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2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Subaru

image2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

During our Utah road trip in the 2013 Subaru BRZ, we took the back roads through Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument on our way to Zion National Park.

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  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    Did any of the tourists in rental cars try to convince you to pass over a double yellow line in the middle of some blind curves, while passing countless paved turn-outs as their brats in the back seat flipped you off? If not, you did alright.
  • zimtheinvaderzimtheinvader Member Posts: 580
    Speeding up in a passing zone only to slow back down to a traffic halting pace again when it is gone should be a capital offense. I know some people don't do it consciously but that almost makes it worse. If they are paying so little attention and have so little driving skill that they get to a wider chunk of road and automatically speed up and then get afraid when they only have one lane for their direction and slow down then they shouldn't be on the road.
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    I know some people have the mentality that whatever their speed, they belong in front. If you start to pass them, its almost like they're trying to tell you "Oh no, you just caught me at a bad moment, really I'm much faster, you'll see" and they speed up to prove they're fast too. On a road trip last year I had a long stretch where I passed an SUV, and soon after it passed me, stayed fast for a while then eventually slowed down and I'd pass it again. This repeated over and over and over.
  • jederinojederino Member Posts: 0
    Nice write up! If a yo-yo is speeding up and slowing down, it's probably best to stop for a vista. But please do try this trip again with the supercharger!
  • s197gts197gt Member Posts: 486
    "... I passed an SUV, and soon after it passed me, stayed fast for a while then eventually slowed down and I'd pass it again. This repeated over and over and over."

    i HATE when that happens. nothing short of gunning it for a mile or two gets rid of those types of people. so frustrating, pick a speed!
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    BR-Z at high elevations: Unfast at any speed
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    I have no problem with driving slowly. Drive at whatever speed you want to and feel safe at. But maintain that speed and if someone faster is behind you, let the pass happen, whether that means maintaining (or even temporarily slowing as a courtesy if there is no one else to be held up) speed to allow an opposing lane overtake, or using a turnout if the road is a no-passing zone. We need to invent a Mario Kart-type seeker missile (red shell) to be used against motorist who ignore multiple turnouts. Give them three strikes then they're out.
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