2013 Subaru BRZ Limited: Makes Driving More Exciting
May 29, 2013
I flew back into the office after a redeye flight from Hawaii, and all I wanted to do was collapse. I asked Edmunds' car czar, Mike Schmidt, if anything was available for a quick trip home and he said "the BRZ."
Perfect. Seriously. After five days spent in a rental car which shall remain nameless (Nissan Sentra, with a CVT that sounded like it wanted to fry itself), it was refreshing to get back into a real car. In this case, a real sports car.
Pretty much everything related to the actual driving of the BRZ is to my liking. The firm ride and tight steering which tell you it's serious about handling. Positive shifter. Perfectly spaced pedals for heel-and-toeing. Seats that hold you in place during hard cornering.
It's the kind of car that gets you excited about the act of driving, even though it isn't big on power.
And even when you're dead-tired from a sleepless flight back from paradise.
Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor @ 15,492 miles