I know I’m getting older because the 2018 Subaru Crosstrek is finally starting to make sense to me. Listen, if you need a small, pragmatic, cheap car with all-weather capability, and don’t require WRX or WRX STI speed, it’s probably a great buy. But for those of us who like the idea of the Crosstrek and would miss all…
What makes the Subaru WRX so magical? Is it symmetrical all-wheel drive? Turbocharging? The flat-brimmed hat that is required to operate one? All of those things are true, but one of the most unique things about this sport sedan is its special heart: the horizontally opposed “boxer” four-cylinder engine. Let’s learn…
Right on the outskirts of Tokyo, roughly an hour away by train, you can find in an unassuming and quiet suburb the headquarters of one of the most revered three-letter combinations in all of motoring: STi. For any diehard Subaru fan, a pilgrimage to the gallery at their headquarters in Mitaka is a must.
April Fools’ products are often dumb and bad, but this year we saw several fakes that we desperately wish were real, like systems to get slow drivers out of the fucking left lane and racing helmets for cats. But Cobb Tuning outdid them all yesterday with something that would make a ton of money if it were real: an…
Ah, the classic “mid-life” update. The facelift. That magical moment when a manufacturer can take stock of what’s working, what’s not, and makes a few choice changes. For cars that are already good—like the Subaru BRZ—the right improvements could make them great. Very rarely does an updated version of an already…
The world can still be a good place.
Doesn’t every kid grow up dreaming of owning a Subaru Domingo? I know I did!
America has an addiction: an addiction to buying Subarus. Over the past few years this great nation has been snatching up the Outbacks and the Foresters (and in the case of socially irresponsible people, the BRZs and the STIs) almost immediately after they roll off the assembly lines. But the people demand more: more…
It’s a well-known fact that if you own a Subaru, any kind of Subaru, the mystical all-wheel drive system will let you climb rocks and walls and drive through the heart of the sun and embarrass Jeep owners. It’s true!
A hefty price tag, out-there Giugiaro styling from a small brand known mostly for boxy and conservative cars, a debut during the middle of a recession, and no option of a manual transmission on what was billed as a sports car... what could possibly go wrong?
FACT: Every car should be a Subaru Alcyone/XT. It is known.
Since we’re on the subject of Colin McRae today, here’s a shot from the archives of the man doing what he did best.
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While the world was drooling (or seething) over the Mazda RX-Vision Concept’s Tokyo Motor Show debut, Subaru dropped something much more pedestrian. Behold the next Impreza, in concept form. It is slightly more interesting-looking than the current Impreza!
The poor Subaru BRZ! It’s one of the best dedicated sports cars of our time, and despite a ton of initial hype, it’s had a hard time selling beyond a small but dedicated fanbase. It can’t shake the widespread sentiment that it needs more power.
We’re out here sweating our asses off at the X Games in Austin, but we’re about to be joined by one cool cat: skateboarder and Subaru Global Rally Team USA driver Bucky Lasek. Ask him anything you want!
I’m rolling in the special-edition Subaru BRZ Series.Blue for the next week. It’s gonna be a good week.