Backing Up Is Hard To Do - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: Backing Up Is Hard To Do

February 28, 2013

2013 Subaru BRZ

I love the window line on our 2013 Subaru BRZ. Aesthetically, the BRZ is one of my favorite designs on the market for new cars today. But seeing what's behind you when backing out of a parking spot can prove difficult.

When I back out of a parking spot (as a force of habit) I try to do more than just look in the mirrors. It's saved me from hitting a few shopping carts, other cars and my fair share of texting pedestrians. Seat belt on, engage reverse gear, right arm goes over the passenger seat, swivel head to the right to see this:

2013 Subaru BRZ

In this case, less is not more. If I had a passenger, seeing out of the right side of the car would be near impossible. I do quite a bit of head shuffling to make sure there are no small children behind me then check the driver side:

2013 Subaru BRZ

Reversing in the BRZ isn't the most graceful exercise with all the required head bobbing and double checking you'll have to do. The rear 'windows' really are fashion pieces but at least they do that job well.

Travis Langness, Associate Editor @ 11,310 miles


  • tsy tsy Posts:

    The Nav headunit has an input for a backup camera. Just wire one in and viola! No worries when you back up.

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