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Welcome to Subaru News, Suburb Service’s monthly blog! Subaru News is meant to educate, entertain, and engage you in monthly musings on such topics as auto mechanics, Subarus, travel, auto repair, and driving and living in the Lake Forest Park and Shoreline area. Our blogs are released on the first day of each month!

5 Little Known Subaru Facts and Trivia

If you drive a Subaru, you’re already a convert. You know that they’re great vehicles that can last for years. They’re rugged, good looking and high-performing. And you can drive a Subaru for as long as you want – they’re incredibly durable when properly maintained. For expert care of your Subaru – no matter the make, model or year, turn to Suburb Service – we’re the oldest independent Subaru service center in the Pacific Northwest.

5 Little Known Subaru Facts and Trivia

#1 Subaru WRX is the Most Ticketed Car

The good news is the Subaru WRX is a sporty fun car to drive. The bad news is that many WRX drivers tend to enjoy driving their car so much that they have a lead foot and go speeding around. This results in traffic tickets. The WRX is preferred by younger drivers that are more likely to put the pedal to the metal and blow through speed zones. Recent research by shows that 33.6% of Subaru WRX drivers reported being ticketed for moving violations. The takeaway is that you should enjoy your Subaru, but slow down a bit!

#2 Subaru is Safest Vehicle for Your Pet

One of the best things about Subaru vehicles is that they’re durable enough for you to bring your favorite pooch along for the ride. Whether you have a fluffy little lap dog, mid-sized mutt or a Great Dane, pet safety is a concern. rated the top 10 safest vehicles for pet ride-alongs and the Subaru Tribeca made the list. The Tribeca was commended for steering wheel mounted controls and rear back-up camera. These tools keep you and your fuzzy BFF safe so you can feel good about taking them with you wherever you’re headed.

#3 Subarus are Top-Rated for Visibility

Around Seattle, we’ve got busy roads and this can be made worse when weather makes the roads slick or when fog obscures your vision. Consumer Reports recently published a list of the top nine best cars for visibility and two Subaru models made the list – the Forester and the Legacy/Outback. Large windows, low window sills and backup cameras all help ensure you can see everything you need to. The Legacy/Outback was also lauded for forward-collision and lane departure warning systems – yet another reason to love your Subaru.

#4 Subaru Rated Tops by Consumer Reports

Another Consumer Reports publication, the annual Top Picks survey, lauded Subaru as tops in three categories – the most of any car maker. Subaru won in the midsize car category with the Legacy. The Subaru Impreza topped the best compact car list (for an impressive fourth year in a row) and the Forester took top honors as the best small SUV. In the midsized and small SUV categories, Subaru knocked the Honda Accord and Honda CRV out of their prior top-placed ranking. This shows without a doubt that your Subaru is the best choice.

#5 Subaru Chosen Best Car for the Money

As you already know, your Subaru is a great looking, reliable and safe vehicle. But did you know it’s also one of the most affordable brands when it comes to cost to operate? Kelly Blue Book recently released its annual 5-Year Cost to Own Awards and it ranked Subaru as the best brand. The award recognizes those vehicles that offer the lowest overall cost of ownership including financing, insurance, state fees, fuel costs and expenses such as scheduled maintenance and repairs. And one of the best ways to keep your operating costs low is to choose Suburb Service for your factory maintenance, oil changes, and all other repairs.

We’re more affordable than the dealerships and have spent 20 years focused solely on Subaru.

Call us at (206) 364-809 to schedule an appointment at our Bothell Way location in Seattle or call (360) 659-6208 for our Marysville location on State Street. We offer a free loaner car while your Subaru is in the shop and six months interest-free financing for any service or repair over $250. Call us today!