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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 →

Posted Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:16pm

Subaru BRZ STI to Pack 280 HP

Subaru BRZ STI to Pack 280 HP

Comment: The current BRZ is superlative..are there words to describe the car at 280 HP? I just wonder what the price point for this variant would be. Despite consistently denying that such an official project is in the works, a turbocharged version of Subaru’s BRZ sportscar will likely be ready for production by the 2014 model year. According to reports, not only is the project in its advanced development stages, but it was done entirely… Read More →

Posted Monday, April 16, 2012 at 2:18pm

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited: Believe (most of) the hype

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited: Believe (most of) the hype

Comment: After having a chance to be up close and personal with the BRZ for a little while now, I think this article pretty much sums it up..the car is a hoot. I get to go to the BRZ ride and drive at the end of March to have the factory guys officially tell me this, but I think it is something we already know. Take a moment and mentally process all of the hype… Read More →

Posted Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 2:20pm

Subaru Celebrates 40th Birthday of its All-Wheel Drive System

Subaru Celebrates 40th Birthday of its All-Wheel Drive System

Comment: The All Wheel Drive system that is currently being utilized in the 2.0i and 2.5i series was first introduced in 1987. The system has been coninually refined and improved since then. This article is a good little commentary on the systems currently in place with a little history thrown in for good measure. Back in 1972 in Japan, Fuji Heavy Industries and its Subaru car brand launched their first passenger vehicle equipped with all-wheel… Read More →