1987 Subaru Justy

Welcome to Down On The Street » 11/27/08 9:00am 11/27/08 9:00am, where we admire old vehicles found parked on the streets of the Island That Rust Forgot: Alameda, California. I've been looking for a DOTS-worthy Subaru for a long time, but it seems that most of the 70s and 80s examples were crushed long ago. While I'd prefer a BRAT, we'll have to…

Trusty Justy!

This is Down On The Street Bonus Edition » 10/07/08 1:20pm 10/07/08 1:20pm, where we check out interesting street-parked cars located in places other than the . I've been going back and forth on the DOTSworthiness of a Subaru Justy I keep seeing in Alameda (and on 80s Subarus in general, for that matter, though I'll probably go ahead and include a few…

The 1988 Subarus: Really, They're Made In Japan!

A low-budget ad like this one- which seems to have been filmed on a budget that even Cal Worthington » 9/11/08 11:00am 9/11/08 11:00am would have found unacceptably restrictive- makes the '88 Subarus seem somehow , especially when compared to the we get nowadays. Of course, it's hard to beat the ads of '69 in the cheapness department, but you need…

Subaru With Tracks Opens Up New World of Hoonage

While driving up and down the street ripping e-brake turns in the snow while driving your Subaru Justy is cool and all, it ranks low on the old hoon-o-meter. Do the same thing with a set of Mattracks and an exhaust note reminiscent of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse raining down terror on civilization and the… » 2/25/08 2:00pm 2/25/08 2:00pm

Frankfurt Auto Show: Subaru Justy

Because one of you asked for it, here's the Subaru Justy live and up close in all of its mini-Forrester goodness. The new Justy, supplied by an OEM agreement between Subaru and Daihatsu, is being positioned as an entry-level car in Subaru's lineup. The Justy's coming in three levels of Justy-ness, the 1.0E being the… » 9/12/07 9:45am 9/12/07 9:45am

Justy + One-Legged Driver: Beats Excel! Beats Tercel!

Back in 1990, when you lined up for a drag race against the likes of the Toyota Tercel and Hyundai Excel, you needed something serious. Like f'rexample, a Subaru Justy, equipped with continuously variable tranny action! And if that hot tranny action ain't enough for you, sport, the orange-suited thugs from the… » 6/28/07 11:30am 6/28/07 11:30am

Super Salty: 123 MPH Subaru Justy

Can your penalty box go 123.224 mph with a destroked one-liter engine? Didn't think so. Back in the late 1980s, a wonderful gang of engineers began tweaking a less-than-2000-lbs. Subaru Justy to set the Class I Production World Speed Record. The first problem they ran into was that the rules stipulated a maximum… » 5/10/07 12:00pm 5/10/07 12:00pm