The Truth About Cars » BRZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 19:30:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » BRZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com What Is This Performance BRZ/FR-S and Where Can We Get One? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/performance-brzfr-s-can-get-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/performance-brzfr-s-can-get-one/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217713 Our friends over at AutoGuide have a juicy story about a patent filing from Toyota that details a decidedly BRZ STI-looking drawing that may signal a performance variant on its way. According to AutoGuide, the patent, which was approved in Japan, was filed by Toyota, but named Subaru-parent company Fuji Heavy Industry as its owner. […]

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Our friends over at AutoGuide have a juicy story about a patent filing from Toyota that details a decidedly BRZ STI-looking drawing that may signal a performance variant on its way. According to AutoGuide, the patent, which was approved in Japan, was filed by Toyota, but named Subaru-parent company Fuji Heavy Industry as its owner. […]

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Don’t Expect Subaru To Follow Toyota To Mazda For BRZ RWD Platform http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/dont-expect-subaru-to-follow-toyota-to-mazda-for-brz-rwd-platform/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/dont-expect-subaru-to-follow-toyota-to-mazda-for-brz-rwd-platform/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2015 18:32:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1101193 According to Car & Driver, the folks in Toyota City are smitten with the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. So much so they’re considering using the platform for the next Toyota GT86, sold as the Scion FR-S in North America. The rumor states what goes for Toyota goes for Subaru’s sports car – the BRZ – as […]

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According to Car & Driver, the folks in Toyota City are smitten with the new Mazda MX-5 Miata. So much so they’re considering using the platform for the next Toyota GT86, sold as the Scion FR-S in North America. The rumor states what goes for Toyota goes for Subaru’s sports car – the BRZ – as […]

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QOTD: What OEM Wheel Designs Make Their Respective Cars Look Cheap? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/qotd-which-oem-wheel-designs-completely-ruin-the-look-of-their-respective-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/qotd-which-oem-wheel-designs-completely-ruin-the-look-of-their-respective-cars/#comments Wed, 10 Jun 2015 16:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1089081 Regulation. It dictates the majority of modern car design. Whether it be for pedestrian safety, crash worthiness, economies of scale, or fuel efficiency, the basic building blocks of modern cars are decided well before pencil is met with freshly-bleached paper (or, these days, before stylus meets tablet). That last item – fuel efficiency – is […]

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Regulation. It dictates the majority of modern car design. Whether it be for pedestrian safety, crash worthiness, economies of scale, or fuel efficiency, the basic building blocks of modern cars are decided well before pencil is met with freshly-bleached paper (or, these days, before stylus meets tablet). That last item – fuel efficiency – is […]

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Revised Toyota 86 Gains Some Style In New Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/revised-toyota-86-gains-style-new-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/revised-toyota-86-gains-style-new-edition/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:30:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=997114 Shopping for a new Toyota 86? The newly revised JDM model is gaining an injection of style for one variant, in the form of the style Cb. AutoGuide says the 86 style Cb — or Cool beauty — is meant to inject fashion sense into the low-cost sports car, featuring a face that wouldn’t look […]

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Shopping for a new Toyota 86? The newly revised JDM model is gaining an injection of style for one variant, in the form of the style Cb. AutoGuide says the 86 style Cb — or Cool beauty — is meant to inject fashion sense into the low-cost sports car, featuring a face that wouldn’t look […]

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QOTD: Choose Your Own Parts-Bin Sporting Coo-Pay http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/qotd-choose-your-own-parts-bin-sporting-coo-pay/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/qotd-choose-your-own-parts-bin-sporting-coo-pay/#comments Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:21:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=751529 Oh my, this Toyobaru GT86 situation is a shame, isn’t it? QC issues, dealer gouging, controversial tire choices, sundial acceleration, the catastrophically depressing drone of the engine as it asthmatically stumbles to its powerless redline before the injector seals fail and it vomits out its component parts in a single “FehhhrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhPOP.” If only the people […]

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Oh my, this Toyobaru GT86 situation is a shame, isn’t it? QC issues, dealer gouging, controversial tire choices, sundial acceleration, the catastrophically depressing drone of the engine as it asthmatically stumbles to its powerless redline before the injector seals fail and it vomits out its component parts in a single “FehhhrrrrrrrrggggggghhhhPOP.” If only the people […]

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Nurburgring Diaries, Part I: 2013 Toyota GT86 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nurburgring-diaries-part-i-2013-toyota-gt86/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/nurburgring-diaries-part-i-2013-toyota-gt86/#comments Sat, 05 Oct 2013 15:31:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=609417 (Everyone please welcome Speed:Sport:Life alumnus and Cayman owner John Kucek to these pages. Upon hearing that John was going to the famous Burgerkingring, I asked him to get me a review of a car not available here. Strictly speaking, he did what I asked him to do. Frankly speaking, if he comes back next time […]

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(Everyone please welcome Speed:Sport:Life alumnus and Cayman owner John Kucek to these pages. Upon hearing that John was going to the famous Burgerkingring, I asked him to get me a review of a car not available here. Strictly speaking, he did what I asked him to do. Frankly speaking, if he comes back next time […]

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Okay, the Subaru BRZ Is Now Perfect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/okay-the-subaru-brz-is-now-perfect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/okay-the-subaru-brz-is-now-perfect/#comments Fri, 21 Jun 2013 17:55:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492928 Last year, the women wept and the teeth were gnashed when we refused to award the Scion FR-S the title of Bestest New Car Spending Marketing Money And Flying People To Fun Places Of 2012. Although we enjoyed the little Subaru to no end — an impression your humble author has since had multiple chances […]

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Last year, the women wept and the teeth were gnashed when we refused to award the Scion FR-S the title of Bestest New Car Spending Marketing Money And Flying People To Fun Places Of 2012. Although we enjoyed the little Subaru to no end — an impression your humble author has since had multiple chances […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: The Aftermarket Fixes All! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/vellum-venom-vignette-the-aftermarket-fixes-all/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/vellum-venom-vignette-the-aftermarket-fixes-all/#comments Thu, 04 Oct 2012 17:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462701 The problem with the FR-S’ unrefined bumps, lumps and Trapezoid Homage to the 1977 Mercury Cougar now has a decent solution.  And what of this workaround?  It’s brutal. It’s borderline inexcusable.  But my goodness, it works…too bad I’m making you click to see it.    BAM, SON! A gigantic wing with mounting points that emulate […]

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The problem with the FR-S’ unrefined bumps, lumps and Trapezoid Homage to the 1977 Mercury Cougar now has a decent solution.  And what of this workaround?  It’s brutal. It’s borderline inexcusable.  But my goodness, it works…too bad I’m making you click to see it.    BAM, SON! A gigantic wing with mounting points that emulate […]

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BRZ/FR-S Hachi-Roku Beats All Cars In Off-The-Lot Race http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/brzfr-s-hachi-roku-beats-all-cars-in-off-the-lot-race/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/brzfr-s-hachi-roku-beats-all-cars-in-off-the-lot-race/#comments Tue, 18 Sep 2012 18:44:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460734 Some bloggers see the BRZ/FR-S (hereinafter hachi-roku) pocket racers as the second coming of Christ, others declared them as declassed by the Hyundai Genesis, the Mazda Miata PRHT (pfft), and of course by the Ford Mustang GT. The hachi-roku may not be the fastest around the race track with Jack Baruth on the wheel and […]

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Some bloggers see the BRZ/FR-S (hereinafter hachi-roku) pocket racers as the second coming of Christ, others declared them as declassed by the Hyundai Genesis, the Mazda Miata PRHT (pfft), and of course by the Ford Mustang GT. The hachi-roku may not be the fastest around the race track with Jack Baruth on the wheel and […]

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Honda Civic Si Dominates Subaru BRZ In Track Test http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/honda-civic-si-dominates-subaru-brz-in-track-test/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/honda-civic-si-dominates-subaru-brz-in-track-test/#comments Thu, 16 Aug 2012 19:03:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457121 AutoGuide’s twin team of track terror, time-trialer Dave Pratte and editor Colum Wood, have returned to Toronto Motorsports Park to take the Subaru BR-Z and the Honda Civic Si to the extreme limit and beyond. What did they find? “Truth be told,” Pratte notes, “it takes an experienced FWD pilot to get the most out […]

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AutoGuide’s twin team of track terror, time-trialer Dave Pratte and editor Colum Wood, have returned to Toronto Motorsports Park to take the Subaru BR-Z and the Honda Civic Si to the extreme limit and beyond. What did they find? “Truth be told,” Pratte notes, “it takes an experienced FWD pilot to get the most out […]

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NSFW: Stark Naked Pictures Of Toyota 86, Subaru BRZ, Scion FRS, Hachi-Roku http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/nsfw-stark-naked-pictures-of-toyota-86-subaru-brz-scion-frs-hachi-roku/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/nsfw-stark-naked-pictures-of-toyota-86-subaru-brz-scion-frs-hachi-roku/#comments Wed, 23 May 2012 11:56:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=445690 It is a little bit like showing breasts at a plastic surgeon congress: At the annual meeting of the JSAE, the Japanese version of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Subaru totally disrobed its BRZ and shows it to a strictly professional audience. According to a quick image search on Google, this would be the first […]

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It is a little bit like showing breasts at a plastic surgeon congress: At the annual meeting of the JSAE, the Japanese version of the Society of Automotive Engineers, Subaru totally disrobed its BRZ and shows it to a strictly professional audience. According to a quick image search on Google, this would be the first […]

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Pre-Production Review: 2013 Scion FR-S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/pre-production-review-2013-scion-fr-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/pre-production-review-2013-scion-fr-s/#comments Wed, 09 May 2012 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443221 Scion has had a sordid past. Originally, Scion was Toyota’s solution to a lack of 18-25 year old shoppers. Over the past 9 years however Scion has lost their way and lost their youth. Their median buyer just turned 42. The tC coupe, which started out as a car for college kids, now has a […]

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Scion has had a sordid past. Originally, Scion was Toyota’s solution to a lack of 18-25 year old shoppers. Over the past 9 years however Scion has lost their way and lost their youth. Their median buyer just turned 42. The tC coupe, which started out as a car for college kids, now has a […]

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TTAC Publishes Exclusive Picture Of Supply-Constrained Subaru BRZ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ttac-publishes-exclusive-picture-of-supply-constrained-subaru-brz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/ttac-publishes-exclusive-picture-of-supply-constrained-subaru-brz/#comments Wed, 14 Mar 2012 13:53:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434937 Car & Driver horrified lovers of unadulterated driving fun with the news that “just 6000 Subaru BRZ sports cars will be allocated to the U.S. for the 2013 model year.” The source of that report is somehow suspect: “A Subaru dealer.” Car and Driver’s telephone budget must have been cut. The magazine consulted Subaru’s website […]

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Car & Driver horrified lovers of unadulterated driving fun with the news that “just 6000 Subaru BRZ sports cars will be allocated to the U.S. for the 2013 model year.” The source of that report is somehow suspect: “A Subaru dealer.” Car and Driver’s telephone budget must have been cut. The magazine consulted Subaru’s website […]

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