Buttoned-up engineering, unbuttoned.
BRZ Limited shown
We wish the company would have explained what so many smoke stacks are needed for. Various exhaust for different departments?
The number of stacks is overwhelming! Perhaps you could tell your customers what
is involved here.
In the picture showing SIA’s Paint Shop in the background, the majority of the “stacks” are ventilation pipes for our air handling system and not emission points. SIA has fewer emissions points and lower per unit emissions than most auto manufacturing facilities. In fact, over the last 10 years, SIA has substantially reduced its air emissions. Due primarily to technological advancements and kaizen improvements, SIA’s air emissions per unit are only about one-half of their 1996 level. Also, in 2002 SIA became the first auto assembly plant in the U.S. with an on-site solvent recovery system that produces dry still bottoms. This eliminated the risk of emissions or spills during the transportation process and allows for easier recycling of the solvent. SIA celebrated its third anniversary of being zero-landfill in May.
We encourage everyone to check out the new Subaru environmental Web site at www.subaru-earth.com or come for a tour of our plant to see our industry-leading environmental stewardship in action.
- Tom Easterday, Senior Vice President, Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc.
With all the travel I do, I’ve rented many cars and this past year tried out a Subaru Outback for the first time. I really, really liked it, and so my wife and I rented one for a weekend here in Washington and took it through its paces on a snowboard trip.
I was extremely impressed on how it handled in the snow, and so we started asking people we knew that owned Subaru vehicles what they thought about theirs. Without exception, everybody was crazy about them, and so we decided it was time for one of our own.
We couldn’t be happier so far! I take photos of it whenever we get a new accessory or whenever I get a chance, really, which is a little odd, I suppose, but we both just really love it.
I took this shot when I was waiting for a couple of clients to show up (it was a
surprise proposal, and she said yes) at a small winery out near Yakima, Washington.
Just think of the impact readers of Drive magazine and all Subaru owners
could make by supporting such a great cause! It’s great to be part of the
Subaru family and share in the common concern of protecting our environment.
No vehicle with an automatic transmission can match the fuel economy attainable
with a nicely-shifted manual transmission. I have been driving for over 50 years,
and the Subaru 5-speed manual is the best I have ever used.
Magic and Scout Return
Row, Row, Row
With my Subaru, I can drive right down to the beach, off-load my shell, and row, row, row. Loading the shell again is easy, as the Outback is at just the right height for those of us under 5 feet, 6 inches tall. :-)
I’ve had many different vehicles over the years, but this is my first Subaru. My Outback gets me from the coast to the mountains and back again, no matter the weather or road conditions. From now on, I can pass all those other car dealerships by and head straight for the one with the Subaru sign out front!
Thanks for a great vehicle that makes driving, and rowing, even more fun.