Best value performance car
February 24, 2019
This car is phenomenal if you are in the market for a RWD lightweight performance oriented car. I shopped around for about 2 years for a car that really appealed to me in this price range and market. It strongly competes with the Honda S2000, ND Miata, and Lotus Exige for the light weight and low center of gravity. But it doesn't sacrifice the creature comforts of a modern street car to afford the curb weight. This BRZ still has comfort access, push button start, bluetooth audio and phone, GPS, heated seats, and a rearview camera. The factory head unit leaves a little to be desired and for sure isn't making Audi or Tesla shake in their boots, but it does what you need it to. And the niche market of people in the market for a BRZ aren't usually going to cry about the head unit while they're pounding some canyon or mountian roads or shaving seconds off their autocross times. It is also a basic double din sized head unit which goes with the theme of the car allowing the owner to customize it easily to match whatever they desire. I personally purchased this car to be a fair weather daily commuter and a occasional autocross and road course car. I am the second owner and purchased the vehicle with an edelbrock supercharger already installed so I never experienced the torque dip of the stock FA20. I have also modified it to meet my goals with larger 17x9 Enkei RPF1 wheels and 255/40/17 tires. I have also installed a full exhaust system including a tomei unequal length header to improve low end torque out of boost. I have driven many other sport cars in this market and can guarantee that not many vehicles will give the driver the confidence to throw the car into corner after corner exterminating apex after apex. The factory seats are bolstered perfectly and will hold you in place while weaving the car back and forth trying to maximize the lateral g force. Ultimately, go buy one and you won't be disappointed. And for the price you will save compared to the competing cars, you will have plenty left over to make it exactly how you want it with more left over to spare.