NA Mazda Miata with Subaru WRX drivetrain
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Someone Made an AWD Rally Miata With a Subaru Drivetrain

Usually, if you’re going rallying, all-wheel drive is practically a necessity. Although rear-wheel drive rally cars have won races, after Audi’s Ur-Quattro debuted, AWD became the norm. The technology allowed the Mitsubishi Pajero, Toyota Celica, Nissan Pulsar, and Mitsubishi Lancer to compete on the world stage. The Porsche Cayenne and Rolls-Royce Cullinan are also rally …

2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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How Reliable is the Subaru WRX?

Sedans are great because they’re affordable and often easy to maneuver, making them a great option for new drivers. Despite this, many American automakers have recently discontinued popular sedans. Ford eliminated the Taurus, Fiesta, and Focus from its lineup this year. The Ford Fusion is also headed toward its final production year. We also can’t forget …

2018 Subaru Legacy is on display at the 109th Annual Chicago Auto Show
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How Reliable is the 2020 Subaru Legacy?

The Subaru Legacy is one of Subaru’s most popular models. It has been road tested and approved by both consumer reports and owners year after year. As a brand that stands out for its safety and practicality, Subaru strives to produce reliable vehicles. The Legacy is a sedan that inspires trust in the minds of …

2020 Subaru Outback
Crossover & Midsize

Subaru Recalls You Need To Know About

Subaru has an excellent reputation as a reliable, long-lasting family car. Plus, who can resist the tear-jerking commercials about keeping children safe as they grow up? Heck, Subaru even has dog commercials. How can a vehicle have a bad reputation if it’s dog-approved?  Too bad, you shouldn’t choose a vehicle based on its commercials alone. …

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Five Rare Japanese Cars From the 1990s

From staring at the new releases at our local Blockbuster to having to actually call someone via a payphone, it’s fun to recall the 1990’s. Even better than those timeless necessities were the cars, specifically Japanese sports cars. Here are five rare cars from the 1990’s that we would definitely include in our dream garage. …

2020 Subaru WRX driving on a canyon road.
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Is a Subaru WRX with a CVT Transmission Worth Buying?

Ask almost any Subaru WRX enthusiast and they will tell you that cars with automatic transmissions are lame. That’s because having a manual transmission and being able to shift to the next gear at redline is key when it comes to racing, and it also makes the daily drive more fun. However, if that’s the …

A car driving in the snow during winter season.
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Five of the Best All-Wheel-Drive Sedans for Snow States

Living in a snow state typically leads to shopping for certain types of cars and SUVs, particularly those with all-wheel drive. Sure, you can typically get away with a front-wheel-drive car or SUV, depending on how hard your state typically gets hit with snowfall, however, rear-wheel-drive vehicles usually not recommended. When living in these states, …

2018 Subaru Ascent is on display at the 110th Annual Chicago Auto Show at McCormick Place
Crossover & Midsize

How Reliable Is the Subaru Ascent?

After a lackluster performance by their original crossover effort, the Tribeca, Subaru’s second family crossover was successfully released in 2019. The 2019 Subaru Ascent impressed reviewers as one of the safest models on the market, and the 2020 model has received a solid score of 8 out of 10 from U.S. News for overall performance. Unfortunately, Subaru …

2019 Subaru Forester Sport
Crossover & Midsize

Does the Subaru Forester Have Apple CarPlay?

Subaru redesigned the Forester in 2019, so the 2020 model year is pretty much the same, including Apple CarPlay. There are a few tech and safety upgrades for this year. Now, the standard adaptive cruise control features lane-centering capability, individual tire-pressure monitoring, and a rear-seat reminder to check for the kiddos if you opened the door …

2020 Subaru Ascent
Crossover & Midsize

How Safe Is the Subaru Ascent?

The 2020 Subaru Ascent SUV offers a third row and seating for 7 or 8 passengers, making it the biggest Subaru yet. It boasts all sorts of cargo/passenger configurations, Subaru’s famous full-time all-wheel-drive, and a full list of the latest technological features, so the Ascent is an obvious choice for families. That means safety is …