This is a discussion on 2004 WRX vs 2013 BRZ within the Comparison: WRX vs World forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by twheelie Try driving/riding Asian vehicles around Harley people and you might start enjoying Biebers (beekers) Woah woah. ...
I had a fun time driving my BRZ in a high performance environment at a local driver's education event hosted by the Porsche Club of America. I was very impressed with how well balanced the car is. I made some good friends, all Porsche owners, and they too were impressed with my little blue sports car. I highly recommend that type of event for those of you with a need for speed. Totally legal high speed fun! Their moto is "On pavement - good. Off pavement - bad." Pretty much anything on the pavement was encouraged.
As for the BRZ crowd and their lack of waving. Coming from WRX, I'm used to spotting and waving at other Subie drivers. But I must say, even in my World Rally Blue BRZ, I can count on one hand the number of return waves I've got from other Subie drivers. What's up with that?
- 2013 BRZ Limited, WRB, manual
- 2002 WRX WRB Sport Wagon (Stage 1) SOLD
- 1968 Mercury Cougar w/ custom 331ci stroker & 5-spd
~Best 1/4 mi ET: 13.00 Video here--> http://s55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...t=MVI_0378.mp4
~Best 1/4 mi Trap Speed: 109mph
The BRZ is a nice vehicle and I enjoy seeing them on the streets. It's different and that's what I think makes them unique within the subaru line. I own a 2002 bug eye WRX and try to keep it as clean as possible. I've moved up to Vermont, so I'm cringing everytime I drive out on the salted roads. Most of the subaru drivers here are cool, and wave often. I do a friendly wave back or smile back. It's fun seeing other subarus and wonder what mods they could have possibly done as they zoom past by.
I've never really raced as I love my car and doing anything foolish can mean the end to my car and life. There are some people here who like to take off, but I keep it cool. Sure there is the spirited side that speeds a little and go fast on the corners but that's all. Overall, I rather drive like a turtle than get a ticket. Some of the drivers here are more harsh and often I see the cops light flash on going after people.
I drive a 2010 FXT on WRX suspension and 98% of the time have good interactions w/ WRX guys on the road. Other than 1 douch in a bugeye that tried to run me down crossing my street you guys are a pretty cool crowd. I have only seen 2 brz's while driving, both wanted to race, it's not too personal. Great little cars and they want to test 'em. I've seen plenty of WRX YouTube videos doing the same.
Seeing as how the BRZ only has 200hp and 150lbs of torque then I would say the wrx smokes the brz/frs