Used Subaru Justy Hatchback 1992 - 2002 review

Category: Small car

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1992 - 2002 review
Subaru Justy Hatchback (92 - 02)
  • Subaru Justy Hatchback (92 - 02)
  • Subaru Justy Hatchback (92 - 02)
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Which used Subaru Justy hatchback should I buy?

You only have one choice to make, because there are three- and five-door variants available. Neither is particularly spacious, but the five-door is marginally easier to load passengers into. It also has central locking, while the three-door doesn't.

No matter how many doors you have, though, the car will be a 1.3 GX. The engine is the same as the 1.3 in the Suzuki Swift, and gives 67bhp. However, where this is tolerable in the Swift, the added weight of all that off-roading hardware in the Justy means the car is slower, noisier and less economical. It'll take you around 14 seconds to get to 60mph, and while this isn't too unrealistic in terms of time, getting there will be a very noisy affair.

The sole GX trim provides only basic kit. You'll get power steering, electrically adjusting mirrors, an immobiliser, twin front airbags, split folding rear seats and a radio cassette, but that's pretty much it.