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2012 Subaru Impreza

All-Wheel-Drive Stalwart Stays The Course It was a welcome change of pace to sit through a new car product presentation and not have to listen to company pitchmen repeat the adjective "best-in-class" over and over again. The simple truth is that the all-new 2012 Subaru Impreza doesn't really have best-in-class anything – power, fuel economy, cruising range, cargo capacity or even warranty. The major thing that sets the new Impreza apart from its competition is standard all-wheel drive – a Subaru staple (at least, until the rear-wheel-drive BRZ shows up). By equipping the... Read More

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    Video: "Zombie cars" starting themselves with no human input leads to Subaru recall [w/video]
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    Subaru has issued one of the strangest recalls we've come across in some time. As it turns out, certain Subaru models may randomly start their own engines. The issue is confined to select models equipped with an automatic or CVT and the company's optional Audiovox remote engine starter (RES) accessory. If the RES key fob is dropped, it could "randomly ...

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    Report: Subaru axes WRX and STI in UK
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    Auto Express reports Subaru will stop selling the Impreza, WRX and WRX STI in the UK starting next year. A spokesperson with the company said Subaru has been evaluating the Impreza and its performance in the UK for the past year and has finally decided to pull the plug. That means all of the model's performance iterations will also drop off of dealer ...

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    Video: Watch this Subaru lug a Ram pickup and a trailer out of the mud
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    Well this should make a Ram fan or two blush. A Ram four-door pulling a trailer was saved from the clutches of a muddy rut by none other than a second-generation Subaru WRX. That's the power of all-wheel drive for ya! It's unclear where the video was taken, but amidst many other trucks (all appear to be pulling camper trailers as well), it was the humble ...

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    Report: Next Subaru WRX previewed by Advanced Tourer concept
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    There was nary a peep of discontent about the looks of the Subaru Advanced Tourer concept revealed at the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show. But when everyone was clamoring for Scooby to transfer the Advanced Tourer's looks to a production vehicle, never once did people ask for that transfer to be foisted on the WRX. A report in Motor Trend, though, says that's ...

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    Rumormill: Next Subaru WRX to use electric turbocharger?
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    Subaru has been trying to figure out the direction for its three-headed monster, as the Impreza and its WRX and WRX STI variants have grown increasingly at odds over the past two generations. Now this gets thrown into the mix: When the new WRX gets released in late 2013, it may ditch the traditional exhaust-gas powered turbocharger for a new, electric ...

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    Featured: eBay Find of the Day: 2002 Subaru WRX makes tracks into our heart [w/video]
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    Among the many exploits of Ken Block we've posted on over the years, we've always loved the Subaru WRX STI fitted with tank tracks at all four corners. So when we got a tip on an eBay Motors auction for a similarly equipped WRX, we were tempted to head up I-75 to check out the car in person. The Subaru is for sale in Chassell, MI, some 700km north of ...

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    Confirmed: Subaru confirms debut of production XV Crosstrek for New York Auto Show 2012
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    Subaru has announced it will debut the 2013 XV Crosstrek at next month's New York Auto Show. While based on the company's Impreza platform, engineers worked in several tweaks to the body and chassis to imbue it with a bit more crossover utility. Additional ride height delivers 22 cm (8.7 inches) of ground clearance and a smattering of black plastic ...

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    Official: 2013 Subaru models to see with optional EyeSight safety system
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    Trickle-down technology is how four-wheel anti-lock braking systems went from their production debut on a 1978 Mercedes-Benz S-Class to being standard equipment across the board for all vehicles on the road today. It also explains how advanced technologies like adaptive cruise control, pre-collision auto-braking and, to a lesser extent, lane departure ...

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    Report: Big decisions loom for next Subaru WRX this week
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    Subaru is currently plotting the future of the next-generation WRX STI. Company delegates from various world markets are currently headed to Japan to decide whether the rally bruiser will continue to be a hardcore racer straight from the factory or if it will head in a new, somewhat posher direction. According to GoAuto.com (and previous reports), the new ...

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    Video: Extrim Drive instructors perform Tango on Ice
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    With the recent spate of crazy dash cam videos coming out of the former Soviet Union lately, one might be led to believe that Eurasia has no driving instructors. Fortunately, one would be wrong. The folks at Extrim Drive in Cherkizovski, Moscow operates a wide range of driving lessons for every driver from the first timer to track dogs. Just to show how ...