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1987 Subaru GLReview
Ian writes:

Go For The 4wd And Turbo If Considering This Car- — 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 the entire weight of the car was over the front wheels whenever I had to parallel park or went into a parking lot-my Civic RealTime 4wd with unassisted steering was light as a feather compared to this car. We called it Grandma's Torpedo Egg after I discovered how to use the throttle to point and shoot the car and hope it would go where I intended it to. Severely underpowered and mated to a 3 speed automatic for a modern car when compared to my Civic that had 200k on it when I got this. Unfortunately I did not remember the car was rarely driven on the highway and dropped the governor gear 5 miles before the VA state line when coming back from UNC Chappel Hill w/ Olga & Adam. We rode in the car on the flatbed hours later when a tow truck finally came.....

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Inexpensive and better than a Yugo

Cons: no power steer and underpowered

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1987 Subaru GLReview
Orlando writes:
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This Is My Favorite Car — I got this car when i was actually looking at something else. But i ended up totally loving it. It was econimical as all can be and save for a carbeurator issue was a perfcet car. never a problemalways got me from point A to B without a fuss. the GL hatch was practical and the fit and finish were top notch for its time. it also survived a bad accident and kept goin.

Pros: reliability. gas mileage, good quality. and sound  as can be

Cons: power deficient

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1987 Subaru GLReview
Corey writes:

I Would Drive This Car To New York And Back If I Had To. — 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 on the drives up to the ski resort, camping trips or logging road/rock crawling. LR has plenty of pep through town and up to 80 mph on the hwys. MPG is 21 city and 29 hwy. In the next couple of months im going to be putting a 4' lift and 29'' tires on. Getting her up about 8" from stock. can't wait!

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

Pros: one of the best mpg 4wheel drives

Cons: after about 120k they get bad oil leaks and DON'T FORGET TO CHANGE THE TIMING BELTS.

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1989 Subaru GL Reviews

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1988 Subaru GL Reviews

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1986 Subaru GL Reviews

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

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1985 Subaru GL Reviews

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

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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

1984 Subaru GL Reviews

I Loved Mine! By littlbear222

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, absolu... Read More

My Suby By Damian

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 br... Read More

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