2013 Subaru BRZ: Can You Give Me a Lift?
September 28, 2012
The BRZ is low to the ground. So am I. But I'm not as young/agile as I used to be, so getting in and out of low-slung sports cars like this ain't as easy as it used to be either. Thankfully, the BRZ features a soft, grippy surface on the sill (the portion after the seam) where I can place my hand to help push me up and out. The slightly tacky surface feels similar to that of a golf club grip, which helps prevent one's hand from slipping off.
Yes, even if it was just a standard plain plastic door sill (as seen before the seam) I could still use the same egress method. But the fact that the designers considered that people would be using the sill in this fashion and made the extra effort gets the little road ripper some extra points.
John DiPietro, Automotive Editor