A hefty price tag, out-there Giugiaro styling from a small brand known mostly for boxy and conservative cars, a debut during the middle of a recession, and no option of a manual transmission on what was billed as a sports car... what could possibly go wrong?
Mr. Regular calls the Subaru SVX "one of the most amazing cars ever made in the nineties," and he bets you never heard of it. He would lose that against me, just like how Subaru lost $75 million trying to sell a luxury GT in America before any of the rally success.
Welcome to Fatal Flaw, where I choose a cool car that is made significantly less desirable by one major, glaring fault — and show you how to fix it. Today's feature is on the Subaru SVX, and how to make its driving experience as sporty as its iconic looks.
The Subaru SVX remains one of the most distinctive Subarus ever built, and was full of exciting details that made it seem a bit like someone stole a little commuter spaceship from the year 2163. But how much of that look is original, and how much came from a 1985 concept car?
I'm not really sure why, but the Subaru SVX has definitely become my latest automotive curiosity over the last week or so. Yes, I know it only ever came with a boring 4-speed auto, but it's a fascinating relic from the Japanese bubble era. Check out this video to see why it's so cool!
The Subaru SVX is one of the most interesting cars to come out of Japan in the 1990s. It was Subaru's first and only low slung sports coupe with massive expanses of glass and crazy styling. Very cool.
The seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Westfalia Syncro is serious about its price. With a flat six out of a Subaru SVX, the Vanagon itself is pretty serious, but is that price really a joke?
An eagle-eyed reader in San Diego spotted a Merkur XR4Ti, Cadillac Allante, and Subaru SVX all parked with a film crew in front of his office building. The man in plaid clearly gave them away as Top Gear USA, but what's going on here?