2013 Subaru BRZ Limited: Slower Than Claimed
September 11, 2012
There's a residential street in my neighborhood that provides a quicker east-west route than two more heavily traveled roads nearby. Inevitably, people push the speed limit of 25 mph, putting kids, bicyclists, pedestrians and other drivers at a bit more risk.
In an attempt to get people to reel in their acceleration, the city posted a radar-driven "Your Speed" sign. It does raise driver awareness -- for a few seconds, anyway.
Last night I discovered that our BRZ fibs a bit. According to the sign, its speedometer reading is 2 mph higher than its real speed. (The radar speed sign is pretty accurate, based on tests of other Edmunds cars, two personal cars and a bicycle).
I'm guessing Dan's AEV ProCal can't be pressed into service here, so we'll just have to consider the misread as a ticket buffer.
How about your cars' speedometers. Are they dead on?
Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @4,475 miles.