The Subaru has gained a good reputation for manufacturing turbocharged, saloon, and small vehicles. The Justy is among the brand’s reputable small cars. The first generation was released in 2002. The vehicle then became known for its reliable drive and quality build, both of which came at an affordable price tag. Other great features included the spacious cabin’s rear passenger space and boot.
The Subaru Justy only comes with one engine: a 1.0-litre petrol at 69bhp. This three-cylinder unit is quite peppy even at low speeds and performs adequately on city and town roads. The engine also pulls well and even feels fast despite its 13.9 seconds long 62mph sprint time. You’ll have no problem maintaining the right speed along fast flowing traffic, especially on the fifth gear. The engine isn’t unrefined or coarse either, making this modest unit a performer on the road. You can have the engine either as the 1.0 Twin Cam or the 1.0 R but both are practically the same. No automatic option comes with the engine, so you’ll have to work with the adequate five-speed manual.
Steering is light on the Justy and the vehicle handles well on the road. Drivers will definitely have fun taking the Justy on the road, as tasks like parallel parking, tricky manouevres, and the like are made easier by the light steering. Despite the wheel’s lack of feel, it’s quite responsive and has enough grip levels for the job. The vehicle also corners well using minimal body roll. The Justy is also stable on the motorway, making it an enjoyable ride for both drivers and passengers. The ride is also smooth overall.
The Justy 1.0 R comes with handy standard equipment: a CD stereo, remote central locking, Isofix child seat mountings, and an alarm. You can other extras that are just as handy and come standard with other models: MP3 player sockets, alloy wheels, air conditioning, rear parking sensors, curtain and side airbags, and four electric windows. The 1.0 Twin Cam, on the other hand, comes with twin exhausts, leather and alloy gear lever, rear privacy glass, roof body stripes, and rear privacy glass.
There’s more than enough space inside the Justy for four adults to go on long journeys. Headroom is also enough out back and the front seats provide enough space for the feet. Your knees won’t have a problem either even while the front seats are slid until the back. Such a spacious cabin is impressive for a car 3.5 metres long.
Driving enthusiasts could feel limited by one engine option of the Justy. Its modest power at 69bhp limits its speed and only makes the car suitable for every day driving. We don’t expect drivers who need their need for speed or go on long journeys to opt for the Justy. The engine also tends to get noisy when going on high revs. Plus you have to work extra to let it reach the maximum. Although the ride is smooth overall, you can expect it to get a bit bumpy or bouncy along uneven roads.
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