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2009 Subaru WRX gets HP upgrade

The 08 ‘Rex came in with 224 HP – not unhealthy.  For 2009, Subaru’s engineers got to work, and the result is brilliant – 265 horses from that little boxer engine.  That’s not too far from the top dog STI, for the record. The bigger turbo is the big news of course, and accounts for […]

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2009 Subaru Exiga

Meet the all-new Subaru Exiga.  It joins it’s brother the Tribeca as one of automobiledom’s most poorly named vehicles.  Ugly names aside, what’s the Exiga all about?  Well, it’s a “crossover”, today’s greatest buzzword.  More specifically, it’s a 7 seat crossover.  Hiding under the hood is a 146 HP 2.0 liter flat 4.  More daring […]

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2008 Subaru Impreza STI Review

The 2008 Subaru Impreza WRX STI is cursed with one of the worst names in the automotive world.  Rivaled only by the Nissan Sentra SE-R Spec-V, the 2008 STI is all new this year, and only available as a hatchback.  That right there kills the STI for many folks, because wagons / hatchbacks just aren’t […]

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2008 Subaru Impreza WRX Review

Subaru went to work on the ‘Rex for 2008, and went against the grain. Nearly every manufacturer, when redesigning an existing model, chooses to make the new model bigger inside and out, as well as heavier. Subaru resisted this urge ( Kudos! ), and actually ended up with a lighter WRX than the previous model. […]

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2008 Subaru Tribeca Review

Subaru dropped the “B9” part of the Tribeca name, and the vehicle soldiers on as the Subaru Tribeca, rather than the Subaru B9 Tribeca. Also gone is the garish, almost obscene grille that damaged the eyes of millions across the globe. Strangely, Subaru looked to the Chrysler Pacifica, a failed SUV if ever there was […]

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