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Raphael Orlove Raphael Orlove Aug 15, 2019 at 23:30. 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. 2 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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Andrew P Collins Andrew P Collins Jun 28, 2019. 19 comments

This Subaru WRX Plays Initial D Eurobeat Music When You Step on the Gas

This Subaru WRX Plays Initial D Eurobeat Music When You Step on the Gas
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Japanese car enthusiast and apparent technophile Stan LeJay has a Subaru GC8 with a few tuner mods, but the most interesting by far is his home-made infotainment system that cranks Initial D Eurobeat music when the throttle opens up. Hilarity ensues.

Not that I endorse...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Jun 25, 2019. 24 comments

Subaru's Trying to Fix Its Quality Problem Before It's Too Late

Subaru's Trying to Fix Its Quality Problem Before It's Too Late

Subaru’s lineup is one of the more focused among major automakers, and also among the most beloved, which is why it’s always been a little curious why its cars haven’t always been well-made.

The definition of “well-made” has always been somewhat in dispute, with automakers usually claiming one thing and consumers and others claiming another. In Subaru’s case, the company has received mixed...

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Patrick George Patrick George Jun 24, 2019. 22 comments

Subaru Impreza WRX and STI VS. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Who Ya Got?

Subaru Impreza WRX and STI VS. Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution: Who Ya Got?

One is a legend of rally racing, a fearsome and dominant machine piloted by some of the greatest drivers of its time, a car that would redefine the kind of performance we expect from a four-cylinder motor. The other is... well, pretty much the exact same, except with a boxer engine. They formed a rivalry that sadly no longer exists today, but its legend certainly does. In the war between the...

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David Tracy David Tracy Jun 09, 2019. 20 comments

Here's a First Look at Toyota and Subaru's Electric Car Platform of the Future

Here's a First Look at Toyota and Subaru's Electric Car Platform of the Future

It was announced this week that Toyota and Subaru will work together on a new electric vehicle platform, one that will combine Subaru’s all-wheel drive expertise with Toyota’s electrification chops. Here’s a quick look at the new “e-TNGA” platform, which Toyota states will underpin future mid-size and large electric passenger vehicles and contribute to the company’s goal of selling 1 million...

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David Tracy David Tracy May 10, 2019. 22 comments

Even Subaru Had a Tough Year But It's Mounting a Comeback

Even Subaru Had a Tough Year But It's Mounting a Comeback
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Subaru’s trying to recover from a slump, VW begins its electric vehicle onslaught, the Chinese car market isn’t doing so hot, and more for The Morning Shift of Friday, May 10, 2019.

1st Gear: Subaru Is Hoping for a Comeback After a Tough Year

The brand that seemed poised to continue dominating...

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Alanis King Alanis King May 10, 2019. 20 comments

Bear Breaks Into Subaru to Eat Miniature Candy Versions of Itself

Bear Breaks Into Subaru to Eat Miniature Candy Versions of Itself

We regret to inform you that last month, we missed this incredibly important news of yet another bear breaking into yet another Subaru . As bloggers truly and wholly devoted to the “Bears Breaking Into Subarus” beat, delivering this news to you a month late deeply saddens us.

Alas, another bear has broken into another Subaru , yet again in Colorado . CBS 4 Denver reported from the town...

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Alanis King Alanis King May 08, 2019. 24 comments

The Subaru Levorg Wagon That's Too Cool for America Just Got Even Cooler

The Subaru Levorg Wagon That's Too Cool for America Just Got Even Cooler

The Subaru Levorg is the Subaru wagon Americans want but can’t have, since we don’t buy many wagons here and it’s reserved for other parts of the world . But that doesn’t stop us from wishing that one day the laws of nature will be broken and the U.S. will get all of the fun cars we’ve always wanted—like the two stunning new trims of the Levorg.

Subaru Japan announced the new trims on...

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Justin T. Westbrook Justin T. Westbrook Apr 17, 2019. 24 comments

The 2020 Subaru Outback Gets a 260 HP Boxer Engine And a Giant Tablet Screen

The 2020 Subaru Outback Gets a 260 HP Boxer Engine And a Giant Tablet Screen

People have been complaining about Subaru’s desperate need for more power, and the 2020 Subaru Outback fixes that a bit with the 260 horsepower 2.4-liter turbo boxer engine that was introduced in the 2019 Subaru Ascent.

Praise be to the turbo gods. Now if we can only get Subaru to move away from the scourge of CVT transmissions.

The new-to-the-Outback 2.4-liter turbo boxer gets 277 lb-ft of...

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Jason Torchinsky Jason Torchinsky Apr 11, 2019. 17 comments

Take a Moment to Appreciate the Subaru Rex, a Packaging Triumph

Take a Moment to Appreciate the Subaru Rex, a Packaging Triumph

Anyone who knows me understands that, when it comes to automobile packaging, there is one solution I adore above all others, and I will never tire of contemplating that particular engineering solution. That packaging solution is this: underfloor engine, with cargo areas at both front and rear. Any car that even attempts this is immediately okay in my book, and today I’d like to introduce you...

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Erik Shilling Erik Shilling Apr 11, 2019. 24 comments

The 2020 Subaru Outback Is Almost Here

The 2020 Subaru Outback Is Almost Here

The 2020 Subaru Outback will be out exactly one week from today, the car’s sixth generation, and, quite possibly, the one that will make the Outback cool again. (Actually that’s doubtful , but I retain hope.) Today, Subaru gave us a decent look at slice of it, if not the whole thing, set in its natural state, off-roading in the mountains, a thing all Outback owners do.

The new Outback will be...

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Tom McParland Tom McParland Mar 29, 2019. 24 comments

What Should I Do If I Think a Dealer Was Joyriding in My Car?

What Should I Do If I Think a Dealer Was Joyriding in My Car?
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As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing what to do if the dealer’s service department was joy riding your car, selling a used Lambo, and what to do if you bought the wrong...

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Aaron Brown Aaron Brown Mar 26, 2019. 23 comments

The 341-HP Subaru WRX STI S209 Is What the Base STI Needs to Be

The 341-HP Subaru WRX STI S209 Is What the Base STI Needs to Be
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TheSubaru WRX STI has been in America for around 15 years and it’s still one of the most attractive affordable sports cars available, even though its base formula has barely changed. But how long can Subaru keep that up for?

It’s not like the Japanese automaker is incapable of improvement, though the average driver might not get...

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Bradley.Brownell Bradley.Brownell Mar 23, 2019. 21 comments

Bucky Lasek's YouTube Channel is Secretly One of the Best Car Build Shows

Bucky Lasek's YouTube Channel is Secretly One of the Best Car Build Shows

You probably know the name Bucky Lasek if you were a follower of action sports in the 1990s, as he was everywhere. Well, now he’s a car guy, and he’s got a DIY car build YouTube channel that is as dirty and grungy as you’d expect from a retired skater punk. He’s built up a GC8 Subaru Impreza with STI power and a widebody kit. Where most mid-tier celebrities would have something like this...

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Patrick George Patrick George Mar 22, 2019. 24 comments

The Next Toyota 86 Will Probably Be a Subaru Joint Venture Again: Report

The Next Toyota 86 Will Probably Be a Subaru Joint Venture Again: Report

As we near the end of its run, I care less that the Toyota 86 and Subaru BRZ never got crazy turbocharged power the way everyone wanted and more that they were happening again, period. The world needs more small sports cars. Evidently both automakers agree, even as crossovers and trucks take over the world, because all signs lately point to another Toyobaru in the cards.

And yes, it seems it...

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