2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test


2013 Subaru BRZ: Cue Heavenly Choir

August 20, 2012

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I was walking back to the 2013 Subaru BRZ where I had parked it on a side street in Venice when, as I approached it, I saw a man checking it out HARD. He was a 40-something, casually dressed in T-shirt and cargo shorts with a backpack hanging over one shoulder. Basically the uniform of Venice denizens. He slowly circled the BRZ, admiring it from the front, then round the back and peered in at its interior. If I had been closer to the car I would have offered him a seat to check out the cabin, as I tend to do to those curious about long-termers I drive. (Is that weird?)

Anyway, as he was walking away from the Subaru down the sidewalk, he still kept looking back at the car, like he just couldn't take his eyes off it. He hasn't been the first person mesmerized by the BRZ this weekend but definitely the one who admired it the longest.

Trying to think of what other cars that aren't exotics and are in the $25K range provoke that sort of reaction. Anyone?

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 3,408 miles

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