Evo on the BRZ.

The Subaru BRZ has been a ‘mental debate’ in my mind for the past few months—–on one hand I respect the simplicity, directness, smallness, and the proposed agility and old-school sensibilities of it.  On the other hand, I am skeptical of the hype, ‘the scene’ which will accompany it, the average-to-poor styling details, and the sense of cheapness surrounding it.

That being said, my overall feelings about it are positive.  I have, however, been slightly annoyed by the gushing praise being heaped upon it by the automotive media—-who tend to flock like vultures all over the next-big-thing when it comes out.  Last year we saw the cool-but-overrated BMW 1M and this year the BRZ is the latest to reach that ranking.

This is why it is quite refreshing to see an EVO review where he doesn’t gush….he praises, but also seems a bit cynical even after driving it.  Nice to finally see a fair review!  Nice music and cinematography as well.

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5 thoughts on “Evo on the BRZ.

  1. GuitarSlinger says:

    EVO does have a tendency to be a bit more ‘ honest ‘ in their reviews rather than spouting off the corporate rhetoric like almost everyone else these days : even if their honesty is a bit ‘ veiled ‘ at times . At least its there to be found .

    Like you I’m more than a bit skeptical about the Toyotaru /Subyota . So much could of been done better by Toyota alone ( remembering the Celica Turbo AllTrac ) A baby LF-A would of been nice . And RWD for a Subaru is in my opinion just plain wrong

    IMHO this thing is just another round of Corporate Cynicism , hoping to appeal to the masses while offering little in the way of substance

  2. Mike S says:

    I don’t understand why everyone is so pumped on this and the Scion model. You could have a e46 M3 for less then the BRZ base. Talk about a rear wheel drive experience…

    • because they want a new car with a warranty. but i agree with you…

    • Syed says:

      apples to oranges IMO—the E46 M3 weighs 800lbs more than a BRZ…..and costs a helluva lot more to maintain…..as someone who owns 2 Audis, german car maintenance costs are significantly higher than japanese cars—–same goes for modifications, customization, etc……

      • Mike S says:

        Both good points. Trust me I am familiar with e46 maintenance. I have owned e36, e46 and now E90 all M cars. I’m also familiar with buying a brand new car and throwing 2k -3k away soon as I sign the dotted line… Like the car, just don’t understand why it’s being hyped as a good deal. Seems expensive for what you get. Less is more I suppose.

        I agree Syed, this review was very refreshing.

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