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Autotrader Find: 1993 Subaru Justy with 54,000 Miles


This Autotrader find may not strike you as being too remarkable until you ask yourself – when’s the last time you actually saw a Subaru Justy on the road?  For most of us, it’s been a little while.

The Justy is a subcompact hatchback sold by Subaru in the United States from 1984 to 1994.  A widened and stretched version of Subaru’s Rex kei car, the Justy was available in both two- and four-door hatchback form.  Notably, for the first year of US sales, the Justy was only available with front-wheel drive, though 4WD was added as an option for 1988.  US models used a tiny 1.2-liter three-cylinder engine that put out just 74 horsepower.  During its heyday, the Justy was meant to be a competitor to another quirky vehicle – the Daihatsu Charade.  Another quirk of the Justy was that it was offered with two different roof heights.  Here in the US, all pre-1989 models came with the ‘low’ roof, while 1989 and later models all use the high roof.  Transmission options consisted of a five-speed manual or a continuously variable automatic; so despite their recent explosion in popularity, CVTs have actually been around for a long time!

This 1993 Subaru Justy GL is offered by Heuberger Motors in the Subaru hotbed of Colorado Springs, CO.  The dealer must be a fan of quirky cars, as it at one point offered the Subaru, Volkswagen, and Saab brands.  Under the hood of the Justy you’ll find that tiny 3-cylinder engine mated to a five-speed manual transmission capable of sending power to all four wheels.  It has just 53,750 miles on the odometer and looks to have been extremely well-maintained inside and out.  The body appears to be clean and rust-free, the interior looks showroom fresh from its fabric seats and door cards to its black plastic trim, and even the engine bay.  This Subaru hatchback time capsule has an asking price of $6,988. Find a Subaru Justy for sale

Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill
Chris O'Neill is an author specializing in competitive analysis, consumer recommendations, and adventure-driven enthusiast content. A lifelong car enthusiast, he worked in the auto industry for a bit, helping Germans design cars for Americans, and now lives in Salt Lake City, Utah. He runs an Instagram account, @MountainWestCarSpotter, which in his own words is "actually pretty good", and has a... Read More about Chris O'Neill

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