Subaru Leone and 4X4

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Subaru Leone and 4X4

1971 - 1979
Country:
Japan
Engine:
Flat 4 "boxer"
Capacity:
1361/1600 cc
Power:
72 kw
Transmission:
4 spd. man
Top Speed:
n/a
Number Built:
n/a
Collectability:
1 star
The Subaru Leone made its debut in June 1971, and the Subaru Leone 4WD Station Wagon followed in September 1972.

Both sedan and 4WD wagon shared the same suspension and engine, at the front was strut type independent suspension, while at the rear was a semi-trailing arm type independent suspension.

Many credit the Leone 4WD as the car that introduced the world to the concept of the SUV - as nearly all 4X4's had been - up until that time - limited to off-road vehicles. The mass-produced 4WD variation of the Leone remained an ordinary passenger vehicle - made extra-ordinary by having (somewhat limited) off-road capabilities.

When the vehicle was first put on the market, demand came mainly as a result of the special applications the car could be used for, such as commercial use in snowy and mountainous areas. However, the car was highly praised in both the domestic (Japanese) and overseas markets for its originality.

In 1974 the unconventional "Boxer" engine was increased in capacity to 1.6 liters, giving the Leone a much needed boost in power.

So successful was the 4WD Leone that Subaru was to invest heavily in their 4WD technology, and this was the forerunner to Subaru's current AWD technology so widely praised today.

While Fuji Heavy Industries has gone on to manufacture high quality, high performance and extremely well polished cars today, during the 1970's the Leone was not all that well sorted.

The car lacked refinement, NVH was high, the seats uncomfortable and the frameless doors added to the feeling of the car being very "lightweight and tinny". Soon rust would become the early model Leone's biggest enemy, and seeing one on the roads today would be an extremely rare occurence.

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Hamet
Posted 105 days ago
I am in this exact same situation. I boguht my Corolla in 2004, and I still love it but it is not practical for two boys and all that entails. My next car (looking to buy in January) will need a bigger back seat and all the bells and whistles, because seriously I still like my car, and it still drives fine. Why get a car payment unless I get all the bells and whistles? I'm looking at a Forrester or a Tuscan or oh who knows. We're headed to the auto show on Friday night so I can sit in absolutely every vehicle I want to. *** snqzkcdjomy *** [url= *** wpfdiigrig *** ]wpfdiigrig[/url] [link= *** zcmpkckmjq *** ]zcmpkckmjq[/link]
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Posted 105 days ago
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Arpita
Posted 105 days ago
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Raghav
Posted 107 days ago
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Mimih
Posted 109 days ago
As an owner of a Japanese relia-tool-ride- I can surely aeatpcipre the banal predictability of the Suby. It should be more or less bulletproof. Plus, they've finally ditched those frameless rattling windows. But it's not my pick. It should be but it's a bit too plasticy for me. That rack is so much look, that it looks.. hard to actually use. The headlights look a little over-lifted surprizey like a news caster. It's just a little too un-rugged for all its persona.What's not to like about the Cruze? Looks like that IS 300 wagon from a few years ago- which was quiet but timeless. Quite a whispering stunner from Chevy. I'd pass though. What's to really love?The BMW is an extention of the driver. It is the most connected practical car I can think of. Owning an older version- it's quite flawless. From the effectivity of the seat heaters to the utter confidence of the wet emergency handling, to the perfect click of the signals. It's a truely great car (with one flaw- run flats). Nothing is perfect. But it gets deliciously close. If it came in a diesel, it could possibly be our next car.
 
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