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"151 Ft/Lbs @ 6600RPM". When the Toybaru twins were launched, I wanted to love them. Hell, I wanted to grovel at their feet; like most others, bringing gifts of francenscense and muir. But as a long time driver of an NC miata, both on the track and the road, I knew that torque figure wasn't enough to make me happy at that price point. So I did what any moron in my situation would do.

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I bought a Civic.

Illustration for article titled Last Night: Buy BRZ. Today: Snow.

You see, I was shopping for a car when they launched. And I knew after being spoiled not only by a miata, but my previous daily, a 5 speed swapped SVX, the lack of torque would make me cry. So I decided to suck it up and drive a Civic for as long as humanly possible. With 128Ft/Lbs of torque, and a meager 140 HP, I would spend that time driving the Civic re-acclimating to driving the same slow econo-box things that everyone else had. When I could stand it, I would even use the Eco button, which I swear sucks away a few more of those precious pony's.

With the registration on the Civic expiring in March, I FINALLY allowed myself to drive the BRZ/FR-S. I also test drove a new Miata, Rusting, and turbo Genisis. I was going to test drive the Camaro but... well I didn't get that far. I won't go into details just yet, but as can be gandered, the lack of torque doesn't ruin the car.

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Illustration for article titled Last Night: Buy BRZ. Today: Snow.

More updates on the expliots of the BRZ to come. Let me know what you guys want to know about it in the comments below.

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