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Old 11-23-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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Subaru BRZ

Girlfriend is looking at one. Any experience with this car?
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Old 11-23-2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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I've never driven one but I do like them. I'm sure they would be really fun handling cars but I don't know if I could stand the lack of power.
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:03 PM   #3
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Girlfriend is looking at one. Any experience with this car?
I heard they are AWESOME!

I have to caution you, your girlfriend may very well ignore you once she has a BRZ, since other than sleeping and eating, all her time will be consumed by driving that awesome little car.

Signed, former BRZ owner with about 25,000 miles in about 6 months of ownership.

Damn, I miss that little car.

Let me know if you have specific questions.

Also, I'm sure cogitate will be around shortly.
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:32 PM   #4
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:47 PM   #5
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cogitate is so going to bitch slap you!
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Old 11-23-2014, 03:48 PM   #6
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Do it. S edition

Way more fun than some generic run about or high powered brick and the power to weight isn't bad which is what most people forget about when they just look at outright ponies.
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Old 11-23-2014, 05:59 PM   #7
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Girlfriend is looking at one. Any experience with this car?
Definitely a great car! Tell your girlfriend to go for it...
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:02 PM   #8
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200 hp. That is a lot more than say, a 1986 Monte Carlo SS.

Over 2700 lbs isn't light in my book. two and two thirds the weight of my Seven, but twice the power.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:15 PM   #9
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I was talking to a guy with a Scion FRS at the gas station the other day. He said it was the most fun car he had ever owned. Even started autocrossing.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:17 PM   #10
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200 hp. That is a lot more than say, a 1986 Monte Carlo SS.

Over 2700 lbs isn't light in my book. two and two thirds the weight of my Seven, but twice the power.
Having put around 25,000 miles on my 2013 BRZ Premium manual over about 6 months of driving it, I have to say it was very, very well balanced and a true driver's car.

Sure, it does lack some low end grunt. However, once going, the engine has more than enough power and torque to pull the car along. Just make sure you get a manual and keep the RPMs up.

I gotta say, every highway onramp becomes something to look forward to and enjoy. Every drive through Boston traffic and tunnels likewise was a blast with such a responsive and small car.

The saying that it's more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow perfectly applies to the BRZ. Writing that makes me really miss it.
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Old 11-23-2014, 06:33 PM   #11
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I test drove it coming from an E46 M3.

I was tracking in Germany, where almost all the cars were BMW and Porsche. Germans don't even know what a Subaru is (not kidding) but the tracks are now FULL of Toyota FRS in Germany. What makes it special is the low center of gravity and price. You can very easily upgrade the engine, brakes, tires and suspension as you see fit.

I ended up with an STi hatch for Canadian practicality. Our roads are just too straight and bumpy for the BRZ.
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Old 11-23-2014, 07:23 PM   #12
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I heard they are AWESOME!

I have to caution you, your girlfriend may very well ignore you once she has a BRZ, since other than sleeping and eating, all her time will be consumed by driving that awesome little car.

Signed, former BRZ owner with about 25,000 miles in about 6 months of ownership.

Damn, I miss that little car.

Let me know if you have specific questions.

Also, I'm sure cogitate will be around shortly.

Ok, who wants to know what?

I have one, love it, end of story. Very well balanced, some say it needs more power, but I don't miss it. I wouldn't complain if it had 20 more horses, but I would not do anything to spend money to find them.

Great car, mine is white


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Old 11-23-2014, 07:29 PM   #13
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Ok, who wants to know what?

I have one, love it, end of story. Very well balanced, some say it needs more power, but I don't miss it. I wouldn't complain if it had 20 more horses, but I would not do anything to spend money to find them.

Great car, mine is white


Nice! You got the special California White package! They say that's the fastest color.
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Old 11-23-2014, 08:33 PM   #14
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Thanks

I think we are going to Little Rock Saturday and try to trade. I appreciate the feedback.
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Old 11-24-2014, 08:28 AM   #15
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The back seat is small enough to be almost useless.

With that being the case, I have a hard time making a case for a BRZ over an NC Miata unless you really need that vestigial rear seat.

Handling, features, and power to weight is basically a wash, price is the same with a nod to the Miata if you are looking used, reliability is good for both with the Miata having a longer track record, aftermarket parts and expertise are readily available for both.

But on one of them the top goes down.
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