A potential customer and longtime friend approached me recently and asked, "Why buy a Subaru?" As a Subaru owner and employee of Anderson Subaru, it was easy for me to share my reasoning. I told her that she did not have to take my word for it, though, because Subaru owners across the country agree with me. In fact, Subaru ranks highest in customer satisfaction, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index, coming in just below Mercedes Benz and Lexus. Subaru owners LOVE their Subarus and here is why:

The safety rating of a vehicle is often the top item on a buyer's checklist. We all want to arrive to our destination safely, but accidents DO happen - especially when we are least expecting them. Fortunately, safety is on your side when you are behind the wheel of a Subaru. Subaru was named the ONLY automaker with IIHS Top Safety Picks for All Models - FOUR YEARS IN A ROW! (2010-2014!) Additionally, Subarus provide outstanding traction in slippery road conditions and this especially comes in handy when living in Florida. That leads us to our next point...

Symmetrical All Wheel Drive (AWD)
Subaru is the only manufacturer to offer Symmetrical All Wheel Drive as a standard feature on all new models.  Designed for better stability, efficiency and a quicker response to slippery conditions, AWD drive provides balance, stability and even distribution for maximum traction on the road. This translates to a quicker response in slippery conditions and a more enjoyable (and safer!) driving experience overall.

Fuel Economy
Subarus are better for the environment AND your wallet. The majority of 2014 and 2015 Subaru models offer 30+ highway MPG. With an MPG that high, it means you will be making fewer trips to the gas station and will have more money in your pocket to spend where you really want it.

Whether you plan to take a road trip through the mountains or cruise I-10 with the windows down, Subaru offers exceptional versatility. What other car allows you to take your clients out to a nice restaurant in Pensacola one night and your kayaks to the beach the next day?

There are few vehicles on the market that offer fuel efficiency, custom upgrades, all wheel drive and superior safety ratings without breaking the bank. Investing in a Subaru is a wise financial decision, especially given that 95 percent of Subaru vehicles built in the last 10 years are still on the road today. Additionally, unique financing plans are available to ensure every buyer and every credit score can enjoy the Subaru experience.

Social Responsibility
"Sustainability is operating in a way that meets current needs without compromising the needs of the future." Subaru is committed to social responsibility, and this includes giving back to the community and ensuring our facilities maintain the highest standards of environmental practices. If you've ever wanted to learn more about our award-winning, green manufacturing plant in Indiana, visit http://www.subaru-sia.com/.

Resale Value
If, for some crazy reason, you decide to sell your vehicle (to buy a new Subaru, perhaps?), you can rest assured that your car will hold its value. In fact, Kiplinger Personal Finance awarded the 2013 Forester with their 'Best Resale Value' award. Time and time again, Subaru consistently ranks highest when it comes to vehicle resale value. Because of this, Subaru created the Guaranteed Trade-In Program (GTP) because they believe in the quality of their vehicles and feel that you should, too. Now that’s what we call LOVE.

Next time you are in the market to buy a quality new car in Pensacola, Ferry Pass, Fort Walton Beach, FL or Mobile, AL, look no further than the selection of new Subaru models and pre-owned vehicles from Anderson Subaru.  There are so many things to love about a Subaru: stellar safety ratings, symmetrical AWD, fantastic fuel economy, total versatility, our commitment to social responsibility, the price, and resale value.  After all, it is LOVE that makes a Subaru a Subaru. #Winning