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2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test

2013 Subaru BRZ: The Reason

October 19, 2012

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These aren't the differences between Camaros and Firebirds I'm talking about. With those cars, there were enough styling and interior differences to project and cater to the different attitudes of prospective buyers. But the FR-S and BRZ are, near-as-makes-no-difference, the same car.

So what makes me want an FR-S over a BRZ? Easy. Petty, but easy.

It's that radio.

There's no other option on the BRZ and I will refuse to put in an aftermarket head unit. The BRZ's system looks aftermarket enough as it is - mildly ill-fitting and cheesy. Not to mention it washes out even with indirect sunlight. And, as Mark already mentioned, it's difficult to hit the buttons and it's slow to respond.

Some times, it really does come down to something as simple as the radio.

What's your preference?

Kurt Niebuhr, Photo Editor @ 6,062 miles


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