What’s BRZ really like? How does it drive? Get the inside story from owners and motoring press experts
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!!
Well pleased. Just what I expected
Exactly what I expected. Used daily as a commuter car , and on weekends if we don't plan to have to carry too much. Drives really well, has a sports car feel and gets admiring glances.
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!
I have owned two WRX, a Legacy Spec B, and now a BRZ. All my Subaru's whether purchased new or used have been reliable and very strong. I push cars hard and other makes tend to fail, Subaru's do not. The BRZ gets better as the miles increase and perhaps as I learn to push harder and hold gears longer. I love the rear drive handling which makes every trip to work that bit more exciting due to some wide roundabouts on route. Yes, I'll keep buying Subaru.
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.
“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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