What used Subaru BRZ coupe will I get for my budget?
There was a limit imposed upon Subaru by Toyota (the BRZ is related to the Toyota GT86) regarding how many BRZs they could sell in relation to GT86s. This means that there are quite a lot more of one than the other. Because of this, prices for the BRZ starting at around £12,000, whereas you can find higher-mileage GT86s for around £9000. Automatics are rarer still and start at £15,000.
For between £12,000 and £14,000 you'll find plenty of 2013 or 2014 cars in great condition with an average mileage, between £14,000 and £16,000 will get you into a 2016 car with a lower than average mileage, while £15,000-£17,000 gets you a good 2017 car, with 2018 and 2019 variants starting at around £17,000. Pay between £17,000 and £21,000 on a good 2019 or 2020 model.
If you get an automatic BRZ, then your economy, according to the official figure will be better at 39.8mpg.
Road tax for anything registered before April 2017 can be quite expensive, with the manual costing slightly more at £240 per year and the automatic £190. If you buy a BRZ made after 2017 then tax drops to £155 for both versions, because no version of the BRZ cost more than £40,000 when it was new.
Subaru servicing can be expensive so it is worth checking with your local dealer to find out as a rough guide how much it might be.
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