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Subaru Liberty

Subaru Liberty

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Reviews

  • Build Quality
    4.4 (30)
  • Value for Money
    4.2 (30)
  • Cleaning & Maintenance
    4.4 (29)
  • Noise Level
    3.8 (26)
  • Braking
    4.5 (27)
  • Acceleration / Power
    4.3 (27)
  • Gear Shifting
    3.7 (26)
  • Suspension
    4.2 (26)
  • Fuel Efficiency
    3.8 (27)
  • Handling
    4.6 (27)
  • Interior Design
    4.3 (28)
  • Boot Size
    4.3 (27)
  • Comfort
    4.5 (27)
  • Features
    4.2 (28)
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JAC
JACSouth East Queensland, QLD

Not worth it if someone takes the SD card out

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So this car was sold to my father back in 2015 and the battery went flat now it says the SD card is missing and that actually stops the whole stereo and reverse camera from working completely.
This SD card is at a cost of $650 to replace it.
The SD card is only for the navigation but it actually stops everything.

Purchased in for $26,000.

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Expecting 400+ ks

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The car was left to me by my son who purchased a later model outback. It had just over 200k on the clock. All services were done throughout its life. It’s now showing 285k and still running well. First clutch replacement and struts and wheel bearings now. ( country car). The thing is still driving very well, everything works as it should. Chilling cold air and toasty heater. Paint is excellent and no rust anywhere. I’m a home mechanic so I will attend to all repairs myself for under $1k. I use it every day short & long trips. Very comfortable car. Roomy. I’m keen on squeezing every k I can out out of it. Simple no fuss car. Love it!

Purchased in for $0.

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Bprille, thank you for your awesome review. We are thrilled to hear your Liberty is still in the family and running well,
Cheers to creating many more memories With your Subaru Liberty. Happy commuting!

Kind Regards, The Subaru Team.

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scott H.
scott H.Metropolitan Adelaide, SA
  • 2 reviews

There ok but not the punch for $ had one for six months then moved it on resale was ok ...

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Being a tall person just not enough room ....ok if yr smaller !.. didnt have the power i thought it would and only handle ok not the best not the worst !

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Bob
BobVictoria
  • 2 reviews

Head unit failed

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Car was bought new in 2015 and no problems until recently when my starlink unit failed. Subaru Australia offered no help saying it was not a known problem but suggest the dealer performs a reboot at a cost of $160. No guarantee it will work and no other offer.

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  • TransmissionAutomatic
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Hi Bob, thank you for sharing your experience with your Subaru. We are sorry to hear of your issues with your head unit and encourage you to reach out to us at feedback@subaru.com.au to have our team look into this. Kind Regards The Subaru Team

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Bob

Hi The Zubaru Team,
I have today written another email to feedback proving details of the car and the problem, just waiting for the response

Bob
Bob

As I suspected Subaru did not have the courtesy to respond. I have taken the car to the dealer who attempted a hard boot which was unsuccessful but cost $160.
Not impressed with Subaru at all

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zhu c.
zhu c.South East Queensland, QLD

USB music playing dysfunctional

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Nickname
NicknameVictoria
  • 30 reviews
  • 32 likes

Closest thing to Flying

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I drive this beauty to do my job, she’s a smooth, fast, powerful, comfortable,
mod cons filled, roomy car . Runs efficiently, is reliable and is an utter pleasure to drive.

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Tobey
Tobey
  • 2 reviews
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Great car! Comfortable, fast when need it to be, good looking. Only downside is the head gaskets don't last.

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I use this car to commute to places, personal use, I use it on average 4 days a week, Its serviced every 5000 km's, no issues except the head gasket.

Purchased in for $9,990.

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Subaroo
SubarooGippsland, VIC
  • 2 reviews

Best car I have ever owned.

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I bought my Subaru Liberty 2010 with 117,00 klm on the clock. It had always been serviced at a Subaru Dealership and still is. The Takata Airbag recall was done as well as the electronic brake recall problem. I drive the car most days. Melbourne trips are a joy to drive in my Subaru. I have now clicked 175,000 and I have not had one single problem in 58,000 klms. Paintwork holding up amazingly well as it is not garaged.
A cut & polish keep it preserved. Love my Subaru!

Purchased in at Jaguar Dealers.

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The boys at Subaru Leongatha really look after me. I can talk to them about any concerns or questions I have.

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Thanks so much for your kind words, it's great to hear you had a wonderful experience with Subaru Leongatha, we are proud of our teams.

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Maximus
MaximusGreater Melbourne (Inner), VIC

2010 liberty GT premium just cost $4000 to recondition CVT trans and torque convertor

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Purchased in for $16,000.

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Paris P
Paris PCanberra 2600, ACT
  • 3 reviews

Exceptional Car

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Purchased in at Gumtree for $3,000.

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steventhechef
steventhechefSouth East Queensland, QLD
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7 Liberty's in the family

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Tom
TomHobart, TAS
  • 2 reviews

Subaru GT Premium Wagon

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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 for $52,500.

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Hi @ Tom, Thank you so much for your awesome review! The Liberty is a gem of a vehicle which will be sorely missed. If we can ask one favour, we would love to see your review on Google reviews as well. Happy driving! The Subaru Team.

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Patrick L.
Patrick L.Perth, WA
  • 3 reviews
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Can’t fault it, great car. Great safety features. Does not lack power. Smooth drive and good visibility.

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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.

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Hi @ Patrick L, Thank you so much for your excellent review. We're so happy to hear that you are happy with your Subaru. If we could ask one favour, we would love to see your review on Google review. Thanks again and safe driving. The Subaru Team.

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Solid car over many years

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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.

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Shameem
ShameemSouth East Queensland, QLD
  • 5 reviews
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Best car in the world

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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 for $36,000.

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Questions & Answers

Travo198
Travo198asked
Liberty 2GEN (1993-1999)

I just bought a 1995 Liberty wagon AWD. It has a secondary lever near the gear select. Is this a high low range selector, or is it a locking lever between AWD and FWD. All help is good. Thanks

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Paul L.
Paul L.asked
Liberty 3GEN (1998-2003)

Can an engine (EJ2.5) from a 1999 Outback with manual transmission be fitted to a 1999 RX Liberty with auto trans? Will computer and all electrics and everything else go correctly together?

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Cameron B.
Cameron B.asked
Liberty

Hey guys, have a 2005 subaru liberty gt 2ltr turbo auto.
Car earlier today stalled on me on side of road. Now it starts up idles rough .then when I go to accelerate its stalls again is there anyone who has suggestions please be much appreciated.
Cam...

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Subaru Liberty

Details

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CategorySedansSedansSedansSedans
Starting Price $30,240.00$36,640.00$43,140.00$30,760.00
TransmissionContinuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)Continuously Variable (CVT)
Drive TypeAll Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Fuel TypePetrolPetrolPetrolPetrol
Wheels18" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy18" Alloy
ANCAP Safety Rating5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars
Fuel Consumption7.3 L/100km7.3 L/100km9.9 L/100km
Fuel Tank Capacity 60 L60 L60 L60 L
Engine4 Cylinder 2.5L4 Cylinder 2.5L6 Cylinder 3.6L4 Cylinder 2.5L
Max Power129kW @ 5800rpm129kW @ 5800rpm191kW @ 6000rpm129kW @ 5800rpm
Max Torque235Nm @ 4000rpm235Nm @ 4000rpm350Nm @ 4400rpm235Nm @ 4000rpm
Country of ManufactureJapanJapanJapanJapan
Manufacturer Warranty3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)3 year(s)
Release date
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