Driving impressions – 2017 BRZ

The BRZ is new and improved for 2017, here are my driving impressions.

Driving impressions are the best way to judge a car. With a little over 400 miles on my new 2017 Subaru BRZ, I share some thoughts on how it drives. I have to say, this thing is a blast to drive, and a lot like my previous 2013 Scion FRS! A scenic drive through the foothills of Colorado makes for an enjoyable driving experience.  While cruising through the mountains I am able to get a good feel for the car, sharing my thoughts as I drive. In addition, I compared the driving behavior of my 2017 BRZ versus my 2013 Scion FRS. There are a lot of new things in the 2017 Subaru BRZ, but it is also very much the same as previous model year cars.

2017 Subaru BRZ review

In this video I will be bringing you my brand new 2017 Subaru BRZ review!

I traded in my 2013 Scion FRS for this beautiful world rally blue pearl BRZ. This 2017 BRZ is the updated model of the previous year BRZ/FRS (now Toyota 86) twins. Included in this model refresh is new exterior styling along with LED lights and a backup camera. Next, the interior has push button start as well as steering wheel controls on the leather wheel. In addition, the car boasts 5 more horsepower/5 lb-ft more of torque. Lastly, a revised final drive changes the gearing which results quicker acceleration. This 2017 Subaru BRZ review is the first of many in my new Project BRZ YouTube series! Make sure to stay tuned for more videos and I hope you enjoy!

 

Sparco seat mount vs Buddy Club

Does a Sparco seat mount weigh more than a Buddy Club seat mount?

In my quest to save more weight on my 2013 Scion FRS, I had to find a lightweight seat mount. The Sparco seat mount turns out to be very heavy. My Sparco EVO race seat with the Sparco mounting kit weighed just as much as my stock seat! I had to come up with a better solution. I searched around until I came up with another option. The Buddy Club seat mount appeared to be the best option when trying to save weight with a race seat setup. Once I had both products in hand, I set out to find out exactly how much weight savings was to be gained by switching from the Sparco seat mount to the Buddy club.