Paris Preview: Subaru Outback Facelift Uncovered

We — and the rest of Europe's motoring press — be getting our first view of the facelifted Subaru Legacy Outback, which went on sale in Japan earlier this year. Once described as "aggressive blandness" (hmm) the new design will appear in the continent's forecourts in the fall, when the new model arrives for sale. We'll… » 9/01/06 10:37am 9/01/06 10:37am

If You Want Me, Give Me a SI: 2007 Subarus Get Intelligent

As Subaru reps said at the New York auto show last April, the company is launching its SI-Drive system for the 2007 model year. The system's three-position knob lets drivers adjust engine performance for driving needs and conditions — from economical to sporty. Driving modes include "Sport Sharp," which delivers the bulk … » 8/08/06 3:38pm 8/08/06 3:38pm

Facelifted Legacy and Outback: Effective Immediately...In Japan

Interestingly, on their restyled Legacy and Outback models (due out in Japan as of right now), the cats at Fuji Heavy Industries have decided to forego the Flying Vagina nose treatment in favor of a somewhat more restrained look that seems to recall Mazda, Ford and Acura all at once. In other words, it's a melange of… » 5/24/06 4:00pm 5/24/06 4:00pm

Girls Love Subarus/It's a Major Award: The Legamino!

While we were out and about with Jonny Loverman the other day in a Schnitzer-tuned 6-Series, we got no attention from women. Later, rolling through Santa Monica in his hotted-up Impreza five-door (like punk, but it's a car!), a hot girl totally blew kisses at us. Quoth Jonny: "I still don't understand why you got the… » 4/14/06 12:07am 4/14/06 12:07am