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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

The BRZ provides a real sports car feel at a reasonable price.

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  • fordson1fordson1 Unconfirmed Posts: 1,512
    Not sure how there can be little torque in first and second gear, but once you get it "revved up" in third and fourth it's better.
  • DLuDLu NHMember Posts: 94
    I saw a light blue one a couple of days ago, coming out of a movie theater lot. Its low stance makes it look special in person.
  • huybuihuybui Member Posts: 0
    the reality is you'd be paying $30k for one. bargain gone.
  • jederinojederino Member Posts: 0
    Erin just posted there was ample torque at low rpm (?!). Maybe the discrepancy in reviews is how the drivetrain communicates - perhaps lackluster feedback?
  • duck87duck87 Member Posts: 649
    I think the way the post was worded was a bit weird. 1st and 2nd have more torque but maybe Reed didn't actually rev it out, so he was stuck in the torque hole. Not to mention 1st and 2nd are so short you're not really moving that fast anyways and have to shift out of gear pretty quickly, which is sometimes annoying.

    Typically when you're caning a Japanese compact through good roads you leave it in third gear and hit a 'sweetspot' where you're in the the upper chunk of the rev range (good power and engine braking), and yet the gearing isn't so short you're forced to shift out of it until you hit some straights. In some cars the trans is also less balky at high engine speeds.
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