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Subaru Breaks Guinness World Record!

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July 30, 2013

Breaking a world record is quite the feat and something that a lot of people have on their bucket list. And well, now Subaru can check that one off the list! Earlier this month 371 Subaru owners got together in the village of Itasca, Illinois and broke the record for “Largest Parade of Subaru Cars.” Sure, it’s a little bit of a wacky record, but they did it!

According to a recent press release by Subaru, “On Saturday, July 13, 2013, 371 Subaru owners from nine states broke the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ record for the “Largest Parade of Subaru Cars” in the world. In addition to breaking the record, Subaru and parade participants supported two very worthy charities — PAWS Chicago and Salute, Inc. Both organizations received $5,000 to support their individual areas of philanthropy.”

So basically it was just a great day for everyone. Money was raised for two great causes, and a world record was broken. How cool is that?

If you’re interested in buying a Subaru so that you can take part in the next parade (if they ever want to raise the bar), stop by Hassett Automotive! We have lots of Subaru’s in stock and we would love to help you find the right one for you.

We hope to see you soon!

Subaru Parade

Earlier this month 371 Subaru Owners got together to smash a Guinness World Record!

5 Things You can Learn From Your First Car

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May 2, 2013

It’s that time of the year again! College seniors all over the country are getting ready to graduate and move on to a new chapter of life. What an exciting time! It’s a time of making new friends, settling into a new job, and probably getting your very first car. Now, we may not have too much advice to offer on making new friends or finding your first job, but we sure know a lot about cars. So without further ado, we would like to share with you a few things you can learn from your first car:

Self-Reliance. Whether you’re figuring out how to change your windshield wipers, learning to check your oil, or popping out a dent, it’s all up to you now. You may have had your dad, or some other mentor to help you with these things growing up, but that’s probably not the case anymore. Think back to all the things you learned growing up and trust yourself.

Selflessness. Cars present a great opportunity to put your own interests aside and help someone else. Don’t be afraid to volunteer to drive, or even jump-start someone in need.

Budgeting. This is perhaps the best lesson your first car can teach you. Filling up your gas tank, paying for insurance, and being ready for unforeseen repairs is now something you need to plan for financially. My best advice when it comes to a budget is – be realistic.

Responsibility. Anytime you are driving a car with others on board, you have their lives in your hand. Sure, it may seem a little dramatic, but it’s true. Never forget how responsibility you have when driving someone else, and please, please, PLEASE – never text and drive.

Joy. Lastly, enjoy your first car. It truly is a joy to have the ability to drive wherever you want, whenever you want. Love it. Find a cool road. Go for a long road trip.

If you’re a recent graduate, or are about to graduate, Hassett Automotive would love to help you pick out your first car. Stop by today! Any one of our friendly and knowledgeable sales team members would love to help you out.


Hassett Automotive Proud To Take Part In Sharing the Love

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January 31, 2013

Every December Subaru does a sales event called the “Share the Love” event. Some of you have probably heard about this event, but just in case you haven’t, let us tell you! Basically, Subaru has five charities picked out that they will donate $250 to for every vehicle purchased or leased while the “Share the Love” Event is going on. Those charities are the Alzheimer’s Association, ASPCA, the Make a Wish Foundation, Meals on Wheels, and the USO.

And now, thanks to more than 100,000 new owners and over 620 Subaru dealerships, Subaru has now donated nearly $25 million to charity!

Hassett Automotive is proud to have been a part of this great accomplishment, and we would like to thank everyone that purchased or leased a new Subaru from Hassett Subaru during the “Share the Love” Event. Because of you and the choice that you made, someone’s day was made a little brighter. We’re already looking forward to being a part of this great event later this year!


If you’re interested in learning more about this event, or if you have any questions about a Subaru vehicle, feel free to stop by Hassett Automotive, or give us a call at 866-525-9066.