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"check Engine" Solid - Flashing "cruise" '05 Forester
I have an '05 Forester / 122k miles. Twice I've had the blinking cruise & check engine lights simultaneously appear. Both times I've managed to resolve the issue by filling the tank up with premium g...
How Good Is The Manual Transmission On The Newest 2014 Forester (with Cvt)?...
I am thinking of buying a new 2014 Forester and I have always driven manual transmission. How does the manual transmission work with the CVT? Is it any good?
Just Heard Used Subarus Prone To Blown Engines
I'm looking at late model Forester 2.5 . Anybody have any information on this?
Engine Oil Leaks With Subaru Engines In General
I'm planning on purchasing a new Subaru Forester, but I've heard that Subarus in general have problems with the engines leaking oil after 40K to 50K miles. Is this true? Has the problem been resolve...
I Am Not Getting Any Spark. I
I have changed the coil, and ECU...timing belt has not been backfiring or making any noise. Went to start it ...and there is no spark going to the plugs.
Older Subaru Models
|Subaru 360||Subaru BRAT||Subaru Brumby|
|Subaru GL||Subaru Justy||Subaru Leone|
|Subaru Liberty||Subaru Loyale||Subaru R2|
|Subaru Sumo||Subaru SVX||Subaru Vivio|
The Pleiades constellation, a cluster of seven stars (seven sisters), only six of which are visible to the naked eye, is where Subaru derives its six-star cluster. But it also refers to the formation of Fuji Heavy Industries out of the merger of five Japanese companies in 1953. The name Subaru means unity. Originally an aircraft and aircraft parts manufacturer, the Japanese company produced its first Minicar in 1953. Its debut in the U.S. came in 1969 with the 360 Van.
Subaru has been producing high performance, durable wagons ever since, and though it's thrown in a few sedans and coupes along the way, it is most associated with its high-end, yet affordable all-wheel drive wagons. Subaru was actually the first automaker to put four-wheel drive in a passenger car, back in 1972. By the 1980s, all Subaru vehicles came with part-time or on-demand four-wheel drive, and by 1998, all-wheel drive was standard. Its unique horizontal box or flat engine was also an innovation, and the Subaru Justy featured the first electronically continuous variable transmission. Today, Subarus are known for high performance, with their turbo engines.
The model lineup is not extensive, but it is durable. The BRAT was an all-terrain vehicle with an open bed, designed for a young, outdoorsy market. It boasted the highest gas mileage at the time. It has since been rebranded as today's Baja, a modern take on the dune buggy. The Legacy wagon was introduced in 1990 and is still the best-selling wagon in the U.S. The Outback version became its own standalone model in 1996, and was marketed as a more rugged version of the Legacy. This was followed by the small Forester SUV, popular for its car-like feel, but storage versatility.
Departing from its staid and conservative image, Subaru produced two performance or rally cars in the early 1990s, the Impreza WRX and the SVX coupe. Both featured turbocharged engines and were entries in the rally car circuit. The non-turbo Impreza sedan debuted in 1993 as a solid, economical compact. In 2006, the B9 Tribeca was Subaru's first large SUV, with optional seating for seven passengers, a first for any Subaru vehicle.