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Battle Of The Brands: YouTube's Winners And Losers Revealed
Battle Of The Brands: YouTube's Winners And Losers Revealed

And so it's come to an end -- this week-long look at automakers and their YouTube channels. We've been amused, intrigued, and sometimes bitterly disappointed by what we've seen. Now it's time to announce the best (and worst) in show. But first, a couple of notes. First, we were surprised by the...Read More»

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Video: Subaru Straps Strangers Into The Passenger's Seat To Promote The New WRX & STI

By now, we've seen a slew of commercials featuring guys- and girls-next-door, with dashboard cameras capturing their heartfelt reaction to new rides. Heck, Hyundai launched a whole campaign around that very concept just a couple of weeks ago. Now, Subaru has done something similar, but it's upped...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart Sportback
Rally-Car Rivalry: 2011 Subaru WRX vs 2010 Mitsubishi Ralliart

With an editorial staff, split across the country and even in Australia, we're often hard-pressed to do the sorts of comparison tests that are very helpful in sorting out rival models. But sometimes the stars align just right, as they recently did when I returned on a flight, fresh from driving the...Read More»

2011 Subaru Outback
2011 Subaru Outback Gets Mobile WiFi

Subaru calls the 2011 Outback a crossover, even though we think it's more of an all-wheel drive wagon (and a fun one at that). Whatever class it sits in, it just got a bit cooler this morning, with the addition of mobile WiFi access linked to the Internet via 3G. The new addition, dubbed simply...Read More»

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Subaru Could Be In For An Extreme Makeover

Subarus are many things: sporty, reliable, fun to drive, and a favorite among tuners. But there's one thing Subarus aren't, at least by conventional standards: pretty. One man has been given the task of changing that. Since its U.S. launch in 1968, Subarus have been compared (unfavorably) to...Read More»

Get Ahead Of The New Car Market: Six Summer Bargains

With the mercury climbing over 100 degrees up and down the east coast, you sure envy your neighbor's convertible right now, don't you?  Putting the top down and letting the wind cool you is one of the great joys of car ownership, but right now, you shouldn't be considering a new Miata. No, this is...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
Recall Alert: Subaru Recalls Nearly 74,000 Vehicles

Subaru has announced a recall of 73,698 2010 Outback and Legacy models due to a potential problem with the steering column. Wiring located in the steering column electrical roll connector could develop stress cracks and break, potentially causing certain electrical components to be unable to...Read More»

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Chrysler Brings A 'Man Van' To Take On The Swagger Wagons

Minivans are many things: functional, convenient, and sometimes easy on the eyes. But they don't always inspire pride in their owners, and they don't exactly scream "Master of my Domain" -- particularly when men are behind the wheel. In fact, countless commercials have light of the fact that for...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Subaru Recalls 2010 Outback And Legacy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has announced a recall of the 2010 Subaru Outback and the 2010 Subaru Legacy. The NHTSA website has minimal details at the moment, stating only that the recall centers on the steering system and connectors, however, a nearly identical recall was...Read More»

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
Subaru Announces Prices For 2011 Impreza

Last week, Subaru announced the pricing details for its 2011 Impreza. Starting at $17,495, the Impreza has several trim levels: 2.5i, 2.5i  Premium, Impreza Outback Sport, Impreza WRX, and WRX STI. The 2.5i starts at $17,495, with five-door versions at $17,995. Stepping up to the Premium brings...Read More»

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Subaru Brings Badges To The Bumper

Social media has changed the way we talk -- or at least what we mean when we talk. "Checking in" used to mean getting a key at the hotel desk, "sharing" was done over coffee, and giving a "status update" was reserved for astronauts and combat personnel. Thanks to Facebook, Google, and a host of...Read More»

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Help! Doug: If Consumer Reports Says A Car Has Major Flaw, Should I Avoid It Completely?

Question: The 2010 Consumer Reports' April "Annual Auto Issue" gives the 2004 Subaru Legacy's four-cylinder engines the worst possible rating. If I can't afford a 2005 (with the best rating), does the negative stuff in CR mean I should steer clear of all '04 Legacys? Doug Ehrlich: Sometimes life...Read More»

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Help! Doug: Why The Discrepancy Of Subaru Engine Ratings By Consumer Reports?

Question: The April 2010 Consumer Reports' "Annual Auto Issue" gives the 2004 Subaru Legacy's four-cylinder engines the worst possible rating. I read this, but still had a mechanic look a 2004 Subaru Legacy over I might have purchased, except the mechanic told me: "It's got Subaru's classic head...Read More»

2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i five-door
ESP: An Essential Feature For New Cars

It's got nothing to do with supernatural Extra Sensory Perception, though cars equipped with ESP can help you avoid the afterlife. If your car is fitted with an Electronic Stability Programme, you could be one of the lucky drivers who are 25 percent less likely to be involved in a fatal accident...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
Recall Alert: 2010 Subaru Legacy and Outback

Subaru has recalled 2010 Subaru Outback and Legacy models due to a faulty transmission cooling hose in the continuously variable automatic transmission (CVT). According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration (NHTSA), the hose could crack or split, leading to a leak. If the...Read More»

Subaru Outback ASPCA Crime Scene Investigation unit in Gainesville, FL [via USAToday]
Subaru Donates Outback To Gainesville ASPCA's Mobile Crime Scene Unit

Although police departments and other public service agencies are typically underfunded, they often have a range of vehicles at their disposal: speed-friendly cruisers, chunky investigation labs, K-9 units, and so on. Nonprofits, on the other hand, don't always have such resources -- which is why...Read More»

2010 Toyota Venza
Top Five Baseball Stadiums to Visit

With baseball season in full swing and the summer driving season just around the corner, we thought that it would be a good time to take a look at five stadiums that are worth a look this season. Hop in the family car and take a look at these baseball palaces, as well as five cars to take, one for...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy
2011 Subaru Outback, 2011 Subaru Legacy Pricing Stays Put

Most of a year after their launch, the redesigned 2010 Subaru Outback and 2010 Subaru Legacy are selling like hotcakes. Subaru is on a roll, it seems, and we've noticed it in the brand's seemingly recession-proof sales figures. It was the only brand to post sales gains in 2008, and built on those...Read More»

2010 Subaru Legacy 3.6R
The Five Best 2010 Six-Cylinder Family Sedans

When you think of a traditional family sedan perhaps your mind wanders to idyllic childhood journeys with your family on Sunday afternoons. Or perhaps you remember arguments, fights and stony cold silences in the front seats but that is a topic that is best left to your therapist. At least everyone...Read More»

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