The Truth About Cars » Subaru http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Subaru http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Of Cost and Axle Differentials? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-cost-axle-differentials/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/piston-slap-cost-axle-differentials/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2016 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281858 Sajeev, We have three cars in our household that see regularly use, but we are considering going down to two vehicles in an attempt to save some money. However, instead of just getting rid of one of those three cars, we are trading in two of them toward a newer vehicle that we plan to keep long […]

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Sajeev, We have three cars in our household that see regularly use, but we are considering going down to two vehicles in an attempt to save some money. However, instead of just getting rid of one of those three cars, we are trading in two of them toward a newer vehicle that we plan to keep long […]

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Super Bowl 50 Commercial Round-up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/super-bowl-50-commercial-round/#comments Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281170 Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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Like those who only read certain magazines for the articles, the Super Bowl brings millions of people together in front of TV screens to, ostensibly, watch a football game. Many will watch the event strictly for the commercials, which have become a cultural phenomenon in their own right. Others will watch for the halftime show, hoping for […]

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Digestible Collectible: 2000 Subaru Impreza 2.5 RS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-2000-subaru-impreza-2-5-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/digestible-collectible-2000-subaru-impreza-2-5-rs/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277073 Few people get dressed up for a test drive, but I had to be convincing and look respectable. I was an occasional college student at the time, somewhere between my freshman and sophomore years on the 10-year plan. I walked into the local Subaru dealer and waited to be approached. I can’t tell you how […]

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Few people get dressed up for a test drive, but I had to be convincing and look respectable. I was an occasional college student at the time, somewhere between my freshman and sophomore years on the 10-year plan. I walked into the local Subaru dealer and waited to be approached. I can’t tell you how […]

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2016 Subaru WRX: Five Thousand Miles Later http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-subaru-wrx-five-thousand-miles-later/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-subaru-wrx-five-thousand-miles-later/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1271065 You may remember my decision three months ago to replace my aging Cadillac STS with a brand-new 2016 Subaru WRX. The “avoid highways” option has been selected on Google Maps ever since, as evidenced by the WRX’s above-average odometer reading. It’s not my fault that the Subie commands a twistier route every time I start it up. However, this relationship between the […]

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You may remember my decision three months ago to replace my aging Cadillac STS with a brand-new 2016 Subaru WRX. The “avoid highways” option has been selected on Google Maps ever since, as evidenced by the WRX’s above-average odometer reading. It’s not my fault that the Subie commands a twistier route every time I start it up. However, this relationship between the […]

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The 13 Auto Brands Which Reported Record U.S. Auto Sales In 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/13-auto-brands-reported-record-u-s-auto-sales-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/13-auto-brands-reported-record-u-s-auto-sales-2015/#comments Fri, 08 Jan 2016 15:35:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1259673 As the American auto industry soared past 2014’s output on the way to a record-setting year of new vehicle sales volume, the rising tide did not lift all boats. Smart, Bentley, Dodge, Maserati, Jaguar, Fiat, Volkswagen, Scion, and Buick all sold fewer vehicles in 2015 than in 2014. The year-over-year rate of growth produced by […]

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As the American auto industry soared past 2014’s output on the way to a record-setting year of new vehicle sales volume, the rising tide did not lift all boats. Smart, Bentley, Dodge, Maserati, Jaguar, Fiat, Volkswagen, Scion, and Buick all sold fewer vehicles in 2015 than in 2014. The year-over-year rate of growth produced by […]

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Bark’s Bites: My Favorite Truths of 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/barks-bites-favorite-truths-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/barks-bites-favorite-truths-2015/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 19:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1255137 Twenty-fifteen is all done and junk. We had a lot of change around here, didn’t we? Everywhere that I’ve ever worked in my entire life, somebody has taken me aside and said something to the effect of, “If you don’t like change, this isn’t the place for you.” In fact, there’s so much change in the […]

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Twenty-fifteen is all done and junk. We had a lot of change around here, didn’t we? Everywhere that I’ve ever worked in my entire life, somebody has taken me aside and said something to the effect of, “If you don’t like change, this isn’t the place for you.” In fact, there’s so much change in the […]

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TTAC News Roundup: Merry Boozy Christmas; Subaru Can’t Make ’em Fast Enough; Nevada’s Playing With House Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-roundup-merry-boozy-christmas-subaru-cant-make-em-fast-enough-nevadas-playing-house-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-roundup-merry-boozy-christmas-subaru-cant-make-em-fast-enough-nevadas-playing-house-money/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248121 You’ve made some bad decisions at the holiday office Christmas party. We’ve all done it. Don’t compound it by using a (probably inaccurate) free breathalyzer that you picked up at a Honda dealer instead of a cab ride. That, and Subaru is turning production up to “11,” Hyundai was hit hard in China and Nevada’s rolling […]

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You’ve made some bad decisions at the holiday office Christmas party. We’ve all done it. Don’t compound it by using a (probably inaccurate) free breathalyzer that you picked up at a Honda dealer instead of a cab ride. That, and Subaru is turning production up to “11,” Hyundai was hit hard in China and Nevada’s rolling […]

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Piston Slap: An Exedy-ous from Logical Clutching? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-exedy-ous-logical-clutching/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-exedy-ous-logical-clutching/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241617 James writes: Hi Sajeev, I’ve got a 2003 Impreza WRX (blob-eye) that’s covered 96,000 km now. I bought it two years ago from the original owner, who seemed to take very good care of the car (every receipt since new). The car has been almost faultless. About 4,000 km ago, at 92,000 km, the original clutch was […]

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James writes: Hi Sajeev, I’ve got a 2003 Impreza WRX (blob-eye) that’s covered 96,000 km now. I bought it two years ago from the original owner, who seemed to take very good care of the car (every receipt since new). The car has been almost faultless. About 4,000 km ago, at 92,000 km, the original clutch was […]

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Subaru, Lexus Retain KBB’s Top Resale Crown for 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/subaru-lexus-retain-kbbs-top-resale-crown-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/subaru-lexus-retain-kbbs-top-resale-crown-2016/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242345 Subaru and Lexus brands topped Kelley Blue Book’s annual resale list for the second year in a row, the auto industry group announced Tuesday. Subaru claimed four model winners for 2016 and Lexus nabbed six honors in the annual survey that measures projected retained value for five years of ownership. Toyota and General Motors each […]

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Subaru and Lexus brands topped Kelley Blue Book’s annual resale list for the second year in a row, the auto industry group announced Tuesday. Subaru claimed four model winners for 2016 and Lexus nabbed six honors in the annual survey that measures projected retained value for five years of ownership. Toyota and General Motors each […]

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Wards 10 Best Engines For 2016 is Equal Parts Performance, Parsimonious http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/wards-10-best-engines-2016-equal-parts-performance-parsimonious/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 19:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242009 Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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Three hybrid powertrains and three performance powertrains bookended Wards Auto’s top 10 engines, which was released last week. The list included repeat winners such as the Ram 1500 Ecodiesel 3-liter six, Subaru’s turbo flat-four and Nissan’s veteran VQ 3.5-liter V-6. Appearing for the first time was BMW’s replacement for its N55 turbocharged, 3-liter straight six […]

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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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Subaru Dropped The ‘XV’ From Its 2016 Crosstrek Because You Did Anyway http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/subaru-dropped-xv-2016-crosstrek-anyway/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/subaru-dropped-xv-2016-crosstrek-anyway/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 00:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223049 If an “XV” drops off a rear liftgate in the woods of Colorado, Oregon or New England and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Even if you’re in a bright blue 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, apparently not. Last month, Subaru announced it’s slightly different Crosstrek — complete with new […]

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If an “XV” drops off a rear liftgate in the woods of Colorado, Oregon or New England and no one is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Even if you’re in a bright blue 2016 Subaru Crosstrek, apparently not. Last month, Subaru announced it’s slightly different Crosstrek — complete with new […]

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LA 2015: Subaru Should Just Put Bigger Mirrors on Its Impreza Concept Already http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-subaru-should-just-put-bigger-mirrors-on-its-impreza-concept-already/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/la-2015-subaru-should-just-put-bigger-mirrors-on-its-impreza-concept-already/#comments Thu, 19 Nov 2015 04:12:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1222809 You’re looking at the 2017 Subaru Impreza. I mean, you’re looking at the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept with skinny mirrors, quasi-ridiculous tires, no door handles and a few front bumper throwaways. But you’re looking at the 2017 Subaru Impreza. Subaru unveiled its Impreza Sedan Concept on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show and everything […]

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You’re looking at the 2017 Subaru Impreza. I mean, you’re looking at the Subaru Impreza Sedan Concept with skinny mirrors, quasi-ridiculous tires, no door handles and a few front bumper throwaways. But you’re looking at the 2017 Subaru Impreza. Subaru unveiled its Impreza Sedan Concept on Wednesday at the Los Angeles Auto Show and everything […]

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What Is This Performance BRZ/FR-S and Where Can We Get One? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/performance-brzfr-s-can-get-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/performance-brzfr-s-can-get-one/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217713 Our friends over at AutoGuide have a juicy story about a patent filing from Toyota that details a decidedly BRZ STI-looking drawing that may signal a performance variant on its way. According to AutoGuide, the patent, which was approved in Japan, was filed by Toyota, but named Subaru-parent company Fuji Heavy Industry as its owner. […]

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Our friends over at AutoGuide have a juicy story about a patent filing from Toyota that details a decidedly BRZ STI-looking drawing that may signal a performance variant on its way. According to AutoGuide, the patent, which was approved in Japan, was filed by Toyota, but named Subaru-parent company Fuji Heavy Industry as its owner. […]

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Subaru to Build Three-Row Crossover in Indiana http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/subaru-bringing-three-row-crossover-indiana-2018/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/subaru-bringing-three-row-crossover-indiana-2018/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 16:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1215889 The Tribeca having driven into the sunset, Subaru will build its replacement in Lafayette, Ind. beginning in 2018 as its fourth model assembled in the U.S. The replacement is set to be an as-yet-unnamed three-row crossover with full third-row capability, which will join the Legacy, Outback and Impreza on the assembly line at Subaru of Indiana […]

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The Tribeca having driven into the sunset, Subaru will build its replacement in Lafayette, Ind. beginning in 2018 as its fourth model assembled in the U.S. The replacement is set to be an as-yet-unnamed three-row crossover with full third-row capability, which will join the Legacy, Outback and Impreza on the assembly line at Subaru of Indiana […]

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Los Angeles 2015: Subaru Debuting Impreza Sedan Concept http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/los-angeles-2015-subaru-debuting-impreza-sedan-concept/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/los-angeles-2015-subaru-debuting-impreza-sedan-concept/#comments Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1215753 You saw the Subaru Impreza five-door concept at Tokyo last month. Now, it’s the Impreza Sedan Concept’s time to shine later this month in Los Angeles. Subaru dropped the above teaser in its press release issued Tuesday. Little else was given about the latest concept beyond its time of arrival, set for the afternoon of […]

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You saw the Subaru Impreza five-door concept at Tokyo last month. Now, it’s the Impreza Sedan Concept’s time to shine later this month in Los Angeles. Subaru dropped the above teaser in its press release issued Tuesday. Little else was given about the latest concept beyond its time of arrival, set for the afternoon of […]

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: The Next-gen Subaru Impreza, or #SaveTheWagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-next-gen-subaru-impreza-savethewagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-next-gen-subaru-impreza-savethewagon/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205977 At least we know that Subaru is planning on keeping the five-door through 2017. Subaru showed off it’s cleverly named Impreza Concept in Tokyo on Tuesday. (Or was it Wednesday? With the international time travel line, I always get mixed up.) It will preview the next-generation Impreza when it arrives — probably around 2017. The car sports […]

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At least we know that Subaru is planning on keeping the five-door through 2017. Subaru showed off it’s cleverly named Impreza Concept in Tokyo on Tuesday. (Or was it Wednesday? With the international time travel line, I always get mixed up.) It will preview the next-generation Impreza when it arrives — probably around 2017. The car sports […]

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2016 Subaru Forester XT Review – More Isn’t Always More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-subaru-forester-xt-review-isnt-always/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-subaru-forester-xt-review-isnt-always/#comments Fri, 16 Oct 2015 16:05:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197130 According to my nephew and me: If one is good then 100 is a good place to start. My nephew is 11. I’m 33. Hopefully his gene pool is deeper than mine. But excess is extra good in my life. I appreciate a larger-than-I-need TV most nights and not one, but two, cheeseburgers in my value meals […]

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According to my nephew and me: If one is good then 100 is a good place to start. My nephew is 11. I’m 33. Hopefully his gene pool is deeper than mine. But excess is extra good in my life. I appreciate a larger-than-I-need TV most nights and not one, but two, cheeseburgers in my value meals […]

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Piston Slap: Garbage In, Garbage Out! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-garbage-garbage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-garbage-garbage/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1193098 Stefan writes: Dear Sajeev, I am the last person who would want to be even peripherally involved in you losing your job or impeding that great Lincoln rebuild. I am a loyal reader of TTAC and “slavishly” read your column. My Subie is just touching 120,000 miles. It has been a really great, reliable ride […]

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Stefan writes: Dear Sajeev, I am the last person who would want to be even peripherally involved in you losing your job or impeding that great Lincoln rebuild. I am a loyal reader of TTAC and “slavishly” read your column. My Subie is just touching 120,000 miles. It has been a really great, reliable ride […]

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Digestible Collectible: 2005 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT Limited http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/digestible-collectible-2005-subaru-legacy-2-5gt-limited/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/digestible-collectible-2005-subaru-legacy-2-5gt-limited/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 14:30:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1189106 Two out of four ain’t bad, I guess. The perfect vehicle, as proclaimed by auto journalists and web commenters alike, is a brown diesel manual wagon. Here, however, the rally-legend Subaru turbo flat-four is a better choice for a hot daddymobile than a nasty oilburner. The low-key blue paint won’t turn heads at the PTA, […]

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Two out of four ain’t bad, I guess. The perfect vehicle, as proclaimed by auto journalists and web commenters alike, is a brown diesel manual wagon. Here, however, the rally-legend Subaru turbo flat-four is a better choice for a hot daddymobile than a nasty oilburner. The low-key blue paint won’t turn heads at the PTA, […]

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Subaru Impreza 5-Door, Viziv Future Concepts Ready for Tokyo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/subaru-impreza-5-door-viziv-future-concepts-ready-for-tokyo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/subaru-impreza-5-door-viziv-future-concepts-ready-for-tokyo/#comments Wed, 07 Oct 2015 11:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1189658 Subaru may have taken away our hot hatch goodness with the WRX and WRX STI, but the down-market Impreza looks to continue with all five doors intact. In a release on Wednesday, Subaru announced they would show off the next Impreza in hatchback form at the Tokyo International Motor Show. As per usual when it […]

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Subaru may have taken away our hot hatch goodness with the WRX and WRX STI, but the down-market Impreza looks to continue with all five doors intact. In a release on Wednesday, Subaru announced they would show off the next Impreza in hatchback form at the Tokyo International Motor Show. As per usual when it […]

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Subaru Can Paint Cars Any Color They Want Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/subaru-can-paint-cars-color-want-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/subaru-can-paint-cars-color-want-now/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 17:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188778 Subaru in Japan released Tuesday details on its face-lifted Forester, which will likely make its way to the States for 2017. The slightly revised Forester sports an updated fascia, additional safety tech, improved interior materials, and two trim packages that may make the ride over. The Forester S-Limited and X-Break trims will be available in […]

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Subaru in Japan released Tuesday details on its face-lifted Forester, which will likely make its way to the States for 2017. The slightly revised Forester sports an updated fascia, additional safety tech, improved interior materials, and two trim packages that may make the ride over. The Forester S-Limited and X-Break trims will be available in […]

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Subaru Investing $140M More in Indiana Plant, Not Buying Normal Plant? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subaru-investing-140m-indiana-plant-not-buying-normal-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/subaru-investing-140m-indiana-plant-not-buying-normal-plant/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 18:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176962 Subaru said Monday it would invest $140 million at its Lafayette, Indiana plant to expand production and add 1,200 more jobs at the facility. The announcement is only two years after the growing Japanese automaker said in 2013 they would spend $400 million at the plant to build its Impreza in the U.S. by 2016. The […]

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Subaru said Monday it would invest $140 million at its Lafayette, Indiana plant to expand production and add 1,200 more jobs at the facility. The announcement is only two years after the growing Japanese automaker said in 2013 they would spend $400 million at the plant to build its Impreza in the U.S. by 2016. The […]

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Report: Mitsubishi Preparing To Close Plant In Normal Soon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-mitsubishi-preparing-to-close-plant-in-normal-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/report-mitsubishi-preparing-to-close-plant-in-normal-soon/#comments Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:50:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176106 Mitsubishi is planning to end operations at its Normal, Illinois plant and notify workers at the end of September of their plans to close the facility after failing to find a buyer for the plant, Reuters (via Automotive News) reported. It’s unclear what may happen to the 900 hourly workers who make Mitsubishi Outlanders if a buyer […]

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Mitsubishi is planning to end operations at its Normal, Illinois plant and notify workers at the end of September of their plans to close the facility after failing to find a buyer for the plant, Reuters (via Automotive News) reported. It’s unclear what may happen to the 900 hourly workers who make Mitsubishi Outlanders if a buyer […]

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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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