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Old 05-17-2012, 02:25 PM
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I, like dromano, don't plan on letting my SVX go, ever!
That's right! I also don't plan on ever... whoops.
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Old 05-17-2012, 02:37 PM
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That's right! I also don't plan on ever... whoops.
Get a better grip there, Snow Miata
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Old 05-28-2012, 09:19 PM
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Get a better grip there, Snow Miata
Armando, notice any quiters around here?
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Armando, notice any quiters around here?
Well, at least it's a Mazda! (although a rotary would be better)
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:34 AM
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Well, at least it's a Mazda! (although a rotary would be better)
But it's soooo little.
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Old 06-21-2012, 11:47 AM
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It's time I pitched in, I guess. I bought my car on the low and was very happy. I had actually intended to spend a lot more. Since I got it for the same price as a 4-5 years old Yaris, half the price of an equivalent 300ZX etc, I gladly spend money on refurbishing the actually quite nice specimen I got.

I've had my car since march and I've done 10.000 Km in it so far, 3 months exactly. I'm getting fonder and fonder of it (except the 4EAT). I feel more secure in this car every day. While "underpowered", it's usually twice the performance car than 99% of what's driving around you. I recently pulled it into 170km/h, totally without effort or any sense of insecurity. It gives feedback, it brakes well, it's comfortable, it's a design object on wheels and generally a most off beat car that should make any owner feel special. It's a proper driver's car that also passengers enjoy and as a Subaru it doesn't need to change clutch once a year and oil every 5.000 km.

I already upgraded the brakes, had the alus refurbished, shoed it properly and changed hubs and bearings in the rear. Suspension and body restoration is coming closer and later this year the belt will be swapped (it's 5 yrs old now) which is also a good excuse to do a proper tune up and general engine overhaul (Will also coincide with 150.000 km service).

Yes, it costs money and gas is over $2 per litre here but, wow do I enjoy my car in every possible way. There's the real value.

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Well, at least it's a Mazda! (although a rotary would be better)
I finally gave up on my SVX, had it 13 years, best car I've ever owned. Traded it on a 05 Jeep Wrangler, SVX had a serious rear crank seal oil leak, $400 to fix, dealer gave me $1500 trade in.

Bien ventura you SVX owners...........

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I finally gave up on my SVX, had it 13 years, best car I've ever owned. Traded it on a 05 Jeep Wrangler, SVX had a serious rear crank seal oil leak, $400 to fix, dealer gave me $1500 trade in.

Bien ventura you SVX owners...........

Jeeps are great mountain goats.
Hey there David!
I ended up buying a second SVX last year. A 1992 Pearl LS-L. Found it on Craigslist here in Long Beach. Gave it some much needed TLC and drove it as my daily for the first year. Now it's my Mom's daily! I'm slowly trying to convert all my family to SVX!
I hope all is well and you're enjoying Utah.
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Old 04-05-2014, 06:07 AM
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Hey there David!
I ended up buying a second SVX last year. A 1992 Pearl LS-L. Found it on Craigslist here in Long Beach. Gave it some much needed TLC and drove it as my daily for the first year. Now it's my Mom's daily! I'm slowly trying to convert all my family to SVX!
I hope all is well and you're enjoying Utah.
Hi Armando,

Enjoying Utah. First part of December traveled south in Arizona on 80 miles of dirt road to the north rim of the Grand Canyon with 3 other Jeeps, quite the bucket list adventure, crossed over 34 cattle guards, top speed was like 25 mph. St George is a great town. Going trout fishing this weekend. Be well.
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It's time I pitched in, I guess. I bought my car on the low and was very happy. I had actually intended to spend a lot more. Since I got it for the same price as a 4-5 years old Yaris, half the price of an equivalent 300ZX etc, I gladly spend money on refurbishing the actually quite nice specimen I got.

I've had my car since march and I've done 10.000 Km in it so far, 3 months exactly. I'm getting fonder and fonder of it (except the 4EAT). I feel more secure in this car every day. While "underpowered", it's usually twice the performance car than 99% of what's driving around you. I recently pulled it into 170km/h, totally without effort or any sense of insecurity. It gives feedback, it brakes well, it's comfortable, it's a design object on wheels and generally a most off beat car that should make any owner feel special. It's a proper driver's car that also passengers enjoy and as a Subaru it doesn't need to change clutch once a year and oil every 5.000 km.

I already upgraded the brakes, had the alus refurbished, shoed it properly and changed hubs and bearings in the rear. Suspension and body restoration is coming closer and later this year the belt will be swapped (it's 5 yrs old now) which is also a good excuse to do a proper tune up and general engine overhaul (Will also coincide with 150.000 km service).

Yes, it costs money and gas is over $2 per litre here but, wow do I enjoy my car in every possible way. There's the real value.

Change to a better oil. Ever since I bought my 92' in 2000 I've only used Amsoil ATF and it shifts like a pro ice skater..smooth as glass, strong like an Ox.
To add, the factory Dexron oil is not a good consistency for our 4EATs. It overheats the wide band and breaks down the oil quite fast (about 6 months -much faster tranny wear and friction) whereas with Amsoil it keeps the large overdrive band within temperature operating spec.
Just a note..this is just for the AT transmission and manual differentials. Amsoil engine oil is really no better oil than Redline or Castrol (I tried the regular Amsoil engine oil for 2years but (my fav) Valvoline performed better in my 92' SVX.
I did have a FANTASTIC experience with the Amsoil 0 Weight (yes, it's really a zero friction oil) engine oil in my XT-6 ...but it was only 9.00 per bottle in 1999....now it's around $25.00 a quart

It is freaking great oil though. Once I fix all my oil leaks on this engine I'm ordering it.

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Old 06-24-2018, 04:54 PM
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Hey there David!
I ended up buying a second SVX last year. A 1992 Pearl LS-L. Found it on Craigslist here in Long Beach. Gave it some much needed TLC and drove it as my daily for the first year. Now it's my Mom's daily! I'm slowly trying to convert all my family to SVX!
I hope all is well and you're enjoying Utah.
Aly - the pearlie looks great.
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1992 Claret LS-L ~196K (05/91) #0831
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1992 Pearl LS-L ~151K (06/91) #2229
1992 Dark Teal LS ~150K (07/91) #3098 (parts car)
1992 White LS-L ~139K (08/92) #6913
1993 25th AE ~98K (02/93) #164
1993 25th AE ~58K (02/93) #176
1993 25th AE ~107K (02/93) #215
1993 25th AE ~162K (02/93) #223
1994 Laguna Blue Pearl LSi ~124K (1/94) #2408
1994 Laguna Blue Pearl LSi ~144K (10/93) #1484
1994 Laguna Blue Pearl LSi ~68K (10/93) #1525
1994 Barcelona Red LSi ~46K (02/94) #2624
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1995 Bordeaux Pearl LSi ~70K (02/95) #855
1996 Polo Green LSi ~95K (03/96) #872
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