Is it white, by any chance? Bumped into the owner at the last Beaulieu Autojumble; he was thinking of having some work done on the gearbox at his local specialist and was 'reassured that they had another one in [which turned out to be mine]'.
Unlike the warbling twat chariots that Legacys and Imprezas get turned into, SVXs are quietly competent rather than lairy. For one thing, they're not that quick.
They drive solidly; they never feel anything other than large but they control their weight really well. The slim pillars help with this.
The steering's dead but accurate and quick; they ride on the firm side of supple over 30 mph. Below that they're a bit bobbly. It's firmer than an XJS but rolls less as a result. It feels about what a base model Porsche 928 would be like with a detuned engine and four wheel drive - at least in terms of dimensions and intent.
You could make a decent sports car out of one with a manual gearbox. It's closer to a sports car than a GT - it's got a low centre of gravity, rearward biased four wheel drive and a very tuneable engine. Having driven a 5 speed SVX, they're a laugh (and a fair bit quicker), but you'd end up spending more money to go slower than on a similarly sorted Legacy or Impreza. The internet likes to tell people how cars 'should' be modified - and if going quickly is the aim, an SVX is just too big and heavy to cut it. More to the point, I don't want my car to be a manual. I may end up changing my mind if the car sticks around - given how long I've wanted one, it's got a good chance of becoming a permanent fixture - but for the moment, I want to keep it as an auto. Keep the boxes cool and they behave; several SVX NATION members have done well over 200,000 miles on the original 4EAT with a separate cooler.
It's definitely a Fuji Heavy Industries car, though - mainly because Subaru didn't seem to understand tyre noise in relation to refinement. The Falken ZIEX 914s on mine are among the quietest in their class but they still clang like kettle drums over concrete roads. The wiper motor is weirdly vocal in comparison to everything else electrical and the headlights - like the Calibra's - are crap.
A decent turbodiesel will dust you from the lights but you can hammer across country in the rain (and snow) at the same speed as you can in the dry. It's also quicker on the motorway really because you're in the power band.
It is a white one, yours wasn't in this place was it?