How Subaru's Marketing Is Making People Want Options They Don't Need

Right now car buyers are being convinced by some clever marketing to spend way too much on their next Subaru. I feel it is my responsibility, no, my duty, to reveal a brand new secret to saving money on these cars. All it takes is some focus, diligence, and a keen sense of situational awareness. » 2/27/15 12:13pm 2/27/15 12:13pm

How to Turn Your New Car into an Adventuremobile

I just bought the first car I've owned in 13 years and decided to break it in properly over the weekend. Ingredients for this adventure included: Death Valley, being naked around your friends and a bunch of crusty hippies, hot springs, Unimogs full of twinks, mushrooms and 125 miles of off-roading. » 2/16/15 7:46pm 2/16/15 7:46pm

When Tow Vehicles Fail, Bring Out The Race Car And A Rope

Rain and mud cut the January Lone Star Rallycross event short, which caused another problem with the tow vehicles parked in the soft grassy parking area. They got stuck. Most of the rallycross cars, however, didn't get stuck in this mess. Behold, a Subaru towing a Silverado out of the mud. » 2/15/15 9:36pm 2/15/15 9:36pm

Subaru Claims Dealership Falsified Customer Surveys To Avoid Termination

Whenever someone buys a new car automakers use survey data to determine which dealers are treating customers right and which ones aren't. Now Subaru is going after a California dealership that they say falsified these reports in order to hide their poor customer satisfaction. » 2/11/15 10:29am 2/11/15 10:29am

Owner Says Nightmare Subaru Has Killed Four Engines Within 3,000 Miles

I'm not sure why there's such a lurid appeal to reading someone's automotive nightmares, but there is. It's not all schadenfreude, though, there's real sympathy. And if anyone deserves sympathy, it's this Canadian fellow stuck with an unholy 2012 Subaru Impreza that he's claimed, so far, is on its fourth engine. In… » 1/28/15 1:58pm 1/28/15 1:58pm

A Ride In Subaru's 2015 WRX STI Rally Car Is Pure, Undistilled Elation

I recently had the chance to drive the 2014 Subaru WRX STI Rally America car, and I thought I went really fast. But later that day, I rode with David Higgins in his brand new 2015 open class WRX STI. I did not drive fast, and my face still hurts from how much I smiled. » 1/26/15 9:35pm 1/26/15 9:35pm

Who Keeps Stealing All The Old Subarus In Portland?

Before they became the modern, hot-selling, Volkswagen-crushing mainstream brand they are now, Subaru was a niche brand that mostly appealed to people in states with bad weather. The older ones, being the tough workhorse cars they are, remain common sights in places like Portland, Oregon. That's changing thanks to the… » 1/21/15 4:02pm 1/21/15 4:02pm

The 2015 Subaru WRX Isn't Dead With A CVT, It Just Smells Funny

Before we get into the opinions about the new 2015 Subaru WRX, let's get some basic facts out of the way. It still has 268 horsepower. It still has full-time all-wheel-drive. And now it has the long-heralded infinitely-geared scepter of driving fun death, a Continuously Variable Transmission. But let me blow your… » 1/09/15 5:00pm 1/09/15 5:00pm

How a Small American Company Sold $100,000 of Intercoolers in 2 Days.

In August of 2013, Minneapolis-based performance tuner Grimmspeed started unassuming threads on both NASIOC and LegacyGT.com titled "GrimmSpeed 08+ WRX/LGT Top Mount Intercooler - Any Interest". Those threads went on to accumulate over 110,000 page views and north of 1400 posts between them. These aren't huge numbers… » 12/15/14 9:46am 12/15/14 9:46am

Woman Wins $90 Million Dollar Lottery, Buys Really Boring Car  

As car enthusiasts, we all have what I call "the list." The list of dream cars we would buy if we got some massive windfall of money. I know the first two cars on my list are an E63 wagon and probably a 911 GTS. A Washington state woman who won a $90 million dollar jackpot had no such list, and bought a Subaru. » 12/11/14 8:49am 12/11/14 8:49am