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New to Subaru; maybe interested in an SVX?


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#1 Spannerhead

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 02:48 PM

Hi all,

New member here from central NC. Longtime car buff and diehard DIYer, but I've never owned a Subaru before. That said, I've always loved the SVX, ever since they were new. The weird/nerdy vibe they give off just speaks to me.

I realize they can be a money pit in more ways than one (trans, wheel bearings, brakes, steering rack, etc). But I'm still interested. Currently DD a '95 BMW 525 5-speed with a '72 Datsun 240Z as a restoration project.

Cheers!

#2 sikend667

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 05:41 PM

fun car to drive! but they ar a money pit. mine was great motor is strong and if you can find a 5 spd swapped one the trans is no longer an issue. have you checked out http://www.subaru-svx.net/forum/ yet? thasts an awesome bank of knowledge and alot of helpful people over there. good luck they are alot of fun!



#3 Spannerhead

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 07:53 PM

I have, but that place seems kind of dead.  Appreciate the suggestion, though!  There still appears to be a nice repository of information over there.



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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:17 PM

it goes thru spurts. itll be buzzing for a few months then dead. http://www.subaruxt....php?f=3&t=13031 this is probably one of the nicest ones out there and has been for sale for sometime.



#5 NorthWet

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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:59 PM

The SVX is nice, and need not be a money pit.  Lots of shared components with the Legacy, but enough difference to make parts sourcing a pain.   The 4EAT really does suit the purpose of the car (Grand Touring), and need not be a problem if maintained and kept cool.

 

Although I have used the previously mentioned SVX site, general conversation seems to be mostly what color car they have.

 

As long as you have realistic expectations for using the car (freeway cruiser), you will enjoy it. 



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Posted 26 March 2013 - 10:10 AM

That is a nice one! Wish it wasn't yellow, though... A bit too bright for me. Anybody familiar with this one? Looks nice, 5-speed swapped, decent price. http://albany.craigs...3665998145.html




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