National Geographic : 1991 Oct
Subaru would 1 special new feature THIS IS TOUGH TO ADMIT. But a car is a car. And its sole reason for existence is to get you safely from point A to point B. And back again. It won't make you prettier. Or younger. And if it improves Your standing with the neighbors, then you live among snobs with distorted values. Now, let's discuss the "Driving Experience": To feel the SI exhilaration. To experience a sense of power. To be master of the open road and everything before you. Please. That may have been true in 1918. But it's not true anymore. Not with extended urban gridlock. And the escalat ing costs of operating an automobile in the 90's. Still, cars are necessary and the question is, what type of car should one buy? The answer: The best machine for you. Yes, machine. Let's get rid of all the marketing glamour about the automobile and see the car for what it really is. A machine, and in choosing a machine there are many things to keep in mind: How long will it last? How well will it do the job? Does it fit my budget? Could I get a compar able one for less? Will I keep having to repair it? And do I like the way this machine feels and looks? After comparing cars and subjecting them to your checklist, we think you'll find a brand that always makes the finals - SubaruT Subaru cars are, in short, intelligently designed machines. In fact, we've often been accused of "over-engineering." That's bad? To engineer something so it lasts longer and works better? We don't think so. For one, we believe cars should have a longer life expectancy. That's why we try to do everything we can to help make sure the Subaru you buy now will be around for years to come. Case in point: 93% of all Subaru cars registered in the last 10 years are still on the road and running today. Secondly, we think a car should also be engineered to handle whatever occurs-bad weather, lousy drivers, crummy roads, etc. Which is why we offer All-Wheel Drive and why many of our vehicles come with the 4-Channel Anti-Lock Braking System which monitors each wheel to help prevent the car's brakes from locking-up during emergency stops. Now which Subaru should you consider? Basically it depends on what you need. And how much you want to spend. To give you an idea of the breadth of our line, we'll briefly mention the cars that cover the gamut. The Subaru Justy, the Subaru Loyale, the Subaru Legacy and the new Subaru SVX' The Justy" is for the person who just wants simple, dependable transportation. The Justy offers excellent gas mileage. "On Demand"" All-Wheel Drive. Rugged engineering. An Electronically ' Based on R.L. Polk & Co. registration statistics, as of July, 1990. 2 CYE 1990. 3 June, 1989. 4Road & Track's Guide to the New SVX, May 1991. *Suggested Retail Price. Dealer's actual price may vary. **Suggested Retail Price without the OptionalTouring Package, which is shown. Dealer's actual price may vary. For additional information, 1-800 -284-8584. © Subaru of America, 1991.