When it comes to buying pre owned cars, may people are rightfully worried. Apart from the previous driver and the car’s age, there is little indication of how reliable a cars for sale are. That’s why its nice to know that Subaru is rated among the most reliable vehicles in its classes. Subaru wasn’t just built over night however; by understanding Subaru’s past and origins, you may understand why more satisfied drivers choose Subaru.
From Airways to Roadways
Before there was Subaru, there was Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) an Aircraft Research Laboratory founded in 1915. It wouldn’t be until 1954 that Subaru would release its first vehicles. Fuji Heavy Industries survives today as the 26th biggest automaker by production globally as of 2011. The experience from aircraft research has resulted in the prioritization of safety in Subaru, a feature often mentioned by Subaru dealers.
When the Subaru 1500 hit the market in 1954, the world got its first look at what would become a global manufacturing icon. The familiar star logo depicts the Pleiades star cluster, which is pronounced as Subaru in Japanese. Today, Subaru is known for its distinctive boxer engine-style layout in many of its vehicles. Subaru expanded into foreign territory when it opened up its American division in 1968 Philadelphia. Subaru is equally as known for its advertising campaigns which have featured such notable stars as Paul Hogan as “Crocodile Dundee” in a series of ad campaigns from 1995 to 2000.
Today, Subaru is better known for its emphasis on eco-friendly vehicle options. The Subaru plant in Lafayette, Indiana is notable for being the first auto plant to achieve a zero landfill status. Subaru vehicles have a 97.3% recycling ratio rate due to the number of recyclable materials used throughout the vehicle. With all of these factors in place, one can see why most looking for pre owned cars typically look at Subaru used inventory from local Subaru dealers.