Subaru Justy (1996–2001)
What to watch out for
Hungarian build quality not the world's best. Interior trim not particularly tough.
Sold in small numbers, so may have been built a long time before first registration date.
Subarus had second highest warranty repair costs in 2003 Warranty Direct Reliability index (index 217.72 v/s lowest 31.93) due to the high cost of individual repairs to Impreza turbos.
Subaru 3rd bottom of Reliability Index for 2004 combining very high average cost of repair of £993.58 with low 19.82 failures per 100 Warranty Direct policies www.reliabilityindex.co.uk
1,298cc Suzuki Swift engine has been known to suffer from cracked cylinder head.
Be suspicious of uneven tyre wear. Try to get it on a ramp for a good look underneath, or take a torch.
Check for oil leaks, bent suspension, dents in underside. Check the build date.
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