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Old 09-25-2012, 02:37 AM   #1
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Toyota GT 86 / Subaru BRZ

When I first saw the toyota 86 I was like "dayam - that's a HOT car"

Got to sit inside one the other day and find out more info on it at a car show

When I sat inside - the interior and cluster felt cheap - bloody hell the car didn't have electric seats

I was thinking my e46 is way better than than this for interior feel

Then I heard its got like a boxy engine which needs to be really thrashed before u get any power out of it

And to top it off - the car does 0 to 60 in 7.86 seconds or something ??? That's not sport performance !! And this is a 2012 model?

But either way I love the look of the car and it's very reasonable brand new price

But prefer my decade old e46's over this one ..

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:40 AM   #2
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Old 09-25-2012, 02:57 AM   #3
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its really a $15k car.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:48 AM   #4
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such a silly car... i mean atleast slap a turbo or supercharger in it. 147kw is a joke! I'd much rather a 2012 WRX.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:48 AM   #5
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brz looks good stanced

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:51 AM   #6
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its really a $15k car.
Yeah but look how weak the US dollar is now. Before you could get an E46 3 series for under $30k. The new F30 3 Series starts at $36k
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:57 AM   #7
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:20 AM   #8
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Time to wake up..still concept though.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:29 AM   #9
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Hey guys, I sat in an entry-level Scion/Subaru/Toyota and was so disappointed because it didn't have all the luxury amenities that my BMW has. Never buying another car again.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:33 AM   #10
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oh, and BTW, your 325 "M sport" isn't going to be too far ahead of that car in the 0-60 or 1/4 mile categories.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:51 AM   #11
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Hey guys, I sat in an entry-level Scion/Subaru/Toyota and was so disappointed because it didn't have all the luxury amenities that my BMW has. Never buying another car again.
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:52 AM   #12
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I would buy it used for like maybe 14k
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Old 09-25-2012, 06:54 AM   #13
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lies. That wing is not nearly big enough to come standard on an STI car.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:09 AM   #15
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It's a sport compact car competing with civics and miatas.

In that light it's pretty fvcking awesome.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:37 AM   #16
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you guys just don't get it

it is the essence of the sports car

A turbo would ruin it
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:42 AM   #17
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Sure, it's the ESSENCE of a sports car. With that said, it's overpriced. I would expect to pay LESS for the ESSENCE. For $26,000+, I would expect something beyond the bare minimum.
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Sure, it's the ESSENCE of a sports car. With that said, it's overpriced. I would expect to pay LESS for the ESSENCE. For $26,000+, I would expect something beyond the bare minimum.
A Civic Si will run you around the same. A GTI will run you more.

Tell me another car you can buy new that is similar. I can't think of any, except perhaps a Miata.
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:58 AM   #19
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A Civic Si will run you around the same. A GTI will run you more.
The following are MSRP's of base models.

Ford Mustang V6: $22,200
Honda Civic Si: $22,355
Mazda MX-5: $23,470
Volkwagen Golf GTI: $23,995
Scion FR-S: $24,995
Subaru BRZ: $25,495

Let's take the Mustang V6 and compare it against the BRZ. Can you imagine what you could drop on that Mustang with $3,300? Upgrade the suspension and you'll have a car that's going to piss off the BRZ through the turns (may not actually hang with it) and absolutely roast it in the straights.
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Old 09-25-2012, 08:02 AM   #20
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They look like great cars. They come well-equipped, too. BRZ at the base price comes with navigation and all.
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