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Posted Tuesday, April 19, 2022 at 10:32pm

What Fans Should Know About Subaru Tecnica International

Subaru Corporation, then known as Fuji Heavy Industries, traces its roots to the Aircraft Research Laboratory established in 1917 and, later on, called the Nakajima Aircraft Factory. The company might have gotten through a lot of name changes, but one thing always remained true: Subaru makes some of the coolest and most resilient Japanese cars on the market. FHI’s first car was the Subaru 1500 developed in 1954, which was followed by the 360 four… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at 9:11pm

Subaru is the latest automaker to add what3words navigation

Infotainment systems have come a long way in the past couple of decades, driven in no small part by consumer demand for in-car navigation. But whether a system is powered by a Jones Live-Map or a constellation of Global Positioning System satellites, there’s one constant issue: Finding a precise location can be a real pain. The most straightforward fix would be to use latitude and longitude coordinates, but most of us don’t speak latitude and… Read More →

Posted Saturday, March 12, 2022 at 10:07pm

STATEMENT ON SUBARU STI

CAMDEN, N.J., March 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — As the automotive marketplace continues to move towards electrification, Subaru is focused on how our future sports and performance cars should evolve to meet the needs of the changing marketplace and the regulations and requirements for greenhouse gasses (GHG), zero emissions vehicles (ZEV), and Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFÉ). As part of that effort, Subaru Corporation is exploring opportunities for the next generation Subaru WRX STI, including electrification.  In the… Read More →

Posted Thursday, February 17, 2022 at 9:47pm

Here’s What Every Subaru Fan Should Know About STI

Here’s What Every Subaru Fan Should Know About STI

Scott’s Comments: A nice little primer on the history of STI. Subaru has a loyal following of gearheads. These die-hard fans cherish each model for what they bring to the table. The Outback is an amazing off-road adventure seeker, while the Legacy offers a reliable commuter car to make it through the snow. Though these standard models are great, true fans beg for something more refined or angry. Each manufacturer attempts to satisfy this carnal… Read More →

Posted Friday, January 21, 2022 at 10:05pm

Subaru takes the fear out of winter driving

Scott’s comments: “And then there’s those of us that think driving in the winter in the midst of a snowstorm is fun..” Subaru is turning worst-case winter driving scenarios on their head with a new campaign designed to position its vehicles as some of the safest in winter conditions. “Winter is Less Scary in a Subaru” builds off of the “Welcome to the Uncommon” brand platform established by the automaker last fall. It is also… Read More →

Posted Monday, January 3, 2022 at 10:47pm

Subaru to enthusiasts: We haven’t forgotten you

Subaru to enthusiasts: We haven’t forgotten you

Though Subaru is looking toward an electric future, the 2022 WRX is a clear indication of the brand’s commitment to its enthusiast customer base. Touted as a more refined reiteration of the iconic rally car, the fifth-generation WRX is the first version of the sporty compact sedan built on Subaru’s Global Platform, which improves vehicle dynamics and reduces noise, vibration and harshness — significantly enhancing the overall rigidity of the WRX and its ride and… Read More →

Posted Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at 10:24pm

Subaru EJ: The Four-Cylinder Boxer That Punched Above Its Weight and Became Legendary

Subaru EJ: The Four-Cylinder Boxer That Punched Above Its Weight and Became Legendary

Scott’s comments: A nice primer on the EJ Series motors. Developed from scratch during the second part of the 1980s as a replacement for the EA flat-fours, which had been produced since 1966, the EJ hit the streets in 1989 when the first-generation Legacy was introduced. At first, the engine codenamed EJ20 displaced 2.0 liters and was available in three distinct versions: a 123-hp single overhead cam, 148-hp dual overhead cam, and a turbocharged dual… Read More →

Posted Friday, March 10, 2017 at 11:42pm

Why You Should Buy the All-New 2018 Subaru Crosstrek

Scott’s Comments: Though I like this headline the best, “The 2018 Subaru Crosstrek Will Lay Waste To Volkswagen; The Germans Are Drowning In Tears; Subaru Dealers Are Already Gold-Plating Their Toilets” , here are a couple of pretty good previews to the 2018 Crosstrek that was introduced in Geneva. Outside Magazine’s And a nifty little guide to the difference between 4WD and AWD: 4WD vs. AWD: What’s the Difference? Consumer Reports’ Read More →

Posted Wednesday, March 1, 2017 at 7:07pm

Self-Driving Cars: Driving Into the Future

Scott’s Comments: How far away are self driving cars? Good question. This article by Consumer Reports gives a pretty comprehensive overview of where we are at and the challenges that still exist. For example.. “Researchers scan for weird incidents among the millions of test-car miles. This has yielded oddities, such as the Google car that stopped cold while a woman in an electric wheelchair did circles in the road ahead. She was chasing a duck… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, July 9, 2013 at 6:09pm

1978 Subaru GL Wagon: The Jalopnik Classic Review

1978 Subaru GL Wagon: The Jalopnik Classic Review

Scott’s Comment: We’ve come a long way.. I owned a 79 DL station wagon (same body style as this)  for about a year and a half that I eventually sold to a buddy for $300.00. Truly rusty but trusty at that point, the driver’s foot well filled with water every time it was wet due to a hole in the front wheel well. But it went through everything I could throw at it and then… Read More →

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