1996 Subaru SVX

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1996 Subaru SVX
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Key specs

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2 trims

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  • L AWD


  • LSi AWD


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Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior design 4.0
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 3.0
  • Exterior styling 4.0
  • Reliability 3.0

Most recent consumer reviews


A fun collectors' car that never caught on

Released from 1991-1997, with only 14,000 sold in the USA and about 25,000 world-wide. This car was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro (one of the greatest designers in the last 25 years); his cars include the DeLorean, Detomaso, Ferrari, Fiat, Audi, Alpha Romeo, Lamborghini, etc. The split window design, AWD, Boxer engine (largest size Subaru ever made in it's day: 3.3L), suede interior, Xenon lights, Airbags, etc. were premium standard features. However, due to poor sales, high cost, automatic transmission and poor breaks, the car never caught on; especially if you compare it to it's rivals of the time: Nissan 300 and Mitsubishi 3000GT Parts are moderately hard to find as this car did not share a platform with other Subarus. Reliability is positively on par with other Subaru vehicles (something that Subaru is famous for). The drive is comfortable, smooth and surefooted; more like a GT car than a sports car. Look for the following issues to be addressed: 1. updated cooling system for the transmission 2. bearings should be repacked and updated 3. air-conditioner should serviced 4. break rotors updated (heavy car that can warp the breaks if abused). Lastly, be prepared to explain to people who ask, "what is that?"

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New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Subaru
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
5 years/80,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
Coverage available for purchase
7 years/100,000
Dealer certification required
152-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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