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Aaron Gordon Aaron Gordon Dec 04, 2019 at 00:27. 9 comments

Subaru Says Its AWD Cars Are Perfect For Getting You Around In Our Future Climate Hell

Subaru Says Its AWD Cars Are Perfect For Getting You Around In Our Future Climate Hell

Perhaps you have noticed the uptick in extreme weather lately. There’s the never-ending flood in the Florida Keys, all those wildfires, more and longer heatwaves, more frequent and stronger hurricanes, and so on. This is climate change at work, gradually shifting what a normal season and storm looks like. Subaru wants to sell you a car specifically for all that. Seriously.

Car companies, who...

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Elizabeth Werth Elizabeth Werth Nov 06, 2019. 17 comments

Subaru Is Apparently Teaming Up With Toyota For A New WRX STI

Subaru Is Apparently Teaming Up With Toyota For A New WRX STI

Rumor has it that Subaru, after Toyota’s shares in the company increased from sixteen to twenty percent, could be teaming up with Toyota for the newest iteration of the WRX STI. Possibly even more interesting is the fact that the duo would be abandoning the WRX’s four-door body style to get back to the model’s first-gen roots.

Everything is pretty much in the “word on the street” phase right...

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Mack Hogan Mack Hogan Oct 28, 2019. 22 comments

Subaru Is Recalling Over 200,000 Imprezas And Crosstreks That Might Require Engine Replacements

Subaru Is Recalling Over 200,000 Imprezas And Crosstreks That Might Require Engine Replacements

Subaru is recalling 228,500 2017-2019 Imprezas and Crosstreks for faulty PCV valves, an issue that could require total engine replacements. Owners of affected vehicles will have to take their vehicles to the dealer, where CarComplaints reports that they’ll be inspected to see if the engine needs to be swapped.

If left unattended, the faulty PCV valves may allow oil to enter the combustion...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Oct 25, 2019. 14 comments

Comment Of The Day: Nothing Can Be Certain Edition

Comment Of The Day: Nothing Can Be Certain Edition
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In a world obscured by a shroud of uncertainty, there are a few things that we know will always be true. The sun will always rise in the east, the world will always be round, a Porsche will be reasonably competitive at a race track somewhere, death will come for us all, and taxes. Until recently , we could also rely on Subaru’s EJ...

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Patrick George Patrick George Oct 24, 2019. 10 comments

Subaru EJ20 Engine Put To Rest After 30 Years Of Hoon-Tastic Service

Subaru EJ20 Engine Put To Rest After 30 Years Of Hoon-Tastic Service

The flat-four Subaru EJ engine is like that tough old man who’s a fixture at a local dive bar: he won’t start shit with you, but he’ll definitely finish it if you step to him. Now, after 30 years in service, one of this engine’s more notable variants—the EJ20—finally sees an end to its production run.

Fittingly, this happens in a car called the Subaru WRX STI EJ20 Final Edition, which was...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Oct 23, 2019. 12 comments

Subaru Gives Super-Exclusive Limited Edition $63,995 STI S209 'Special' Financing

Subaru Gives Super-Exclusive Limited Edition $63,995 STI S209 'Special' Financing

The 2019 Subaru STI S209 is the first-ever limited-edition S-car STI has homologated for sale in the U.S. It’s extremely exclusive, with only 209 cars available. That doesn’t sound like such a tough sell, does it? But there’s a catch.

You wouldn’t think Subaru would have any trouble selling all 209 of its limited-edition cars, as it’s the highest performance version of the very popular and...

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Max Finkel Max Finkel Oct 06, 2019. 6 comments

Subaru's New Challenges As It Goes From Niche To Major Player

Subaru's New Challenges As It Goes From Niche To Major Player

It wasn’t long ago that we were all impressed (Imprezed?) at Subaru’s ascent (okay I’m done, I swear) to record sales in the American market. The small Japanese automaker spent a decade going from New England, Colorado and Oregon’s all-wheel-drive golden child to mainstream success story. But these days, things aren’t that simple.

Earlier this week, Subaru announced its first sales decline in...

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Patrick George Patrick George Oct 02, 2019. 23 comments

The Collapse Might Finally Be Here

The Collapse Might Finally Be Here
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September was an absolute disaster for new car sales, more bad news may lay ahead for the car industry as a whole, General Motors’ striking workforce digs in, Tesla’s going to China and more for The Morning Shift of Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019.

1st Gear: The ‘Oh Shit’ Moment Has Arrived

For the past...

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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Sep 28, 2019. 14 comments

Colin McRae's 1997 Rally Subaru Is Still Down To Throw Down

Colin McRae's 1997 Rally Subaru Is Still Down To Throw Down

If you’ve heard of any rally drivers, you’ve probably heard of Colin McRae. And if you have any idea what kind of cars go rally racing, you probably think of Subaru. This Impreza is a moving monument to two legends of motorsport.

You could write a whole book on McRae’s racing career, and several people have, but the bare minimum context you need to appreciate the coolness of this...

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Patrick George Patrick George Sep 27, 2019. 24 comments

GM Backs Down On Cutting Off Healthcare For Its Striking Workers

GM Backs Down On Cutting Off Healthcare For Its Striking Workers
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General Motors decides to “do what’s right” after considerable pressure and criticism, Toyota deepens its ties with Subaru, auto workers fear the labor impact of electric cars and more for this Morning Shift of Friday, Sept. 27, 2019.

1st Gear: GM Will Pay For Striking Workers’ Healthcare

GM’s...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Sep 26, 2019. 12 comments

The 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 Has So Much Grip Even Race Car Drivers Struggle To Get It Sideways

The 2020 Subaru WRX STI S209 Has So Much Grip Even Race Car Drivers Struggle To Get It Sideways
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The U.S. government has finally allowed STI —Subaru’s elite squad of performance engineers—to build a tricked-out WRX for the American market, and the result is an incredibly sticky track-slayer. It’s the 341 horsepower 2020 Subaru STI S209 , and it has so much grip even professional rally drivers will struggle to get it...

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Kristen Lee Kristen Lee Sep 25, 2019. 8 comments

What Driving A Hillclimb Does To Your Brain

What Driving A Hillclimb Does To Your Brain

You’ve all seen the videos . Cars screaming up hills, some with wings larger than snow plows . Pikes Peak comes to mind. These are hillclimb races, where the only thing you compete against is the clock. I got to try it out. It did weird things to how my brain perceived time.

(Full disclosure: Subaru flew us out to England to attend the 2019 Goodwood Revival. While on the way, we stopped at...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Sep 20, 2019. 23 comments

Next-Gen Subaru BRZ And Toyota 86 May Finally, Actually, Really Get At Least A Little More Horsepower, Thank God: Report

Next-Gen Subaru BRZ And Toyota 86 May Finally, Actually, Really Get At Least A Little More Horsepower, Thank God: Report

Subaru has promised it would bring us a next-generation Subaru BRZ , and Toyota denied rumors that the Toyota 86 would get axed, so that only leaves one question: will the next-generation sports cars get more power? The answer may thankfully, finally be yes.

Take it with an under-powered grain of salt, but Japan’s Best Car is reporting that the next-gen cars, or at least the next BRZ, will...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Aug 26, 2019. 5 comments

The 2020 Subaru Legacy Mostly Nails It As Long As You Get The Turbo Engine

The 2020 Subaru Legacy Mostly Nails It As Long As You Get The Turbo Engine
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While some automakers like Ford are all but giving up on slow-selling sedans, Subaru is coming out swinging with the 2020 Subaru Legacy . It carries on the, um, legacy of the Legacy as a competent and comfortable all-wheel drive mid-size sedan with a modicum of performance and some impressive tech. It does what the Subaru Legacy...

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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Aug 15, 2019. 15 comments

This Bubble Era Supercharged Convertible Is Everything Subarus Aren't

This Bubble Era Supercharged Convertible Is Everything Subarus Aren't

The most iconic Subarus are turbocharged rally monsters or low-key all-wheel-drive wagons. The Subaru Vivio GX-T , complete with a three-part convertible Multi-Top, is none of those things, and all the more wonderful because of it.

(Full Disclosure: Our friends at Duncan Imports invited us to their shop in Virginia for a week to drive some of their finest wares. They’re extremely good folks...

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Alanis King Alanis King Aug 08, 2019. 24 comments

Subaru WRX Owners Are Getting All Of The Speeding Tickets: Study

Subaru WRX Owners Are Getting All Of The Speeding Tickets: Study

When it comes to cars, there are a few known stereotypes. Mustangs crash . Alfas break . Alfa purists defend the breaks . Camrys get dents . Big diesel trucks fart out black plumes of exhaust when they see Priuses. WRX bros will hoon in the face of anything —including, but not limited to, imminent traffic tickets. Sure, there are many exceptions to the rules, but most can take a joke related...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jul 29, 2019. 24 comments

The 2020 Subaru Outback Doesn't Break Any New Ground But It Doesn't Have To

The 2020 Subaru Outback Doesn't Break Any New Ground But It Doesn't Have To
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The 2020 Subaru Outback is the sixth generation of the Legacy-based version of the car. There’s a 260 horsepower turbocharged engine that’s available this time , and there’s a bigger screen in the middle. Otherwise, it’s mostly a collection of small refinements—perhaps wisely, Subaru didn’t go out of its way to try and fix...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jul 17, 2019. 23 comments

Ford's Making a New Crossover to Take on the Subaru Outback: Report

Ford's Making a New Crossover to Take on the Subaru Outback: Report

Ford promised a lot of new vehicles after it said last year it was axing virtually its entire car lineup in the United States. One of those new vehicles, according to Autocar, is a crossover intended to compete directly with Subaru’s Outback, or something like the Focus Active, which the company had initially said it would still sell here before killing it too.

We’ve heard almost all of this...

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Alex Goy Alex Goy Jul 09, 2019. 12 comments

What It's Like When Your Teen Is a Race Car Driver

What It's Like When Your Teen Is a Race Car Driver

I’m guessing that a lot of you out there look up to your fathers, and some of you have even followed in their footsteps in some way or another. In which case, you can compare yourselves to 17-year-old Oliver Solberg, son of 2003 World Rally Championship winner and bona fide driving legend, Petter Solberg. Oliver’s gone in to the family business and is doing really rather well.

At this year’s...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jul 09, 2019. 19 comments

The Bears Are Evolving

The Bears Are Evolving

In life, there are a few fundamental facts: Grass is green, the sky is blue, and bears are bound to get stuck in Subarus. But bears aren’t just getting stuck in Subarus anymore—no, these days, they’re closing the door behind them and taking off, even if their journey ends by running into a nearby tree.

It only gets worse from here. First, bears are rolling into nearby objects after an...

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