- Doors and Seats
4 doors, 5 seats
3.6i, 6 cyl.
- Engine Power
Petrol (91) 10.3L/100KM
5 Spd Auto
3 Yr, Unltd KMs
- Ancap Safety
5/5 star (2010)
2009 Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium: owner review
After owning a 2005 Subaru Liberty with 350,000km clocked, it wasn't worth fixing when the transmission started playing up on me.
Owner: Wally K
- Radio design
After owning a 2005 Subaru Liberty with 350,000km clocked, it wasn't worth fixing when the transmission started playing up on me. The car still drove, just a bit rough.
Having our first child in January of 2021, we decided that we should buy another Liberty, as I'm familiar with the Subaru line-up and we know the car is safe and reliable. I decided on the 2009 Subaru Liberty 3.6R Premium model, as I've previously owned a 3.0R Liberty and really missed the extra oomph it provides compared to the 2.5L model. This does unfortunately mean that I'm spending more on fuel (which isn't fun in 2022), but I definitely think I made the right choice.
The car is super comfortable, safe, reliable, and for a 2009 model it comes equipped with Bluetooth and a very basic GPS system (easily replaced with Android Auto thankfully). Plenty of boot space for a pram and some shopping, and the added comfort of airbags all around put my mind at ease for the little one in the back.
Purchased in February 2021 for $10,700 with 150,000km on it, I felt it was great value as well. I've owned multiple Subarus and never had an issue until over 300,000km, so hopefully this one will last for years to come.
If you want a used alternative to a six-cylinder Camry that I feel is more comfortable and reliable, the Subaru Liberty 3.6R is definitely your next choice.
Owner: Wally K
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