Yep. Time for an update?
Let me post a summary of the Basic changes in the Third Generation
of the Subaru Leone, also known as EA82, Loyale, etc,
which was made since 1984 up to 1994...
... during all that Decade, featured three different "Editions" with overal changes between them, despite their Trim Level or the optional equipment. Let me explain the Main / More Noticeable Changes among the Three Editions of the EA82, beside other diferences:
► Early Edition: (1984 ~ 1986)
─ The Grille was Checkered, and mounted directly to the Head Lamps' frames.
─ The Head Lamps / Dimmer combo Switch, came mounted on the Dashboard's left side.
─ The Wiper / Washer combo switch, also came on the Dashboard's right side.
─ The Stereo's Antenna was a Short, Fixed tipe.
─ The Side rear view Mirrors on each door, came mounted "Sticking Out"
Below the Window, non touching it.
─ The instrument Clusters and Dashboard Buttons had a slight Amber / Yellow tint.
─ The A/C condenser Fan, was activated by a Pressure Switch on the A/C Line,
after the Relay switches.
─ The GL Wagons, had rear windows "Glued" to the Body, on the Cargo Area.
─ The DL Wagons, had rear windows mounted with a Rubber on the Cargo Area.
─ The manual "Adjustable Height" Struts were usual,
while Electro Pneumatic Suspension was Optional on the GL10 Models.
─ Some markets got the option of an "Adjustable Height" Hydraulic suspension.
─ The Early EA82 engines, came with the first gen EA82 Heads.
► Middle Edition: (1987 ~ 1990)
─ The Grille had horizontal lines, and mounted directly to the radiator backing frame
on the Body, instead to the Head Lamps' frames.
─ The Head Lamps Switch, came on a Stick on the Steering Column.
─ The Dimmer swich was moved to a vertical rotating one, on the Dashboard.
─ The Hazard lights' switch, was moved from behind the Steering Wheel, to the Dashboard.
─ The Wiper / Washer combo switch, also was moved to another stick on the Steering Column.
─ The Stereo's Antenna was extendable.
─ The Side rear view Mirrors on each door, came mounted touching the Window's glass.
─ The instrument Clusters and Dashboard Buttons had Green tint.
─ The A/C condenser Fan, was activated directly by the existent Relay Switches,
bypassing the pressure switch. (in fact, subaru sold a small rewiring kit to bypass that pressure switch on older models).
─ The manual "Adjustable Height" struts disappeared, Subaru used "Standard" struts,
Electro Pneumatic Suspension continued to be Optional for the GL10 models.
─ The option of an "Adjustable Height" Hydraulic suspension disappeared also.
─ The first appareance of the "Virgin Switch" on top, Behind the Steering Wheel.
─ The Middle edition EA82 engines, came with the second gen EA82 Heads.
► Last Edition: (1990 ~ 1994) also known as "Loyale"
─ The Metallic housing Head Lamps were changed elsewhere except in USDM,
with Plastic Housing ones.
─ 1990 was the last year for EA82 Turbo.
─ 1992 was last year for EA82 Sedans.
─ The GL trim body with glued cargo area windows, disappeared.
All Loyale wagons were DL trim body.
─ The Electro-Pneumatic suspension, disappeared, along almost all luxury options.
─ The factory sold via Subaru Dealers only, improved third gen EA82 Heads,
which never came installed from Factory.
─ The door handles came in Black colour, instead of Chromed,
elsewhere except in USDM.
Remember, as usual in my posts, underlined words are web links with further information on the Subject.