The Truth About Cars » Outback http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 06 May 2016 14:30:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Oh, So The Mazda Koeru Might Be a Completely New Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/oh-mazda-koeru-might-completely-new-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/oh-mazda-koeru-might-completely-new-car/#comments Tue, 08 Dec 2015 22:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1237969 Settling the debate between whether Mazda’s Koeru concept from Frankfurt was a new CX-5 or CX-9 (or CX-7?),  CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News that the answer may be “none of the above,” apparently. On Monday, Kogai said that the Koeru could get the green light as a sporty crossover, sold alongside the CX-5 as a wagon-esque […]

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Settling the debate between whether Mazda’s Koeru concept from Frankfurt was a new CX-5 or CX-9 (or CX-7?),  CEO Masamichi Kogai told Automotive News that the answer may be “none of the above,” apparently. On Monday, Kogai said that the Koeru could get the green light as a sporty crossover, sold alongside the CX-5 as a wagon-esque […]

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I Think I Finally Get Subarus http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/i-think-i-finally-get-subarus/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/i-think-i-finally-get-subarus/#comments Fri, 18 Sep 2015 16:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1175810 Over the last month, I’ve spent more time driving Subarus than any other vehicle. This was not intentional. It all got started in August, when I went to Pebble Beach and I asked Subaru for a press car. I don’t normally take press cars, but I decided that I wanted to continue my tradition of […]

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Over the last month, I’ve spent more time driving Subarus than any other vehicle. This was not intentional. It all got started in August, when I went to Pebble Beach and I asked Subaru for a press car. I don’t normally take press cars, but I decided that I wanted to continue my tradition of […]

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Bloomberg: Subaru “has to decide what kind of company it wants to be” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/bloomberg-subaru-has-to-decide-what-kind-of-company-it-wants-to-be/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/bloomberg-subaru-has-to-decide-what-kind-of-company-it-wants-to-be/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 16:47:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1087729 Subaru has a problem, though it’s a problem many other automakers would love to have. The small Japanese automaker is growing at a rapid rate and it’s fully expected to run out of capacity to fulfill demand sooner rather than later. Most automakers would simply expand and flood the market with more units to feed the […]

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Subaru has a problem, though it’s a problem many other automakers would love to have. The small Japanese automaker is growing at a rapid rate and it’s fully expected to run out of capacity to fulfill demand sooner rather than later. Most automakers would simply expand and flood the market with more units to feed the […]

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Review: 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i Premium http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/review-2015-subaru-outback-2-5i-premium/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/review-2015-subaru-outback-2-5i-premium/#comments Fri, 13 Feb 2015 14:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=995058 The SUV craze of the 1990s caught Subaru by surprise. The company simply did not have a product that everyone wanted. The North American division of Fuji Heavy Industries had no choice but to play the cards they were dealt.  The engineers looked into the VW Golf Country 4×4 for inspiration, then took a Legacy […]

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The SUV craze of the 1990s caught Subaru by surprise. The company simply did not have a product that everyone wanted. The North American division of Fuji Heavy Industries had no choice but to play the cards they were dealt.  The engineers looked into the VW Golf Country 4×4 for inspiration, then took a Legacy […]

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Capsule Review: 2015 Subaru Outback 2.5i http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2015-subaru-outback-2-5i/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/capsule-review-2015-subaru-outback-2-5i/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:10:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=902858 Of all the things that struck me during my week with the 2015 Subaru Outback at the end of August, it was the realization that this nameplate has been around for two decades which shocked me most. Is this because I’m getting old, that when I think something occurred recently, I find out it actually […]

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Of all the things that struck me during my week with the 2015 Subaru Outback at the end of August, it was the realization that this nameplate has been around for two decades which shocked me most. Is this because I’m getting old, that when I think something occurred recently, I find out it actually […]

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Piston Slap: New CV Boots? A Split Decision! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-new-cv-boots-a-split-decision/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-new-cv-boots-a-split-decision/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:53:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=860313 TTAC Commentator Detroit Iron writes: Long time no talk (I sound like a native American an Indian).  (Yeah, not so much. – SM) I have an 09 Outback with ~65k miles.  I had noticed a bit of a burning smell after running it for a while and it was pretty strong after a recent trip.  […]

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TTAC Commentator Detroit Iron writes: Long time no talk (I sound like a native American an Indian).  (Yeah, not so much. – SM) I have an 09 Outback with ~65k miles.  I had noticed a bit of a burning smell after running it for a while and it was pretty strong after a recent trip.  […]

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New York 2014: 2015 Subaru Outback Revealed http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-2015-subaru-outback-revealed/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/new-york-2014-2015-subaru-outback-revealed/#comments Thu, 17 Apr 2014 18:21:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=803114 The 2015 Subaru Outback made a stop at the 2014 New York Auto Show as the fifth-generation wagon makes its way to the showroom floor this summer. Under the bonnet, a choice of either a 2.5-liter flat-4 or 3.6-liter flat-6 will send 175 to 256 horsepower through a standard CVT to all four corners. The […]

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The 2015 Subaru Outback made a stop at the 2014 New York Auto Show as the fifth-generation wagon makes its way to the showroom floor this summer. Under the bonnet, a choice of either a 2.5-liter flat-4 or 3.6-liter flat-6 will send 175 to 256 horsepower through a standard CVT to all four corners. The […]

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Subaru to Unveil Levorg Concept at Tokyo Motor Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/subaru-to-unveil-levorg-concept-at-tokyo-motor-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/subaru-to-unveil-levorg-concept-at-tokyo-motor-show/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:14:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=639041 A new gold dawn for touring cars is upon us if Subaru is to be believed. Come November, the automaker will unveil the future of the Legacy and Outback at the Tokyo Motor Show: The Levorg. The sport tourer concept — whose name is derived from legacy, revolution and touring — comes equipped with Subaru’s […]

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A new gold dawn for touring cars is upon us if Subaru is to be believed. Come November, the automaker will unveil the future of the Legacy and Outback at the Tokyo Motor Show: The Levorg. The sport tourer concept — whose name is derived from legacy, revolution and touring — comes equipped with Subaru’s […]

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Piston Slap: Time to take the Outback, Out Back? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-time-to-take-the-outback-out-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/piston-slap-time-to-take-the-outback-out-back/#comments Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=495126 TTAC commentator markholli writes: Hi Sajeev, First, a big “thank you” to you and all of the contributors and commenters on TTAC for hours of free entertainment. Keep up the good work! Now that I’m done buttering everybody up I’ll get to the matter at-hand. I have a 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i (base) which has […]

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TTAC commentator markholli writes: Hi Sajeev, First, a big “thank you” to you and all of the contributors and commenters on TTAC for hours of free entertainment. Keep up the good work! Now that I’m done buttering everybody up I’ll get to the matter at-hand. I have a 2005 Subaru Outback 2.5i (base) which has […]

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New or Used: Perception vs. Reality, Wagon Lament http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/new-or-used-perception-vs-reality-wagon-lament/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/new-or-used-perception-vs-reality-wagon-lament/#comments Wed, 07 Sep 2011 14:22:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=409546     Chris writes: For years, my wife and I have enjoyed the carefree enjoyment of running around without a care in the world. Then we had a baby, who is soon going to go from an only child to a big sister. The wife has owned the same car that she bought new when […]

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    Chris writes: For years, my wife and I have enjoyed the carefree enjoyment of running around without a care in the world. Then we had a baby, who is soon going to go from an only child to a big sister. The wife has owned the same car that she bought new when […]

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New or Used: MAXX-ing out Mom’s Next Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-maxx-ing-out-moms-next-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/new-or-used-maxx-ing-out-moms-next-wagon/#comments Thu, 02 Jun 2011 16:52:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=396296 Michael writes: My mom’s 1998 V70 with 215k miles is starting to leak coolant, with no major puddles on the ground.  I told them to look at the oil to see if there were any signs of the coolant in the oil.  I personally think the time with the Volvo is almost over as the […]

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Michael writes: My mom’s 1998 V70 with 215k miles is starting to leak coolant, with no major puddles on the ground.  I told them to look at the oil to see if there were any signs of the coolant in the oil.  I personally think the time with the Volvo is almost over as the […]

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Subaru Sales Stay Strong; Suzuki Going, Going, Gone http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/subaru-sales-stay-strong-suzuki-going-going-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/subaru-sales-stay-strong-suzuki-going-going-gone/#comments Tue, 02 Mar 2010 21:33:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=347230 Subaru crushed it again this month [via PRNewswire], with the Outback and Forester both breaking 6,000 units of sale and overall sales up 38 percent. Suzuki, not so much [full release here]. Despite a recently-launched (and relatively well-received) C-segment sedan, the Japanese brand managed to sell only 1,375 cars last month. That’s fewer units than […]

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Subaru crushed it again this month [via PRNewswire], with the Outback and Forester both breaking 6,000 units of sale and overall sales up 38 percent. Suzuki, not so much [full release here]. Despite a recently-launched (and relatively well-received) C-segment sedan, the Japanese brand managed to sell only 1,375 cars last month. That’s fewer units than […]

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Capsule Review: 2010 Subaru Outback 2.5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/capsule-review-2010-subaru-outback-2-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/capsule-review-2010-subaru-outback-2-5/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2009 19:21:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339075 Here in the Pacific Northwest, the Subaru Outback has long been one of the most ubiquitous cars on the road. From soccer moms to weed dealers to weed-dealing soccer moms, drizzle-belt car buyers bought the jacked-up AWD wagons in droves, presaging the modern mass-market craze for all things crossover. But in the transition from rough-and-ready […]

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Here in the Pacific Northwest, the Subaru Outback has long been one of the most ubiquitous cars on the road. From soccer moms to weed dealers to weed-dealing soccer moms, drizzle-belt car buyers bought the jacked-up AWD wagons in droves, presaging the modern mass-market craze for all things crossover. But in the transition from rough-and-ready […]

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