Subaru Ad Simultaneously Makes Us Cheer, Feel Ashamed and Need More Popcorn

Okay, let’s face it, I’ve made no secret of the fact that I generally don’t like Subarus. I’m fully aware that it makes me a little bit hypocritical; despite saying we would like a car to be stripped down with a fantastic engine and platform, when Subaru offers that exact formula I realize I don’t like it. While the engine and drivetrain are quite excellent, the interior appears to have been made from recycled tires, cardboard boxes, some bits of cloth from the thrift store and some left-over pieces of string. It should be the perfect car guy formula… but I don’t like them one bit.
This commercial is almost enough to make me re-think that. Almost. Except for the fact that it’s cold out there, and my fireplace is nice and warm. Sure am glad I didn’t buy that Snuggie though…

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  1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
    Jeff Glucker

    You don't like Subarus?
    You do know that one of the owners of this site owns a WRX wagon? The very man who cuts your che- wait… carry on,

    1. Deartháir Avatar

      If the owners of the site had any kind of taste or common sense at all, they wouldn't have hired me.

      1. CypressCarNut Avatar

        This might have the makings of a good future post- The Hooniverse Frankencar – Because we know better than everyone else. What sort of sedan/hatch/suv/etc. would we build if we could with present day engineering.
        example – drivetrain/engine from an Subaru Outback grafted into a Chevy Equinox with a Honda CR-V interior

        1. Jeff Glucker Avatar
          Jeff Glucker

          I would go with body of a Ferrari 250 GT California and the drivetrain from a Bugatti Veyron…
          relax man… I'm a professional day dreamer…

  2. Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets Avatar
    Prawo Jazdy and The Velocity Trumpets

    Ahh Subaru. It seems almost all of them are loved by people who hate driving and cars in general. They tend to think a Saturn Aura is “flashy” and “nice” whatever the hell that means.
    My girlfriend’s older sister called me one day in need of a used car after her Honda finally kicked the natural aspiration habit. I came up with hundreds of options for her that sat well in her price range and all of them were either too much car or too much motor. Then I realized I had to take off my hoon hat and stop thinking of what was a list of only cars a majority of this here social club would approve of.
    I finally recommended a Subaru Outback she found on Craigslist against my will. But for my girlfriend’s vegetarian, organic farm growing, material things hating, sister it couldn’t be more useless and simple to own and therefor the perfect car for her. She loves the numb steering, the Vibe interior and exclusive entry in to the I’m Better Than You Because My Farts Smell like Trader Joe’s club. She is a good shit. I try not to bust her chops to much.

  3. CptSevere Avatar

    Why'd that guy tear the hell out of that TV then get in his wife's car? Where's his truck, in the shop?

  4. Maymar Avatar

    My first car was a '95 Intrepid, and I've owned a Cavalier – cheap interiors are nothing new to me. I just don't care for the dewagonization of Subaru, between the current Impreza being hatch or sedan only, and the Legacy coming as the sedan or Outback. Although, I drove the last generation when it first came out in '04, and loved it back then – a 2.5GT wagon with a stick and that bigass sunroof would be just about the perfect car for me.

    1. joshuman Avatar

      My dad has one with just those options. They are nice.

  5. discontinuuity Avatar

    But the all-wheel drive system is symmetrical!

  6. Tim Odell Avatar
    Tim Odell

    I believe a VW Vs Subaru smackdown is in order…

  7. Alff Avatar

    Depending on the models, I suspect the Subie would be faster and the VW more enjoyable to drive. That was certainly true of the the Legacy GT vs. R32 faceoff that a buddy and I had.

  8. engineerd Avatar

    /Shyly raises hand
    I own a Snuggie. It was a Christmas present from my sister-in-law last year. I wore it once. Last Christmas. I don't even know where it is. We all sat around in our Snuggies that day looking like some sort of cult. They are cheap, but, sadly, a good idea. Saturday while I was out running errands with the wife we were checking out at Kohls and I saw a University of Michigan Snuggie. I have to admit, I was tempted.
    Oh, is that not what this is about? Cars?

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  10. toronto cars Avatar

    Here’s our chance. If we all come together, pool our resources and work for the common good, we can buy two of the Ford Mustangs used in the filming of the thankfully-deceased Knight Rider remake. Why would we want to lay our hands on the distastefully-modified NBC creations? To kill them with fire. Think of it: a world in which the only bad Knight Rider was the original Knight Rider; a world where children are safe from thinking that KITT was anything other than the world’s most awesome self-aware Trans Am. We can do this.