I drove her over a 10,000' pass with snow tires 200 miles a day with no problems. In an attempt to ensure durability and longevity, Subaru chose to use. It does not look as good as a Impreza, but it has a lot of pulling power in the hills for a 3cyl. This was sold alongside the second generation Leone introduced in 1979 until 1982. Over heating problem on steep hills, still trying to find the problem.
Early models received a 1. Weight was 1,070 kg 2,359 lb. Up until this time four-wheel drive had been limited mainly to , although the very expensive had been built in limited numbers. This generation was released with a two-door hardtop coupe, four-door sedan, station wagon and a three-door. Many rural routes used specially ordered right hand drive Legacys to deliver mail. The beltline treatment was used again on the when it was introduced in 1992. Subaru Leone Overview Manufacturer Production 1971—1994 Assembly , , Japan Body and chassis Chronology Predecessor Successor The Subaru Leone is a produced by the Japanese from 1971 to 1994.
This was a two-seater body with a bed, with two seats welded into the bed to evade the so-called on light commercial vehicles. The Subaru star badge used since the introduction of the was modified, with a more conventional and stylized appearance, in comparison to versions used on previous vehicles. The Japanese versions offered electrically folding , 8-way with power recline for the seat back, and entry integrated into the ignition key. In 1976 the engine was replaced with the 1. Local assembly ceased when the Legacy range replaced the Leone in 1993. The water flow was controlled by the which is located next to the water pump underneath the engine.
The outside key door lock can unlock the drivers door only by turning the key partially, or with a complete turn to the left to unlock all doors. I put the spare tire on and got to an air station and got the tire back on. The engine was available with a , single point , multi-port fuel injection, or multi-port fuel injection with a turbocharger. The Leone was introduced before the in to emphasize its durability in adverse weather conditions. Celsi finished fourth, but retired on the final road section and Bourne retired during the first stage. The utilized , using a computer-controlled and wires to supply the electrical charge.
Information is shared so that the vehicle operates as efficiently as possible. At its introduction, the Leone was Subaru's largest car, and was the top level vehicle above the kei car. The word leone is Italian for lion. The only modifications made are those required to meet safety regulations for the event. Most cars were equipped with optional.
I got out with no problems, even with the bead of the drivers tire broke. Year of manufacture 1989 First year of ownership 1989 Most recent year of ownership 2002 Engine and transmission 1. The logo moved up and out of the way when the driver activated a switch on the dash, revealing the extra headlight and activating it when the high-beams were illuminated. In Europe, the Legacy competed against vehicles like the , , , , , , , and the. This generation Leone made its way to the United States in 1985. If a vehicle had dual air bags, the passive seat belt systems could be removed, which Subaru did in 1995, with the Second Generation. Some vehicles had a slim between the front and rear door while others didn't.
The air-fuel mixture is monitored by a and emissions are controlled by an installed in front of a. The Leone introduced a Subaru tradition of frameless side windows for all models. Information obtained from Japanese Legacy brochures was translated into English from the original Japanese printing. Four-wheel drive was Subaru's most notable feature during the 1970s and 1980s, leading to particularly strong sales in places like Switzerland and. The appearance of the new Leone was influenced by the design efforts from Nissan, especially the long hood and short trunk appearance that.
Several exterior paint choices came with a appearance, offered only in the United States. Another Group N Legacy finished the 1990 driven by taking top honors and finishing the race in eighth place. However, Subaru didn't have a V6 or V8 engine. Problems detected by the cars' on-board computers are signified by a , alerting the driver that maintenance is needed immediately. For 1987, the Leone received a facelift with a smoothed out appearance.