Subaru has gone back to the future for the 2017 MY (model year) Levorg. It’s a name from the past applied to a modern mix of turbo charging, boxer engine, all wheel drive. Available in GT and GT-S spec with manufacturer’s pricing of $42990 and $48890 plus ORC (plus an optional Spec B configuration package […]Read More 2016 MY17 Subaru Levorg GT & GT-S: Car Review
It’s always a good feeling to slip back into a Subaru Forester. Think of catching up with an old mate at your favourite pub, after you’ve pulled on your comfy boots and decided on having your favourite meal and a pint of your favourite suds. That’s what it was like in late June for A […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Subaru Forester XT Premium
Subaru’s Liberty sedan is an unsung hero in Subaru’s fleet, with the Outback and WRX getting all of the eyeballs That’s a shame because it’s big, roomy, nice to be in and not unattractive to look at. When the 3.6 litre boxer engine is slotted into the engine bay, it then becomes an entrant in […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Subaru Liberty Sedan 3.6R Premium
It’s fair to say that the Subaru Outback is a popular car, with owners in Australia always warm and fuzzy about theirs. It’s also fair to say that Subaru is still seen as a niche manufacturer and it’s also fair to say that that niche is getting bigger with the brand recognition really achieving cut […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Subaru Outback Premium Diesel v Petrol
Subaru has shown off updates to the Liberty, Outback and Forester to members of the automotive media during a lightning visit to South Australia’s Mt Gambier. Prior to the drive sessions covering tarmac and gravel roads, a briefing was held at the Park Royal Hotel adjacent to Melbourne’s Tullamarine Airport. Here, the media was given […]Read More Subaru Updates Forester/Liberty/Outback.
https://awheelthing.wordpress.com/2016/01/28/car-review-2015-subaru-wrx-manual/ for a more indepth view of Subaru’s 2016 WRX, in manual entry level form.This will be a brief review of the CVT equipped as there’s really just a few notable differences between the basic manual and Premium CVT tested. As both transmissions are available in both models, we’ll start with the CVT (engines are […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Subaru WRX Premium CVT
Take a two litre capacity petrol engine, whack on a hairdryer, do a spot of suspension work and find the largest hole in the bonnet that’s legal and boom! you have one immediately immensely popular car. That’s what Subaru did in the 1990s and thus was born the WRX. Fast forward to 2016 and A […]Read More Car Review: 2015 Subaru WRX Manual
It’s an icon, a brawny and chest beating icon. A Wheel Thing revisits the Subaru WRX STi, with a “proper” (read as manual) gearbox and that velcro/superglue/limpet grip. Subaru says its all wheel drive system is “all for the driver” and that’s evident in the way the WRX STi is set up. There’s absolutely no […]Read More Car Review: 2016 Subaru Impreza WRX STi Manual Premium.
Subaru’s Impreza has been a staple part of their line up for nearly two decades, with the range giving birth to the WRX, WRX STi, Forester and XV models. A refresh was given to the Impreza in 2015 which was more of a gentle overhaul of the interior than a major rethink, as a major […]Read More Car Review: 2015 Subaru Impreza 2.0L S CVT
Although the icons of Australia’s automotive industry, Ford and Holden, went backwards in sales in 2015, overall sales hit the million mark for the fourth year in a row, with preliminary figures tipping 1.156 million. Holden went backwards by 2.9% and was within reach of Hyundai, with less than 1000 sales between the two. The […]Read More Australian Car Icons Slide Back Whilst Sales Overall Hit The Million Again.