Archive for the ‘Outback’ Category

Got 30 minutes to kill and want to watch a really entertaining video on the Subaru Outback in the… outback? Well, Motortrend takes a close look at the Outback.

So, check out this video here:


Here’s a great shot of a Subaru doing what it does best.

Source: Seattle Times

Better clear out the station because the Subaru Train is rolling through on full momentum. According to Subaru of America, Subaru auto sales have hit the record amounts in the month of September. Leading sales is the Outback!

CHERRY HILL, N.J., Oct. 1 — Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that it posted its best-ever September sales results. This also marks the best-ever September sales for the Subaru Outback and Forester models.

Sales for the Subaru Outback for the month of September were up 91-percent with 8,154 units sold, while sales for Subaru Foresterwere up 33-percent with 6,449 units sold.

“September’s record results reflect that demand for Subaru products continues to outpace supply despite the uncertain economy,” saidTimothy M. Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “We have been increasing shipments to dealers, but they continue to sell everything we send them.”

Sep-10 Sep-09 % chg Sept.-10 YTD Sept.-09 YTD % chg.
Legacy 2,999 2,762 9% 28,165 21,298 32%
Outback 8,154 4,268 91% 66,384 34,023 95%
Impreza 3,678 2,366 55% 33,055 37,360 -12%
Forester 6,449 4,839 33% 64,121 60,441 6%
Tribeca 152 358 -58% 1,889 5,299 -64%
Total 21,432 14,593 47% 193,614 158,421 22%

“Our sales reflect that Subaru products represent the best all-around package in the marketplace,” said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president and COO, Subaru of America, Inc. “As we currently have the lowest incentives in the industry and continue breaking sales records, we know that customers have done their homework and recognize that Subaru products offer them the utility and capability that All-Wheel Drive provides as well as the long-term value they are looking for,” Doll added.

About Subaru of America, Inc.

Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J., the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States.  All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru ofIndiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. For additional information visit

Subaru is known for their range in customers from the hardcore performance nut jobs like myself to the conservative driver that wants high quality, reliability, and overall performance. Well this recent list that the has shown, they took in factors that will allow the modern day mother multi-task and become productive. The Subaru Outback made it to the top of the list!

1. 2011 Subaru Outback
Whether you are converting from an SUV, a car or a minivan, you will find the Subaru Outback is a perfect fit. The Outback was built to support a family with an active lifestyle with the roominess of an SUV or minivan and the handling of a sedan. As Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year, the Outback has features that will make mom happy like driver power lumbar support, a trunk anti-trap device, an interior load area light and separate driver/front passenger climate controls.

MSRP: $23,195 – $31,495
Fuel economy:
• 2.5i Limited: 22/29 mpg
• 2.5i and 2.5i Premium: 19/27 mpg
• 3.6R, 3.6R Premium and 3.6R Limited: 18/25 mpg

To read more about the article, click here!

Yeah, turn up the cheese meter for me because this thing hit me personally. I’m a Dad (a very proud one too) and so when I saw this commercial that Subaru has recently aired, it really made me smile knowing that I’ll end up getting my daughter a Subaru when she gets older.

Check out this great video that features the Subaru Legacy.

Subaru Continues Breaking Sales Records, Announces Its Best July in History

— Subaru Outback Has Best Month Ever Selling 9,030 Units —

CHERRY HILL, N.J.,Aug. 3 / PRNewswire/ — Subaru of America, Inc. posted its best July sales in history with 23,983 vehicles sold in July 2010 – a 10-percent increase over July 2009 sales of 21,839 units. Year-to-date sales totaled 149,943 units compared with 115,145 units sold through the same period last year – marking a 30-percent increase.

The Subaru Outback continues to be the stellar performer for the company selling 9,030 units in July 2010 – resulting in an astounding 82-percent increase over July 2009. The Subaru Legacy also continues to increase sales with a 37-percent improvement over July 2009 with 3,208 units sold in July 2010.

“It was great to exceed and build on last year’s record results considering that last year’s Cash for Clunkers program was very successful for Subaru,” said Tim Colbeck, senior vice president of sales, Subaru of America, Inc. “Our products continue to attract both loyal Subaru owners and a larger than ever group of conquest customers.”

“Subaru continues to outperform the industry by offering the type of long-term value consumers are demanding,” said Thomas J. Doll, executive vice president, Subaru of America, Inc. “Our customers do their research and when they purchase Subaru vehicles they know they are rated Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, are number one in terms of residual value by Automotive Lease Guide and are consistently ranked in the top spot by well know Consumer Buyer Guides.”

           Jul-10     Jul-09     % chg     July-10 YTD     July-09 YTD     % chg.
Legacy     3,208      2,340       37%      22,201          14,967           48%
Outback    9,030      4,971       82%      50,177          23,898           110%
Impreza    4,002      6,247      -36%      25,576          28,404          -10%
Forester   7,503      7,574      -1%       50,438          43,732           15%
Tribeca      240        707      -66%       1,551           4,144          -63%
Total    23,983      21,839       10%     149,943         115,145           30%


There has been yet another recall on the Outback and Legacy models following the most recent one that has to do with the wiring. The new recall has to do with the Legacy and Outback’s manual transmission that has to do with an oil guide leading into the transmission causing the gears to basically break apart.

The NHTSA has stated the following:

“If the transmission gears are not properly lubricated, a groaning sound may begin to develop, alerting the driver to a problem. If this sound is ignored and no action is taken, the gears will eventually break and this condition will lead to vehicle power loss, possibly resulting in a crash.”

About 800 units are affected by this recall and you can go to your local Subaru Dealership to have this handled. Drive safe out there!