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2018 Holden Calais-V Tourer v Subaru Outback 3.6R

Sunny days at the beach, camping trips at the weekend, making new paths to new destinations. Not quite what you’d expect a humble station wagon to do, yet for years Aussie families did just that with trusty and rugged Kingswoods and Falcons...

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Subaru Ascent: US recall sees nine owners get brand-new cars
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Subaru Ascent: US recall sees nine owners get brand-new cars

Subaru of America has issued a recall for the seven-seat Ascent SUV less than a year after releasing it into the wild, and some affected owners will be getting a completely new car. According to reports out of the US, a manufacturing fault has caused welding robots to miss "some of the spot welds around the B-pillar", meaning the vehicle's body strength could be compromised, increasing the risk of injury in a collision...


2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S review
Rating: 7.410 /10
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2018 Subaru Impreza 2.0i-S review

When Subaru says the Impreza is all-new, it really means it. How do the car's fresh platform and techy cabin stack up in top-spec 2.0i-S guise?

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$33,250

Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension
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Three-year warranty holdouts unmoved by Mazda extension

With its decision to move to a five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty, Mazda has narrowed the pool of 'mainstream' manufacturers offering three years of coverage to just four: Nissan, Subaru, Toyota and Volkswagen. We've made clear the CarAdvice position on warranty in the past, but here's a quick recap from Alborz's opinion piece on the issue: It’s time we start asking car companies to up their written warranties...


Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R revealed for Japan
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Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R revealed for Japan

The Subaru WRX STI Type RA-R has been unveiled for the Japanese market, sporting a more powerful engine, less weight, and unique equipment when compared to the 'standard' car. It's pretty much Japan's version of the WRX STI Type RA revealed for the US market for the US, commemorating the STI's 30th anniversary...


Time Machine Tuesday: 17 July 2018
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Time Machine Tuesday: 17 July 2018

People often say “don’t forget where you came from”. Although we’re focused on every new car, every last detail here at CarAdvice, we have an extensive back-catalogue of news stories, lifestyle yarns and reviews. Here’s a look at what happened on the week of July 17 in years past...


2019 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia
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2019 Subaru Forester e-Boxer hybrid for Australia

Subaru Australia should launch its first petrol-electric hybrid vehicles before the end of next year, with first cab off the rank almost certain to be the new-generation Forester 'e-Boxer' mid-sized SUV, closely followed by a hybridised version of the smaller XV crossover. This timeline means the hybrid launch will come a little more than a year after the 'regular' new-generation Forester with its revised 2...


Subaru Forester turbo axed, company concedes buyer concerns
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Subaru Forester turbo axed, company concedes buyer concerns

Subaru Australia’s importer admits there are some buyers “concerned” at the lack of a higher-performance turbocharged petrol engine in the company’s new Forester. It’s not news, but the overhauled new-generation version of what has long been Subaru’s top-seller here will come with one engine only at launch: a 2...


2019 Subaru Forester review: First look
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2019 Subaru Forester review: First look

See the full article here. Subaru has always been onto a good thing with its Forester SUV, therefore breaking the mould with the new-generation model was out of the question. So while the fifth iteration of Subaru’s top-seller is more or less new from the ground up, it feels somehow familiar. The company’s famously loyal owner base demands as much...


2019 Subaru Forester review
Rating: 810 /10
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2019 Subaru Forester review

Flashiness takes a back seat to thoughtfulness in the 2018 Subaru Forester. It won’t set your pulse racing, but it's as honest, practical and unpretentious as ever, and still happy getting off the beaten path every once in a while.


Subaru Australia wants seven-seat Ascent, but it isn't happening
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Subaru Australia wants seven-seat Ascent, but it isn't happening

Subaru’s Ascent replaces the long-dead Tribeca atop its range, but don’t expect this Toyota Kluger and Mazda CX-9 rival on our shores any time soon, despite Subaru Australia’s wishes. Subaru Australia is keen to offer the new three-row Ascent locally, but a lack of right-hand drive (RHD) demand outside our tiny market is standing in the way of a profitable business case...


Subaru Impreza, Liberty, Outback recalled
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Subaru Impreza, Liberty, Outback recalled

Subaru has recalled the 2004-2009 Impreza and 2008-2010 Liberty/Outback over concerns about the fuel pump wiring harness. According to the company, the wiring harness connector on affected vehicles can deteriorate over time. That could stop the fuel pump operating correctly, potentially extending the time taken to crank the engine on startup, causing the car not to start or stall...


2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison
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2018 Holden Commodore RS Liftback v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium sedan comparison

Commodore RS takes on Liberty 2.5i Premium in the fight for the best four-cylinder family car for around $36K...


2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 GT-S long-termer: Introduction

2018 Subaru Levorg 2.0 GT-S long-termer: Introduction

The Subaru Levorg has always struck me as a car with a bit of an identity crisis. Is it a WRX wagon with another name? A luxury estate with a proudly mainstream badge? Neither, really. But in an era of unmatched homogeneity, anything that's hard to define or put into a box is intriguing. Rivals are few and far between...

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$49,140

2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI upgrades announced for the US
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2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI upgrades announced for the US

Subaru of America has detailed the upgraded 2019 WRX and WRX STI range for the USA, bringing new safety kit and infotainment to the sports sedan line-up. In addition to the limited-edition Series.Gray specials revealed earlier this week, the WRX now comes as standard in North America with Subaru's EyeSight driver-assist system when equipped with the CVT – meaning autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control and lane-keep assist are now included...


2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Series.Gray revealed
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2019 Subaru WRX, WRX STI Series.Gray revealed

Subaru of America has revealed a pair of limited editions in the form of the WRX and WRX STI Series.Gray, bringing a unique exterior finish and some equipment enhancements to the all-wheel drive tearaway. Launched at the 2018 Subaru Tecnica International Boxerfest over the weekend, Series...


ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall
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ACCC adds 1.1 million vehicles to compulsory Takata recall

The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has added around 1.1 million vehicles to the Takata airbag recall, publishing a new list of vehicles previously not known to have been affected. While these models aren't under active recall just yet, the ACCC has identified them as subject to future recalls by their respective manufacturers as part of the compulsory campaign that requires affected makes to replace all defective airbags before the end of 2020...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel drives and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 2: Road

Welcome to Part Two of the video feature for our recent 2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test. To recap, we've assembled three all-wheel-drivers and three front-drivers from non-premium marques, with pricing ranging from $43k (i30 N) through to $57,690 (STI Spec R). It's a rich and diverse field with each competitor representing its maker's fastest and most fun-filled efforts...


2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track
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2018 Hot Hatch Mega Test Video, Part 1: Track

We pit five of the best turbo hot hatches - and one wildcard sedan - against one another to find out which is the fastest and most fun small rocketship for under $60k. In this video we test outright performance and lap times...