A woman named Kathleen was traveling with her two kids in a 2008 Subaru Tribeca, and unfortunately they met with an accident. Both the kids were pulled out of the car unscratched. Actually, they all survived unhurt; Kathleen gives full credit to Subaru for this narrow escape.

There are numerous such real-life survival stories that Subaru owners have shared on various online forums. These stories indicate that Subaru is one of the safest vehicles to drive in the world.

In December of 2013, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) issued a list of 39 vehicles that met the stiff criteria for driving safely.  Among several vehicle segments, the Subaru Outback featured as one of the top safety picks under the ‘Midsize moderately priced car’ section. This vehicle model cleared the safety criteria for four crash types, which are rollover, moderate overlap front, side, and rear.

Important info on the Subaru Outback

All Subaru models have equally efficient performance and safety features. However, here we will specifically talk about the 2008 Subaru Outback.

This Subaru model was launched for people who were reluctant to drive an SUV that burns a lot of fuel. Hence, based on the popular sedan platform, the Outback model came into the market with features such as, added protective side cladding, increasing ground clearance and several accessories that were designed to carry different equipment and cargo.

Available in wagon trim only, the tough Outback models vary from basic Wagon, sporty to luxurious. The engines also vary depending upon the category and model you choose. These cars have strong turbocharged four-cylinder and advanced six-cylinder engines. Subaru also has its well-known Symmetrical All-Wheel-Drive, which enables you to go just about anywhere.

The All-wheel-drive will give you the confidence and safety that are essential for a pleasant driving experience.

Added Features of the 2008 Subaru

  • Five trim levels in wagon form
  • Revised front and rear fascia
  • Revised rear suspension
  • Upgraded instrument panel
  • Interior fabrics

How to get a Cost-effective Subaru Deal?

It depends on your preference. If you want to drive a brand new car off the showroom floor, then you need to be ready to fork out some money for the steep price tag. Another available option is more cost-effective and convenient. That option is buying a salvage vehicle.

You can look for a used or damaged 2008 Subaru model online as reputed auto auction websites offer this vehicle at quite affordable prices. For example, you can bid and win a Subaru at a price as low as $1,500; whereas its actual cash value is around $12,000!

These auction sites list damaged vehicles with ‘Salvage’ titles. After winning the auction, you need to carry out the necessary repair work to put the car back on the road. Before placing your bid, do homework on the auction site that you wish to register on. A genuine auto website can surely make your buying experience fun-filled and thrilling!