Local assembly ceased when the Legacy range replaced the Leone in 1993. Most cars were equipped with optional. The Leone was originally equipped with a 1. Needed y-pipes, cylinder heads that cracked because of the heat and boost of the turbo, a differential rebuild. All told, 47,419 vehicles are included in the recall.
Most cars were equipped with optional. Early models received a 1. A tad too generic for me. The heater core ruptured, a alum-finned piece as wide as the dash, and the entire dash had to come apart to replace it. Unusually, the handbrake or emergency brake operated on the front wheels.
Four-wheel drive was Subaru's most notable feature during the 1970s and 1980s, leading to particularly strong sales in places like Switzerland and. Despite these changes the overall effect was similar to the earlier version and mechanically identical, with the exception of the rear track which was widened by 40mm. Dig that rubber air cleaner! All other 2nd generation models were discontinued by 1985. The Impreza was introduced with a 'hatch like' wagon which was reminiscent of the first and second generation Leone wagons. All body panels were altered slightly and the overall look was 'smoother' and more contemporary in appearance.
They should have never added a turbo to that engine: it had a habit of cracking the aluminum cylinder heads from heat and boost. A completely new dashboard with altered interior were also part of the update. The Leone introduced a Subaru tradition of frameless side windows for all models. The Wagon was also available with four-wheel drive, beginning with the 1977 model year. The 1,100 cc engine from the earlier was carried over for the Leone 1100 van in the Japanese domestic market, but was only available in the first few years.
Late in 1977 saw the introduction of the as a 1978 model. The Leone introduced a Subaru tradition of frameless side windows for all models. Shuddering and noise are often attributed to axle shafts often due to contaminated lubricants. Subaru Leone Overview Manufacturer Production 1971—1994 Assembly , , Japan Body and chassis Chronology Predecessor Successor The Subaru Leone is a produced by the Japanese from 1971 to 1994. The appearance of the new Leone was influenced by the design efforts from Nissan, especially the long hood and short trunk appearance that.
By 1990 the Leone name continued to be used in Japan but was now known as the Loyale in Chile, the United States and Canada; the L-Series in Europe and Australia, and as the Omega in New Zealand where the third generation was the last to be assembled locally by Motor Holdings at. The installation of a turbocharger was to provide better fuel economy by reducing emissions and burning fuel more effectively as opposed to providing a performance oriented product, due to taxes levied by the Japanese Government on a graduated scale based on the emissions emitted from the car. Scotty knows how I feel about Asian cars. Subaru changed the rally model to for the 1990—1992 period and took part in the first complete season in the World Rally Championship with the same model in. The Leone competed with the , , , , , and the. They were only available with an automatic transmission and 3. Always wanted to make them into andirons or something.
Has the original white Subaru wheel covers. Though depending on the person offering up the cash, that good could take the form of extraordinary form, functionality, weight savings, power, handling, etc. That was the only repair it required over the 3 years I owned it. Jose Antonio Celsi finished eight in the 1986 Marlboro Rally Argentina and fifth in the 1988 Marlboro Rally Argentina. Celsi finished fourth, but retired on the final road section and Bourne retired during the first stage. The two door sedan was replaced by a hatchback design, as an alternative to the , , , and the hatchbacks. The electric switch activated a that pushed the clutch plates together, thereby engaging the driveshaft to the rear wheels.
It was a 5-speed and got 25-ish mpg on pavement, way worse ice-racing on the lakes. I continued to care for it, religiously letting it idle for over a minute as instructed each time before turning off the ignition to ensure proper cooling and lubrication of the turbo bearings. Fantastic car for the mountains. The 48-kilowatt 65 hp 1. Always wanted to make them into andirons or something.