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Autoblog Long-Term Garage Introduction: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT

Like others in our field, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our readers a surprisingly comprehensive assessment of a vehicle after only driving it for a few hours (as at an automaker's first-drive event) or living with it for several days (as with a normal media vehicle loan). But even though we've got our testing methodology down, there's simply no way to learn what it's like to live with an automobile without... well... living with the automobile. Simply put, a year's worth of the day-in, day-out grind is likely to reveal more foibles and hidden charms than any number of... Read More

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    Report: Subaru to boost Indiana output by 40%
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    Subaru is still seeing record sales for its newly redesigned Legacy and Outback, and as such, the company is looking to bump up production at the birthplace of our long-term Legacy 2.5GT by a hefty 40 percent. Automotive News reports that Fuji Heavy Industries wants to see a total of 140,000 vehicles roll out of the doors at its Indiana plant by the end ...

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    Long-Term Update: Touring our Subaru Legacy 2.5GT's birthplace
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    With the genesis of our 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT long-termer just a few hundred miles down the road in Lafayette, Indiana, we thought it only appropriate to pick up our bouncing burgundy baby at the factory. Many folks we know still express surprise that our Legacy is built in the States, but the folks at Fuji Heavy Industries have been building the ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT: The key is robustness and simplicity
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    Car keys have gone from bare hunks of uninteresting metal to multi-function, pieces of auto jewelry and pocket brand totems. Some are beautifully rendered small works of art (e.g. Aston Martin's chunk of crystal), while others are overwrought and oversized, taking up too much pocket or purse space because they have separate keys and oversized fobs. The ...

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    Subaru VP says sales boosted by efficient powertrains, safety and value
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    Consumer downsizing is a term automakers use to describe the current trend in car buying. In the real world, it means searching for small, efficient cars to replace gas guzzling behemoths. For Subaru, this trend continues to lift sales up at a remarkable rate. Subaru has witnessed a 40 percent sales increase from last year and reported 2010 ...

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    Subaru still considering diesel boxer engine for U.S. if fuel price drops
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    Its hard to believe that we first reported that Subaru could bring its much-anticipated diesel engine here to the U.S. over three years ago. Between then and now, the company has remained indecisive due to high diesel fuel prices and stringent emissions requirements here. Needless to say, the diesel boxer is still nowhere to be found stateside, but this ...

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    Long Term: Autoblog Long-Term Garage Introduction: 2010 Subaru Legacy 2.5GT
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    Like others in our field, we pride ourselves on being able to offer our readers a surprisingly comprehensive assessment of a vehicle after only driving it for a few hours (as at an automaker's first-drive event) or living with it for several days (as with a normal media vehicle loan). But even though we've got our testing methodology down, there's simply ...

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    You'll never guess which midsize sedan wins MT's latest comparo...
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    Ah yes, the good ol' midsize sedan. Bastion of the American family car set and holder of most automaker's sales crowns, as well as that of the best-selling automobile in the United States. As pointed out by Motor Trend, only three car nameplates have held the top sales spot in America in the last 20 years: the Ford Taurus, Honda Accord and Toyota ...

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    Rumormill: Subaru Impreza Hybrid coming in 2012?
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    This much we know: Subaru is ready to get into the hybrid marketplace. This much is a given following numerous rumors and reports that the Japanese automaker, which is currently tied at the hip to Toyota, wants to have its first hybridized vehicle on the market by 2012. Further, Subaru showed off its Hybrid Tourer concept at the Tokyo Motor Show late ...

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    SEMA Preview: Subaru bringing tuned STI, Legacy and 1969 360 van
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    SEMA is just around the corner and aside from the inevitable Camaro riot that will be taking place in the convention center's parking lot, many auto folks are showing up with tuned rides. Like, for instance, Subaru. SPT is Subaru's in house tuning division and they're cooking up three nifty cars to put on display, each one better than the next. First up ...

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    Tokyo 2009: Subaru Legacy B4 GT300 is pure JDM awesomeness
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    Our jaws literally dropped when we spotted this car in the Subaru booth here at the Tokyo Motor Show. The concoction of carbon fiber spoilers, wings and widened fenders seen here is the Legacy B4 GT300 racecar that is set to compete in Japan's Super GT series next year. The car actually made its racing debut at Fuji Speedway last month, and even though ...

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    Subaru a historic two-timer as Outback wins Motor Trend SUV of the Year award
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    Subaru is a historic two-timer. For the second year in a row, the Japanese company has claimed Motor Trend magazine's coveted Golden Calipers for its SUV of the Year award – the first time any automaker has managed to do so. The company's new-for-2010 Outback has evidently picked up where last year's Forester left off, and we understand why – ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy Wagon debuts in Britain. No, Yankee, it's not for you.
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    Led Zeppelin said it best, "The song remains the same." Especially if you're an American fan of good old station wagons. You're looking at the just-released-to-our-shepherd's-pie-eating-brethren 2010 Subaru Legacy Wagon and we (yet again) can't have it. Wah. Based entirely on the fifth-generation Legacy (built right in Indiana) the Tourer comes standard ...

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    Subaru Legacy and Outback, Dodge Avenger and Chrysler Sebring new IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    Four 2010 model year vehicles have just been awarded Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety: Subaru's Outback and Legacy, the Dodge Avenger and Chrysler's Sebring. Top Safety Picks are given to those vehicles that come equipped with electronic stability control and receive front, side, and rear crash test ratings of 'Good' in IIHS ...

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    First Drive: 2010 Subaru Legacy improves commercial appeal, retains character
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    For one reason or another, we've always thought that if you delved deep enough into the history of Subaru, you'd discover the Japanese automaker is, in fact, Swedish. One can imagine rifling through the company's dusty archives, only to discover that at some point in time, through some quirk of fate – or perhaps a common love of fish – Subaru ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy gets its EPA numbers, hits 31 mpg highway
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    The 2010 Subaru Legacy is bigger, wider, and more powerful than ever, yet the engineers made a point to increase fuel economy as well. The new Legacy will hit 31 mpg on the highway and 23 around town, but you'll have to opt for the 2.5i model with the CVT transmission. With the more enjoyable ...

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    EPA rates new CVT-equipped Subaru Legacy at 23 mpg city, 31 mpg highway
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    The EPA has finished its work on the new 2010 Subaru Legacy and, in spite of growing in size, the mid-sized sedan now sports better fuel economy numbers. In its efforts to capture a unique niche of the car market, Subaru still makes all-wheel-drive standard on all its U.S.-market cars. Nonetheless, the Legacy, equipped with a 2.5-liter flat-4 engine and ...

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    Racing Legacy: Subaru STI preparing Super GT300-spec B4?
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    The boys over at Subaru Tecnica International must have some extra time on their hands lately. Sure, they opened a museum recently, and may have even lent a hand with Ken Block's new Gymkhana ride. But after canceling their iconic World Rally Championship program, we can mentally picture the tumbleweed rolling through their garage. Thankfully, if the ...

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    JDM Subaru Legacy unveiled. Wave "hi" to the wagon from afar...
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    Subaru has unveiled the all-new Legacy in JDM form, and on paper, it pretty much looks the same as the U.S.-spec car. The 2.5- and 3.6-liter boxer engines you'll find underhood when the new Legacy arrives at your local Scooby store are now in the cars across the Pacific, replacing the 2.0-liter engines that motivated their predecessors. So, basically, not ...

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    2010 Subaru Legacy to start from $20,690*
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    Subaru has just stuck a Monroney on its 2010 Legacy, and the new all-wheel drive sedan will start at $20,690 (*$19,995 + $695 destination). According to the Japanese automaker, that's a handy $800 less than last year's model. For that hard-earned dosh, you will receive a 2.5i model with its standard six-speed manual – the company's "Lineartronic" ...

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    New York: 2010 Subaru Outback has its muklucks on
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    Yesterday, Subaru unveiled its new Legacy sedan, a vehicle that is pivotal not just in its own right, but because it also forms the basis for the softroader stiltswagon seen here. It only makes sense that Subaru chose to unveil its new Outback here this morning, as the very first model debuted here in the Big Apple some 15 years ago.Predictably, the ...

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