3: Infotainment System sucks
The interior of the BRZ is modern, if uninspiring. The stereo head-unit highlights this conundrum. It’s a big touch-screen, but has glare and is frustrating to use. It’s slow, and not intuitive, with tiny buttons, and poor graphics on the navigation screen. Additionally, with the lack of steering-wheel mounted controls, you needed to take your eyes off the road to use the touch-screen, and hitting the wrong on-screen button (which happened often) is a further distraction.
Furthermore, the car doesn’t have an integrated mic, so just beside the vanity mirror is this strange looking microphone, which looks absolutely tragic in a brand new, 2013 vehicle.