2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

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edited September 2014 in Subaru

image2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

If I were to rank all the Edmunds long-term cars over the years in terms of favorites, the 2013 Subaru BRZ would be in my top five.

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  • noburgers_noburgers_ Member Posts: 79
    I think that is the kind of stamp of approval that would convince me to give it a shot as my daily driver if I didn't have kids and stuff to haul around all the time. I wonder how the insurance companies treat this car for premiums compared to a more aggressive sports car??
  • darthbimmerdarthbimmer Member Posts: 606
    Give us a sense of your taste-- what else is in your top 5?
  • jhsuosujhsuosu Member Posts: 1
    @noburgers: Can't answer the question with respect to a "more aggressive sports car." But I can tell you that I recently bought a BRZ to replace a 2004 Acura RSX. The insurance fot the BRZ was just slightly less than it was for the RSX.
  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    "...would love to own and put in my own garage." If memory serves, doesn't Brent have a wife and two young kids, or one child and a baby? I would have to see him use this car for "daily driving and/or long road trips" to believe it. No offense, but talk is cheap.
  • tslbmwtslbmw Member Posts: 172
    fordson1, I just sold my 4dr GTI and ordered/bought a 2013 Abarth and I have 3 young kids (10, 8, 5). If you love the car enough, you'll make it work...

    FWIW, our "family car" is Ford Flex. :)
  • stovt001_stovt001_ Member Posts: 799
    Due to extenuating circumstances I had to take my infant in the Miata today. She loved it, and all I had to do was turn off the passenger airbag. We have a Taurus wagon for every day family hauling and I can't see why I would need to give up my Miata just because I have a kid. If I had a second kid, I'd consider upgrading to an FR-S/BRZ for the backseat. I consider this a relatively practical car.
  • samster231samster231 Member Posts: 26
    A word about kids here. It's not just them, but their stuff.

    I too have had a hard look at this car, but would likely end up with a hot hatch of some kind.

    Two words. Hockey bags.
  • jederinojederino Member Posts: 0
    Do you find the engine character to improve the involvement factor? How does it compare with the Honda V-tec 2.0 liter engines that enthusiasts love?
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