Monday, August 16, 2021

New Record In The Books - Pastrana & Custom WRX STI Set New Mt. Washington Hillclimb Record

Travis Pastrana has set a new hillclimb record, racing to the peak of Mt. Washington, in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Clocking in a time of 5 minutes, 28.67 seconds, Travis Pastrana beat the previous Mt. Washington Hillclimb record by 16.05 seconds. 
 

 
The Mt. Washington Hillclimb, traditionally held every three years, is one of the most challenging motorsport events in the United States and the oldest hillclimb in North America. The path up the tallest mountain on the East Coast is narrow, steep and treacherous. The course is famous for its unpredictable weather and features a mixed-surface road, forcing drivers to contend with grip levels that shift suddenly from tarmac to gravel and back again in the middle of the climb. With an average grade of 12% and an uneven surface bounded by serious drops above the treeline. 
 
Mr. Pastrana completed this awe-inspiring achievement behind the wheel of his custom-built Subaru Gymkhana 2020 WRX STI - known as the Airslayer. The highly-developed Subaru Airslayer WRX STI is powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter flat-four that makes 862 horsepower and 664 pound-feet of torque. Along with a significant power bump, major suspension advancements and an ultra-light curb weight, the Airslayer was tailor-made for the wide-open mentality of hillclimbs. 
 
WATCH THE ENTIRE VIDEO OF THE RECORD-BREAKING HILLCLIMB RUN
 
 

 
Towards the end of the video, after crossing the finish-line, Travis is heard saying, "this thing's a beast!" Well, Mr. Pastrana, the Airslayer WRX STI maybe a beast, but as are you! Pastrana had more things to say about the incredible machine, "Coming off a second-place finish at Goodwood I really wanted to set a new record here to show what the car could do in the right environment...So much fun and I can’t wait to do it again next time!”
 
Pastrana is currently taking his Gymkhana 2020 WRX STI on the "Airslayer Global Takeover tour." The next stop for the Airslayer STI will be at the Subaru Wicked Big Meet - the largest Subaru enthusiast festival in the world - help on September 12, 2021, at the Stafford Motor Speedway, in Stafford Springs, Connecticut. Other scheduled events include Subiefest California and the Los Angeles Auto Show. 
 
 

Monday, May 24, 2021

Subaru Crosstrek - The Ideal Crossover for the Graduating Senior in Your Life

Ferguson Subaru would like to congratulate any, and all, 2021 college graduating seniors! We commend you for a job well done. You are not only triumphant over all the homework assignments, mid-terms, and finals; but you also overcame the unexpected challenges brought on by a global pandemic. For this incredible achievement, our team here at Ferguson Subaru, applauds you! 
 
Graduating college and moving to the next chapter is one of the most exciting times in a young adult’s life. Whether you are graduating from the University of Tulsa, OU-Tulsa, OSU-Tulsa, NSU-Broken Arrow, Rogers State University, or any of the other fine, Oklahoma higher educational institutions; you likely have many paths open to you, as you launch out into your professional career. Whatever path you choose to go down, one thing you'll most certainly need is a reliable form of transportation. Ferguson Subaru is here to help with any of your transportation needs.
 

 
One vehicle that we highly suggest, for recent college graduates, is the Subaru Crosstrek. The Subaru Crosstrek, which is not only safe, reliable and economical, is also fun to drive and can carry friends and gear on off-road adventures. The compact SUV is perfect for the city and the occasional off-road adventure. The Crosstrek comes standard with Subaru’s legendary Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive and a 5-star vehicle safety rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). 
 
You do not have to simply take our word for it, however. Autotrader also recommends the Crosstrek for recent college graduates. Autotrader recently released their list of "10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates for 2021." The list recognizes vehicles with a practical range of value, fuel economy, safety, and reliability. Not surprisingly the Subaru Crosstrek founds it way on the list. Autotrader praised the Crosstrek with the distinction for its practicality, efficiency, and off-road-friendly features.
 
For more information about Autotrader’s 10 Best Cars for Recent College Graduates in 2021, visit: https://www.autotrader.com/best-cars/10-best-cars-recent-college-graduates-281474980013135
 
For more information about the 2021 Subaru Crosstrek, visit FergusonSubaru.com/2021-subaru-crosstrek


Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Ferguson Subaru Donates to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma

Ferguson Subaru is donating $22,500 to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, in an effort to eliminate hunger in Oklahoma. 
 
 

 
For 40 years, the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma has been fighting hunger, and feeding hope. The Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma was founded in 1981 by Dan Allen. The food bank has grown to become the largest private hunger-relief organization in eastern Oklahoma; serving 350 Partner Agencies throughout the 24 counties of eastern Oklahoma. 
 
When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, Ferguson Subaru stepped in and joined Subaru of America to help donate 50 million meals to Feeding America, and in-turn, to millions of Americans who cannot access food for themselves or their families. 
 
After the initial 50 million meal commitment, Subaru of America and Ferguson Subaru doubled down and committed to making an additional 100 million meal donation. Ferguson Subaru's donation of $22,500, to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma, is one result this second commitment. 
 
Ferguson Subaru is proud to be a part of Subaru of America's Feeding America COVID-19 initiative. We're honored to have the opportunity to make a donation to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. It's all part of our Subaru Love Promise. The Subaru Love Promise is our vision of respecting all people. This is our commitment to show love and respect to our customers and to work to make a positive impact in the world.
 
 

Thursday, January 28, 2021

Ferguson Subaru Earns 2021 “Oklahoma Subaru Dealer Of The Year” Award


Ferguson Subaru has been awarded a the 2021 Oklahoma Subaru Dealer of the Year Award by DealerRater. The DealerRater Dealer of the Year Awards recognize auto dealerships across the U.S. and Canada who deliver outstanding customer service, based on consumer reviews written on DealerRater.com. The awards are based on reviews by new- and used-car shoppers and those who took their vehicles into dealerships for service. Reviewers evaluated Ferguson Subaru on its pricing, friendliness, quality of work, customer service, and overall experience. 
 
Founded in 2002, DealerRater is the world’s leading car dealer review website that connects consumers with the right person at the right dealership. The site offers over 6.5 million sales and service reviews across 44,000 U.S. and Canadian dealerships, including a network of more than 5,000 Certified Dealers. 
 
“Car buyers have spoken and have identified Ferguson Subaru as the best Subaru dealer to do business with in Oklahoma,” said DealerRater General Manager Jamie Oldershaw. “The quality and number of reviews for Ferguson Subaru speak volumes of the top-notch experiences they provide to customers.” 
 
Apart from Ferguson Subaru winning the 2021 Oklahoma Subaru Dealer Of The Year Award, Ferguson Superstore was awarded the 2021 DealerRater Consumer Satisfaction Award, an annual recognition given to auto dealerships that deliver outstanding customer service as rated by online consumer reviews. 
 

Consumer Satisfaction Awards are given to the top 10 percent of U.S. new-car dealers based on their PowerScore™, as well as top independent and Canadian dealerships that receive at least 25 annual reviews and maintain a minimum average PowerScore™ rating of 4.0 out of 5.0. The PowerScore™ is determined using a Bayesian algorithm that factors the dealership’s average DealerRater consumer rating and the total number of reviews written about the dealership during the 2020 calendar year. 
 
“We’d like to congratulate Ferguson Superstore and all of our Consumer Satisfaction Award winners,” said Oldershaw. “DealerRater’s extensive review database allows shoppers to identify dealerships that are providing excellent customer experiences, and it’s clear that Ferguson Superstore stands out amongst its peers in Oklahoma.” 
 
We’re very proud of our online reputation, here at Ferguson Subaru. We know Tulsa-area shoppers pay attention to dealership’s online reputation, but, for us, it goes beyond just receiving 5-star reviews. Our true goal is to uplift our beloved community. This goal dates back to our founder, Jerry Ferguson, who said, “Through the efforts of our employees and management, our dealership has become an integral part of the Greater Tulsa community. Ferguson Superstore is committed to improving the quality of life, for community residents, by our involvement in a myriad of civic, cultural, community and charitable endeavors.” 
 
If you’re in the market for a new Subaru sedan or new Subaru SUV; we encourage you to visit our Tulsa Metro Subaru dealership, and discover the Ferguson Subaru advantage! Give us a call, today, at 918-258-1800.

Friday, January 22, 2021

Ferguson Subaru Continues Partnership with Feeding America

 
January 22, 2021, Broken Arrow, OK – Right now, millions of Americans are out of work and cannot access food for themselves or their families. As the effects of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to hit our Tulsa Metro community, Ferguson Subaru will again work with Feeding America® as part of the larger Subaru of America, Inc. initiative to provide an additional 100 million meals* to people hit hardest by the crisis.
 
When the pandemic first hit, Ferguson Subaru stepped in and joined Subaru of America to help donate 50 million meals, and the automaker is doing it again as the hunger crisis continues. That is why Subaru and its retailers across the country (including Ferguson Subaru) are doubling down with the donation of an additional 100 million meals to Feeding America. 
 
Ferguson Subaru will again work alongside Subaru of America and the Feeding America network to ensure food banks can secure the resources they need to help the most vulnerable members of our community. Ferguson Subaru is proud to help provide 210,830 meals through Feeding America to support the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. Plus, Ferguson Subaru is donating an additional 15,000 meals to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. In total, Ferguson Subaru is helping to provide 225,830 meals to the Community Food Bank of Eastern Oklahoma. 


Our hope is that these meals will provide immediate and crucial assistance to families and individuals, in our community, that are still in need during these uncertain times. It’s all part of our Subaru Love Promise…an ongoing commitment to our community. We are proud to call Northeast Oklahoma our home, and we’re determined to be there when our community needs us most. This is the Subaru Love Promise at work. Subaru. More than a car company.
 
Join Ferguson Subaru in Feeding America!
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* $1 helps provide at least ten meals secured by Feeding America® on behalf of local member food banks

Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback Win Consecutive Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ Awards

It's no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused significant shifts in people's spending habits. That fact is just as true in the automotive industry. As David Wurster, Vincentric President, puts it, "“Many people in the U.S. are being impacted by the current economic uncertainty and are looking to save money by purchasing used vehicles." [1] Here at Ferguson Subaru, serving the Greater Tulsa Metro, we've seen our used car shoppers grow in numbers, since the start of the pandemic. 
 
Mr. Wurster goes on to say, "Consumers looking to buy a certified pre-owned vehicle want to know that their choice will give them the value they need for their money. Our [Vincentric] awards can guide consumers and help them make decisions with confidence, especially with so many brands showing strong CPO value by winning Best CPO Value brand awards on a consistent basis.” [1]
 
Subaru is one of those brands who have proven their strong CPO value by consistently winning Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ awards. In the 2021 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ awards, both the Subaru Legacy and Subaru Outback have retained their crowns, in their respected segments. For the second consecutive year, the Subaru Legacy received the award in the Mid-Size segment; while the Subaru Outback earned the top spot in the Mid-Size SUV/Crossover segment, for its fourth consecutive year. 
 
Vincentric, LLC is a privately held automotive data compilation and analysis firm headquartered in Bingham Farms, Michigan. Vincentric provides data, knowledge, and insight to the automotive industry by identifying and applying the many aspects of automotive value. [1] To determine the 2021 Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ Award winners, Vincentric conducted a statistical analysis to reveal which vehicles had lower than expected ownership costs given their market segment and price. Vincentric analyzed over 15,000 vehicle configurations using eight cost factors: depreciation, fees & taxes, financing, fuel, insurance, maintenance, opportunity cost, and repairs. [1]
 


 
Lower operating, insurance, and maintenance costs (compared to their respected segment competition) have all been contributing factors in both the Subaru Legacy's and the Subaru Outback's continued success in the Vincentric Best CPO Value in America™ awards. 
 
Consumers looking to purchase a CPO vehicle have added benefits when it comes to Subaru CPO vehicles. Every Certified Pre-Owned Subaru gets a 152-point safety inspection and comes with a factory-backed 7-year/100,000-mile powertrain (from original warranty start date). All the benefits Subaru puts into their CPO package are all there to assure consumers that their vehicles are built to last. In fact, 97% of Subaru vehicles sold in the last 10 years are still on the road today. 
 
Ferguson Subaru has dozen of quality Certified Pre-Owned Subaru models to choose from, including Certified Pre-Owned Subaru Legacy and Certified Pre-Owned Subaru Outback models. Our team of friendly, Subaru Product Specialists would be happy to answer any questions you have about our CPO Subaru models, and the benefits that come with Subaru's CPO package. Give our team a call, today, at 918-258-1800.
 
 


Sources:
“Vincentric Announces 2021 Best CPO Value in America™ Awards: Ford, Toyota, and Honda Are Front-Runners.” Www.vincentric.com, 7 Dec. 2020, www.vincentric.com/Home/Best-Value-Awards/2021-Best-Value-in-America/2021-Best-CPO-Value-in-America-Press-Release.

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SUBARU TAKES TOP HONOR IN 2021 ALG RESIDUAL VALUE AWARDS


 
Subaru has been named the 2021 Top Mainstream Brand for Residual Value from the ALG Residual Value Awards. ALG, the analytics division of TrueCar Inc., serves as the industry benchmark for forecasting vehicle values and depreciation data. With the latest award, Subaru is a five-time top brand for residual value, having taken home the honor in 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and now 2021. 
 
In addition to the Residual Value Award honor, four Subaru models received top recognition in their respective segments. 
 
Subaru has a proven track record when it comes to industry-leading residual values and the brand has shown consumers that their strong vehicle line-up is supported by vehicles that hold their value,” said Eric Lyman, Chief Industry Analyst at ALG. [1]
 
The ALG Residual Value Awards recognized vehicles in 29 segments predicted to maintain the highest percentage of the Manufacturers’ Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) after three years. Alongside vehicle accolades, ALG selected two brands for overall Mainstream and Premium industry sectors. Based on the 2021 model year, selected winners are determined after ALG utilizes a forecast model that looks at various macro, industry, segment, and vehicle factors. 
 
Time and again, car-buyers choose Subaru for the value, reliability, and safety that each vehicle promises. Customers know they can count on Subaru vehicles to last through the seasons of their lives. Winning the Top Brand for Residual Value Award, for a fifth year, is a testament to the love and care Subaru puts into building their cars.
 
New car shopping? Shop smart. Purchase the brand that will hold its value the longest; shop Subaru! Ferguson Subaru carries the entire line-up of Subaru's award winning family of sedans and SUVs. Ferguson Subaru is proud to serve the Greater Tulsa Metro and Northeast Oklahoma.
 



Sources:
media.subaru.com