First Stint - 2013 Subaru BRZ Long-Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited: First Stint

December 27, 2012

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited

There's something about hopping in a good sports car to extinguish any problems from your mind. That's what happened as I drove the 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited home last night. And yep, even though we've had it since July, this was actually my first time driving it.

Like the Scion FR-S, it's fantastic. It's got the right stuff, as Dan Gurney used to say about the second-gen Toyota Supra. I know Gurney was right, because I owned one.

The BRZ is light on its feet, has direct steering, a positive-shifting manual gearbox, supportive seats and a nice steering wheel. And yes, there's just enough power. Sure, you have to downshift sometimes on the highway to make a strong pass. But it's a sports're supposed to shift it. And like it.

If you get in the BRZ and you're not immediately excited to be driving, there's something wrong with you. I mean anytime, even slithering around clogged freeway traffic.

In a world that sometimes seems like it's gone crazy, the Subaru BRZ stands as something that's so very right, so very good and so utterly fun.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 8,740 miles

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