What’s BRZ really like? How does it drive? Get the inside story from owners and motoring press experts
Mostly it is brilliant and far more amazing than we imagined. Mechanically it's great and the driving experience is fantastic. Wild enough for me, safe enough for my wife. However inside the aesthetics are utterly ruined by the stereo. Everything else is black and red, apart from the hideous green blob in the middle of the dash board.
I was always an admirer of the brand from the times of their involvement on the WRC. I saw the BRZ MY2017 for the first time on the Autosport Motor Show in January and my decision was immediate! I absolute love the handling and precision steering of the car, as well as a very balanced power to weight ratio and a sweet gearbox. This car is even economic if you want to. All in all I am very happy with this car and with the Team at Dales Subaru and will recommend any one to have test drive. You will fall in love!!
This is my second back to back Subaru bought from Perkins Subaru going from the BRZ to the WRX STI . Both these cars are so much fun to drive . I am now a fan for life of the way they drive the reliability and the service I have received from the dealership . Can't imagine changing to another marque now and look forward to seeing there future technologies for the upcoming models.
I've had my BRZ from new four 4 years now and it still puts a big smile on my face when I drive it energetically. The BRZ is not about winning the traffic light drag race. It's quick enough but the real pleasure is the handling and pure driver involvement. Across country, there is not another car I would rather be in and I can say that based upon cars I have owned in the past which include a couple of Lotus', three M5's , an 8 series and an M6. All great cars in their own way but not as much fun as the BRZ. To really appreciate how good a BRZ is, find a dealership close to some decent B roads. You won't be disappointed !
Well pleased. Just what I expected
I have always been a car fan and over the years have owned 2 Lotus, 2 TVRS, 3 BMW M5s and a few Jaguars. I bought my BRZ after one test drive and even after 3 years, I still love driving it. OK, it is not going to win many drag races but that's not what the BRZ is about. On country roads when the opportunity arises, it comes into its element which is a pure, drivers car. The handling is fantastic and very predictable and forgiving. This does not mean compromising comfort. It's perfect for a sports car. It also has a nice size boot which makes it very practical for 2 person touring. I average 35 mpg and I don't hang about as sedate driving would be an insult to the BRZ's capability and nature. Some say it needs more power but in my experience, using the revs and gearbox correctly which is the whole point of a true drivers car, it has more than enough for everyday pleasure. Across country on a windy road it will eat my M5 for breakfast! All this with excellent reliability make the BRZ a no brainer in its price range. Book yourself an extended test drive, use it as it's meant to be used and you'll be hooked!
“With 200bhp driving those not overly-fat rear wheels, it strikes a really welcome power-to-weight-to-grip balance that doesn't come along very often. And when it does we should all be happy.”
“The BRZ is a supremely competent machine, even in greasy conditions, where its quick steering and alert chassis fill you with faith that the car will respond to your every command.”
“The BRZ is extremely agile and corners as if it was on rails, while the new dampers help it to deal with difficult road surfaces. The steering is sharp and accurate, while the gearchange has a lovely action that makes you want to use it even more than you need to.”
“Perhaps the most surprising aspect of the drive is how composed it is. The steering is totally responsive without being twitchy and the ventilated disc brakes are effective and work without drama.”
“Handling is a big part of what the BRZ is about. The rear-wheel drive configuration is music to driving purists’ ears, while the low centre of gravity means this is a car that simply loves corners.”
“For purity and driver entertainment, the BRZ is the best in class.”
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