It's hard to believe our one-year test of the BRZ is half over. With 6,343 miles on the odometer, we haven't had to open our wallet for repairs or maintenance yet, but we did fork over plenty of cash preparing our 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited for a Chicago winter and filling up with the required pricey premium fuel.
We've poured just less than $2,000 into the BRZ in addition to the initial purchase price. The $1,978.34 spent on fuel, winter tires, WeatherTech all-weather floormats and swapping out the summer tires in spring breaks down to $329 per month in ownership costs. That could easily drop to $179 per month ($1,074.29) without the winter preparation needed for the rear-wheel-drive sports coupe. That begs the question: Is the BRZ worth it?