How To Keep Your Car Running In The Australian Outback

Many people would look at a rusted out '62 Holden EJ wagon missing a bunch of parts and decide it would probably take a major restoration project to get the thing on the road again. Not the Bush Mechanics. Crappy beater or no, it's go time. » 9/21/12 4:30pm 9/21/12 4:30pm

Clever fellow sends text messages to start his car

Our pals over at Make posted this article about Will O'Brien, and how he took an old iPhone, an Arduino, and a handful of electronic crap and made a remote starter for his Subaru Outback that lets him start his car with a text message. The link to his site gives a full schematic of how it was done, and he's made the… » 12/29/11 12:30pm 12/29/11 12:30pm

The Lighter Side Of Subarus: The Outback Ecto-1

Had your fill of Subarus yet with our Subaru Forester and WRX STi reviews? No? Good. Here's the lighter side of Subaru: a 2003 Outback modified to look like the famous Ecto-1 from Ghostbusters. It may not quite be the 1959 Cadillac Miller-Meteor, but this Outback does deserve some props for effort.
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Quadrazontal Success! Sexazontal Time! Flying Wing! Subaru in Detroit!

Subaru, flush with the success of a first-time 200,000-units-sold year in the United States, introduced the new "Flying Wing" front end design on the Legacy and Outback, a look which will eventually replace the unloved Flying Vagina grille across the line, we imagine. The Subies claim that that the new grille design… » 1/08/07 1:30pm 1/08/07 1:30pm

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