35 Euro Cars That Can Save America: # 29 - Subaru Justy

 

The Justy should sell for two thirds the price, and then it could be considered one of the top cars in the class. The problem is that the high sticker price is simply not Justy-fiable for this car. It's competent, well built, economical, and performs surprisingly well for a one litre powerplant, but I just can't get past the price, and neither should you.

 

The Subaru Justy Hatchback 1.0 R 5 Door is estimated to carry a North American net sale price of $13,663.71, given the prevailing market pricing of similar automobiles. Its 998 cc engine powers the car to a top speed of 99.4 MPH and an acceleration shown by a zero to sixty MPH time of 13.5 seconds. The performance factor of 10.0 is average for its class. The Subaru Justy Hatchback 1.0 R 5 Door returns 64.2 MPG in highway driving, 46.3 MPG in the city, and a combined loop mileage of 56.5. With a fuel tank capacity of 8.8 gallons, the car can travel 565 miles on a full tank of unleaded regular fuel, but when it's filled right up to the top of the fuel filler neck, the total range should be approximately 681 miles. When all these price, performance and mileage factors are taken into consideration, the Subaru Justy Hatchback 1.0 R 5 Door scores a combined Practicality Index of 66, with 100 representing the best, most practical car available and 1 representing a Hummer H3.

 

Subaru Justy Hatchback 1.0 R 5 Door •

ACTUAL AVERAGE EUROPEAN PRICE • $16,642.60

MANUFACTURER'S EUROPEAN PRICE • $20,207.55

ESTIMATED NORTH AMERICAN PRICE • $13,663.71

SPECIFICATIONS & OUTPUT •

Body Style • Hatchback

Doors • Number of • 5

Seats • Number of • 5

Engine Displacement (cc) & Cylinders • 998 / 3

Valves • Number of • 12

Type of Fuel • Unleaded

Maximum Power (bhp @ rpm) • 68 / 6000

Torque (lb / ft) • 69

Engine Layout • F

Wheel Drive • Front

Overall Length (mm) • 3600

Overall Width (mm) • 1665

Overall Height (mm) • 1550

Trunk Capacity Seats Up (litres) • 225

Trunk Capacity Seats Down (litres) • 630

Turning Radius (m) • 9.4

Towing Capacity (kg) • 750

Curb Weight (kg) • 890

PERFORMANCE •

0 to 60 MPH (secs) • 13.5

Top speed (MPH) • 99.4

EQUIPMENT AVAILABILITY & PRICING •

EXTERIOR •

Alloy Rims / Wheels • Standard Equipment

SECURITY & SAFETY FEATURES •

Central Locking System • Standard Equipment

Remote Locking System • Standard Equipment

Driver Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Passenger Side Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Side Mounted Air Bag • Standard Equipment

Anti Lock (ABS) Brakes • Standard Equipment

Alarm • Standard Equipment

CONVENIENCE & COMFORT FEATURES •

Air Conditioning • Standard Equipment

SOUND, NAVIGATION & COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS •

Radio • Option Not Available

OPERATING COSTS •

City MPG • 46.3

Highway MPG • 64.2

Combined MPG • 56.5

Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons) • 8.8

Carbon Dioxide Rating (g / km) • 118

Carbon Footprint Offset Cost • $17.00

Eco Rating • B

Insurability Grouping • 5

Estimated Average Insurance • $348.00

Percentage Value Retained (3 Years / 36,000 mi) • 36.00%

Estimated Average Monthly Lease Cost • $0.00

Maintenance Factor • 32

Estimated Maintenance Cost Over 3 Years • $977.00

Maintenance Intervals • 6,000 mi

Manufacturer's Warranty Term • 5 Year / 40,000 mi

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Subaru Dad 5 years ago

Cute car, needs to be a brighter color..and those wheels look tiny!

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