Subaru GT Premium Wagon
I purchased new a 2014 gt wagon and still have it. It has been a great little car, now with 95k on it. Everyone that drives it cant believe how well it performs in acceleration and handle. A wee bit noisy with the low profile tyres on rough bitumen. It now steers around the windy roads of tasmania with ease. Service is not expensive and I have not had a mechanical issue yet. In the purple mode overtaking is quick and a lot safer. If I was to worry about what might go first, it would be the clutch as it pulls so hard.
OK these weren't the prettiest, but hey if you want a sleeper you don't want to draw attention.
Purchased in May 2014 for $52,500.00.
Can’t fault it, great car. Great safety features. Does not lack power. Smooth drive and good visibility.
Driving every day to and from work, using highway and freeways normally. Not bad economy. Servicing, average once a year or 12500kms. No issues as yet. For the price there’s good features.
Purchased in August 2020.
Solid car over many years
2005 bought second hand from dealer. Premium wagon. Driven on all roads and long distances. Just about to clock 375,000kms! Engine is perfect but everything Else starting to go. Suspension gone! Electric windows issues. Tailgate light always needing replacement. I dread having to get a new but the time has come. Servicing too expensive.
Best car in the world
I bought a subaru liberty in 2009. I got delivered a Subaru Liberty on the 1st April with 13km on the clock. Last Friday (31/07/2020), it ticked over half a million kilometre. Over last 11 years we travelled a lot together. The ride was and still being awesome. I have a BMW 430! convertible and ride of my liberty is no less enjoyable. I never had spent anything except normal wear and tear. Just got it polished and waxed and it looks like new again. I am so happy with this car and want to thank Subaru for delivering this little piece of gem.
Purchased in April 2009 for $36,000.00.
- Liberty 5GEN (2009-2014)
- Verified purchase
My throughts on CVT and manual trans.
Hi guys R.O.C here. I brought a used 2011 Subaru liberty 2.5i non turbo 6sp manual with 140,000 KS on the clock and it has a ej253 engine for $8000. I didn't want to get one with the automatic CVT purely because they are weak. ( In the US and AUS.. by the look of it ) I am now spending $1700 on an Exedy clutch kit (fitted) because when the car is cold and I start it, it makes a light shimming/squeeling noise when the clutch pedal is out but when I push the clutch in with my foot it goes away. ( Only happens for about 2-3 mins while it's warmin...g up and was told by mechanic it's the throwout bearing and recommended I get a clutch kit put through it. ( Clutch kit contains: fork assembly, new flywheel, new throw out bearing, crank bolt, plates, alignment tool and spigot ) The internet seems to have a lot of cases with the manual trans just like my case and there seems to be a lot of confusion about the cause and fix. Soooo... luckily For all those people that are right now going that's what my car does with a serious look on there face starring at there phone haha... I am planing on having the new clutch kit fitted to my car in the next week or too and I will post an update here and let you know if problem is fixed.. and if it comes back at any point... I will update again. But overall I love my subaru 4 out of 5 stars.
Purchased in March 2020 for $8,000.00.
Great all rounder, sleeper status
I upgraded to the Gen5 GT Premium Wagon 5 EAT (2010) from my old Gen4 3.0R-B sedan M/T.
Traveled interstate to get it as there are not many well looked-after preowned examples out there or for sale.
This car is a great all-rounder. Used in daily driving to work, weekend trips and getaways. So far I've put almost 15,000kms on it, owned for almost a year now, purchased with 110,000kms.
Problems I have had with the car are few:
-Intercooler pipe blew out and had to be replaced. This was a cheap and easy thing to fix.
-Transmission slamming gears...
Purchased in August 2019 at Carsales.com.au for $17,500.00.
Avoid this model like the plague.
The torque converter is a shocker and Subaru, unlike in the US, won't give an extended warranty with the problem. The stalling is a serious safety problem. And the cost of repairing it is in the region of $4000.
Great family car
Great car and value for money with so many features. The all wheel drive adds to the safety of the car and it has enough room to fit a family of five comfortably without compromising on the power. The semi automatic with paddle gears lets you have some fun with the 3.6 engine especially in sports mode. You really do not need any more power than this in the city or for cruising on highways
Purchased in June 2016.
Reliable and comfortable
Bought a second hand 1999 Subaru Liberty RX several years. It has always been comfortable to drive and reliable. I'm only writing this review now, as I am preparing to sell this vehicle.
It has required no major work. Leaking at the valve cover gaskets (as common on this model's engine) and a new starter had to be recently installed. Several bushings are starting to fall apart, but that is to be expected in a car of this age.
My next car will be a Subaru.
Purchased in April 2010.
Purchased 2010 Liberty GT Sedan Auto with 90k on the clock. The car has always been looked after and serviced on schedule. It's been a great car. But, now at 142K, the 5 speed auto transmission has failed (apparantly a well known fault with the GT). Not happy with Subaru, anyway there goes my plans to updgrade a new wrx.
Purchased in September 2013.
Awesome until the Torque convertor fails!
Absolutely loved this car which is a 2010 always serviced on time and then it started to stall when coming to a quick stop. Did some research and found it is a know fault with the torque convertor. Took it to subaru and they have quoted $5000 to replace. Most of that is labour. The car is hardly worth that. So it is the end of the line for our much loved libby and she will be traded in. And not for a another subaru.!!
Great until the CVT fails
My 2012 Liberty has been a fantastic car, now that the torque converter/ cvt appears to have failed, any long term economy of owning a Subaru is out the window. Subaru Australia will say how sorry they are to hear it, and act like they know nothing about this being a big problem with these cars. This is a major safety issue as the car stalls when you brake.
They will also say that American cars are different from ours; the bottom line is that when Subaru of America were faced with an identical issue they extended the drivetrain warranty to c...
Purchased at Subaru Dealers.
After 4 years and 64,000 klms, I am still happy with my Liberty. The fuel economy is even getting better with the more klms I do. Open hwy regularly getting 6.3- 6.8 ltrs per 100 klms. My "only dislike" is the cheap clunk when closing the boot. So if that is the worst thing, yes, I am happy. Currently looking for replacing my Dunlop Max 050 tyres. Any recommendations?
Purchased in May 2015 at Subaru Dealers.
Best car on the road
I've had my beast for 9 years and its still going strong. It has been regularly serviced and the interior is as good as it was the day it came home,and that's with dogs regularly on board. I can confidently drive on the open road, its fast acceleration keeps me out of trouble when overtaking on hills and cruise control makes open road driving a breeze. The rear seats fold down to take extra long loads when required. It's just done a weekend in the bush, give adults and two dogs, all rode comfortably. Highly recommend the Subaru Liberty to anyone for any purpose.
Purchased in August 2009.
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My 2015 Liberty's CVT gearbox has shuddering, slipping and is jerky as reported by other owners. The torque converter fails to lock up most of the time leaving me with no power. Likely a problem with the torque converter itself or solenoids (many similar problems in American Legacys). Local Subaru service department gave me the runaround for years. Traded the car for something more reliable. Very disappointed.
Purchased in June 2015 for $32,000.00.
I love my Liberty
I love my Liberty. Stylish and sophisticated with more safety features than you can poke a stick at. It drives and handles beautifully, particularly In wet condition. It is zippy enough for me to buzz around the city, and big enough to comfortably accomodate the whole family. The boot is quite big. Great for all of the shopping or kids stuff. Fuel economy is quite reasonable too.
Purchased in October 2016.
Transmission has a 2 second delay when engaging from reverse to drive. This is how it works from new. In my view this a serious defect and could be dangerous as i didnt know about it and almost hit a car when it rolled back at the shops.
Purchased in February 2016 at Subaru melvile for $30,000.00.
Not entirely convinced...
I purchased the Liberty Premium last year as a brand new car.
Probably the two biggest Achilles heels for this car are the CVT and suspension; both of which are doughy and slow to respond.
The CVT takes getting used to and even in conjunction with the beautiful 6 cylinder engine (which could use just a bit more “poke”) it still suffers from the dreaded “rubber-band effect” of taking its time to spool up and react to the engine revs and demand for action (5/10). As a result, the otherwise fantastic EyeSight system (9/10) in conjunction with ad...
Purchased in July 2018 for $48,000.00.
Love my car, great handling and great features
I use my car for daily travel to and from work, on a freeway as well as local running to and from school.
I love the handling of the car, which was one of the main reasons I chose a Subaru in the first instance, especially in the wet, i felt extremely safe in the car. The size of the car is great for a family (we have 2 children and initially had car seats in the car when i first purchased). Boot size is also great for shopping.
Features are all great, parking is a breeze with the rear camera and guiding lines, and bluetooth is extremely cle...
Purchased in November 2016 for $40,000.00.
Love the subaru liberty
2008 subaru liberty has plenty of power leather seats sunroof luxury edition popular car very smooth on roads steering wheel is smooth as well I clean my cars one a week always protected with wax the liberty's will not let you down
Purchased in January 2019 for $4,000.00.
Questions & Answers
I have a Subaru Liberty Heritage 2001. Can someone tell me what the 'Heritage' means? Is it more luxurious than a Liberty? I'm confused - clearly!
I have just had my Subaru recently serviced and my fuel economy has increased from 8.7ks av per 100kms tom 9.9 in 4 days and my deriving has not changed. i took it back to the service department and they said that it must be the way the mechanic drove the car on test drive which is complete bollocks . what could it be?
Is this car front wheel drive or all wheel drive
|Transmission||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)||Continuously Variable (CVT)|
|Drive Type||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)||All Wheel Drive (AWD)|
|Wheels||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy||18" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.3 L/100km||7.3 L/100km||9.9 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||60 L||60 L||60 L||60 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.5L||4 Cylinder 2.5L||6 Cylinder 3.6L||4 Cylinder 2.5L|
|Max Power||129kW @ 5800rpm||129kW @ 5800rpm||191kW @ 6000rpm||129kW @ 5800rpm|
|Max Torque||235Nm @ 4000rpm||235Nm @ 4000rpm||350Nm @ 4400rpm||235Nm @ 4000rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Japan||Japan||Japan||Japan|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2014||Jan 2017|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2017|
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