After its introduction in Gunma, Japan 18 years ago, the Forester is still proving to be among the most popular SUV choices. February, 2015 saw another milestone for the Forester, with its 1.2 millionth unit sold, after selling more than 10,000 units per month for 19 consecutive months.
Even before the latest update has been introduced in the market, the Forester had been raking in the awards, with the third generation make named Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year in 2009, and the fourth generation as Car Connection’s Best Car to Buy in 2014 and Motor Trend’s SUV of 2014. Continue reading “After 18 Years, Forester Still Going Strong”
Investing in a car is a great leap, especially since cars generally don’t come cheap. This doesn’t mean, however, that you should simply look for the car with the lowest cost, as you might just end up taking it time and again for repairs. You’ll want to be assured that your investment will not be for naught, especially in the first five years of ownership. Continue reading “Subaru Cars Give the Best Value for your Money”
The modern car has been around since the 18th century, and has proven itself to be one of the most important inventions to have graced mankind. Travelling using your own vehicle is much safer and more convenient, which is why it has become one of the most preferred modes of transportation until today. A lot of Covington residents highly depend on cars, and for those who have to use personal transportation on a day-to-day basis, owning one has become more than a privilege; it is now a necessity.
Buying an automobile can be very expensive. For those who are struggling with their budget, purchasing a secondhand car might make a smarter investment. There are plenty of factors to take into consideration when shopping for used vehicles in Covington, LA car dealerships, so it’s crucial to spend some time and effort in the decision-making process.
People in search of a good vehicle might want to give the Subaru marquee a shot. An article in the online motoring portal The News Wheel features the brand’s recent coup at the Kelley Blue Book (KBB) Best Resale Value Awards, where Subaru bagged the coveted Best Resale Value Brand Award for 2015.
The KBB Best Resale Value Brand Award is given to car manufacturers whose entire line is found to contain great resale value even after five straight years of ownership and should be heavily produced to meet demand. In presenting the award, KBB stated that Subaru won over a “broad swath” of customers because of its vehicles that are highly practical, safe, and have good traction performance due to its symmetric all-wheel drive (AWD) system.
Buying preowned automobiles can be a practical choice especially for high-end car brands like Subaru, Lexus, Porsche, and Mercedes Benz. Don’t fret if you’re not a car expert, as there are ways you can spot hidden defects and signs of deterioration. Here are some tips for used car buyers in Louisiana:
Before Looking for a Dealer
Before looking for merchants of used cars in the New Orleansarea, such as Baldwin Subaru, know the specific brand and model of the car you’re looking for and its current price, to have a good idea of how much you need to spend. Research aboutthe car’s weak points which may develop over time so you couldinclude these in your thorough inspection of the vehicle.Once you’ve decided on the make and model, find a used car dealer in and around New Orleans that you can visit. Note which authorized dealers are known for the brand of car you like.
Subaru recently rolled out its 14-millionth Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive (AWD) system, marking a historic event for the noted carmaker. Standard to all models except the BRZ, the Symmetrical AWD is an engineering marvel that has proven itself time and time again in the realm of vehicle handling.
Contrary to popular belief, an AWD is not the same as a four-wheel drive (FWD). They may seem to mean the same thing, but they function differently. A FWD provides power to all fours like an AWD; but for a car to turn, the inside wheel must spin slower than the outside wheel. FWD systems normally don’t have that capability, and instead have mechanisms or switches that allow the driver to compensate. Continue reading “The Subaru Standard: Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive”
On December 29, 2014, Subaru sold its 500,000th car in the U.S., making good its promise in 2012 and managing to sell roughly 163,559 vehicles in two years (that’s about 6,814 cars per month, or 227 cars per day).
According to an Autoblog article, the bullish auto company, after selling 336,441 carsin 2012, declared that it wanted to hit 500,000 in total sales volumein the country by 2015. Looks like it hit its half-mil target a year early—and the sales year didn’t even end until January 2, 2015. The brand has never achieved such a remarkable progress in a calendar year, with an 18% improvement YoY and 2014 being its seventh year of growth; it shows that some things are working quite well for the company.