2014 Subaru Forester, Antiques Roadshow, winter fun and it's effects on your battery plus much more.
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In the February 2013 issue:
• Introducing the 2014 Forester
• Dog tested. Dog approved.™
Antiques Roadshow Returns
• Always in Season: Farm to Table
• Adrenaline Rush: XV Crosstrek Run
• Three New Cool Clips
• Your Love Stories
• Winter Effects on Your Battery
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Introducing the All-New 2014 Forester

Dressed up and decked out for 2014, Subaru Forester dishes out more people space and cargo room, an available power rear gate and boosted fuel economy — up to 32 mpg highway1.

Driven by the powerful SUBARU BOXER engine, Forester delivers smooth performance and road-gripping Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive. And because it's a Partial Zero Emissions Vehicle2 and built in a zero-landfill plant, driving one lets the planet know you care.

Order yours now and be among the first in your city to own one. Pricing starts at just $21,9953.

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Experience the new Forester right now!

Start a new relationship with the all-new Forester by getting to know it better. See how easy it is to discover beautiful photos, videos, demos and details of the coolest features right on your computer, Apple® or Android™ mobile device for free. Once downloaded, you can view any time, any place and even share the new love of your life with your friends. Now imagine what you can do with this power, control and versatility packed into one perfect-sized SUV.

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Consumer Reports took a first look at the all-new Subaru Forester. Click here to read the review and watch the first drive video.

Dog tested. Dog approved.™

Meet Grant Weber and see what his driving four-legged friends are up to in a series of new commercials. This year, we have a new Facebook® app packed with treats for dogs and dog lovers. With the Matchmaker, every dog can find its perfect Subaru. Create a personalized dog driver's license, and upload a picture of your dog to see how it looks behind the wheel of a new Subaru. Still begging for more? We have live Subaru canine experts ready at your command. Check them out on our Facebook app and don't forget to watch dogs driving in our new commercials while you're there.

XV Crosstrek Run
Adrenaline Rush: XV Crosstrek Run

Subaru of America, Inc. and Nordica USA have teamed up to launch snowsports season with the XV Crosstrek Run. Free skiers Luke "Lupe" Hagearty and Liam McKinley travel around the country hitting ski slopes and events in the all-new Subaru 2013 XV Crosstrek.

Twenty year-old Hagearty is the featured skier and twenty one-year-old McKinley films the runs. Students from Champlain College in Burlington, VT edit and produce McKinley's exciting footage for the world to enjoy online. This digital content provides an intimate look into the free skiers lives, their slope side skills, and the versatility and capability of the XV Crosstrek.

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Antiques Roadshow Returns

Subaru of America, Inc. continues sponsorship of PBS's most-watched primetime series, Antiques Roadshow, now in it's 17th season. Top appraisers at the events offer the public free evaluations of antiques and collectibles — revealing the often-surprising history and value of these items.

2013 Tour Stops and Dates
Detroit, MIJune 1
Jacksonville, FLJune 8
Anaheim, CAJune 22
Boise, IDJune 29
Knoxville, TNJuly 13
Baton Rouge, LAJuly 27
Kansas City, MOAugust 10
Richmond, VAAugust 17

Click here for rules and to apply for two free tickets to one of the 2013 Antiques Roadshow events*. Applicants will be selected at random to receive tickets. Your chance of being selected will depend on the number of eligible applicants for each city and are not affected by how early or late you apply within the application period.

Exclusively for Subaru Owners

The Guaranteed Trade-In Program guarantees the trade-in amount you will receive for your qualified Subaru vehicle when a new later model year Subaru vehicle is purchased. Subaru GTP enrollment comes with every consumer purchase, and the Guaranteed Trade-In Value is good for six years from the original warranty start date. This is unmatched in the industry!

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Always in Season: Farm to Table

The term farm to table elicits images of abundant fresh food, grown and raised by friendly family farmers, and ultimately presented in rustic-but-elegant spaces. The reality is a bit more complicated and varied. An increasing number of restaurants — from food trucks to fine dining — are embracing farm to table principles. In the next issue of Drive, which arrives in mailboxes soon, three restaurant owners from around the country reveal the respect, love, passion, pride, and sense of community involved in the farm to table movement.

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Subaru owner, kayaker and filmmaker Shon Bullock delivers thrilling 360-degree footage of his wild adventure through snow and water. Turn up the volume and enjoy the ride!
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In our newest commercial, an overprotective dad faces the moment every parent dreads: Sending his child on that first bus ride to school.

Music: "Keep Me In Mind (Alt. Version)" by Tashaki Miyaki.
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David Higgins and Craig Drew take to the air on Stage 16 of the 2013 Sno*Drift Rally. View more photos and video from Subaru Rally Team USA.
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Using an inverter, two strings of LED lights, and a few zip ties, my 2010 Subaru Forester has been decorated for the Christmas seasons of 2010, 2011, 2012. I get so many smiles, comments, and thumbs up while driving; especially at red lights. When the Christmas season gets so busy and people are FRAZZLED, it is great to see people reacting. It really looks great lit in a snow storm. During airports runs, my family members and friends flying in find me right away in the long lines of cars waiting at Arrivals!

Maureen K.
Willow Grove, PA

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I took my new 2012 Impreza Sport Premium up to Roan Mountain to see all the magical powder. The drive up there was beautiful. Around every curve, the car never lost control and always went straight and true. It held all my gear with room to spare and made it to the top of the mountain, passing 4X4 trucks in the ditch. When we returned from our hike, the heated seats were the warmest of welcomes. The difficult mountain driving even returned 35 mpg! I honestly couldn't ask for a better car. It is an extension of me and my love of all things winter. Till death do us part.

Ben K.
Kingsport, TN

Subaru Collector's Glass
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Start collecting now! Each year, we'll release a new Subaru Collector's Glass laser-etched with a Subaru model. The pub-style pint glass holds 16 ounces and is crafted from thick optic glass. Dishwasher safe. $3.50

Rear Cargo Tray
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Our durable Rear Cargo Tray helps to protect the rear cargo area from dirt and spills. The tray may be easily removed and rinsed clean. Rear Cargo Trays are available for all current Subaru models — check with your Subaru retailer.

Wheel Locks
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Wheel Locks help to deter theft of wheels and tires. Wheel locks are available for all models equipped with either alloy wheels or steel wheels. See your Subaru retailer for details and pricing.

Winter Effects on Your Battery

Your car's battery is the heart of its electrical system. Lights, defrosters and wipers used for extended periods place high demands on the charging system.

In extreme temperatures ...

Batteries lose about half their strength
Demands on batteries are increased
Engine-cranking power is reduced
Engine oil thickens, which makes engine turnover difficult
Fuel is cold and doesn't vaporize well
Battery recharging efficiency is reduced

If you're concerned about the condition of your vehicle's battery, our quick Battery Diagnostic test can put your mind at ease. You'll get a full report that shows how much life is left, if the battery needs a recharge, or if it requires replacement. We'll also check for corrosion and examine the cable connections for cleanliness and tightness.

If you need a new battery, we'll use a Genuine Subaru Replacement Battery. It comes with one of the best battery warranties in the industry — a 30-Month Free Replacement and 85-Month Prorated Warranty.

Contact your Subaru retailer for more details.


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1Manufacturer-estimated hwy fuel economy for 2014 Subaru Forester 2.5i CVT models. Actual mileage may vary.

2PZEV emissions warranty applies to only certain states. See retailer for complete information on emissions and new car limited warranties.

3MSRP excludes destination and delivery charges, tax, title and registration fees. Retailer sets actual price.

*Online ticket application ends at 11:59PM ET, Monday, April 8, 2013. For complete rules and reminders, click here.

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