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Chicago Auto Show Awards Prove Great Success for Subaru

Monday, February 23rd, 2015

Chicago Auto Show awardsThe Chicago Auto Show awards were recently presented and Subaru vehicles cleaned house. Claiming awards from Kelley Blue Book, Motorweek, US News and World Report, as well as Consumer Guide Automotive, Subaru’s success was noticed by all.

Four separate awards were given and we have listed all below:

  1. 2015 5-Year Cost to Own Award – Kelley Blue Book
  2. Subaru Legacy, 2015 Drivers’ Choice Award for Best Family Sedan – Motorweek
  3. Subaru Outback, 2015 Best Wagon for the Money – US News and World Report
  4. Subaru BRZ, Best Buy Award in Sporty/Performance Car Category – Consumer Guide Automotive

Subaru vehicles are gaining more popularity as awards continue to pour in. Not only has Subaru claimed the above recognitions, but the Subaru Legacy has had a shining year and received even more praise. It is an IIHS Top Safety Pick and was named “Best Car to Buy 2015” by The Car Connection. In Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Top Picks for 2015, the Legacy was named “Best New/Redesigned Car: $25,000-$30,000” as well.

The award-winning Subaru lineup—including the Legacy—is available now at Hassett Automotive for you to come and test-drive.

The New Subaru BRZ Performance Will Leave you Speechless

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Subaru BRZ performanceWhile you may know Subaru for their off-road performance and dependability, the all-new Subaru BRZ is dominating the asphalt with its performance. High-adrenaline white-knuckle driving is what engineers were aiming for when they designed this speedster. Here at Hassett Automotive, we have trouble simply taking our eyes off the BRZ.

So what’s so special about the Subaru BRZ performance? The unique 2.0L Boxer engine gives the model incredible acceleration, as evidenced by the 6.4 second 0-60 mph time. Paired with a specially designed 6-speed manual transmission, you’ll be glued to the seat.

What makes the BRZ truly special is in the engineering, though. A limited-slip differential drastically improves steering, as well as the exclusive rear-wheel drive system. A four-wheel independent suspension is something rarely seen on the road, as well as the anti-roll bars in the front and back. This sports coupe stays glued to the road and can overtake its opponents on every corner.

Kelly Blue Book loved the model, saying,“This rear-drive sports car is for purists who want something they can drive every day, but also take to their favorite mountain roads, or even to a weekend race event, without changing a thing. The BRZ delivers in a way few cars in this price range can.”

If you’re looking for a down-to-earth sports car that’s incredibly fun to drive, look no further than the BRZ.

2014 Subaru BRZ Earns Top Safety Pick Distinction from IIHS

Friday, July 25th, 2014

2014 Subaru BRZOnce again, Subaru has proven its dedication to safety as the 2014 Subaru BRZ is named a Top Safety Pick by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.

The sports car scored a “Good” rating in the front moderate overlap test as well as the side and rear impact and roof crush evaluations. It received an “Acceptable” rating for its first front small overlap test.

The BRZ is now one of seven 2014 Subaru models honored with safety distinctions from the IIHS, one of four designated as Top Safety Picks.

“We are very pleased that BRZ has joined our other Top Safety Pick models,” said Thomas J. Doll, president and chief operating officer for Subaru of America, Inc. “BRZ proves that it is possible to engineer a car that provides both driving enjoyment and safety.”

The car offers a 200-hp BOXER engine, an efficient 34 highway mpg performance, and award-winning safety all for a starting price of $25,595.

Naturally, you’ll find the 2014 BRZ along with Subaru’s other distinguished models right here at Hassett Automotive.


Friday, December 14th, 2012

So…what will you be getting as gifts this year? Another tie or scarf, perhaps? How about a wall-mounted fish that sings?  Maybe this holiday, you’ll finally get that “Chia Pet” you never wanted.

C’mon…it’s the holiday season. Your holiday season. If you don’t get yourself the really incredible gift your heart desires, chances are really good you won’t get it at all.

At Hassett, we understand. That’s why throughout this joyous time of year, our showrooms are stuffed with fantastic deals to make your season the brightest ever. Like the Ford Year-End Celebration, featuring the best savings of 2012 on what AutoSource, Inc. calls “the freshest line-up in America”.  Hassett and Ford are also continuing to give those who need it up to an additional $1,000 Bonus Cash as part of their special Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief program. If your current vehicle was damaged during the storm, you may qualify for this extra assistance in addition to numerous other incentives. (more…)


Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

Every Long Islander suffered in one way or another from the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, including all of us at Hassett Automotive of Wantagh. The one heartening aspect of this deadly storm was the way people across the Island came together to help each other get through those cold, dark days. Of course, our hearts go out to those still suffering in Sandy’s aftermath, along with hopes for a quick recovery.

At Hassett, we’re making it easier for our customers, and others, who experienced damage to, or the total loss of, their car, truck, or SUV during the storm — some suffered multiple vehicle losses —to get back on the road. We call it our “Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief” programs, and they’ve been set up to make it more affordable to replace vehicles that are no longer operable.

“Anyone who’s been affected can get immediate assistance at Hassett, “ says Lou Evans, General Sales Manager for Hassett Ford of Wantagh. “This is over and above all the other incentives we always offer. “If your vehicle was ruined by Hurricane Sandy, you can come into Hassett now to receive up to an extra $1,000 in disaster relief bonus cash on any new Ford or Lincoln in our huge inventory. For those who want to purchase or lease a new or certified pre-owned Subaru, we’re offering $500 in disaster relief. And all our vehicles are available for immediate delivery. We know we can’t undo all of what this terrible storm did, but we can make replacing your vehicle easier, and less expensive.” (more…)

Subaru’s New BRZ Brings Driving Excitement Back To Cars

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Remember that first rush of excitement you got when you drove for the first time? Cornering, acceleration, braking, and even putting the car into gear was new and fun. Then you grew older, got a job, and driving became somewhat less fun and somewhat more robotic. Well Subaru’s newest sports car, known as the BRZ, plans to put that same kind of zest back into the daily commute.

Developed in a joint project between, Subaru and Toyota, the BRZ is a low-slung, rear-wheel-drive saloon, with a penchant for curvy roads that let it show off the spectacular handling it possesses.  Inspired by the Porsche Cayman, Subaru set out to build the perfect “pure handling sports car” and many critics are commenting that the Japanese automaker nailed it.

While some readers may be puzzled why Subaru, who makes fantastic AWD vehicles like the new 2012 Impreza, is dabbling in RWD sports cars. Its because Subaru understands that drivers crave excitement and quality performance. Take one look at the Subaru BRZ in the video below and we defy you to say it does’t look fun to drive!

If you like what you see, then wait until Spring 2012 when the BRZ will be coming to the US. Hassett of Wantagh is proud to offer quality Subaru vehicles and we can’t wait to see more about this amazing vehicle.