolutely beautiful styling compared to today's cars. It was a GL-10 wagon - baby blue with chrome wheels (not very common) with raised white letter tires and chrome on various place around the car. Air conditioning died and the car wasn't that old and the car had the weirdest habit of blowing the muffler, every time I floored it to get on the highway. After the third muffler, I stopped flooring it to get on the highway. Thankfully, I didn't travel on the highway where it always seemed to happen, often.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Fun to drive, great dashboard and gauges, excellent push button 4WD, adjustable rear height, styling, built like a small tank

Cons: Air conditioning died very early on, kept needing to replace muffler, priced around $19,000 back in 1984

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1989 Subaru GL Reviews

Tuff Little Cookie By Sarah

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1988 Subaru GL Reviews

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1987 Subaru GL Reviews

I Would Drive This Car To New York And Back If I Had To. By Corey

This little Roo (LR) has been in the family for about 13 years. In that time I've done about $1500($115 a yr) in maintenance.The Roo isn't a hot rod or a huge mud bogger, But the Roo makes up for it o... Read More

Go For The 4wd And Turbo If Considering This Car- By Ian

I briefly owned a pristine GL hatchback that was white with a navy blue crushed velvet interior, which belonged to my grandmother before she passed. This car had no power steering and it felt like th... Read More

1986 Subaru GL Reviews

It Was My First Car, What Can I Say? By Danica

Of course it was a dumpy car. The story behind that car. Well, in 2003 they wern't carrying many parts for it in Cali so I had to make due with what was available. It had the wrong breaks (which I ... Read More

1985 Subaru GL Reviews

Great Car For Restoration And Modification If You Can Find It. By wornout96

I loved this car! Got a reputation around town because then (in the 1990's) didn't see many of these styles in Washington DC. Unfortunately had a head on collision with a Nissan and my car was total... Read More

It Fulfilled The Need For Transportation That I Had At The Time. By Don

Overall, I was pretty happy with this car. It was a 2WD wagon and had the electronic instruments and trip computer. It was, for the most part, reliable and got pretty good fuel mileage. About the on... Read More

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