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Normally Subaru sends the dealer a VIP authorization form after a potential VIP customer requests the form through their company or organization, and prior to their visiting the dealer, but not with this new Military VIP.
There is no pre-authorization, so Subaru suggests dealers get authorization from Subaru after the military customer has visited the dealer but before completing the transaction just to make sure all forms are correct. Pierre in a firm wake-up voice strong enough to command the attention of 23 sophomores. Pierre, is you can't do these things and drive safely. Pierre, 30, has seen the future of driving in America — and it is distracted, often by electronic devices that compete for new drivers' attention.
The essential challenge for teaching teen drivers today, he says, is getting them to understand the limits of the human brain. As an example of how distracted the brain can be, St. Pierre shows his students a short video of two teams passing a basketball and asks the class to count the number of passes the team in white makes.
At the end of the video, the class calls out the correct answer — Pierre asks, "How many of you saw the dancing bear? When he replays the video, it's clear: You can't see what you're not looking for.
Another multitasking lesson involves giving students two tasks, first separately and then together — such as repeatedly writing a phrase and counting to a certain number. He times them to show how much longer it took to complete the dual task and how many more errors were made. Pierre also advocates "commentary driving," asking students to describe out loud objects they see on the road, especially as they approach intersections.
Scott Walmsley, owner of Driver Education Services Seattle in the Fremont neighborhood and a driving instructor sincesays many teens who have grown up constantly connected to an electronic device find it harder to concentrate on driving. The trend that concerns him even more than texting is what he calls "being extremely geographically challenged. Another technique is to let them find their own way. He also recommends Fastlane Street Racing to his students, an app that helps them with steering.
New drivers in Washington must pass a course from a state-certified driving school, where they get a minimum of 30 hours of classroom instruction and six hours of driving in a school car equipped with an instructor brake Includes two rear seat facing DVD players built into the front headrests, and headphones.
Available on all models. The Tribeca final months supply dwindles. Why other car companies are jealous Bill Cyphers, senor sales VP says that "We have seen record number of consumers shopping ghe Subaru brand and we have seen wonderful acceptance across our line-up.
It has the usual short summary reviews and ratings of Christmasy gifts- cameras, cell phones, TVs, computers and tablets, streaming media players, coffee makers, and also Costco's new professional style stoves, a comparison of the Lexus IS and Infiniti Q50, and the most importantly, the useful car reliability list. The most reliable manufacturers: Subaru ranks well with Legacy, Outback 4 cylinder, Forester, and Impreza.
For the full reviews and what to spend or not spend your money on this winter, get the December issue, With more than 2 months left in the year, and they're the busiest months for Subaru, sales have exceeded all of That number was passed on October 25th, leaving all of November and December to set a new bar. Subarus always sell well in snow season, so the new target for is overThe only question is how many cars Subaru can supply to hungry US buyers.
They're working hard at SIA in Lafayette to bring more cars to the market- cutting off the slow selling Tribeca, kicking Toyota out, and planning on a factory expansion. But that won't help now or perhaps even in depending on how fast they can retool the Tribeca assembly line, and Subaru will have to scramble to find more cars to meet US demand.
Forester is now Yahoo. Almost everyone appreciates the 14 Forester, and while there are some things they could fix on theyou can't argue with the sales numbers " Subaru Forester, Best SUV: Buyers looking for a capable, sure-footed, dependable machine will love the Forester. Sure, its look is bland and its plastic interior lacks creativity, but it does everything one could ask of it. Subaru knows something simple: What's not broken needs no fixing. We graded on something of a curve, but in fact it's rare to have a new model fall short in the global auto industry.
Even the lowest-scoring vehicle in our field offers some improvement in most ways from those a few years old But whats gaining on silver? This year Subaru has brought 2 new earth tone beiges to market- Burnished Bronze on the Forester and Tungsten on the Outback - and both are growing in popularity as alternatives to silver that are also light, easy care colors that hide dirt.
The article also says powder blue is gone, and yes, Subaru's Sky Blue only made in for 3 years on various models. The article "Move over, silver. After more than a decade as the world's favorite car color, silver is falling in popularity to white.
PPG Industries, the leading supplier of automotive paints, says 25 percent of the vehicles it supplied in the model year were white, up 3 percent from the prior year. Silver and black tied for second, with 18 percent each. White dominates in Europe, North America and Asia.
Only in South America is silver still king. The variety of whites -- from flat shades to creamy pearls -- is also contributing, says Jane Harrington, PPG's manager of automotive color styling.
But if you don't relish a whiteout on the freeway, never fear. Automakers are currently scouting colors for the and model years, and Harrington is showing them some eye-popping options, from a pink-tinged bright red developed in Asia to a rich dark gray with faint green highlights. Eleven different browns -- from light copper to dark chocolate -- and an equal number of grays are part of PPG's annual color show for automakers at its automotive center in the Detroit suburb of Troy.
There are six yellows and seven greens, from seafoam to dark olive. Powder blue, which is increasingly confined to electric cars or hybrids. Harrington and her international team determine color trends by watching fashion, architectural paint colors and other predictors. She thinks we'll see more deep jewel tones like teal and more earthy metallics, like reddish orange, in the coming years.
With the end of the recession, drivers don't mind being showy again, she says Car buyers could also see taxi-like yellows and other flat, bright colors, which are growing in popularity thanks to small, funky entries like the Kia Soul.
Pastel tones, like mint green and very light pink, are also in the mix. PPG will take its color tour on the road to Los Angeles, Europe and Asia and will then start working with individual automakers on their choices. Companies typically choose eight to 10 colors for every model.
PPG won't say how many cars it supplies paint for each year, but it works with every major car company. T plans to double the production capacity of Subaru cars in the United States to cater to growing demand for the sport utility vehicle in the North American market, the Nikkei reported. Taccording to the Nikkei. Fuji Heavy will soon begin talks with Toyota to end contract manufacturing of the Camry and will produce only Subaru vehicles at the plant, the business daily said.
Few dealers actually train employees for growth or promotion. Read about Patriot Subaru where they do things differently. Patriot Subaru in Saco, Maine, has its own culture, to say the least. There is a gym in the basement and an organic garden out back. You see recycling bins, not trash cans. Employees can bring their dogs to work whenever they want. We believe in the environment and organic gardening and dogs, and so do these people.
It makes it feel more like home. Patriot Subaru is one of two of this year's Best Dealerships To Work For honorees to fill all open management positions since the start of from within.
The other was Yark Fiat of Toledo, Ohio. In addition, Fiat of Austin [Texas] filled all management openings from within, although in it hired a used-car manager from outside. In its 10 years of business, Patriot Subaru has never hired a manager from outside the store, Adam Arens, the dealer principal, said. Beattie is one of the people who climbed the ladder from within. He started at the store when it opened in and took over as general manager this spring when Arens relinquished a portion of his daily duties.
Within the past year the store also promoted one of its employees to sales manager and put one of its finance managers in charge of all trade-ins. He said he wanted to replicate the customer service mentality of Walt Disney Co. That includes managerial positions. But as a single-point store, openings are scarce. So the store gets employees ready by slowly handing off more responsibility.
There are no porters at Patriot Subaru to keep the lot looking tidy, no new-car manager, no used-car manager. Salespeople do those jobs, too. One of the salespeople has responsibility for the used-car lot, Beattie said. That person is tasked with making sure that the used cars are clean and fueled. Another person oversees new-car deliveries.
But you can't make them a leader. A shift at Patriot Subaru is eight hours. The standard work week is about 45 hours, though employees can work longer if they want. Attrition is nearly nonexistent. Arens says no employees have left in the past two years. Beattie started out in the car business working at another import-brand dealership in Maine. He started working at that store even though friends had warned him not to, and learned the hard way that burning out good workers can harm a business.
At that dealership, salespeople had to work hour shifts daily, arriving before the store opened and staying until it closed.
Some people could handle it, Beattie said, but it was grueling for those with children. A number of talented people left. I'll be back in two days. The lack of turnover and the consistency it brings seems to have paid off for sales. Three years ago, Arens said, the store averaged sales of new and used vehicles per month; now it averages Most stories have the heir apparent being a Subielander adapted off a Highlander.
Subaru recently launched a new SUV model built on a proprietary hybrid system for horizontally opposed engines but that vehicle travels just 20km per litre of petrol, lagging behind the fuel economy offered by Toyota and other automakers. With the US set to adopt stricter fuel economy requirements over the medium term, Fuji will use Toyota technology to upgrade its hybrid system. It will stick with horizontally opposed engines while working to bring fuel efficiency to the level of Toyota hybrids, the Nikkei said.
Fuji Heavy will save time and money on development and Toyota, which holds a The two automakers may even develop plug-in hybrids together, sources told the Nikkei. Fuji Heavy and Toyota formed a business and capital tie-up in Subaru and agency Carmichael Lynch, Minneapolis are working on a new ad called "They Lived," which revisits the normally taboo topic of death by car accident.
In the spot still under development, we follow a wrecked Subaru from the trooper handing it off to the wrecker and the wrecker to the junkyard. Each person who sees the mangled vehicle stares in horror until they're told the uplifting news: The spot closes with the brand's long-running tagline: It's what makes a Subaru, a Subaru. He said it's generating some of the highest scores ever in research.
The new TV spot will roll out this fall as part of "safety pillar" breaking in November and December, said Mr. Subaru used a similar approach right down to the junkyard and same-colored cars three years ago. In the spot, we saw a man driving to a junkyard to visit his wrecked Subaru. After retrieving his datebook from the back seat, he reflects: I will never forget that.
The automaker routinely rotates through themes of safety, adventure, longevity and reliability, Mr. The "They Lived" spot will be part of a previously planned return to a safety theme Subaru's next 7 passenger will probably be born with combined Subaru-Toyota parentage, some form of hybrid technology, and hopefully a functional 3rd row.
The statement "Subaru of America, Inc. SOA will support the effective sell down of the MY Tribeca and the company has announced that it plans to return to the mid-size SUV segment with a three-row vehicle in the future. Test drive Subarus- there are Outbacks, Foresters, Crosstreks to drive. See coupon for details of course. The big change for the Crosstrek is the all new Hybrid, Subaru's first, due late November.
Forester is Motor Trend's SUV of the Year "Subaru has a knack for making the right size vehicles for the marketplace, with just the right level of capability people want. It moved from selling smaller wagons to making unibody crossovers, and these vehicles resonate with buyers.
The company's Forester and Outback have gotten larger over time, but not so large that they scare off loyal Subaru fans. Subarus aren't over the top or ostentatious; they're honest and smart. The redesigned Subaru Forester has better efficiency, added power, and increased cargo volume, without a significant increase in overall size. The new Forester provides a comfortable ride with a roomy interior.
It offers a lot of value for the money. And it accomplishes all this while still being fun to drive. Motor Trend SUV of the year competition, Subaru provided two models on opposite ends of the spectrum: Its fuel economy also improved for The next version of Subaru's award winning Eyesight will have a much wider field of view, be able to see and react to traffic signals and brake lights.
At the speed technology is going, as fiction, science, and Star Trek continues to merge, in coming years we'll all be talking to internet connected wrist phone watches linked to eyeglass or contact lens screens so we read and respond to emails, browse websites, view maps as we drive or walk.
Actually driving will be a thing of the past. Accidents will be a thing of the past except for those involving older manual control cars still being actually 'driven', an antiquated skill practiced by fewer and fewer people able to afford the massive insurance required for public street driving.
Driving will be known as 'touring', as in I'm going to tour to work, lets do a Sunday tour to see the fall leaves, or I'll tour over to your house and pick you up at 8, etc etc. Of course, go back 75 or years, and look forward from then and our modern world would seem both wondrous and frightening. Here's an article on Eyesight updates being introduced overseas that also will be coming to the US. The upgrade brings improvements to the system's stereo camera technology, boosting colour recognition and allowing EyeSight to see vehicle braking and fixed traffic lights.
Linked to the Adaptive Cruise Control, the system can respond to activated brake lights or a red traffic light by applying the Subaru vehicle's brakes if the driver does not react in time. EyeSight also has the ability to detect lane markings and street sights, other vehicles - including motorcycles and bicycles - and pedestrians. Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Prevention Assist are now featured, adjusting steering to keep the vehicle in its lane.
The upgrade has also brought a 40 percent increase in the system's viewing angles and visibility distance. Subaru says that a number of these features will be integral in developing autonomous driving technology, which it is currently experimenting with for future testing and production models.
The updated EyeSight system will be rolled out across new models over the coming year. There is a good supply of s models available. No changes for the 14s except Galaxy Blue has been dropped, there are a few different logo emblems, the Limited keyless access fob has been redesigned. Parents may want the best for their kids, but that doesn't mean they're gonna teach the kids to drive in the new car. Nice touch making them twins. For example, cars sold in Southern California and Florida apparently come with prepaid maintenance for a few years.
I'm not sure if this is all models or only certain ones. Different parts of the country might have other lease, purchase, or finance rate incentives that vary by model. Subaru has incentives to the dealer, they haven't had or needed, customer rebates in a long time. According to a recent interview by Automotive News with Chief Marketing Officer Dean Evans, "The added maintenance [coverage] is to help dealers in the Sun Belt to get seeded with customers.
It helps bring people in. It is just for Florida and half of California. Click for specs and options related news, regarding Hybrid availability "Fuji Heavy Industries said Wednesday that, starting this month, it will double the number of Subaru XV Hybrids made at its Gunma plant to 2, units a month in response to brisk sales.
The hybrid has been selling well since its release in June, causing buyers to wait five months for delivery, the plant's director, Masahiro Kasai, said during a media tour of the facility. The initial sales target for the XV Hybrid was units a month, but more than 9, have been ordered in its first two months on the market. Fuji Heavy currently only sells the vehicle in Japan but plans to release it in North America this fall.
There are two models, Hybrid and Hybrid Limited. It's a September surprise Its a sad event, this is the start of the end of the current version which is a great car, one that is recognized as a hard-charging, all wheel drive performance winner. That means if you want aespecially a 5 door model which supposedly won't be available at all in the model, you should order one right away. The redesigned s presumably sedans only will be at the LA auto show late November and order-able starting in Male bass are prone to eating their own children, which occurs after most of the newborns have swum away, and a few are left behind.
Suddenly, daddy stops protecting his kids from predators and becomes a predator himself, swallowing up all of the stragglers.
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There are bad fathers in the insect kingdom too. Iffy dads with ominous names. Certainly not protect his progeny well some of them ; he assassinates the vulnerable ones. The male bug eats the weaker eggs of the brood, since they tend to be the easiest victims for wasps and other larger predators. Obviously, when it comes to paternal instincts in the animal kingdom, there are more than a couple of lousy dads.
Guest Column Should wilderness parks be closed to visitors? The same congestion that hits our downtown in the summer months has spread to our trails. Our estimates show that visitorship to our wilderness parks has skyrocketed, with preliminary data showing at leastannual visitors to Laguna Canyon.
When people get outside, they get connected to the wilderness.
They learn to love it. And after all, we protect the things we love. So in theory, getting people outside, on our trails, means that we have more people who care about the land, and more people who will fight to preserve it.
We have people hiking and riding outside of the authorized trail system. People littering and bringing their dogs into parts of the park that are reserved for wildlife. Distracted hikers with earphones on. We also have more user conflicts than ever, including a recent collision between a hiker and a mountain biker that left the hiker unconscious while the biker left the scene.
We all bear some responsibility. I know I have.
But I also know that the pressure on our coastal canyons has increased beyond its capacity. We run the risk of the wildlife agencies and land managers deciding that the habitat is simply too damaged, and the parks need to close to visitors. In some cases, this land was set aside specifically as mitigation for development elsewhere.
Which means its primary purpose is as habitat for our endangered plants and animals. My right to hike or trail run is secondary to this goal. There are other options out there. We could move to a permit system, where only a certain number of visitors are allowed into the parks each day. We could have specific open days, and close some days. We could have one-directional trails. Increased enforcement could include expulsions from the park.
Or, we could close the park to half of our users, and only allow foot traffic no mountain bikes at all. How about we all just start behaving a little better? How about we take responsibility for our parks and remind visitors not to dump trash?
How about we stop posting unauthorized trails on Instagram and Strava? And above all, how about we work to eliminate user conflicts by slowing down, stepping aside and saying hello? After all, I use the parks too. Being outside is my solace, my favorite way to spend a morning, and, of course, my professional mission.
This happy mural lives at the beach. Maggi asked where, and quite a few of our readers knew the spot — at St. Chris Davison was the first on it, followed by Jennifer Kunevicius, Chuck Denny who knew that the artist is Roy Gonzales, and his bother, Jack, is the surfer in the paintingand Joseph Caputo who knew that left out of the photo is Max Caputo, and that the main character is Harry Willets who owned and ran the hotel there for many years.
Like so many of our Laguna murals, this one has a colorful history. Maggi will have another photo mystery coming up on Friday.
Click on photo for a larger image Mural located at St. And that Susi Q is the only senior center that? Ask questions, share concerns, or stop by just to chat with staff members Judy, John, Nadia, Martha and Christine.
Coffee is free and the conversation informal. The conversation happens on Thursday, June 14 from 10 p 11 a. Susi Q is located at Third Street. Visit the website at www. Parents call it a break from the kids; kids call it a break from their parents. For this evening, the Community Services Department is offering a new special with the Laguna Playhouse for a 2-for-1 deal on tickets to see Clybourne Park. Click on photo for a larger image Photo by Mary Hurlbut Parents: Pre-registration is required 72 hours in advance.
To register, call or visit www. The story of how this teacher in the Communications Department at California State University at Fullerton, husband, and father of five, became a graffiti-fighter, began 10 months ago.
One day while on a route he frequents, either walking his dog or exercising north to Heisler Park or south to Aliso Creekhe decided to take action. About 20 percent of the graffiti involves stickers that have to be peeled or scraped off.
Typically, when he walks, he carries a bag with the supplies, so he can take care of the problem right away. My interest was piqued, especially given that Crips is the name of an LA gang. The tag is the core of graffiti writing.
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As everyone probably knows by now, on Tuesday morning, May 22, officers responded to a vandalism report at the Sawdust Art Festival. We are hoping someone in the community knows something. In Santa Ana, the maximum sentence could be seven years, eight months in state prison for one perpetrator, Edward Cabrera.
The incident was captured on surveillance cameras and reported to the Santa Ana Police Department. We have not noticed an increase in vandalism.