The Subaru SVX Is the Weirdest Subaru Ever

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  • Published on Feb 5, 2019
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    The Subaru SVX is the weirdest Subaru ever. Today I'm reviewing the Subaru SVX to show you why it's so weird -- and I'm showing you all the ins and outs of the SVX.
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  • Zaki Marzuki
    Zaki Marzuki 2 hours ago

    He mentioned everything right except for Nissan 300ZX in comparison to other Japanese iconic 90s cars. It should be the Skyline GTR.

  • Tom Bux
    Tom Bux 2 hours ago +1

    My mom has had 3 of these. She loves them. I took this car to senior prom. A pearl white one.

  • HΞlίχ ΧΛηĐΣЯ ωƟιϜϜ

    You're forgetting the XT. I own one, and this compares nothing to the XT.

  • Yasser Balushi
    Yasser Balushi 18 hours ago

    If god closes all the doors. Am sure he will open a window

  • Hazey Eyed420
    Hazey Eyed420 20 hours ago

    This is one ugly Subaru imo

  • gfy everyone
    gfy everyone Day ago +1

    You think this cars fucked up? Do one on the mid 80's Subaru vortex.
    I had one years ago and what a weird car

  • Thothali
    Thothali Day ago

    Doug Clarkson-esque.

  • željko šimić
    željko šimić Day ago

    How it is weird to see a rear wiper?! Every single EU car manufacturer puts rear wiper on their cars for last... I do not know... forever?! I constantly have feeling that US industry is constantly behind some basic things in tech. It is weird not to see it.

  • XAVIER ALVAREZ
    XAVIER ALVAREZ Day ago

    In 1988 until 1991, the Subaru XT6 was the first Flat six. it was a 2.7L and it is the only 6 cylinder Subaru that has been paired with a manual transmission. Every other Subaru model with a 6 cylinder was and still are Automatic...

  • jha shua
    jha shua Day ago

    totally a Californian review. not really talking about the all wheel drive and how good it is in snow.

  • Al Spilowey
    Al Spilowey Day ago

    I think the Subaru Sambar is a little weirder.

  • Tia J
    Tia J Day ago

    All Subarus are weird. I've driven nothing else though.

  • Scott
    Scott Day ago +1

    It was 1992 and I bought one. Black. I was the coolest 21 year old on the block, that is for sure
    (bought it myself). Yep, at 5000 miles my transmission blew up. Thankfully it was under warranty, and they fixed it for free. 230 hp was not a ton, but it was still fast (for 1992). I recall going 130 mph one late night on a faraway highway (not advisable, but it did it). Keep in mind the Acura NSX at the time had just 250 hp. Good memories.

  • Mike Watson
    Mike Watson 2 days ago

    What a terrible "sports" car.

  • Jack Anderson
    Jack Anderson 2 days ago

    Dork city

  • MJW
    MJW 2 days ago

    A friend of mine had one of those, I hated the windows but other than that I thought it was pretty cool.

  • star dust
    star dust 3 days ago

    There's a svx post for $750 running

  • desert1able
    desert1able 3 days ago +1

    The automatic was the only transmission had available that could handle the 6's torque at the time. They didn't have the money to develop such a limited production manual. Even the automatics were prone to failure so caused some warranty issues. The body, I think was designed by ItalDesign.

  • whoever whatever
    whoever whatever 4 days ago +1

    So subaru once tried to make a sports car before going with a 4 door shoe.

  • Gu Nesnaj
    Gu Nesnaj 4 days ago

    Nothing weird about the car..

  • Harry Callahan
    Harry Callahan 4 days ago

    16:30 Wow, that's like the cleanest engine from an early 90's car I've seen :)

  • Jason Scott
    Jason Scott 5 days ago

    These were a great car, way ahead of its time. It was not to compete with a 300zx or rx7 but more a lincoln mkv . It was a grand touring car. I have owned 3 (brought my infant daughter home from the hospital 15yrs ago) . They come alive over 60mph and are very stable, the base did come front wheel drive only and not two tone. This car has an aftermarket or jdm grill. The glass was heavy but easy to get used to. The auto trans was the weak point (made buy nissan I believe) but though it only had 230hp, it was closer to 260 torque and at that time Subaru did not have a manual to handle that, (plus luxury touring is more what they were going for) I've seen stock svx's with a sti 6 speed swap run 12's with no modifications. The suspension was well designed and handled very well , the wheels are directional to aid in brake cooling and were a very exotic 16x9. This oddly enough was a very functional family car and a great daily driver. It got a lot of looks and head turns. The coffee house drivethroughs took a bit of a learning curve with the glass ( third elbow needed). But generally alot of fun. There was a company in the states that made a super charger for them as well. I live in Canada and drove it year round , it was amazing in the snow!!! I would not hesitate to buy another one.

  • wolfman9999999
    wolfman9999999 5 days ago

    Subaru did make an H-6 prior to the SVX. They had one in the XT-6 wedge that is extremely sought after, and had - a 5 speed manual available. I want one, but they're rare as hens teeth.

  • N O L A N M I L N E S
    N O L A N M I L N E S 5 days ago +1

    Holy crap I forgot about these!

  • Zoran Sorgic
    Zoran Sorgic 6 days ago +1

    This model is 1997 and not 92 unless the owner replaced the front grill

  • Erik Smith
    Erik Smith 6 days ago

    A few minutes of research would have shown you that it wasn't Subarus first 6 cylinder, and that Subaru didn't have a manual transmission that would handle that engines power.

  • James Cusick
    James Cusick 6 days ago

    Doug is the "Quentin Tarantino" of car reviewers!

  • Scott McCloud
    Scott McCloud 7 days ago

    Subaru Brat, I tell you what.

  • Joshua Herring
    Joshua Herring 7 days ago

    Honestly this car is pretty cool

  • Mr. H
    Mr. H 7 days ago

    I guess my Bricklin is not wierd enough for you...

  • likkie mereet
    likkie mereet 7 days ago

    Fuck dogs

  • Fifthcell
    Fifthcell 8 days ago

    12:54 yellow fog lights are used because they cut through fog better

  • Aaron Watts
    Aaron Watts 8 days ago

    Those have gotta b some of the most ugliest wheels ever

  • ole jonny kallenavn
    ole jonny kallenavn 8 days ago

    the button on the keychain is ........red?

  • Dominic Dymond
    Dominic Dymond 8 days ago

    Pontiac Bonneville

  • asavagemike
    asavagemike 9 days ago

    By this point, 3 point seat belts had been around for a long time - most cars from about the mid-70s on had them. The point of the automatic retracting shoulder belts was that they technically fit the letter of the law which only required "passive restraints" and at the time were cheaper than airbags, keeping costs down. However, people hated them so they were done away with.

  • Matt Dryden
    Matt Dryden 9 days ago

    It is so hard to look at Doug in the face for long, he is so good at redirecting! Try it!

  • Mötley Crüe
    Mötley Crüe 10 days ago

    I see one of these on the road maybe once every 3 years if not more.....very cool ride👍

  • c0ntag10n
    c0ntag10n 10 days ago

    13:00 Colored light is better in fog than white light

  • Daniel Wallace
    Daniel Wallace 10 days ago

    Subaru has always had the highest safety ratings

  • Juan Motie
    Juan Motie 10 days ago

    WTF?

  • Juan Tafoya
    Juan Tafoya 10 days ago

    Grand theft auto San Andreas the Uranus car! Which was mixed with Eclipse.

  • Julio Gonzo
    Julio Gonzo 11 days ago

    When I was a kid my parents had a car with automatic seatbelts. You had to still do up the lap belt which nobody ever did. They were probably more dangerous then they were safe

  • anonymous
    anonymous 11 days ago

    Doug you forgot all this!
    Subaru SVX LXI AWD,auto,s/r, 3.3 ltr, 230 hp,Porsche pancake engine,154mph,0-60 7.0 sec. Original msrp $30,174. 15000 sold in 5 years, only 131 registered in U.S., very desirable collector car. Design by Giorgetto Giugiaro who also designed Delorean,Lamborghini Countach,many Ferraris, BMW M1 and Masserati Bora

  • Dan no
    Dan no 12 days ago

    My Tribeca is the weirdest car ever. My garage has to google engine replacement and ive spent thousands to keep it on the road. Cant do it anymore. Piece of garbage.

  • briantanner85
    briantanner85 12 days ago +1

    I've had my SVX for several years and never knew the back seat folded down.

  • rffranco999
    rffranco999 12 days ago

    Alcantara and black roofs?? This thing was ahead of it's time! And u don't even need to buy the vent visors for wind buffeting.. need 2020 version of this car! Lol

  • dogboy0912
    dogboy0912 13 days ago

    need the subaru xt6 now

  • EJ 22G
    EJ 22G 13 days ago

    Plot twist: Doug was actually the obsessive original owner of the svx.

  • David Foster
    David Foster 13 days ago

    Your voice is a composite of Woody Harrelson and Jay Leno.

  • Lockheed/GRUMMAN SR71 MAXIMILIANO M.

    Hey Doug! Please make a vid of the MANTA Mirage. Please! Thanks.

  • vitrify
    vitrify 14 days ago

    I owned a 1993 Saturn SW2. I remember it having the automatic seatbelts and a driver side airbag.

  • Athos74oR3M
    Athos74oR3M 15 days ago +1

    Doug’s scores are just so lame. He never compares like with like, as he should! So dumb to compare a car like this to one produced almost 30 years later. Idiot.

  • walid khier
    walid khier 15 days ago

    A car ahead of its time design wise unlike the garbage we see today.

  • Dark Abyss
    Dark Abyss 16 days ago

    do the 2006 ford fusion v6

  • Harvey Morgan
    Harvey Morgan 16 days ago

    Doug is such a jew

  • Aren Jay
    Aren Jay 16 days ago

    There is a high end magazine book called the Joy of SVX.

  • Aren Jay
    Aren Jay 16 days ago

    SVX is noted as having bad brakes but at the same time 60 mph to 0 in 99 feet.

  • blackmetalofnorway1
    blackmetalofnorway1 16 days ago +1

    the Delorean dmc 12 have the same windows setup

  • Grim Repair
    Grim Repair 18 days ago

    why make 2 buttons?

  • Chemtrailfan
    Chemtrailfan 18 days ago

    I love its design

  • storgriniggubbe
    storgriniggubbe 19 days ago

    On every cops episode

  • AeroSS87
    AeroSS87 20 days ago

    It should be stated that the transmission is actually durable. Its problem was caused by the ecu shifting too slow for comfort, which burnt it up. There's been plug-in modules to fix this for years. Also, rear wheel bearings were too small, so they also prematurely fail. Aside from that, these cars are fantastic.

  • Moisés Franco
    Moisés Franco 20 days ago

    "UHHHTHIIISSSSS...."

  • Dill vd
    Dill vd 20 days ago

    Man.... I had the opportunity to grab one of these for $500. Of course the vehicle was in need for heavy repairs, mainly with the electrical, but still I don't know why I didn't grab it up. Probably would have been able to take a trip to Topeka with it had I bought it and fixed it.

  • largepimping
    largepimping 20 days ago

    Doug the type of guy to shit all over trips to Topeka and Jeff's house

  • Tom McCaw
    Tom McCaw 21 day ago

    Had a 92 Pearly for 12 years. Loved this car. Wasn't fast off the line....but out on the highway watch out. Loved the windows, loved the automatic seat belts. They would also scare the grape out of some one new getting in the car. Only draw back, opening the door to look when backing up sometimes, they would undo and try to take your head off. Subaru big mistake was not bringing it in under another name. You ether loved this car or hated it...loved it.

  • Jono Edwards
    Jono Edwards 21 day ago

    Unreal Review!

  • BorisW150
    BorisW150 21 day ago

    ... said the weirdest car reviewer ever ...

  • Olokunful
    Olokunful 21 day ago

    I always hated those windows lol. It felt like two cars stacked on top of each other lol.