Review of Subaru Liberty
Driving all is safe in all kinds of weather conditions, but almost as soon as those great attributes are identified, some race regulators realize that it also has great potential. to rally. It was around that time that a four-wheel drive vehicle went from a nice safe family car to a performance machine hotter than hell and we had some of the hottest special edition models, like the Subaru Liberty RS Turbo, appear in our showrooms.
At first it was a limited edition available to gather the competitors in special order, but that was the demand that Subaru had released it for general consumption. Before the WRX that the company had so closely identified, the RS Turbo had caught the attention of racing enthusiasts.
Subaru was in a transitional period in the early 1990s. In addition to all-wheel drive models, Subaru is producing cars struggling to stand outside the tiny Japanese crowd, but for a moment of Marketing genius, the company decided to become a four-wheel drive company. It was a masterpiece, one that the company did not look back on.
At the end of 1991 when the RS RS Turbo was launched, it looked more like its more mainstream cousin. If it’s not for alloy wheels, sporty rubber and a modest rear spoiler, you’ll know you’re looking at anything except a regular Liberty car. It wasn’t until you drove the RS Turbo that it became clear, immediately clear that this was not a family shopping trolley.
If you dare to bury your right foot in the carpet, RS Turbo’s four 2.0-liter four-cylinder engines have responded with almost 50% more power and nearly 40% more torque than the naturally aspirated 2.2-liter engine. hidden under the Liberty Bonnet standard. Maximum power is 147 hp at 6000 revs while the torque curve reaches a maximum of 260 Nm at 3600 revs.
To achieve increased output, Subaru enhanced the cylinder block, added a four-coil ignition and added a liquid-cooled turbocharger and liquid / air cooler. Then it takes it through a five-speed manual gearbox and center and rear differentials for all four wheels for a thrilling drive far beyond its modest looks showing it’s capable.
With its head, the RS Turbo Liberty will run strong and fast. It is capable of reaching 100 km / h in seven seconds, a 400 meter vertical sprint has been removed in 15 seconds, and it will reach 215 km / h if fully pressed at the fifth gear. As you might expect with information on its rally, the RS Turbo LIberty is a joy on the road. It handles corners quickly and well, is very accurate and can change directions easily. The ride, while firm, was uncomfortable and soaked in bumps and potholes without sadness.
The brakes are probably an area for criticism. Although the discs are used at all angles, it lacks the additional safety of ABS anti-slip electronics, which will certainly be a reward for such a high-performance car.
Inside, the RS Turbo LIberty offers a full four-door regular with decent headroom, good legroom and legroom, even for taller occupants. The fabric seats are both supportive and comfortable, with a driver’s footrest The left leg and steering column are adjustable.
Standard equipment includes air-conditioning, electric windows, mirrors and antennas, central locking, cruise and an optional sunroof. The audio system is an AM / FM radio cassette with four speakers. A wagon version was released in 1992.
IN THE STORE
The current RS Liberty Turbo is at least 12 years old, the last agent to leave in 1994, which means they will get a lot of kays, some of which can be very difficult. On average, a first-class car will do more than 200,000 km, then about 170,000 km, but the reliability of Subaru is that high kayaks can still be worth participating.
Some early cars had rumbling people who had been fixed by Subaru, but some might have slipped through the system and the owner had to try and find a solution on his own.
The body is quite sturdy and stands the test of time. Look for the usual parking dings, which are unavoidable if the car has been driven daily.
Many have been modified for performance or more handling, so take a closer look at the mods and make sure they are done well by experts who know what they’re doing. In addition, make sure that the amendments do not affect what is important to you.
For example, installing springs and aftermarket shock absorbers, can make the ride difficult and uncomfortable, reducing its appeal as a family tourer. Look carefully at the engine modifications, which may have increased performance, but reduced reliability. Again seek professional help before purchasing a heavily modified vehicle.