2006 Subaru Legacy GT Limited sedan reviewed - again

Subaru has been moving upscale with its vehicles for a half dozen years or so and its new Legacy GT Limited sedan shows how far it has come. This is a stealthy sport sedan that is attractive, yet blends...

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Impreza WRX gets Prodrive punch

Prodrive says its version of the 2.5-litre, turbocharged boxer engine delivers 185kW and 360Nm, the standard engine 169kW and 320Nm. Subaru SA says the car will sprint from 0-100km/h in 5.7sec and top out at an electronically limited 210km/h....

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2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited reviewed

The good: The 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT Limited disguises a sophisticated all-wheel-drive turbo drivetrain in a useful and nondescript body, with decent fuel economy and a well-done if simple interior rounding out the picture.The bad: Interior tech features...

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Subaru Legacy updated

Subaru announced the arrival of the new Lagacy, but don't panic, there are no big changes, just some minor cosmetic updates and some technical changes that should boost the driving pleasure on these incredible machines (I'm having flashbacks from...

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX test drive

The drive down to Detroit this year pretty much ran the gamut of all the weather possibilities, and as expected, the WRX I drove down dealt with it all in its stride. It was stable and composed in the...

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Subaru R2 Refi Limited announced

Not really what this website is all about, but hey ... it's a Subaru: Subaru has announced the R2 Refi series on April 24th. The R2 we presented on a number of occasions is a compact mini car (Kei Car)...

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2006 Outback wagon - LL Bean edition

We now turn our attention to our test car, a four-door Outback with the LL Bean luxo option -- if that's not a contradiction in terms. And it's clear that the old Subie, which was never seen with anything but...

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2006 Subaru Outback 2.5i Limited test drive

At CanadianDriver's recent Traction 2006 event, all of our test drivers expected excellent performance from the Subaru Outback in the slippery, icy, mid-winter conditions.In fact, it was one of the top two vehicles in the 15-car field, so no surprise...

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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca reviewed

As with other Subarus, chassis design and use of a horizontally-opposed ``boxer'' engine help keep the Tribeca's center of gravity low even with 8.4 inches of useful ground clearance. Its fully-independent suspension uses MacPherson struts in front and double wishbones...

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Subaru Impreza S204 drive

Set to raise the bar in the Japanese sport sedan genre, the S204 is said to have the power and the pedigree to make STI's latest dream come true. And to reach this double-sided goal, it has taken its hottest...

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Subaru Legacy GT spec.B vs Mazdaspeed 6

Sitting down in the 2006 Subaru Legacy GT spec.B, cognitive dissonance begins to swirl. Turning the key of the 2006 Mazdaspeed 6 inspires a similar, immediate itchiness — contradictions of character sprout up within the soul."I smell fumes. I hear...

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Subaru Outback 2006 reviewed

The newly redesigned line of Subaru Outback models has been further improved for 2006. The four-cylinder engine on 2006 Outback 2.5 i models is more powerful than last year's models. Also, two new models have been added to the lineup:...

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Subaru B9 Tribeca reviewed

This is the biggest Subaru ever, weighing more than 4,100 pounds, but it´s no slug. The three-liter, 250-horsepower six-cylinder engine from the Outback gives it plenty of oomph for acceleration. It leaps off the line, making sports car noises. Fortunately,...

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Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B reviewed

I was smiling all week as I drove the 2006 Subaru Legacy 2.5 GT spec.B sedan. Yes, the name is quite a handful. But it's a car that's worth getting your hands on. Not that it'll be easy to find,...

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2006 Impreza WRX reviewed

The biggest change underneath the WRX has to be its engine. The new 2.5L flat 4 has replaced the outgoing model’s 2.0L engine as WRX’s sole engine, on the other hand, the awesome STI remains using the higher boost version...

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Subaru announces 2006 Liberty Blitzen

Subaru today unveiled the stunning limited edition Liberty Blitzen at Melbourne International Motor Show. It uses striking styling cues from the Japanese domestic market Legacy Blitzen, which until now has never been available in Australia. Blitzen (the German word for...

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2006 Tribeca reviewed

The Tribeca is just about the perfect size for an SUV in my opinion. It is 189.8 inches long, 73.9 inches wide, 66.5 inches high, and weighs up to 4,225 lbs. empty. In other words it is about the size...

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2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan test drive

Long-distance comfort was not initially one of the WRX's strong points, but a couple of recent changes have made the 2006 car a much more liveable long-distance tourer. Its engine, for one, has been enlarged from 2.0 to 2.5 litres,...

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2006 Impreza reviewed

The Impreza is the budget Subie. For 2006 it gets freshened up with a distinctive new family face. Designed by ex Alpha Romeo stylist Andreas Zapatinas, it looks better than the B9 Tribeca’s Edselesque schnoz. The side profile is the...

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More data on Subaru's B5-TPH green concept

The Subaru TPH powertrain in the B5-TPH places a thin, 10-kW motor generator between a newly-developed 2.0-liter Miller cycle engine and the automatic transmission. The engine is based on the standard Legacy 2.0-liter Boxer (horizontally opposed) engine, with modifications to...

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Subaru Outback 2.5 XT Wagon (Chris Paukert)

A preppy soccer mom wearing steel-toed boots and work gloves. That’s the look copped by most wagon-based crossovers. And while grafting raised white letter tires and frightening quantities of ribbed cladding to the family transporter hardly qualifies today’s genre-benders...

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Subaru B9 Tribeca

After spending $35K, now they have the goodies I want... oh well.... Why didn't they do it for 06 and had to wait for 07 I mean sonar backup assist or memory seats or turbo are not 'latest' technology...

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2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca Review

The 2006 Subaru B9 Tribeca is at once unlike and like other Subarus. It has all the right feel of control and dexterity, plus impressive hauling capacity for people and things. And the engineering technology delivering all this right...

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2005 Subaru Outback Review

The Outback was already good. Better than good, in fact, unique. Right-sized on the outside, roomy and comfortable on the inside, a go-almost-anywhere wagon with a dedicated following.The new 2005 Outback improves on everything about the previous one, especially...

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2005 Subaru Legacy Review

The new Subaru Legacy is refined, polished, powerful, agile. It's fun to drive and has a smooth, pleasant ride. It's equipped with state-of-the art active and passive safety features and boasts better-than-respectable fuel economy....

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2006 Subaru Forester Review

Even as "crossover" vehicles proliferate, few can match the versatility built into the Subaru Forester. Forester brings it all, or almost all: great all-weather, all-road capability, solid dynamic performance on pavement, passenger/cargo flexibility, lots of useful features, fuel economy,...

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Long-Term Test Verdict: 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

For years, stateside driving enthusiasts were tortured by overseas reports touting the Impreza WRX, the turbocharged rally-winning machine from Japan....

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The RS Sedan Quest of 02 & +1 SD Shifter Impressions // Holland's 2.5RS

After reading about the 2.5RS back in 1997 on Tuning Concept (the issue with the red n' yellow cover featuring a 98 rally blue 2.5RS rockin' the factory gold 5-spoke wheels) and a small article about it on Sport...

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Let the modding continue

On my last write-up, I was considering doing a couple things. I decided to get rid of some of the slop in my suspension because my car was rolling a lot on sharp turns. I decided to add a...

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Nick's WRX buildup

Read along as I modify my 2002 WRX into a daily driver that can handle the abuse from going to the track. My WRX is currently lightly modified. I bought it used and it already had the following done...

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Just a humble beginning of a car enthusiast....

Where do I begin? Well, I'll write a brief story about my own car life before I introduce my car itself. So get a cup of coffee, you'll be here for a while. Prior to getting into the whole...

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My WRX going back to the shop

This is the car that started it all. Going back to the shop to get the turbo fixed. I don't even remember when this new project begas... i think back in march of this year (2005). For a new...

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