Regular Car Reviews: 1992 Subaru SVX, Part 2

This is a car for people who sill want to use an Amiga computer. Go back and watch Part 1 if you didn’t yet. As good as this car was, it never sold. Why would you buy this in 1992 when you could have a Corvette C4 for almost the same price? Because you have taste and you like your hot dogs with mustard and not ketchup.

34 thoughts on “Regular Car Reviews: 1992 Subaru SVX, Part 2”

  1. Ryukachoo says:

    April 21, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    e46 didnt come out until 1998, ish
    you’re thinking of the e36

  2. TheXdmgx7 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 4:23 pm

    -No manual svx was ever made. No subie manual could take the torque.
    -The manual button starts in 3rd when in 3. Does downshift if you mash it.
    Starts in 2nd when in 1, but will downshift to 1st. Its kind of a snow
    -230hp is accurate
    -There was a “25th anniversary edition” which was even more expensive. And
    rarer. I’ve only seen one and that’s the one i own haha
    Thanks for reviewing one and for not misinforming people about them. Now
    less people will come up to us and call our pride an joy a Mitsubishi or an
    eagle freaking talon…

  3. Phils MGB says:

    April 21, 2015 at 4:33 pm

    Good and accurate review. Looked at a red one in ’96. 31K and change, ouch.
    Went home with an AWD Legacy. 

  4. Matthias Schmitt says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    there was no manual transmission. not even in europe.

  5. Towel1e says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    That winter button is probably the best thing to have in a car that is not
    used in majority of cars.

  6. PistnRods says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:20 pm

    This car would have been legendary if it had a 5-speed and a turbo. All
    the Japanese “supercars” of the early 90s had really cool tech in
    them…and tons of faults. Except maybe the MKIV Supra.

  7. Serveck says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I own a 92, the sparkplugs are NOT difficult, there are holes bored out
    with little rubber plugs of the subframe by the front struts for a ratchet
    extension which lines up perfectly, under an hour job if you know where to
    find it 🙂

    To all you insulting this car, have you ever driven one at speed? I’ve
    never driven even a modern car that handles itself quite like this one. 

  8. koopatroopa187 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    This car was the product of Subaru trying to compete with the Mazda Cosmo.
    People still drive Cosmos, nobody in Japan still drives a SVX (did they
    ever?). It didn’t just fail hard in North America, it failed hard
    everywhere. I don’t share your feelings towards this car, and this is
    definitely another car that needs to just be left to disappear from
    automotive history.

  9. projectdeadserious says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:36 pm

    If you want the SVX to be around forever until its cool, im gonna burst
    your bubble. SVXs are routinely murdered for their engine so they can be
    transplanted into off road racing buggies. My old roommate works at an
    engine machine shop that builds 5 of these a year for buggy racers.

  10. David F. says:

    April 21, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Eh, I will say the engineers at Subaru were thoughtful, not genius. The
    trunk hinge isn’t terribly special. Audi’s had a similar design.

  11. Melody O.o says:

    April 21, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    always a big fan of retro Japanese cars :3 i pick them over classic muscle
    cars ^^ 

  12. thetreeshaveads says:

    April 21, 2015 at 6:24 pm

    I stay up way to late on Sunday nights just to watch these reviews. Lol i
    have class in 3 hours.

  13. Jgizzy -redacted- says:

    April 21, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    Do a 4-wheel-steering Prelude! 3rd gens had the worlds first mass
    production 4ws system on any car and was an ultra-reliable (unlike others)
    mechanical 4ws system. Handled better than just about any car out there. It
    did the slalom test faster than Corvettes, Porsches, and Lamorghinis of the
    same year (1988). Not fast cars, but handled amazingly well, steered great,
    and had some of the best seats and visibility money can buy.

  14. William Grand says:

    April 21, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    Wait, why isn’t he making fun of the car? or making whitty references?

  15. splewy says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    A lot of Japanese and European cars actually integrated the fog lamps into
    the headlights like they are on this SVX. My 06 Acura TL has them, the old
    JDM Integras had them, and the new Audis with the LED headlights have them,
    just to name a few.

  16. moosephone says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Having done the SVX I think you should take a look at its predecessor. ..
    the even lesser known XT coupe 1985-91 it was Subarus first departure to
    its boxy reputation. The First Alcyone (in Japan) which is the name of the
    brightest star in the Pleiades star cluster (the older subaru symbol before
    they “tidyed”it up. Very Wedgey like the AW11 and also the most aerodynamic
    car of its time at 0.29CD. LOTSA weird features you can show like the gauge
    cluster that moves with the steering wheel and the jet-fighter like
    gearshifter. The jetfighter like door flaps/handles …digital dashes on
    some turbo models and if you can find one that still works a pneumatic air
    suspension that lifts the car 6” for going off road. Also in later years
    the 88-91 models were actually available as an XT6 with a 2.7 H6… the SVX
    was not actally the first to break the size barrier for Subaru in Japan.
    Contact me for more info and for owners in the USA you could contact to
    arrange filming.

  17. Dumitriusus says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm

    You should review the 1990-95 Nissan 300ZX-TT or Non-TT. 

  18. Martin Espinoza says:

    April 21, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    That is not all the manual mode button does. It also makes the transmission
    hold third longer. This feature was also present on GC5 Imprezas, where it
    also locks the center diff in 1st gear manual mode. The same transmission
    was used in the S13 240SX.

  19. Stephen Kraus says:

    April 21, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    I have that style trunk lid on my 1990 Audi 90 Quattro 20v.

    But yeah, I’ll admit: The SVX is extremely unique, it was new to Subaru.
    Man, if it had a manual gearbox, I feel like it would have sold more.

  20. craigybus1 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    Tim Curry drove one of these, the same colour in National Lampoon’s Loaded
    Weapon 1

  21. Rory Gregory says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:04 pm

    E46 in 1992? What world do you live on?

  22. Matt Smith says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:13 pm

    Had a buddy who had one of these who threw it into a guard rail during a
    blizzard. Wish they had made more of them. Maybe then he could have
    resurrected it.

  23. Serveck says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I have one, 2005 sti struts bolt in, changing the gears with a 5 speed
    manual, and a mild power tweak (stage 1 chip +15hp in the LOW end)
    completely changes this car into what it should have been.

  24. Zero Shima says:

    April 21, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Just noticed, the left front wheel is the only one facing the right

    Yay, directional wheels

  25. bliglum says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:05 pm

    “Visually they aged well”.. Hahaha, No!! Of all the 90’s Japanese sports
    cars, the SVX has aged the worst!

  26. John Elizondo says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:31 pm

    My friend has one of these, the seller lied to him saying it was awd and he
    got one of the fwd models… He already stripped the interior cus race
    car…. Well he’s stuck with it now lol

  27. inside33 says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Well they dont make cars like they used to

  28. Marc Chapin says:

    April 21, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    i slightly regret not buying one as a first car when i had the chance, but
    parts and repair would kill me

  29. toneykk says:

    April 21, 2015 at 11:13 pm

    please a 3g eclipse gt

  30. M Danahey says:

    April 21, 2015 at 11:29 pm

    OMGoodness! I’m glad the English major did a review on the SVX. Fantastic
    car! I worked at a Mitsubishi dealership in 1998, and we got a 94 model in
    on a trade for a 98 3000GT….The car was amazing to drive and totally
    unlike anything, anybody had ever made. The SVX easily makes my top ten
    favorites list.

  31. John Bacon says:

    April 21, 2015 at 11:49 pm

    I love your channel bro keep up the good work

  32. Gavin Irvine says:

    April 21, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    do you need to upload this in 60fps cant you do normal 25fps 

  33. vacuumnoise says:

    April 22, 2015 at 12:01 am

    u mean e36 coupe but still funny saying e46

  34. Alberto Knox says:

    April 22, 2015 at 12:29 am

    Get some:

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