Regular Car Reviews: 1992 Subaru SVX, Part 1

This is the most Un-Subaru Subaru (Part 1). The SVX stands on the vanguard of unsung 90’s cars. It’s a flat-6, all wheel drive, low, sleek sports car…that was a commercial flop because in the 1990’s Subarus were known, in America, as cars for people who ambushed you at Circuit City with petitions calling for “People Should Be Nice To Me.” PART 2 :

38 thoughts on “Regular Car Reviews: 1992 Subaru SVX, Part 1”

  1. Matthias Schmitt says:

    April 21, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    a 230hp sports car only available with automatic transmission. good
    thinking there, subaru!

  2. JoshorBrownKid says:

    April 21, 2015 at 4:26 pm

    I can’t be the only one who looked at the thumbnail and thought it was a
    first-gen Eagle Talon…. right?

  3. Brian J says:

    April 21, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    “It has aged so well.”


  4. Aces High says:

    April 21, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I’d drive it if it came with a clutch petal. 

  5. Darrin Hillier says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Looks like a Nissan s14 “shows s13 coupe” but yes it does look like a
    silvia from the front.

  6. xTheTorNando says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I had an SVX. It sucked. Hahaha

  7. Stephen Kraus says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:21 pm

    Audi did this prior to Subaru. In 1989, Audi stopped producing middle of
    the road performance drivers and started making Performance – Luxury cars.
    The Audi 90/Coupe was that class for Audi.

    Did they even make a manual version of the SVX?

  8. Eggly Bagelface says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Oh crap, it’s the Uranus from GTA:San Andreas.

  9. Bubblun says:

    April 21, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I appreciate that you covered the unloved SVX, but wow are your Subaru
    facts off. Yes, Subaru still sold the Loyale (barely) in 1992, but the BRAT
    was dead after 1987 in the U.S. We also did not get the STi until 2004, not
    2000 as you stated. You are confusing it for the 2.5RS of that era which
    had the appearance of a WRX/STi but no turbo, and also launched in 1998.
    Finally, in 1992 you could not buy a 2WD SVX. These did not become
    available until model year 1994. Hoping the second half of this video won’t
    be so misleading….

  10. Mr.Science says:

    April 21, 2015 at 6:38 pm

    Oh here’s part 1, I suppose it took longer to upload because it was a
    longer video.

    Looking at Australia’s usual car sale site, there are a total of four SVXs
    for sale. Yes, four.

    In a country of 24 million, only four are for sale at the moment. Fuck.

    Also did you just call the S13 Silvia an S14? You silly billy.

  11. Mr Anderson says:

    April 21, 2015 at 6:49 pm

    Theres one of those sitting in my local pick n’ pull, I like it actually.

  12. Richard Schuller says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:11 pm

    test drove this before I decided to by my 3000gt in 92. Couldn’t get over
    those windows haha

  13. LibertarianPatriot12 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    I am buying one of these and gonna build the shit out of it.

  14. Ryan Sardachuk says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    When are you boys gonna review an Aztek?

  15. jluzny92 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    lets do some comparing and see a different view on why this car flopped in
    North America:

    1992 Dodge Stealth R/T Twin Turbo (3000GT’s brother) $30000 new

    1993 Mazda RX7 $32,000 new

    1992 Toyota Supra Turbo $28,000 new

    You could for the same money, buy a lot more car in the SVX’s era.

  16. Rexim Favor says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:53 pm

    The alternator looks so easy to get to!

  17. jay7264 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    my buddy had one it was awesome untill the tranny let go oh well fun while
    it lasted

  18. Serveck says:

    April 21, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    I have one, 2005 sti struts bolt in, changing the gears with a 5 speed, and
    a mild power tweak (stage 1 chip +15hp in the LOW end) completely changes
    this car into what it should have been. Even stock she has no trouble
    breaking 130mph on a regular basis.

    When I bought it there was no 3rd or 4th gear. Drove it 150miles home in
    2nd at 5000rpm (will go to 94!) And it loved every second of it.

  19. ShadesofCascades says:

    April 21, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Forgive my ignorance, but what are the three “bad” Subaru jokes based on (I
    do get the Lesburu connection”

  20. jsplicer9 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:02 pm

    Subaru XT6 is really radical

  21. Gumri says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Sounds cool but i don’t like the look of it myself

  22. Brendan A. MacWade says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    A Giugaro-designed masterpiece. A true Japanese bubble economy car.

  23. Daniel Reyes says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Isn’t that the sileighty from thatdudeinblue vid?

  24. Andrew Dion says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:13 pm

    Jerry awsome I hope you were just being sarcastic and not assuming I was a
    subaru owner. Did the profile pic really give you any hints that I might
    like gm products. Don’t get me wrong subaru’s are dependable and reliable
    cars, I just don’t see myself driving a Subaru 

  25. lifeisgood12341 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm

    There is a beautiful old red one that gets out in the summer. Like new
    paint and everything 

  26. Matthew TopCatHat says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    1:42 Does Fanfiction count?

  27. Patrick Bateman says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    I’ve got one but mine’s in better condition than yours.

    The problem with the SVX is that people try to compare to to things like
    the Silvia and other nippy Jap cars.

    When you think SVX, think Porsche 928. This is a big grand tourer, and a
    stonking good one at that. 

  28. Prisoner Alex says:

    April 21, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    I’ve heard of it, I drove one of these in the 90’s in GrandTurismo! Rare

  29. FuZionSniperzZ says:

    April 21, 2015 at 11:41 pm

    that’s an s13 at 0:56 

  30. Dylan Sanderson says:

    April 22, 2015 at 12:10 am

    if u want a car that aged well look at the toyota sequoia, the 1999 looks
    less than 5 years old. Maybe because they look the same each year

  31. PIK says:

    April 22, 2015 at 12:25 am

    They’re making a new one you know? Part of Subaru’s epic plan to take over
    the car market particularly in the US. The new SVX will be their flagship
    model. Should be able to make a mark this time around. 

  32. Wade McLure says:

    April 22, 2015 at 12:46 am

    Awwwww, I miss my SVX!

  33. M Wooldridge says:

    April 22, 2015 at 12:55 am

    A bit similar in design to the wedgy 1989-98 Citroen XM.

  34. Johnny OrGBravo says:

    April 22, 2015 at 1:07 am

    Dodge neon

  35. Mike981S says:

    April 22, 2015 at 1:21 am

    Love it… currently getting my 1994 SVX restored… Should do my own
    review after it is finished… although I never will reach your awesome
    blend of automotive knowledge and hip philosophical delivery ;)

  36. loosejox86 says:

    April 22, 2015 at 1:48 am

    Actually according to the original sticker that came with my 92 SVX it was
    $42,930 no lie

  37. XxMetalGorxX says:

    April 22, 2015 at 2:00 am

    do a honda prelude review!

  38. Shame Llama says:

    April 22, 2015 at 2:30 am

    I recommend finding and reviewing a Legacy Sport Sedan or Touring Wagon
    with the EJ22t.

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