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5 Best Cars for Under $30K
5 Best Cars for Under $30K

5 Best Cars for Under $30K

Edmunds ranks top vehicles in different categories

(Newser) - Pricing for the average new car continues to rise, with the latest reports pegging the average new vehicle transaction price around $48,000. High interest rates are a further impediment for shoppers on a tight budget. While buying used is always an option, there are some great new cars out...

New Subaru's Name: Prank, Coincidence, or Sly Wink?

Can you figure out why the Forester Ultimate Customized Kit Special is making waves?

(Newser) - With its eye-catching pinstriping, 20-inch Enkei wheels over lime-green brake calipers, and a large touchscreen that controls all of a ride's tunes, Subaru's new concept car, which appeared at the Singapore Motorshow this week, definitely looks pretty cool (check out what it looks like here ). But it'...

America's 'Safest Vehicle' Has the Most Accidents

Insurify lists the most accident-prone cars

(Newser) - A vehicle trumpeted for its safety features is also the most accident-prone car in America, CarBuzz reports. According to data culled by Insurify , an auto insurance comparison site, the 2019 Subaru Crosstrek tops the list of vehicles with at-fault accidents. In fact nine of the top 10 are imports, with...

Bad Welds Send 2.1K Subarus to Junkyard

Automaker will buy back or replace models

(Newser) - Bad welds in 2,100 new Legacy sedans and Outback SUVs have led Subaru to decide to scrap the vehicles rather than try to repair them. Most of the defective models haven't been delivered yet, but at least 20 US purchasers will have the option of having Suburu replace...

More Than 400K Subaru, Toyota Vehicles Recalled

Faulty engine part could lead to stalling

(Newser) - A massive Subaru recall involves not just Subaru vehicles but one Toyota model. Subaru's Forester SUV, Impreza compact, and BRZ sports car are affected, as well as the Subaru-made Toyota 86 sports car, sold in the US as the Scion FR-S. More than 400,000 vehicles, all made in...

And Now: Crash-Test Dummies for Dogs

Nonprofit center teams up with Subaru to run simulations

(Newser) - Given the big bucks at stake among pet-loving Americans, this story might be surprising only in that it hasn't happened sooner: The Center for Pet Safety in Virginia has created crash-test dummies in the form of dogs and has been working with Subaru on rolling out sanctioned safety belts...

Vehicles That Drove GM to Bankruptcy
 Vehicles That Drove 
 GM to Bankruptcy 

Vehicles That Drove GM to Bankruptcy

(Newser) - With the move finally official, Matt Hardigree, for Jalopnik, lists the 10 vehicles that bankrupted General Motors:
  • Chevrolet SSR: “Meant to capture the imagination of buyers. Unfortunately, few buyers were imagining an expensive, gas-guzzling convertible truck that …was basically unusable as a truck."
  • Saturn L-Series: Trying “

Mileage Be Damned, SUV Remains American Darling

(Newser) - Despite predictions of its demise, the SUV is alive and well at the New York auto show this year, Dan Carney writes for MSNBC. Sure, more fuel-efficient models of classic 4x4s make up the majority of the cars on display, but reports that the gas guzzler is passé, emanating from...

Cult Appeal Helps Subaru Buck Market

Loyal, expanding fan base moves sales, market share up in down year for industry

(Newser) - While other car companies are stuck in reverse, Subaru keeps chugging along, Time reports. While its fan base tends to buy cars only every 7.3 years, it remains fiercely loyal to the brand, known for safety, green operations, and good value. Subaru increased sales last year, and boosted its...

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