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 Wednesday 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 Monday 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