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Ok, this is the 5MT 2.0L GT I am referring to, so this review is for you guys out there looking for a second-hand car.
This is a great car if you like driving a car unassisted by such technologies as traction and stability control. The only major assistance you get with this car is ABS. Personally, I prefer it this way...other may not...
The car itself seems quite rigid and, in conjunction with the AWD, allows for spirited corner exits, although it does exhibit some understeer during corner entry to apex (as with most AWD cars). From ab...out 3,500rpm to about 6,000rpm, the turbo engine really punches out some good power (190KW) and torque numbers on this car are nothing to scoff at (330nm). On the down side, the stock suspension on the GT is sub-standard for more-spirited driving (KYB struts) compared to the spec B (Bilstein struts) and tends to be quite "floaty" with substantial pitch and roll. The brakes are also a bit of a let down, with a soft, spongy feel to then under foot. The good news is that these things can be remedied and there is quite a number of aftermarket parts out there to do this for not too much money (such as sway bars and a master brake cylinder stopper). Overall, definitely a car worth investigating if you are planning on a second-hand car purchase and you want WRX performance in a luxury package that doesn't cost the earth. AWD drivetrain performs well, especially in the wet. Well appointed interior. Great build quality. In the right rev range, the engine can be quite punchy. Suspension is quite "floaty". Brakes soft and spongy. Fuel consumption can go through the roof if you put your foot down too much. Turbo lag evident at the bottom end of the rev range. Cold start tune not exceptional.
We have a boxer dog which we harness in the back we also have a young son in a baby seat in the back and there is still plenty of room for day to day storage. Generally we are really happy with this car we have had it for about 15 months this is a very comfortable and stable car.
Liberty 3.0R Spec.B: Good pick up, comfortable, good stereo, plenty space in the back for storage, nice sunroof, very easy to drive, corners very well or holds the road well. This is a great car. In this market range this was the best value for the money, we bought it from Subaru Docklands during one of there big sales - that was worth waiting for.
No memory set seats and mirrors but generally a very good car.
The Liberty GT is a nice car but still a long way from a BMW (but so is the price from new). The H6 needs too many revs to make it go and the non turbo 4's are quite painful to drive but OK for a city commute (recently had an 08 outback for a week, glad to give it back). The GT is the pick of the range but is long over due for an update. Other cars on the market are way in front. But I still enjoy driving my car as there are not many of them around. But the wife's 9 year old E46 323 BMW is a much better car to drive and better in nearly e...very aspect and is cheaper to buy now and insure when compared to any recent GT (2l or 2.5l). Nice to look at and it's not a falcon or commodore. Nice handling & power is addequate. Interior is functional and pleasant to be in. 5 speed auto is very average, paint work average, low speed noise and suspension thump could be improved. Large torque hole up to 3000 RPM
2007 Liberty 3.0R spec b 6 speed man. I was looking at buying a WRX, however liberty is more of a car.Without the boy racer image. The liberty is 1 second slower then a WRX in the 0-100 dash, and .5 second slower in the 400mt dash, however better top speed in the liberty and you have all the luxury items. A small price to pay for a more luxury car.
The spec b handles better then the new 2008 rex. The rex handling was soft. I feel the 2008 WRX is very plan on the inside and power was not what I expected.
The S-i drive is good. I feel the car ...
i thought it was a really fun car to drive, the AWD makes cornering fun when taken at speed, the manual gearbox seems to give it a little kick as well. once i worked out the radio system it was quite good sound
Stylish, smooth, handles well, good acceleration, cool interior
The engine provides a quiet yet powerful ride.
The exterior makes for an attractive look, while the interior is spacious, refined and gives you the comfort you need.
The gear-shift is quite unique, as you try to master it everytime you drive it.
The most impressive feature of this car is that driving in this car ensures a smooth ride, from point A to point B.
A nice car that provides all that you want in a car.
A smooth ride, with all the comfort, safety and luxury of a nice car.
The gear-shift takes a while to get used to.
Fantastic package encompassing style, comfort, 5 star safety, function and performance at half the price of its comparable European competitors. Robert Luck Mosman
Liberty 3.0R spec.B: Perfomance, Handling, styling, finisha nd resale value.
Fuel consumption a little high around Sydney in peak hour traffic,
Questions & Answers
Hi My Subaru 2010 liberty exiga my11 odo 230K kms has recently had an issue as when I accelerate it, randomly feel jerky, slipped one or two beats then driving back to normal. Searching on Google NRMA shows me there are 9 reasons causing similar issue like that. So far i replaced 4x spark plugs but the issue unsorted. Please kindly advise me what to do next step. Many thanks. James
Hi @ DJA, We recommend getting in touch with your nearest or preferred Subaru service centre. The service team will be able to assist you further through an inspection and diagnosis of your Liberty Exiga. Please use this link to get in touch with one of our service centres today. The Subaru Team. http://bit.ly/2WZZ8yv
Hi. Looking to purchase a 2004 Subaru Liberty GT 4GEN Premium Pack. It has 150,000k on the clock, regularly serviced and appears well looked after. Any common issues with this model I should be wary of ? Thanks!
If i were to buy parts from a 2001 suburu liberty 2.5rx for a 2002 model would they fit? Ill need everything for the front right/tire. Steering rod wishbone. Tire pushed back into the wheel well in full lock.
Hi @ jordan s, Simply use this link to locate your nearest or preferred Subaru parts and accessories retailer and our friendly parts team will be able to help you further. The Subaru Team. http://bit.ly/2WZZ8yv
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