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This is Subaru – but not as you know it. Ok maybe that’s because it’s Toyota too. Developed in partnership to create the Subaru BRZ and the Toyota GT86, these affordable sporty coupes are bringing the segment back to life with a vengeance. Ignoring Subaru’s world renowned 4WD rally car heritage, this proper RWD sports car is much more about a beautifully pure driving experience over breakneck supercar speed. The Subaru BRZ is right in so many ways and might possibly be the ultimate in affordable driving thrills.

Aesthetically, it’s almost identical to its Toyota GT86 brethren; everything except the slightly different front grille and the badges. Arguably, there is a slightly sportier feel about thenSubaru BRZ too. The styling is dynamic and sporty without being too ostentatious. There are short overhangs, bolstered wheel arches and a muscular stance which combines with hawk eye headlights, a smart rear spoiler and the 17” alloys which

If you’re looking at the SUV market, it’s likely that well-established names such as the Nissan Qashqai are on your list. What, you may ask, has Subaru got to add to the mix? Well, the answer comes in the form of the Subaru XV. The ‘XV’ is apparently shorthand for Crossover. Subaru aims to offer a car that’s designed mainly for urban use but with the type of 4×4 capabilities that makes driving in all sorts of challenging conditions that bit easier. So does the Subaru XV achieve what it sets out to do? We’ve identified 4 good reasons to take a closer look at this vehicle if you’re in the market for car lease deals on an extremely capable compact SUV that’s also fun to drive. These are:

  • Strong performance – whatever the conditions
  • Smart looks and plenty of room
  • Economical to run
  • Decent features as standard

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What’s the lowdown with the 2012 Subaru BRZ?

We all have our own ideas about what constitutes a great sports car. If you’re looking at the Subaru stable for car lease deals on a rally replica, you’ll probably find what you’re looking for in the form of the Impreza WRX. For those with a more refined view of what constitutes a great car, it’s coupe all the way and the Subaru model to look at is the 2012 Subaru BRZ.

In terms of comparisons, the 2012 Subaru BRZ lines up on the starting grid with the likes of the Audi TT and Toyota GT86. So why do I need to take a look at Subaru’s offering? Three reasons: an outstanding ride, great looks (both outside and in) and realistic ownership costs. These combine to make the 2012 Subaru BRZ a pretty tempting prospect.

An outstanding ride

 

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