Getting a new car is fun and exciting. A new Subaru should definitely be on your radar.
However, looking back at classic cars is a lot of fun as well. Subaru has been making great cars for years and years, and it’s worth looking at these classic throwback models.
Take a trip down memory lane with us and look at some of the coolest old Subaru models around.
Subaru Baja (2003-2006)
We’ll start with one of the most unique models that Subaru ever produced. The Subaru Baja was a car-truck-wagon hybrid, and unlike anything else on the market at the time.
The body of the Baja was based on the Subaru Outback, but featured an open bed in the back. The four-door vehicle also featured four-wheel drive and a roof rack, making it a popular car for outdoor adventures, something Subaru consistently specializes in.
Subaru BRAT (1978-1994)
Another car-truck hybrid produced by Subaru was the BRAT. This vehicle was derived from the now out of production Subaru Leone.
The BRAT was a smaller car-truck hybrid than the Baja, and similar in style to the wildly popular Chevrolet El Camino and Ford Ranchero. The BRAT featured four-wheel drive, giving it a utility advantage over the other two models.
Subaru Legacy Wagon (1998-2014)
The long-running Subaru Legacy Wagon was one of Subaru’s most popular models during its peak, especially during the mid to late 2000s. While the Subaru Legacy lives on as a sedan (introduced in 2008) the wagon was discontinued in 2014, as the Outback became the go-to station wagon for Subaru buyers.
Like many Subaru’s the Legacy Wagon featured four-wheel drive, and was hailed as great family vehicle with powerful performance. The GT version of the wagon was wildly popular for its sporty twin-turbo engine.
Subaru 360 (1958-1971)
The Subaru 360 was Subaru’s first mass-production model and led a long, popular life from 1958 until 1971. The small city car was designed to comply with Japan’s Kei car or light car regulations, and was nicknamed the ladybug in Japan.
The Subaru 360 featured a rear engine and only weighed 1,000 pounds. The two-door vehicle was also made as a convertible, station wagon, and sport model. It was one of Subaru’s most popular vehicles and reached a production of nearly 400,000 during its long life.
Subaru Sumo (1983-1998)
The Subaru Sumo was one of Subaru’s few forays into the van market. The microvan was also known as the Libero in Europe, and the Domingo in Japan.
The Sumo was geared towards adventurous van owners and offered an available four-wheel-drive. The van was discontinued in 1998 as Subaru shifted their focus towards the Subaru Forester, which is now Subaru’s flagship large SUV.
New and Old Subaru Models at Your Fingertips
Whether these old Subaru models have you dreaming of better days, or reminds you of why you want a new vehicle, you’re already at the right place.
Terry Subaru is your number one Subaru dealer in the Lynchburg area, with a huge inventory of new and used cars. Stop by today and drive off in your dream vehicle.