I had the opportunity to spend some good time in one of these Hybrid models recently and I’ll tell you right now it was a ton of fun. I loved the heads up display on the dash that shows where the power is coming from and where it is going. I love the green color, I love the different wheels. To be fair, we are definitely Subaru biased around here, but this car is fun. And for all those who are bagging the car because it’d not a “true” hybrid think about this. Subaru is easing its way into the scene and exploring the territory. And if you’d like another little nugget to ponder, check out the torque on the Hybrid compared to similar makes/models.
If you’ve never owned a Subaru before this video may just be the thing that pushes you over the edge. Here we see the Subaru Forester put side to side with 4 other makes in a ‘Ramp’ test where the cars are tasked with driving up an incline while water is running down over a plastic surface. As you can imagine the Forester is the only car to successfully accomplish the task as the others all get stuck at some point up the ramp. Obviously we’re biased, but in our experience this test proves to be true. The Subaru system is far superior to other makes and models when it comes to navigating rough terrain. In other news, we LOVE running our Subarus through impossible situations just to see what might happen. In conclusion, Subaru #FTW.
This particular video truly needs no introduction. It stands on it’s own as a masterpiece.
So there is a good, balanced review of the 2015 Subaru WRX available on MSN Autos (Read it HERE) As part of my job here at Heuberger Subaru I share this content with others and of course I get the added benefit of seeing everyone’s response. I was honestly surprised at the reaction to the automatic transmission being offered. As I mention in the post, I’ve had 3 hip replacements, and an automatic option is the only one for me if I’m EVER going to own a WRX. Here’s my point, the auto tranny is just an OPTION, if you don’t want it–don’t buy it. It behooves Subaru to open the door here to more prospective buyers because frankly, we live in a world of personalized options. In my opinion, the more people driving Subarus the better, because Subaru is producing one of the best vehicles for the money right now of any manufacturer in the World.
Just for fun, here is the Facebook thread, you can see for yourself where this all got started…
I was talking just this past Tuesday with Kevin, our mastermind internet friend behind such ventures as iwsti.com and motrist.com, among other things, about HOW Subaru leaks information on it’s prized model releases. Wouldn’t you know, just barely 20 hours later, photos leaked of the new 2015 STi, and then BOOM, it was EVERYWHERE! I’m sure you’ve already seen pics, but if you haven’t here’s one…
And then, today, this video about the 2014 STI competing in the 24 hour Nurburgring race began gaining traction:
Kevin and I were like, Coincidence? I think not… Let’s just say this friends. Subaru knows exactly what they’re doing and they’re doing it well. Keep your eyes peeled for more ‘Leaked’ information soon, and I promise to get pics up as soon as I see one of the new models roll of the truck.
Until then…Cheers to the anticipation.
Okay it’s time! We are running our annual pet photo contest again. (It’s annual now that it’s the 2nd year we’ve run it back) The rules are pretty straight forward, with a couple little twists. Also, we are partnering again with the Humane Society of the Pikes Peak Region, and their media team will be judging the winning photos.
All you need to do to enter is post your photo onto our Facebook timeline and please use the hashtags #SubaruPetPics and #SubaruSTLPets in your post. We will compile all the photos and announce the winners on Tuesday January 7th through our Facebook page. The contest runs from RIGHT NOW until Sunday January 5th. We have three categories you can enter, with 1st place and 2nd place prizes being awarded in each category. 1st place for each category wins a $100 Petco giftcard and 2nd place wins a $50 Petco giftcard.
The categories are:
1. Your Pet. (Just the best, most creative, beautiful picture of your Pet)
2. Your Pet in a Subaru (Same thing as above, just IN a Subaru)
3. Your Pet with uniformed military personnel. (Same as #1, just with uniformed military in the pic)
Pretty straight forward, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions you may have! Start posting your pics!
Here she is, with the full version to be unveiled on Novemeber 20th at the L.A. Auto Show. Of course the internet is ablaze with opinions and insights about the changes as it always is. One thing remains, that change is going to come, that Subaru is going to keep making cars, and that the WRX is going to continue to grip the minds of enthusiasts for many years to come. Like you, we are eagerly awaiting the rest of the car, and feel mildly annoyed at the teaser images; give us ALL or Nothing!