Choosing a new car — even a used one — is serious business. You need to weigh up your needs with price and ensure that you get the best deal for your requirements. Used car dealerships can offer some great bargains, but you have to know what to look for and how to bag the best deal. For many it is all about the make, but have you ever considered a Subaru?
The automobile manufacturing division of Japanese transportation conglomerate Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI), Subaru, is the 26th largest manufacturer of cars in the world according to 2011 production statistics and offers a range of stylish, high-performance vehicles to suit every taste. Used Subaru dealers are the gateway to the car of your dreams. The Japanese name for the Pleiades star cluster, which is also called the Seven Sisters, is Subaru. This stunning star cluster, with its hot B-type stars that are visible from virtually every place on Earth, is the inspiration for the Subaru logo and of course, the brand’s name. Drawing its inspiration from the stars, the Subaru range of cars includes turbocharged passenger car versions like the Impreza WRX.
Most of its vehicles feature the famous boxer engine layout that it is known for and the brand is also known for its use of highly recyclable materials throughout the vehicle, giving Subaru a 97.3% recycling ratio rate for their end-of-life vehicles. In fact, the company’s Lafayette, Indiana plant was the first of its kind to achieve zero landfill status, thus reinforcing its environmentally accountability and support of ecological issues. The company started out as The Aircraft Research Laboratory in 1915 and set up shop in Philadelphia as Subaru of America in 1968. The Subaru 1500 was the first Subaru car, which can still be found at selected Subaru car dealers.
A visit to used Subaru dealers will highlight the practical and fun to drive character of its cars, something that was already apparent during its highly successful run of advertisements featuring Paul Hogan as iconic character “Crocodile Dundee” between 1995 and 2000. The ads were for the then newly developed Subaru Outback. Choosing a Subaru means opting for style, practicality and a sense of adventure while never losing the love of driving. If you choose to buy a Subaru vehicle or any other brand and model, make sure to look for a car insurance policy that will protect this investment.