The flat-4 used to be one of the most popular engine layouts, thanks to Volkswagen’s extensive use of it, but nowadays, it’s a layout that’s most associated with Subaru... but they’re not the only ones using it. There’s four flat-four engine families sold in the US market today, and one of them isn’t Subaru’s.
Hey Oppo, I’ve pretty much committed to the University of Arizona to attend college this fall. With this decision, my parents have deemed it necessary to pick up a new set of wheels for me since an ageing Volvo isn’t necessarily the best match for 300 days of sweltering sun (ahem, Swedish radiators much?) That said,…
Replaced the belts on the wife’s Impreza today, pictured here is the tool they loaned me, what a piece of crap. First attempt placed the stretch belt on the front of the crank pulley and halfway onto the AC pulley, which isn’t what I needed. Second attempt I made a bracket to force the belt into alignment on the AC…
In 1980, Tucker designer Alex Tremulis and a few crazy engineers hatched a plan to combine an airplane’s belly tank and a complete 500cc Subaru Rex drivetrain. The goal: 100 MPG.
Going back to school for a few weeks to finish my last few exams (and the fact that my driveway at my rental there is all mud, gravel and shaded by trees which like to drop little seedlings all over the place) meant that the BRZ is now sitting in the garage, safe at home for a few weeks; I’ve driven the Camry to…
This 2017 BRZ Series.Yellow was parked behind the service bays when I picked up my Forester today. So of course I took many pictures. The plate is from a different dealer, so maybe this was a fresh transfer. $31k is a little steep considering it is mostly looks and a brake package, but it is a yellow Subaru so it…
Should be good to go for another 50k :P. Oh yeah, also a new short block. The loaner was nice, but I’m happy to have my own car back and a manual transmission again.
Maybe when Buick starts selling their wagon and leads the revival of the wagon in the U.S. Subaru might have some motivation to bring over the Levorg... with three pedals... and an engine with glow plugs...
Bonus $kay bait! to go with some work stuff below
It’s only temporary, which is a good thing, because I could get used to this.
Finally dropped off my Forester for the infamous short block replacement. Got a loaner 6-cylinder Outback with the saddle brown leather interior package. Yeah... I’m not gonna want to give this back.
The reason I ask is because the general consensus is that they aren’t. Mine must be the exception then. I have had virtually no problems with either of them, maybe I’m just lucky.
As much as I loved his Dodge Aspen review from a few years back, his new review of the 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi really got to me. It’s great. The song at the end brought a tear to my eye. It was THAT good.
So if you are in Tokyo and want some crazy car and giraffe action, head to Okutama! What does off the chain mean anyway, like if something falls off a chain it’s awesome and cool? I mean if my bike chain falls off, that’s not fun at all, might get grease on my sock and stuff.
Roses are red
Violets are blue
These flowers are purple
And that’s my Subaru!
From Geneva.... It’s Orange! Hopefully this means that the orange that went away with the last facelift is coming back to the USA. Interior looks to be a much nicer place to be and the orange stitching is a nice touch. Other than that it’s pretty much as-expected: Impreza hatch with a little extra lift and a little…