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Safety featureS abound on the Suburu outback
Unlike your BMW, a Subaru with EyeSight
(Subaru’s name for its safety package) will
watch the road ahead, and if it notices a
car has slowed or stopped in your path
and determines that you’re not slowing
Tell him you’re getting the special Outback
down quickly enough, it’ll alert you, and,
Remdesivir edition, Linda. If your man is
if necessary, apply the brakes itself. That’s
worried about safety, he should be running
called precollision warning and automatic
to the Subaru dealership — wearing an N95
emergency braking. If you’re daydreaming
mask, a face guard and a bio-containment
and trying to figure out where to put the
level 3 suit — and thrusting piles of cash at
semicolon in the title of your next academic
the dealer until they agree to sell you a late
paper, and you start to veer out of your lane,
model Outback.
the Outback will correct you and nudge
Or use one of the late-model usedcar delivery you back into your lane. That’s called lane
services like Shift or Carvana to bring a car
keeping assist. If someone pulls up into your
of your choice to your driveway. A new, 2020 blind spot on the highway, and you don’t
or 2019 Outback will protect you in ways
notice them, a light will flash on your side
that the people who designed your 1997
view mirror and warn you not to change
BMW could never have imagined. We’re
lanes. That’s blind spot monitoring.
living through a revolution in automotive
safety right now. And it’s all being driven by And if you’re backing out of your driveway,
and someone comes down the street out of
the push for selfdriving cars. As engineers
your view, the car will alert you using rear
work toward cars that can safely drive
cross traffic alert. Best of all, if you’re sitting
themselves, they’re creating safety systems
at a traffic light, reading lame email excuses
that are supplementing human brains and
from students whose papers are late and
saving lots of lives.
or even slightly-used Subaru Outback. How
can I convince him that the safety features
on that car would make a big difference to
our health? — Linda

BY RAY MAGLIOZZI
Dear Car Talk: I talked to you and your
brother years ago on your radio show and
ended up taking your advice and selling my
ancient VW Squareback for a slightly used
1997 BMW coupe. The BMW made me a
very sporty professor.
Well, now I have a husband and large dogs
and really need to get out of this coupe,
which is slowly turning into dust. My
husband is a worrier, and he seems to think
until COVID-19 is completely over, we
can’t go look at cars — even though we are
vaccinated and we can look at cars outdoors.
Since the man is a worrier, I am thinking
that I should leverage his worry into a new

don’t notice that the light turned green and
the cars ahead of you have moved, the car
will use the forward collision sensors and
beep at you to get moving.
OK, that won’t save your life, but if the guy
behind you in a Mayflower moving van
lays on his horn, it could cause you to hit
the roof and get a welt on your head. So
Subaru’s looking out for you. Add that to
the all-wheel-drive system, which will keep
you safer in wet and snowy weather, and you
can make an airtight case that a late model
Outback will meaningfully increase your
safety. As long as you survive the dealership.
Good luck, Linda.
***
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Distributed by King Features Syndicate, Inc.

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