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Scion FR-S TRD Exhaust Makes All The Right Notes

By Joe Bruzek  on June 2, 2014


Scion's lightweight, rear-wheel-drive FR-S only left us with a small list of wants after we gave it and the nearly identical Subaru BRZ our most prestigious Best of 2013 Award. At the top of the list is more power, but… Read More

Scion FR-S TRD Exhaust Makes All The Right Notes

By Joe Bruzek  on June 2, 2014

Scion's lightweight, rear-wheel-drive FR-S only left us with a small list of wants after we gave it and the nearly identical Subaru BRZ our most prestigious Best of 2013 Award. At the top of the list is more power, but… Read More

Subaru Updates BRZ for 2015

By Jennifer Geiger  on May 30, 2014

Just like its Scion sibling, Subaru's sport coupe gets some minor updates and a small price increase for 2015. Outside, the BRZ gets larger tailpipes and a new "shark fin" design antenna. Inside, new faux carbon fiber trim lines the… Read More

Why I Can't Buy a Scion FR-S (Even Though I Want To)

By David Thomas  on May 27, 2014

Cars.com named the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S our Best Cars of 2013, and we ended up buying a BRZ for our long-term test fleet. During the following 12 months I discovered it was a practical daily driver on top… Read More

Would We Buy a 2013 Subaru BRZ Again?

By Joe Bruzek  on December 23, 2013

Cars.com's 2013 Subaru BRZ long-term tester marked the first time we purchased the winner of our most prestigious annual award. Cars.com editors named the BRZ and Scion FR-S twins the Best of 2013 as leaders in value, innovation and quality… Read More

Selling Our 2013 Subaru BRZ Wasn't Easy

By Joe Bruzek  on December 10, 2013

We imagined unloading our mostly beloved 2013 Subaru BRZ long-term tester would be a breeze. Not only was the Cars.com tester a loaded Limited trim level with heated seats, high-intensity discharge headlights, navigation, Alcantara and leather interior, and more, but… Read More

Long-Term 2013 Subaru BRZ Gets New Fuel Pump, Runs Better

By Mike Hanley  on October 28, 2013

It's been awhile since we first noticed strange sounds coming from our long-term Subaru BRZ, but we finally had the issue addressed at our local dealership with the installation of a new high-pressure fuel pump, which is under warranty. We… Read More

Consumer Reports Survey Shakes Up Rankings

By David Thomas  on October 27, 2013

The annual car reliability survey conducted by Consumer Reports is one of the most watched in the nation. This year, the approximately 1 million participants had a lot to say, and it shook up the established order of a few… Read More

Tracking the Fuel Economy of Cars.com's 2013 Honda Civic, 2013 Subaru BRZ

By Joe Bruzek  on October 9, 2013

Despite having the keys to our 2013 Subaru BRZ three months before we picked up a 2013 Honda Civic long-term tester, the Civic's odometer is quickly catching that of the BRZ. Summer road trips in the Civic helped rack up… Read More

Cool Compared: Subaru BRZ Versus Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

By Joe Bruzek  on October 4, 2013

Untrained eyes could easily overlook the Mitsubishi Evolution sports sedan. Its front-mounted intercooler for the turbocharged engine, large wing of GSR models and wide fenders are the type of cool features performance nerds appreciate. The turbocharged, all-wheel drive Evo was… Read More

Half-Year Ownership Cost of Cars.com's 2013 Honda Civic

By Joe Bruzek  on September 18, 2013

The six months of ownership and healthy 10,513 miles traveled in our long-term 2013 Honda Civic have been uneventful. Unlike our other long-term tester, a 2013 Subaru BRZ, the Civic hasn't developed any under-hood noises, needed winter tires or been… Read More