2013 Subaru BRZ Long Term Road Test


2013 Subaru BRZ: Yeah, It'll Carry Your Turkey

November 22, 2012

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I'm half of a household of two, and since neither of us have bulky hobbies like cycling or snowboarding (though we already know a bike will fit while a microwave won't), the 2013 Subaru BRZ's 6.9-cubic-foot trunk capacity would meet our needs 95 percent of the time.

What you see here is most of a $130 grocery store trip... yeah, I paid extra to get a pre-brined turkey. Ah, Trader Joe's, you know me too well.

I say "most" because at California prices, that still didn't net me enough food to pack the trunk tight, so the salad greens and eggs had to ride in the cockpit for their own protection. Even on a short drive, the Toyobarus just aren't cars you can drive gingerly, and over the course of two miles, the 15-pound turkey reorganized the bags.

And so if I owned a BRZ, I would indulge my spouse's obsession with OEM cargo accessories...

I had a cargo net in mind, but this cargo organizer would probably do a better job protecting the greens and eggs. Disregard the total price shown here... while looking at the organizer, figured I'd build a BRZ to my own liking -- Premium trim, white paint.

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In other news, a long weekend is upon us, so I'm hoping to flee the suburbs and take the Subaru BRZ somewhere besides the grocery store.

Erin Riches, Senior Editor @ 7,461 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2013 Subaru BRZ in VA is:

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