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Special Events2021 Subaru WRX and WRX STI: One Final Lap
The Subaru WRX and WRX STI are getting old. The current generation was introduced for the 2015 model year and little has changed since then. While we eagerly await the redesigned models due for 2022, Subaru invited The Car Guide to Oro-Medonte, Ontario for a final lapping session. Wild Rally …
First Drives2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness: The Best Outback Ever
Many outdoor enthusiasts turn to Subaru and we know why: the Japanese automaker has one of the best all-wheel drive systems on the planet, which seems to please adventure-minded drivers and their families. Yet, for some reason, Subaru long hesitated to come to market with a dedicated off-roader and a …
Test Drives2021 Subaru Forester: Practical, But Stuck in the Middle
The Subaru Forester is still one of the Japanese automaker’s most popular vehicles, but as far as compact SUVs go it’s the second worst-selling model in Canada, ahead of the Mitsubishi Outlander which is transitioning to a new generation for 2022. The problem is fierce competition not only from other …
Test Drives2021 Subaru Crosstrek Outdoor: A Favourite of Canadians
Here’s a vehicle many Canadians are fond of—the Subaru Crosstrek . In 2020, sales of this small, Impreza-based crossover increased 14 percent, trailing only the Hyundai Kona in the segment. In fact, it was one of just two Subaru models that managed to sell more units than they did in …

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NewsCar Shopper Loyalty Unaffected by Pandemic, Study Finds
Vehicle owners remain vastly loyal to their specific brands despite the chaos brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Automotive Brand Loyalty Study released this week. “The time period for this study traversed nationwide lockdowns, a recovery from the worst of the pandemic and the …
New ModelsAll-new 2022 Subaru WRX to Debut Soon With Sharper Looks
Can’t wait to see the next-generation Subaru WRX ? Great news: the world premiere is coming soon. The Japanese automaker has confirmed that its sporty compact sedan will be fully redesigned and reengineered for 2022, meaning the current WRX will retire after seven years on the market. Subaru made the …
News2022 Subaru Ascent Adds Blacked-out Onyx Edition and Little Else
It’s been a long while since the Subaru Ascent last made headlines, but for 2022 the Japanese midsize crossover gets a subtle mid-cycle update in the form of a new Onyx Edition that slots between the Touring and Limited models. The idea is pretty simple and follows one of the …
NewsNew Study Reveals Makes, Models With Lowest Service Costs
We Predict has released a new study on service costs for vehicles in the first 90 days of ownership, both at dealerships and independent shops. It covers repairs, maintenance, service campaigns and warranty actions for 2021 model-year vehicles, except for EVs which include 2020 and 2021 model years. While the …
ElectricSubaru Solterra Teased as the Brand’s First EV
Two years after Toyota and Subaru entered a partnership to develop a compact electric SUV for their respective brands, the latter has released an official teaser to confirm the model’s name. As it turns out, it will be called Solterra and not Evoltis as many rumours led us to believe.
NewsThe Car Guide's Best Buys for 2021: Honda Civic Type R
Every year, The Car Guide unveils a list of Best Buys covering all the different vehicle categories in the industry. Sporty compact cars delight thrill seekers that still want a certain versatility. And once again this year there’s no better pick than the Honda Civic Type R . An accomplished …
NewsSubaru Halts Production, Announces Two Major Recalls
Just like a number of automakers and companies, Subaru is being directly hit by the global chip shortage. Production at its Lafayette, Indiana assembly plant—home to the Outback , Legacy , Impreza and Ascent —was suspended on Monday. It’s expected to resume on May 3 at the earliest, impacting approximately …

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IIHS side impact crash test for 2019 Subaru Ascent
Smashing toys or bumper cars together was fun, but harmless. No one got hurt and no repairs had to be made. In the real world, a car crash can be devastating financially, mentally, or physically. Currently, there's no foolproof way of preventing accidents, with Transport Canada's latest public report in …
Episodes
Motoring TV 2000 Episode 2
Subaru's 2000 Legacy and Outback Honda S2000 1999 Saturn SC2 Ford Cobra recalled due to HP deficit tire rotation Z Fest choosing and installing the proper wiper Jim Kenzie on misuse of word "accident".
Episodes
Motoring TV 2000 Episode 9
Restoring old cars 2000 Subaru Outback 2000 Hyundai Accent Mercedes M-Class crash test cleaning HVAC system BMW Z8 James Bond's car mass airflow sensor why do car makers continue to confuse consumers?
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 2
Subaru introduces new V6 Outback 2001 PT Cruiser high fuel mileage = time to trade? 1890 concept car Bill Gardiner on-location at Big Brothers Soap Box Derby amber vs red signal lights …
2001
Motoring TV 2001 Episode 6
2001 Porsche 911 Tubro 2001 Subaru Outback radiator is key to vehicle performance new Mini maintaining convertible top when to replace your timing belt SUV's and tires - the sequel by Jim Kenzie.
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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 11
Mitsubishi's return to Canada 2003 Subaru Baja storing machinery in summer or winter months Justin Clark motorcycles vs cars Jim Kenzie on his first Targa Newfoundland.
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Motoring TV 2003 Episode 21
Volvo's R cars 2004 Subaru WRX STI should you top up oil levels between regular changes? Lexus RX330 would you believe an engine with 1.6 million kms? stop sign or red light -- why it's important to come to a full stop.