Monday 3 November 2014

Scooby Dooby Doo - Subaru is the Most Recommended Car in the UK

Subaru - Most Recommended  -  National Car Awards

Subaru is the most recommended manufacturer in the National Car Awards beating Porsche and even highly rated Skoda to the pole position in the 'recommended by owners' category.

Whilst Skoda gets top prize for best overall car maker in the National Car Awards, Subaru outstrips every other manufacturer when it comes to owner recommendations. 

The UK's Biggest Car Review Site now has over 663,199 car owner reviews and covers virtually every model on UK roads.  

Each motorist is first verified as the owner of the car and then asked to rate a number of factors including "would you recommend your car?" Owners rate from 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest. Subaru received the highest rating overall.

picture of a subaru xv on a road travelling from left to right

Everyone Agrees: Subaru Make Good Cars

What Car, Which Car and most of the motoring press would agree with Subaru owners. The Subaru line up today is impressive and almost universally recommended. The Subaru XV is a great alternative to Ford's C Max and the Nissan Qashqai. 

National Car Awards - Owners Love Their 'Scooby-Doos'

Sue Baker, noted motoring journalist and Editor in Chief of the National Car Awards, commented on Subaru: 
Well done to Subaru for beating all its rivals to be the most recommended manufacturer in the collective verdicts of owners. That is some achievement ahead of so many other well-respected brands. It makes it very obvious how enamoured those who drive them are with their Scooby-doos, and the cars come well up the list for reliability.

Subaru: International Success Story

Fuji Heavy Industries, the company behind Subaru, produced some 647,488 cars to October in 2014, 8.4% higher than last year.  Production is increasing month on month with 83,325 units produced in September alone.

Subaru is a very familiar site on the roads in countries like the USA and Australia.  Subaru has increased exports by over 17% in 2014 and the brand and the highly regarded cars are an international success.

UK Subaru Owners: A Small Group of Happy Owners

In the UK Subaru is less successful and, according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, it only sold only 2,271 units in 2013.

Clearly the world loves the rugged, safe and reliable Subaru. The small group of happy owners UK will continue to wither which is a shame for such an admired vehicle. 

According to CarCountUK, the service which gives out how many makes and models are registered to drive on UK roads, there are 87,710 Subaru's on UK roads.  With such low sales in recent years this figure alone is testament to Subaru longevity and reliability.

Subaru Exclusivity

Perhaps part of the appeal of owning a Subaru is its exclusivity.  One Subaru Legacy owner on the car review site said:

"Great car that stands out from the crowd because it is so rare. Fun to drive." ranks all cars sold and the Subaru is one of the best. Hopefully Britain will soon wake up to the advantages of owning Subaru once again.

For full information on all the winners of the National Car Awards please click here.

1 comment:

  1. Best car I've ever owned and driven and don't know how I'll ever bring myself to sell it! Subaru don't subscribe to the philosophy of designing in failure to increase parts & service revenue. They deserve greater success but I must admit I enjoy being part of this exclusive club :)