Subaru: Is Your Favorite Car Company a Cult? | WheelHouse

  • Published: 21 October 2019
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    The Subaru Impreza WRX STI is a legend! From conquering some of the most dangerous rally courses to being a movie star in films like Baby Driver to being the automotive face of the vape nation. With how prevalent the WRX STI and the reach of the Subaru brand is we couldn’t help but notice that the Subaru brand is as close as an automotive brand can get to being a cult … let us explain.


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  • Donut Media
    Donut Media   3 months back

    Which Subaru model is your favorite?

  • Aveeno Ashely
    Aveeno Ashely  1 hours back

    Way to not even mention how many subies are up here in the PNW dipshit

    • Johnpaul Jones
      Johnpaul Jones  13 hours back

      In the UK audi is waaay more popular and has its on cult following lmao

      • Badtothebone R
        Badtothebone R  14 hours back

        Liked the video for 2 reasons, 1 subies 2 Samir, because when you are in a wrx the "don't tell me how to drive" Is the only option available

        • Peter Balabanos
          Peter Balabanos  23 hours back

          Every Polish and Bulgarian millennial in the US makes up this cult

          • Kyle Kromer
            Kyle Kromer  1 days back

            So the over the double yellow line near crash was from a movie?

            • saks wb
              saks wb  1 days back

              this is very nice. Now, I would surely consider Subaru if I have to buy a car for bad roads.

              • Kid Refugee
                Kid Refugee  2 days back

                Crosstrek is not a wagon. It's a whole new class and every car manufactures has jumped on that boy band wagon. Original wagon styles have been around for over 65yrs, sadly diminished by these lame half breeds.

                • Ricky Johnson
                  Ricky Johnson  2 days back

                  Yeah, Oregon is pretty used to not being talked about.

                  • satty_life
                    satty_life  2 days back

                    I dig the Crosstrek and even considered getting one as a new DD at one point. That was until I realized that it would more or less be my Saturn but 20-ish years newer and AWD... in that the Crosstrek only has ~1 ft^3 more cargo space and has a weight/hp ratio of ~21#/hp. But, I'd say it falls more into the crossover category rather than the wagon category seeing as it's just a slightly larger Impreza hatchback (which isn't a wagon anymore either).

                    • Murie
                      Murie  2 days back

                      RIP Colin McRae, national hero

                      • Carson Loane
                        Carson Loane  2 days back

                        I would recommend a Miata for the next series. Instead of turbo installs, maybe engine swaps? One gets an LS the other gets an SR20? It's a cheaper car more of us can afford. The 350Z's are still too expensive of a platform for most people to modify. Miata platform should have plenty of aftermarket goodies as well. I see this being a great series and would gladly watch.

                        • Omar Almanza
                          Omar Almanza  2 days back

                          We SUBARU drivers

                          • Captain Insano Shows no mercy

                            I believe, there are less than 100 Subaru Forester 2.5 Turbo XT's in the UK.... and I own one of them 😁

                            • kevin shelton
                              kevin shelton  3 days back

                              too scared to list lesbians as a group that buys subaru's? they're among the top.

                              • nepzski
                                nepzski  3 days back

                                It's weird how I learn more about history on a YouTube channel than I do in school.

                                • X314
                                  X314  3 days back

                                  Anyone considering an STI get a WRX, I've owned one for 7 months, 6 1/2 of which in the shop, and 2 guys at work have STIs, one replaced his bone stock older adult owned engine 3 times, the other one bought a new STI and replaced the block twice. My dumbass didn't do the research and now I'm getting screwed by it. Already has a new block in my ownership and just went back in the shop for more problems.

                                  • allbrass 001
                                    allbrass 001  3 days back

                                    My mom is a Subaru person. She bought an Audi once. It was junk. She went back to Subaru forever

                                    • Maurice games
                                      Maurice games  3 days back

                                      since when all audi's are awd? :/

                                      • Craig Litchfield
                                        Craig Litchfield  3 days back

                                        You missed (4) reliability

                                        • Natilyi M
                                          Natilyi M  3 days back

                                          Evo's are better. Come at me Subie peasants! 😅

                                          • Mihajlo 187
                                            Mihajlo 187  3 days back

                                            Well the wrx mk3 hatchback

                                            • Erik Garcia
                                              Erik Garcia  3 days back

                                              I would argue Tesla is growing much faster than Subaru, and Japanese car brands are going to struggle hard the next 10 years, but yes, Subaru has grown almost beyond their capacity to keep up, likely because of their AWD platform at a more affordable price point than the Audi Quattro. Subaru has largely displaced the segment SAAB occupied, as well as the tuner scene around the 1990s Civic, Eclipse, and RX-7, all vehicles which except for the type R, don't really exist or have a tuner scene anywhere near as big as the 1990s, except for Subaru, because most other brands ditched performance for high volume conservative vehicles. Subaru is also the only AWD focused Japanese brand.

                                              • Adrian Sierra
                                                Adrian Sierra  4 days back

                                                Audi > Subaru

                                                change my mind

                                                • jamrhein2
                                                  jamrhein2  4 days back

                                                  I had an Impreza sedan after high school and I loved that thing. Thing was hell on gas but I had tons of fun with it. If I ever get a chance to snag up another Subaru to beat the living shit out of, I totally will.

                                                  • Mackenzie McIntyre
                                                    Mackenzie McIntyre  4 days back

                                                    Issa gooberu not suburu

                                                    • Genius Marc Says
                                                      Genius Marc Says  4 days back

                                                      Subaru reliability =99
                                                      Audi reliability =10

                                                      • Genius Marc Says
                                                        Genius Marc Says  4 days back

                                                        hair loss is a sign of low testosterone, watch my first video to find the solution

                                                        • Michael Concepcion
                                                          Michael Concepcion  4 days back

                                                          Once I got an STI, everyone with a WRX and up now gives me the subie gesture when we pass

                                                          • just another person
                                                            just another person  4 days back

                                                            I feel like volvo would be closer to subaru than audi is

                                                            • Fredrik Wikström
                                                              Fredrik Wikström  4 days back

                                                              AWD is absolutely NOT an absolute must in winter conditiond, thats the biggest load of crap I heard in a long time. I live in Finland, we usually get some pretty bad winters, and where I live, we dont even use salt on our roads to melt the ice, I have never owned an AWD vehicle, only R-/FWD and I've been just fine, if the person behind the wheel know what they are doing, how many or which wheels are driven doesnt matter that much, AWD is safer, absolutely, but to call it an ABSOLUTE MUST is just stupid

                                                              • Fredrik Wikström
                                                                Fredrik Wikström  4 days back

                                                                And no, all of Audis cars are NOT AWD,, only the quattro ones are, maybe they only sell quattros in the states?

                                                            • Andrei Paul Anastasiu
                                                              Andrei Paul Anastasiu  4 days back

                                                              The actual message: Why subaru rocks and audi sucks :D

                                                              • Hotshot raptor
                                                                Hotshot raptor  4 days back

                                                                I've always wanted a Subaru, gonna try get one as soon as i finish Uni to be my second car :)

                                                                • Arnas Gaucys
                                                                  Arnas Gaucys  4 days back

                                                                  "all of audis cars are all wheel drive" ?

                                                                  • troubauk
                                                                    troubauk  5 days back

                                                                    All of Audis are AWD? What are you talking about?

                                                                    • Lucas r
                                                                      Lucas r  5 days back

                                                                      "all of audis cars are all wheel drive" ???

                                                                      • Jace Anderson
                                                                        Jace Anderson  5 days back

                                                                        You got dirt, snow, real ass roads and there’s a chance you might hit a tree or a F*cking person.

                                                                        • suicidal coffee
                                                                          suicidal coffee  5 days back

                                                                          I want a bug eye sti that or mod a 1992 svx so it could become a manual

                                                                          • Benjamin Chen
                                                                            Benjamin Chen  5 days back

                                                                            Rip BRZ

                                                                            You will always be best Subaru in my eyes

                                                                            • Andrew Chan
                                                                              Andrew Chan  5 days back

                                                                              Dood sick Boxer video. Nolan and James you guys are filling the void that the Top Gear (grand tour) guys have left! Love the lo car vs high car vids too!

                                                                              • Jeff Gao
                                                                                Jeff Gao  5 days back

                                                                                Well, my rear diff broke hitting a curb going 35 side ways. Sold it without the dealer notice the broken rear diff. And thats how good Subarus are

                                                                                • aquestionofpride
                                                                                  aquestionofpride  5 days back

                                                                                  "All Audis are AWD" - Nolan, 2019

                                                                                  • GONE F.
                                                                                    GONE F.  5 days back

                                                                                    Subaru..because Camry doesnt come in awd.

                                                                                    • Gabriel Alloy
                                                                                      Gabriel Alloy  6 days back

                                                                                      main difference between Subaru and Audi is the latter is a dumpster fire that will break and cost you a ton of money and break all the time

                                                                                      • Tristan van der Loo
                                                                                        Tristan van der Loo  6 days back

                                                                                        5:42 samir the rally pro😂

                                                                                        • Racing Major
                                                                                          Racing Major  6 days back

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                                                                                          • Seth Bybee
                                                                                            Seth Bybee  7 days back

                                                                                            Honda tends to be single moms, or fanboys

                                                                                            • David Stanic
                                                                                              David Stanic  7 days back

                                                                                              The next Audi S3 I see with a 21 year old who's mom and dad pitched in or just outright bought them the car I'll tip my morning coffee over their hood. I'm just sick of them. They thrash an awesome looking sports sedan and then sell it off for half the price after they've warped the discs and burnt out the brake pads. Utter noobs when it comes to performance driving yet they act like they can drive fast when in fact it's the car that does the work not them, unlike Subaru sti. :P