Let’s take it back to 2002 and see what the Outback had to offer nearly 20 years ago. Back in 2002 you had the choice of two engine options, a 2.5L 4-cylinder, and a newly added 3.0L 6-cylinder. The 2.5L produces 165 hp capable of 22city/27highway miles per gallon. The 3.0L produces 212 hp capable of 20city/27highway miles per gallon. The base model came standard with a 5-speed manual transmission for those who want a heightened driving experience but could easily upgrade to a 4-speed automatic w/ OD for effortless shifting. Traction control was offered along with other options like heated seats, mirrors, and even wipers.
Here we are now in 2020 with great advances to the Subaru Outback. A turbo engine option for the Outback hasn’t been offered in the Outback for a number of years but is making a comeback in the XT model. The XT will boast a 2.4L 4-cylinder turbocharged Boxer engine with 260 horsepower and 277 lb-ft of torque making it one of the most powerful engines ever offered in this adventurous machine back back a CVT transmission for smooth acceleration. The powerful newly introduced engine has a towing capacity of 3,500 pounds overpowering the previous numbers by 800 pounds. The Outback wouldn’t be itself without adventurous performance including awd with torque vectoring capability, hill-descent control, X-Mode for offroad, and an impressive 8.7 inches of ground clearance. Technology has greatly stepped up from previous years with options like EyeSight driver assist features, 11.6-inch touchscreen integrated with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
Mr. Quirk holds a special place in his heart for pets of all kinds. That's why when he was approached by the Quincy Animal Shelter back in the Spring of 2017 to assist them with facility improvements, it was a no brainer. Additionally, over the past couple of years, Quirk Auto Dealers has participated in a number of events and opportunities to help support local animal shelters and organizations.
Every October, Quirk Works Subaru hosts a collection box for food, toys, and other items that pets in need would greatly benefit from. Each year, we have had a lot of success with our collection box and we’re incredibly appreciative of the donations made by customers and employees. We encourage customers to bring their pets in during this event, as we have a photo booth set up for the entire month of October. Also, we are able to provide our furry friends with a new toy to take home, donated by Subaru.
In 2018 and 2019, Quirk Auto Dealers arranged for various improvements to be made across the Quincy Animal Shelter, one of which were new gutters and a renovation of the back pen. This resulted in an outdoor area for the dogs to play and run free. Other improvements included a new walkway leading to the play yard and additional landscaping.
Mr. Quirk and Quirk Auto Dealers will continue to support our local animal shelters and organizations. With each donation, we hope to make our furry friend's lives a bit more enjoyable during their stay at the shelter.