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.
Really amazing car
I was given this car after having to leave my Mercedes with my ex.
Best thing ever, sticks to the road, entertaining to drive (love Awd now), and surprisingly quick (mid range) also good on fuel.
I should be replacing her, but why, she never misses a beat
Oh the tiny battery has been an issue (once) but hey small issue in a great car
Best shaped Liberty Sedan Ever
This is a brilliant car. It's my wife's car and has 178K on the clock still running strong, great engine power, smooth ride, great AWS, ABS and general steering. For an old 2.5 Litre box engine, it really goes with great torque!
Never had the head off, has front end steering replaced, original suspension so the costs have extremely low for the fifteen years we have had the car. Bit hungry on the fuel by today's standards at 10 litres/100km but what a ride. The Heritage has all leather and that is still all like new as well. Probably last of ...the old school Japanese solid build with #1 QA control. The usual 170K slight oil leaks around rocker cover and head but apart from that no other issues. What a great machine. Best sleek sports like design that looks good even by today's standards. This car would be an excellent buy for a young mechanic that could rebuild the engine and then just drive it for another 100K
Lacking in power but overall a good driving experience
We first purchased our 2002 GX Liberty in October 2015, kind of on a whim as we needed another car ASAP due to our previous one being written off and apart from needing to get a new set of tyres for it since purchase it hasn't been a bad car at all, it's the 2.0 litre AWD version.
Reasonable fuel economy
Good interior space for 4 adults
Nice sized boot
Can be expensive for parts
Servicing through Subaru is VERY EXPENSIVE hence I avoid going to them ...
We have owned a 2002 Subaru Liberty RX for 3 years.It has the 2.5 litre single OHC engine with a 5 speed manual gearbox.It had 170000Klms on it.It now has 250000Klms on the clock and apart from regular 12000 klm services at the local Subaru dealer, the only repairs it has had are the rubber boots on the front drive shafts replaced, a replacement timing belt fitted and a clutch replaced.It is now on it's third set of tyres.
A great car to drive, handles very well in wet or dry conditions, comfortable seats .It runs well on 95 unleaded and I f...
2.0 2003 Subaru Liberty
My 2003 Liberty is the best and most reliable car on the road with only 180k on the clock and only a clutch change. It has performed better than I expected, at only 101kw it can still take a Falcon or Commodore on the road.
I am very surprised with the performance for such a small engine and fuel econemy.
I recommend Subaru as a family car or for fun.
Don't forget some of the parts can be $$$, but at the end of the day its quality that lasts for a long time.
Parts can be expensive, but pretty well priced.
Questions & Answers
2001 Suburu Liberty Heritage does anyone know if it has heated seats as there are wires under the front seats?
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