Sensible Valentine’s Gift Ideas For Car Enthusiasts

Don’t just settle for a typical bouquet of flowers or skinny necktie as a Valentine’s Day present. Put some thought into it! To nudge you in the right direction, here’s our Jim Burke Subaru-approved list of the 10 best Valentine gifts to give the pragmatic car enthusiast in your life.  

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2019 Subaru Outback: A Superhero Wagon-SUV The World Needs

Look! Over on the road! It’s an SUV! It’s a wagon! It’s the 2019 Subaru Outback!

Cheesy callbacks to the 1950’s show Adventures of Superman aside, there’s something truly special about this refreshed Outback. It’s in the mold of a wagon yet has the extra cargo and passenger space of a crossover, and it comes in six heroic trims. DC Comics, eat your heart out.

Two Engines, One Superior Ride

The 2019 Outback is powered by one of two engines.

Stationed on all 2.5i trims (base, Premium, Limited, and Touring) is a 2.5-liter 4-cylinder that makes 175 horsepower and 174 lb.-ft. of torque, allowing it to tow up to 2,700 pounds. Fitted in the 3.6R Limited and Touring trims is a locomotive-like BOXER 3.6L 6-cylinder engine that produces 256 horsepower and 247 pound-foot of torque, allowing it to tow up to 3,000 pounds.

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10 Best Alabama Christmas Lights Displays Near Birmingham

Where should you go to see Christmas lights in Birmingham this holiday season? We’ve got you covered. Here are the 10 best places to see holiday light displays around Jefferson County.

Christmas Lights in Alabaster, AL

Visiting the Richardson Family Christmas Light Show at least once each holiday season is an Alabaster tradition. Synchronized to music – tune in to 88.3 FM – this house lights display will wow even the Grinchiest Grinch. Be sure to bring canned and nonperishable foods as the Richardsons donate to local charities. Continue reading “10 Best Alabama Christmas Lights Displays Near Birmingham”

How To Get A Subaru Technology Degree (Yes, It Exists!)

How To Get A Subaru Technology Degree_Yes, It Exists

Some 2,500 miles away from our Birmingham Subaru dealership, students at Gresham, Oregon’s Mt. Hood Community College are embracing the country’s first-ever Subaru Automotive Technology program. It’s true—the two-year, associate of applied science (AS) coursework will provide prospective auto techs certified, hands-on training in all things Subaru. Better yet, students seeking this Subaru U-backed degree will be provided paid internships and full-time, post-graduation jobs at Subaru repair shops and dealerships.

Sound like a career path you’d be interested in strolling down? Getting started is easy: ship out your application to MHCC! But before applying for admission, get to know the unique technology that makes Subaru one of the finest auto brands in the world. Continue reading “How To Get A Subaru Technology Degree (Yes, It Exists!)”

The Pros & Cons of Buying vs. Leasing a New Car

The Pros and Cons of Buying vs. Leasing a New Car

In the market for a new car? You probably have a ton of questions about whether to lease or buy—and we’re here to give you a breakdown of the benefits of each. As one of the top Subaru dealers in Birmingham, there’s nothing more important to us than educating our customers. Here are the advantages of buying and leasing a new Subaru.

 

New Car Leasing Benefits

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2018 Labor Day Weekend Events for Adults in Birmingham, AL

Need something fun to do this Labor Day in Birmingham? Ditch the backyard barbecues and family gatherings—this extended holiday break is all about you! Here are a handful of Labor Day weekend events that are perfectly suited for adults.

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Say Hello to the All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent

Say Hello to the All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent

“…Subaru’s AWD architecture is the best of its kind, functionally superior to on-demand all-wheel drive systems.” – Dan Neil, The Wall Street Journal.

“…the Ascent’s impressive blend of safety and value is unmatched by many rivals.”Jennifer Geiger, Cars.com.

“The three-row SUV many families need in the Subaru wrapper they want.”Joseph Capparella, Car and Driver. Continue reading “Say Hello to the All-New 2019 Subaru Ascent”

Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks near Birmingham, AL

Where to Watch July 4th Fireworks near Birmingham, AL

Independence Day may fall on a Wednesday in 2018, but that won’t stop the fireworks from lighting up the sky! As you prepare for your own holiday festivities, be sure to spritz some bug spray, rub in the sunscreen, and set aside time for these free 4th of July events and firework shows near Birmingham.

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