Geskiedenis: 50 jaar Bokser enjin!

Goliath en die berg Fuji – Subaru vier 50 jaar van die waterverkoelde bokserenjin.

Hierdie is nie ‘n Bybelse storie met ‘n snaakse nadraai nie; dis ‘n doodgewone mouterstorie. Dit kom uit die dae toe motors in Duitsland nog buitengewone name gehad het en die berg Fuji in Japan ook die naam geword het van ‘n maatskappy wat skepe, vliegtuie en later motors begin maak het.

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Tested: Subaru Legacy 3.6R-S

The lonely swing

If you’re in the market for a luxury petrol sedan, you’ve probably made up your mind already. A grey Audi A4 TFSi with S-Line trim and fancy lights. Or that white C-Class which has stunning AMG wheels. And what about the silver BMW? Well, what if I told you about another contender from Subaru?

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Sprint Review: Subaru WRX

One new car, lots of information in random paragraphs.

What you need to know: The artist previously known as Impreza Sedan WRX is now just the WRX, thanks to Subaru’s culling of the hatchback version. Heavily infused with World Rally genes, this car has a turbo-charged flat-four (Boxer) petrol engine which sends up to 197kW or 350Nm to all four wheels.

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Tested: 2012 Subaru XV

The sneaky getaway

I am somewhat cynical about driving supposed ‘crossover’ SUV-type cars. Too often, I have been left feeling somewhat deflated as far as their performance is concerned, especially once you leave the tar. So it was with little enthusiasm that I received the keys to Subaru’s XV to try it out. Happily, a few surprises lay in store for me.

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Tested: 2012 Toyota 86 (Auto)

The emperor’s coat

Once or twice a week my computer pings at me and announces the imminent arrival of a new test car. Should the electronic reminder include the word “Toyota”, my heart usually sinks in expectation of drab plastics, blunt sheet metal and, with the FJ-flavoured exception, a week of lacklustre driving.

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Tested: 2010 Subaru Outback 2.0 Diesel

The bloated estate

I’m assuming that some of you have just returned from a long, hot and tiresome holiday trip ready to trade in the spouse’s ageing wheels. In your absence, most dealerships have steam-cleaned the driveway, topped up the coffee machine and are waiting (some, anxiously) for your visit.

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