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12/29 Wider seats, the auto industry accommodates its 'growing' customers, from WNCT TV
12/12 Fuji robot to clear mines in Croatia. will begin testing in Croatia, from vnunet.com
12/7 Boeing’s rotorcraft made its first test flight using a 6cylinder Subaru engine on November 30
12/4 Subaru Ironman Canada, one of the most popular Ironman events in the world, gets new director
12/1 Subaru announced it has signed Supercross and Motorcross Champion, multi-time X Games gold medalist, and up-and-coming rally star Travis Pastrana to lead the 06 Subaru Rally Team, from rallyplanet.com
11/14 Subaru crashes into Barnes and Nobles bookstore in Anchorage
11/8 Subaru profit up, 700 jobs to go from cnn.com
10/9 The Oakland Press on the split between Subaru and GM and what that means for Saab
10/17 Steamboat Ski & Resort in Colorado announced Subaru the official car for the very popular ski area.
10/29 "Subaru has launched a serious assault on the UK police car market" (what's next.. unmarked WRX, or Baja?)
10/12 IMBA is looking to hire a full-time, professional two-person team for the highly successful Subaru/IMBA Trail Care program. Application deadline is 11/11/05.
10/5 Layfayette Journal-Courier on Subaru's September sales
9/20 Remote controlled Outback entered in the Pentagon's DARPA Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency 'Grand Challenge' in 10/2005, by U Central Florida.
9/21 Did I see a Brat driven by the ex-wife in the first episode of 'My Name is Earl' on NBC?
9/7 Clean, animal friendly factory: Subaru's Lafayette factory where they build the Legacy, Outback, Tribeca and Baja is first auto plant in North America to be completely waste-free. "The Subaru plant was determined to be the first auto assembly plant in the U.S. to be designated a Backyard Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation in 2003. Deer, coyotes, beavers, blue herons, Canadian geese, rabbits, squirrels, meadowlarks, ducks and other animals live on the plant property in peaceful coexistence with the Subaru plant." according to September 7, 2005 SoA press release.
9/1 Subaru sponsors Cross-Country ski team, Macleans.ca reviews the new 2006 Impreza
8/31 SoA denies plans for the US minivan that was reported in Automotive News.
8/27 Subaru sponsors in the Schuylkill Regatta (October 29).
8/24 Top 10 auto theft cities: Modesto, Stockton-Lodi, Las Vegas, Phoenix-Mesa, Sacramento, Oakland, Visalia-Tulare-Porterville, San Diego, Fresno, Seattle-Bellevue-Everett according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau.
8/22 Subaru Ironman Canada is one of the most popular Ironman races, in BC, Canada. More 8/27
8/18 Subaru extends current rebates and special rates through Sept 6th, Labor Day weekend.
8/10 Motor Trend on the 2006 line-up
8/1 Salomon skiis now the official supplier for the 05-06 Subaru team.
7/29 2006 Imprezas arriving at dealers.
7/21 Subaru goes upscale in the UK.
7/21 Future Saabarus (Saab+Subaru).
7/19 Forbes on Japanese car companies
7/9 NYTimes says Malcolm Bricklin's story would make a good movie.
7/8 New factory dealer near Dallas to help 'read' buying tastes.
7/5 24hour test drive available through Subaru's Subaru for A Day program running 7/5 through 9/30, 2005. Contact your local participating dealer.
7/4 Subaru and satellite radio.
7/3 Is there a Subaru mini-van in the future (I hope so)?
6/25 Subaru sponsors Tour De France racetothetour.com blog contest.
6/17 Subaru parent company Fuji's bond rating.
6/7 Subaru plans increased Europe sales
6/3 0% interest rates now available on Outback and Legacy.
5/24: Subaru the official vehicle of the Lancaster, Pa Wachovia Cycling Series;
5/20 Oddities dept: A Carolina rally team, offers to carry a top bidder's dearly departed's ashes in a small hood ornament urn in June Colorado Pikes Peak Hill Climb.
5/11 Traffic, the slowest cities. How long do you sit in traffic each year: #1 LA at 93 hours a year, #2 SF 72 hrs, #3 Wa. DC 69hrs, #4 Atlanta 67hrs, #5 Houston 63hrs, #6 Dallas 60hrs, #7 Chicago 58hrs, #8 Detroit 57hrs, #9 Riverside, Ca 55hrs, #10 San Jose 53 hrs, #11 San Diego 52hrs, #13-16 Denver, Austin, Miami, Boston all 51 hrs, #17 Baltimore 50hrs, #18-19 New York, Phoenix 46hrs, #20 Seattle, Tampa at 46 hrs. From Texas Trans, Inst
5/5 Subaru plans to sell app. 10,000 cars to various rental fleets in 2005, mostly Outback and Forester, with increased quantity into the southern regions to increase visibility.
5/3 new rebates and interest rates programs announced.
4/29 High-tech cars coming says Bill Gates; Tour de Subaru Bike Race, Georgia;
4/28 Gary Fisher Mtn Bike Team free shirt with a test drive;
4/24 Race and Ace "win a Tribeca" golf contest May 7th Bend, Oregon;
4/14 Ad campaign interview;
4/4 Price increase of $150 on Subarus delivered to dealers starting May. March 2005 sales 17,301cars.
3/30 GTP guaranteed trade program (for owners of 01-03 Subarus) continues through March.
3/19 Subaru of Indiana Automotive factory where they build the Legacy/Outback to build Tribeca starting April 1, potential for 300 more employees.
3/15 Subaru (FHI) produces 3,000,000th Legacy worldwide
2/26 Subaru/IMBA (Mtn Bike Assoc) Trail Care schedule
12/2004 Subaru's new B9X SUV renamed B9 Tribeca. Introduction in Detroit January 10th, due to arrive in May-June
12/2004 Malcolm Bricklin, Subaru of America co-founder, creator/builder of the Bricklin SV1, importer of Yugo and Fiat, tries again with a Chinese car.
August 2004 Price increase on cars delivered Sept/04.
news and reviews
|10/42005 A consumer magazine rates
the Tribeca and other SUVs.
news and reviews
12/2005 2005, 06 2006 Legacy and Outback. The trip computer ET elapsed time setting works when the ignition key is very briefly paused at the 'on' setting and may not work if the key is turned too quickly.
12/28 We got the Outback VDC in time for one of the snowiest falls in Michigan, Detroit News
12/27 2006 Outback Road Test ... created a whole new market from autoreviews, Canada
12/20 Legacy GT earns 2006 All Star status from automobilemag.com. 'In a brood that includes the WRX and STI, the Legacy is like Sharon Osbourne--more mature than the rest of the family..'
11/11 Subaru Legacy, Honda Accord, Mazda 6 compared from automobilemag.com
11/11 automobilemag.com on the 06 Legacy
11/7 Four Seasons with the 2005 Subaru Legacy GT from automobilemag.com.
11/5 spec.B photos now available This new GT sedan is certainly better handling, tight and firm
11/5 Edmunds.com spec.B's upgrades are related to the suspension starting with...
11/2 2006 Legacy is a "double best pick" for very good overall performance in both front and side crash tests
11/1: Subaru announces 2 new Outback models! The new Outback 2.5i SE wagon includes Navigation, Dual Climate Control, CD Changer. And the return of the Outback 2.5i Limited 4cylinder Sedan, not available since the 2004 model.
10/12 Pittsburg Post-Gazette on the Legacy GT spec.B
10/5 Kelly Blue Book rates the Outback best Resale Value
9/29 Subaru Forester 2.5XT Limited The little woodsman gets a sharper ax. from caranddriver.com
9/29 GT spec.B price and 2 new mid-year models announced, new model: Tribeca 5 passenger with Navigation, and r-introduced Outback XT cloth model
Edmunds.com Long-Term Test: 2005 Subaru Legacy GT
8/18 Popular Mechanics, August issue, compares the Outback and Ford Freestyle.
8/15 GT SpecB spy shot on Edmunds.
7/19 Autoweek on the Legacy/Outback
7/15 Speed test 250hp Legacy GT vs. 340hp Dodge Magnum RT 340hp;
7/3 Auto Week on the 2005 GT
7/1 2006 Outback and Legacy expected to start arriving mid-July with a few new models. Gone are a few of the smaller volume models like the base cloth Outback XT and Legacy GT, manual transmission Legacy 2.5i Limited and GT wagon
6/4 Edmunds.com on 05 Legacy GT.
3/15 Outback review; Parent's Magazine review.
2/28 Forbes review of Legacy GT;
1/20 Outback's VDC system recommended by Cartalk's Click and Clack Seattle PI 1/14/05.
12/2004 Consumer testing magzine: 2005 Outback reviewed, recommended buy.
11/2004 Consumer testing magazine November 04 Legacy GT reviewed, a suggested buy.
8/2004 5 Star rating for 2005 Outback front, side crash test NHTSA.gov
7/2004: Safety 2005 Legacy crash test results from hwysafety.org
news and reviews
12/26 Forester XT offers both versatility and performance, Brampton Guardian, Ontario, Canada
10/23 Canada auto123.com on the 230 horsepower Forester XT turbo 'I remember my 1st car.. 1886 Subaru ... 82hp.. lifeless steering .. despite un-cool family car, I had a good time with it...
9/2 About.com on the 2006 Forester.
8/17 Automobile magazine on the 2006 Forester.
8/3 Car and Driver, Sept issue, Forester XT
6/20 2006 Foresters arriving at dealers.
6/1 06 Forester in Canada
3/24 2006 Forester introduced at NY Auto Show.
3/18 Car and Driver Forester XT one of 5 Best SUVs
3/17 2006 Forester debut at NY Auto Show March 25th
Sept 04: Forester gets 5Star crash rating!
news and reviews
12/05 'Rivals! Mitsubishi Evo IX MR vs. Subaru Impreza WRX STI' from roadandtrack.com
12/30 WRX gets its first major makeover.. review from theautochannel
12/9 Impreza review Subaru Impreza WRX sedan is spunky and comfy, from the Washington Times
12/6 Impreza racing As the dawn broke, the ART ESX JustRacing.com Subaru STi that I'm co-driving lies in a solid 3rd place overall, from CarandDriver magazine editor-in-chief Csaba Csere at the Thunderhill 25-hour enduro in California
'Subaru its first-ever podium finish in a North American Endurance race at the 25 hours of Thunderhill, in an STI, with a 3rd place overall finish. It's a daunting test against a who's who of well-known touring car and GT teams and drivers" from motorsport.com
11/14 This WRX’s designation stands for Tuner Ready from autoweek.com
11/11 Impreza WRX: New looks, new power from roadandtrack.com
11/10 Cheap Speed, Round 23, Second Place Subaru Impreza WRX , from caranddrivercom
11/10 Can you feel three horsepower? caranddriver.com on the 06 WRX
11/7 Test Drive: Subaru WRX STI from theracesite.com
11/2 Subaru has an online Impreza driving game at http://imprezashakedown.com. Check it out!
1021 Motor Trend First Drive: 2006 Subaru Impreza, WRX/STI
10/17 mph-online.com on the STI "More than anything else... a story about 11 miles of unpaved road"
10/20 Canada's globeandmail.com on the STI
9/7 Edmunds.com on the new 2006 WRX
9/5 Autoweek on the 2006 STi
Vancouver Sun, BC Canada reviews the new 06 WRX STi
9/1 Automotive News on the STi,
8/1 The new Rally Car?
7/21 Yahoo on the 06 STi.
6/10 The new 2006 Impreza WRX STi from Edmunds, CarsGuide
6/7 Subaru and rally fans: a natural combination
1/12005 WRX and STi SCCA membership included with purchase discontinued 12/31/04
2/2004: April issue Road & Track Reader's Choice 200
3/2004 Impreza crash test hwysafety.org
10/2004 STI and EVO from motortrend.com
10/30 Some 2006 Impreza brochures might incorrectly indicate that the STI DCCD front/rear power split is up to 95% rear. That is incorrect. It is up to 41/59% front rear which hasn't changed.
news and reviews
|5/1/2006 Subaru halted production of
the Baja sport-utility truck in mid-April 2006
11/2005 2005 Baja Turbo with leather and cargo cover available. The 2 piece hard tonneau is available as separate parts (it's spendy)
and all other models including non-US market models
news and reviews
County Journal (Seattle) on the SVX that was taken for a wild police
10/4/2005 Stolen Subaru SVX leads Seattle area cops on a wild chase
Subaru Hybrids and Concept Cars
HYBRID, ALTERNATE FUEL and CONCEPT CAR news
11/29 natural that I would contact Subaru about their R1e battery electric car program, from evworld.com
11/28 Toyota will supply the hybrid control unit and drive system to Subaru, from edmunds.com
9/7/05 Hybrids: SoA confirms, see 9/2, 8/19 below etc, that parent Fuji Heavy Industries is developing technology for environmentally friendly vehicles, including a Turbo Parallel Hybrid and Lithium-ion capacitor. Read more.
9/1/05 Boeing uses Subaru engine in A-160 Hummingbird experimental aircraft
Japan's biggest power company teams with Fuji (Subaru parent company) to develop quick-recharge electric vehicles.
New Zealand Autocar.com Subaru is developing a pair of diesel engines!
8/19 Subaru hybrid update. Is a Subaru in the works; is hybrid economy over-rated?
3/17 Emission: Washington State House approves Ca. Emissions, bill goes to State Senate. Would take effect in 2016;
2/1/05 Hybrid: Subaru Hybrid
SAFETY CRASH TESTS safety news,
including recalls etc
Subaru and Toyota.
October 5, 2005, Toyota buys share of Subaru parent company Fuji.