I love this model because it’s my only “everyman” diecast model. Everything else I own is either a supercar or a collectible classic car. Outside of the diecast world, I actually prefer cheaper cars. In real life, I would definitely prefer to buy four $30K cars instead of one $120K car.

Disclosure: I actually wanted a 1:18 scale 2015 WRX (the car I drive in real life), but nobody makes a diecast version. But I still like the BRZ and I love World Rally Blue, so I couldn’t resist. Let me know what you think:

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The hood doesn’t stay up on its own, hence the 1:18 scale broomstick!

One thing I love about AutoArt is that they not only do real-aspect door hinges, but they also open super wide like on the real car.

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The interior in this car is beautiful. Modern AutoArt models manage to make plastic look like the real world material. Whether or not the photo shows it, the seats/dash look like leather instead of plastic. The real car has red stitching, but that’s a lot to ask for, even from AutoArt.

And sorry for no pics of the back seats. I can’t even see them, let alone my iPhone. Hell, even on the real car, it’s impossible to see the back seats unless you mash your face up against the tiny rear quarter window.

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Fuzzy trunk is fuzzy

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Unlike in the interior, these plastic pieces actually look like plastic. But that’s appropriate, since the real engine looks plasticy (the engine in my WRX looks just as plasticy). And for what it’s worth, there’s a huge difference between AutoArt plastic and Maisto/Bburago plastic. Think of it like this: AutoArt makes it out of plastic and chooses whether it should look/feel like plastic, metal, or leather. That’s the kind of witchcraft you pay for when you buy an AutoArt model.