I see your point but I also see theirs. They are not wrong for ragging on the stang for being 3800 lbs. Yes it is a great car but it is also a pig. Personally I think other than the size/weight of the car and how poorly it is packaged it is a great car.
Every car has its drawbacks weight/packaging is the mustangs.
The BRZs drawback is the lack of an engine. If the BRZ even had the ford TurBRO 2.3 it would be game over... against almost any other car under 100k
It is hard to argue the fact that the BRZ has the same interior space as a mustang that;
weighs 1000lbs more
is 22 inches! longer
6 inches wider
3 inches taller
A lot of the length is eaten up in engine room. Can you stuff a V8 in a FRS? Does the FRS have a trunk? Oh right, only 6.9 cu ft. Mustang has 13.5 in theirs.
Would I love a lighter Mustang? Sure, with that engine it would be even more ridiculous of a performance bargain and put even more higher end cars to shame. Am I fine with how much it weighs? Yep. People, esepecially forum bro's on a GOLF FORUM will never like the Mustang. Plain and simple.
I really want to like the FRS/BRZ. But they are ugly and underpowered. Sure, they handle. But a Mustang can outhandle it. I'll give it to you that the FRS/BRZ likely FEELS like it handles better. But I would much rather have power, a V8 and actual real handling over feel.