I think Subaru is trying to make a comeback and get a larger market share. Over a year ago I emailed the distributor for our area to see about getting set up with them. No answer. Called and asked for a rep to get in touch with me. No follow up from them. They were a small distributor. A few months ago, the distributorship was awarded to a larger company with better resources and wider territory. subaru parts availability have not been an issue for us since.