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Bet You Didn't Know: 6 Fun Facts About Subaru Leone

  • To date, the biggest success of Subaru is the 3, 790, 380 Leones that have been sold around the world. This figure boosted the marketability and name recall of Subaru as one of the principal automakers worldwide. The best selling model was the Leone III that was produced from 1984 to 1992. It has been rebranded as the Subaru Loyale in North America until the latter part of 1994.

  • The Subaru Leone was manufactured with five different body choices. The two-door coupe Leone Alcyone, the three-door hatchback Leone Turismo, the four-door saloon Leone Sedan, the flat-roof Leone Station DL, and the the high-roof Leon Superstation. The bestseller among these options was the Leone Superstation, mainly because it became the popular choice for police cars and fire brigade teams in Europe and the United States.

  • During the Alpine Skiing World Cup held in Switzerland in 1987, the Subaru Leone was used as the official car that transported the athletes to and from the competition zone. Among almost 50 cars that vied for the privilege, the Subaru Leone was chosen by the World Cup committee because of the engine's high reliability rate despite extremely cold temperatures.

  • From 1985 to 1989, the Subaru Leone ran a few rallies. Those years, Subaru was the only car manufacturer that combined the four-wheel drive format with a turbo engine. Some of its victories can be credited to esteemed rally drivers Ari Vatanen,Per Eklund, andShekhar Mehta.

  • The Subaru Leone also went by the names Subaru Loyale, Subaru Omega, Subaru RX, Subaru L-series, and Subaru GL-10. It has been sold under different names in different countries, not only to keep closer tabs on its sales but to identify the trim levels as well.

  • The interior design and engine format of the later model Subaru Impreza can be attributed to the original success of the Subaru Leone. The rebranding took place to promote Subaru's evolving marketing strategies in 1992. The rationale behind the shift sought to address the ever-growing and the ever-changing consumer taste of the era.

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  • Subaru Leone Problems

    17 January 2013

    Fuji Heavy Industries began producing the Subaru Leone since 1971. Manufacturing ended during the latter part of 1994 to make way for the production of the Subaru Impreza. The engine format of every Subaru Leones was powered by an impressive Subaru EA boxer engine that is similar to the kind that BMW and Volkswagen use. However, the Subaru Leone also has its fair share of weak points that present car owners or second-hand buyers may want to take note of.


    Horn circuit

    The horn circuit on a Subaru Leone tends to disintegrate faster than normal since the earlier models of the car somehow sat on experimental stages during that time. The horn circuit rests behind the headlight area on the front headers. Previous materials for the front headers of Subaru Leones are not very reliable, especially when compared to today's standards.


    Fuel economy

    Subaru Leones are equipped with a single point fuel injection mechanism that is less than perfect if the vehicle is not in mint condition. An old car model installed with this mechanism tends to guzzle up gas more than what is fairly acceptable for a vehicle of its generation. The main reason for this is that a single point fuel injection engine is required to work double time when the car is old to compensate for the clogged and rusty single pathway that allows petrol to travel throughout the car. Driving a Subaru Leone, therefore, is not advisable for those who are planning to economize their lifestyle.


    High maintenance

    While it is a good thing that Subaru Leone parts are mostly original equipment; it also follows that the supply is limited, and therefore, the prices can get pretty steep. Even labor charges are expensive since car maintenance shops estimate the price of their labor using the availability of the parts and tools necessary to service a car. The good side to this, though, is that if you managed to sustain your Subaru Leone in top working condition-with all the genuine parts and unfailing service repairs-your car can be sold at a high value. Japanese cars tend to have a higher resale value than European cars.