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Subaru BRZ
Subaru BRZ
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$25,595 - $28,695
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Subaru BRZ Overview

Developed with Toyota, Subaru's first rear-wheel-drive sports car features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder with a choice of a six-speed manual or automatic. Handling is super responsive, with impressive agility. In corners the BRZ turns in promptly, with virtually no body lean. The steering is quick and well weighted, with decent feedback. At its limits it understeers more than the FR-S, making it more forgiving but slightly less rewarding, and has a more jittery ride. The cabin is relatively plain, with well-bolstered sport seats, but the stiff ride and elevated noise can be taxing, and the rear seats are tiny. First year reliability is well below average and we can't recommend the BRZ.

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