Subaru Hands Over Keys Of Performance Car Icons | Part Three

Subaru Forester 2.0 XT

Subaru Impreza

‘Car of the Year Japan 2004’ Now Awarded 5-Star Crash Rating

Launched last November, the Legacy was recently awarded the best-ever five-star crashworthiness rating by the Australian New Car Assessment Programme and three-star pedestrian score. It also holds the title of ‘Car of the Year Japan 2004’.

Priced from £15,985 OTR for the Legacy 2.0i saloon, all models feature a high equipment tally which includes: alloy wheels, climate-control air-conditioning, active front head-restraints, dual-stage front airbags, head and chest-protecting side airbags and ABS with EBD.

Legacy running costs are also drastically down on the outgoing model with, for example, the 2.5i automatic showing a 7.1 mpg improvement and the 2.0i Sports Tourer now rated at only 20 per cent instead of 27 per cent in the ‘Benefit In Kind’ tax ratings for company cars.

In a separate move aimed at lowering servicing bills, Subaru has permanently cut parts prices on 2,000 items by up to 56 per cent. Parts covered include timing-belts, oil, air and fuel filters, water pumps, brake pads and discs and body panels.

‘Towcar of the Year’ Offers Something For Everyone

Subaru’s final display range is the Forester which offers an unrivalled combination of performance car handling, estate car practicality and sports-utility all-terrain ability.

Priced from £16,445 OTR and introduced in second-generation form in October 2002, the Forester is the current Caravan Club ‘Towcar of the Year’, winning praise for its self-levelling suspension, hill-holder clutch and exceptional stability thanks to its AWD system.

The Forester is available in 125 PS naturally-aspirated form (X) or as a high-performance 177 PS turbo model (XT).

Like all 2005 Model Year Subarus, the Forester boasts a 12 year anti-corrosion cover (with inspections), three year paintwork protection and three year/60,000 mile warranty with three years’ membership of Subaru Assistance.

Published 1 May 2004 Melanie Carter

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