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Subaru Announces Prices For 2011 Impreza
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»

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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»

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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»

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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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Subaru Launches Dog Driving Days, To Teach Pets New Skills

In recent years, both Subaru and Honda have marketed special versions of their vehicles to pet owners, including "pet-friendly" accessories to make riding in cars safer for non-human species. Now, Subaru is taking the next step by offering driving lessons to dogs and other pets. The company plans a...Read More»

2010 Subaru Tribeca
2010 Subaru Tribeca: The Forgotten Seven-Seat SUV

Poor Subaru never has any luck with its really large cars and SUVs. As long as they stick to vehicles no larger than the Legacy and Forester sales are steady, people appreciate the classic styling and they cross shop those models when looking for sedans or five-passenger SUVs. Subaru even managed a...Read More»

2010 Subaru Impreza 2.5i
2010 Subaru Impreza: Perfect For The Perpetually Snowbound

First off, if you are looking for affordable all-wheel drive transportation that will last you through twenty winters you really ought to head to a Subaru dealer. They know cars that can get you through any inclement weather better than anyone. And while many long for the luxurious Legacy, rugged...Read More»

2011 Subaru Impreza WRX
2011 Subaru WRX Gets STI’s Wide Body Look…And A Wider Stance

In advance of its New York Auto Show debut next week, Subaru has previewed the 2011 Impreza WRX, which will be distanced even further from basic Impreza models, adopting an aggressive wide-body look that bears more in common with the top-performance Impreza STI model. The wide stance matters, too...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Five Reasons Why The 2010 Subaru Outback Is A Better Family Car Buy

The hottest segment in the family car market right now without question is car based crossovers. What makes a crossover different from an SUV (allegedly) is that they are usually based on car platforms while SUVs are based on truck platforms. Whatever differences there may be between an old-school...Read More»

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2010 Subaru Forester 2.5XT: Family Car Review

The 2010 Forester is the third generation of the popular crossover utility vehicle from Subaru, and was totally redesigned in 2009. The Forester's main competition is the Honda CR-V and Toyota RAV4 with the Forester even looking like both of them now. I tested the 2.5XT ($28,495) with the main...Read More»

2010 Volkswagen Passat
Cars for Fast Families: Sedans Under $30k

Continuing our series on sporty alternatives for families who don't fit the boring-car sterotype, here are some four-door options for those with a little more dough to spend. 2010 Chevy Malibu It's not like Chevy is a little-known brand. But what might not be so well known is the considerable...Read More»

2010 Toyota Prius
Frugal Shopper: For Happiness, Don't Sweat The Numbers

Consumer Reports, as part of this week's torrent of announcements from its Annual Auto Issue, named the 2010 Honda Fit and 2010 Toyota Prius the best new-car values of the year. While it so happens we like both of those models very much (and appreciate the Prius' 51-mpg rating), they definitely...Read More»

2010 Subaru Outback
Honda And Subaru Lead Consumer Reports' Honor Roll For 2010

Subaru (TSE: 7270) and Honda (NYSE: HMC) are tied for the number one spot from Consumer Reports this year, based on the average of its vehicles' overall road-test scores and predicted reliability ratings. Subaru's overall score was aided by the excellent evaluations given to the new 2010 Subaru...Read More»

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