Subaru Liberty Problems
No car is perfect, but we've gathered everything relating to the Subaru Liberty reliability here to help you decide if it's a smart buy.
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Factory vs. Aftermarket: which oil is better?
I would use the factory recommended oil, at least while the car is under warranty. Once the warranty has expired you could use the Mobil oil and shouldn’t experience any problems.
Is it worth replacing the engine on a '09 Subaru Liberty?
In going order it’s worth $7000-$9000 depending on condition, so you have to consider if it’s worth spending $5000 on it to get it back on the road. It’s eight years old, has done 180,000 km, it’s probably best to sell it to a wrecker if you can get $2000 for it.
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Welding marks at rear axels and wheel suspensions on 2016 Liberty
Couldn't say without at least seeing a photo, but I doubt it's anything to worry about. If you are concerned about it talk to your Subaru dealer.
Best car for a sales rep?
I would question the Renault if you're doing lots of kays in then country. I'm sure it would be reliable, but having it serviced when you need to could be an issue if you're away from a main city. The Kia is a good choice, so too are the Mazdas. You could add the Honda Accord, Subaru Liberty and Suzuki Kizashi to your list.
Best replacement for a Liberty Wagon?
With 2000 kg towing capacity the Discovery Sport has the towing capacity you want, it's more than the CX-5, and it's not limited to 80 km/h like the Subaru is. That's a big plus. The only criticisms we've heard about are some niggling interior fit and finish issues, and one or two electrical gremlins. The Land Rover also has more ground clearance than the CX-5 and a traction control system better set up for actual off-road work.
Is Subaru obliged to fix this oil issue?
The fact is we don't have the same clout as Americans do, that's because our consumer laws are weak. Your best course of action in the short term is to talk to your dealer about the problem, and have them do an oil consumption test to establish the actual oil usage. If the test proves your assertion that it's using too much oil you will then have good grounds on which to ask Subaru to do something about it.