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Posted Monday, October 19, 2020 at 10:56pm

ON THIS DAY: 2003

Petter Solberg was fourth in the championship chase following round 10 of 14 – he’d retired after running out of fuel in Italy a fortnight earlier. And Prodrive’s active dampers had been left at home after that troubled Sanremo outing. And then shakedown was stopped after a significant shunt for Solberg’s Subaru. Significant enough to twist the chassis and cut communications to one Corsican village as the Impreza WRC2003 used a telegraph pole to save… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 10:30pm

How to Build Out Your Subaru Forester for $350 or Less

I could give you the spiel about my love of the vanlife concept—I’ve wanted to do it since before Instagram was a thing, I’m a camping nerd, I think travel is good for a healthy economy—but I’ll get straight to the point: I don’t think people should build out a vehicle for a price tag that has more than two zeros before the decimal. Instead, like any twentysomething with a low-to-average paycheck, I looked at what I… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 10:24pm

Travis Pastrana’s Gymkhana 11 Goes Back to Subaru With the Gnarliest WRX STI of All Time

The Gymkhana series is back for an eleventh installment with a new driver but a very familiar marque. Pro racer and Nitro Circus madman Travis Pastrana is taking Gymkhana back to its roots by bringing Subaru back into the series for the first time since 2009’s Gymkhana Two. Just as Ken Block switched to Gymkhana-ing Fords when he switched to racing those, Pastrana has raced Vermont SportsCar-prepped Subarus since 2003. So, it’s not too much… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at 11:49pm

Travis Pastrana Gets Wild Subaru WRX STI For Next Gymkhana Video

Travis Pastrana is stepping into Ken Block’s driver seat for the next installment of the Gymkhana series, and he’s got a uniquely modified Subaru WRX STI to do the job. Subaru worked with Vermont SportsCar to build the car specifically to do exciting things on video, rather than needing to comply with any racing series’ rules. Subaru isn’t offering too many technical details about the Gymkhana WRX STI. The company confirms that it uses a… Read More →

Posted Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 11:36pm

Subaru Breaks GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title For The Largest Parade Of Subaru Cars

Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) today announced it has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest parade of Subaru cars with 1,751 Subaru vehicles, three times as many vehicles as the previous record. The parade, organized by the 2020 Subaru Tecnica International Subiefest, took place at the OC Fair & Expo Center in Costa Mesa, CA on Sunday, October 4. The parade spanned two miles and included 1,751 Subaru vehicles driven by Subaru… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at 11:17pm

Subaru scores 1-2 victory at show-me rally; Brandon Semenuk takes first U.S. win

Subaru Motorsports USA took a second consecutive American Rally Association (ARA) victory and double podium at Missouri’s Show-Me Rally, locking out the top two positions in the team’s strongest finish of 2020 to date. Brandon Semenuk brought home his first-ever U.S. rally win in only his third event in the blue and gold #180 WRX STI, showing impressive pace throughout the weekend on Show-Me’s challenging roads. Teammate Travis Pastrana followed up his August win at… Read More →

Posted Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 11:15pm

This Might Be the World’s Cleanest 2005 Subaru Impreza WRX STI

Subaru Impreza WRX STIs are great cars. They’re stout, capable, rally-inspired enthusiast cars that offer a driving experience not quite like anything else. Sadly, though, their capability and approachability mean that most used early STIs have been thrashed on. They’re often ratty, rusted, and beyond repair. But this example for sale on Bring a Trailer, showing under 11,000 miles, is as pristine as one can be. Read More →

Posted Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:14pm

Subaru reports ‘standout’ September after months of falling sales

Subaru of America Inc. has reported its first monthly sales increase since February — a 16 percent jump in September. But year-long sales were down 17 percent, showing the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Subaru President and CEO Thomas Doll described September as “a standout month,” noting the sales figure was “our best-ever September and best month of 2020.” “This has been a challenging year for us all, but the success we have seen… Read More →

Posted Friday, October 2, 2020 at 11:13pm

Subaru Attempts GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title For The Largest Parade Of Same-Make Vehicles

ubaru of America, Inc. (SOA) today announced it will attempt to set a new GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest parade of same-make vehicles on Sunday, October 4 in Costa Mesa, CA. The parade, organized by the 2020 Subaru Tecnica International Subiefest, will span two miles and include more than 2,000 Subaru vehicles driven by Subaru owners. Read More →

Posted Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 10:45pm

2021 Subaru Crosstrek Review | The best buy in its segment

Few vehicles define a segment quite as clearly as the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek. Before it came along nine years and one generation ago, there really weren’t any subcompact crossovers. Today, competitors like the Honda HR-V, Hyundai Kona and Jeep Renegade keep popping out. Unlike those, though, the Crosstrek continues to basically be an Impreza hatchback with a 3.6-inch suspension lift, some black body cladding and chunky roof rails. It’s a recipe that also continues to… Read More →