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        Subaru Reports Strong February 2008 Retail Sales

        Mar 3 , 2008 [USA]
        Impreza sales up 24 percent; Legacy sales up 13 percent; 9.6% gain in Retail sales minus Fleet

        CHERRY HILL, N.J., March 3, 2008 - Subaru of America, Inc. today reported February sales of 12,907 total units. With retail sales higher than February 2007, both the Impreza and Legacy model lines recorded gains over the same period last year.

        Sales of Subaru vehicles are up over the same period in 2007, led by strong sales of the company’s Impreza, Legacy sedan and Tribeca models. February retail sales (not including fleet sales) improved over 9.6% versus prior year. Fleet deliveries are expected to be made up later in the year.

        Model Volume % v 2007
        Total Legacy Sedan 1469 +13%
        Total Outback (incl. Legacy Wagon) 3786 -15%
        Total Impreza 3642 +24%
        Total Forester 2971 +3%
        Total Tribeca 1038 +8%

        Tim Colbeck, vice president of sales for Subaru of America said; “It’s great to see such a strong showing from our new models. It is also pleasing to see close to a 10% gain in consumer sales for the Subaru brand as a whole.”