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Old March 10th   #101
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I don't think some dealerships get it.

When I was younger and less informed on cars Bill Penney wanted 5 down on an Eclipse GT before I could test drive it, and the only one they had on the lot was an automatic.

I said to heckwith it and bought a saturn. Point is, if I was gonna buy a car, I was gonna drive it first, and if I was gonna drive one to make a decision on buying it, it was gonna be a manual trans.

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Old March 12th   #102
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Yeah, I don't think I'll ever buy a car without driving it. The only one I did was my Corvette, but I did take a really fun ride in it first. That sold me on it for sure.
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Old March 13th   #103
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Looks like on 6000 BRZ's will be sent to the US in 2013.

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Looks like on 6000 BRZ's will be sent to the US in 2013.

http://i.autoblog.com/2012/03/13/pre...ntent=FaceBook
and sad at the same time?


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Old March 13th   #105
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If they get popular and don't adjust production there may be a shortage or inflation of pricing
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I think that's the whole idea.
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If there is any increase in price I won't even consider buying one. This car is on my short list of vehicles to look at when buying a newer car in a year or two, and it also happens to be the least expensive of the bunch. Any more of a price increase and there's no reason not to buy a 370Z or Boss 302.
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Brochure on the Subaru BRZ:



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i have a stack of those....
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Owner's manual for the BRZ is live

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I hope so!
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Brochure on the Subaru BRZ
Also available on the Subaru website in PDF format if you want a hard copy.
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I hope so!
i meant for anyone that wants one, i have several to hand out.
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i meant for anyone that wants one, i have several to hand out.
Depending on how many you have, I'd bring a stack to the Speakerbox meet. I'm sure a lot of people there would be interested. That and the TAC driving school this weekend.
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Scion has always been a friend to the automotive aftermarket, and with the new Scion FR-S, the tuner sect is about to get even more friendly with the brand. Evidence of this close relationship with aftermarket companies can be found in the measuring session Scion hosted at Toyota’s North American headquarters in Torrance, Calif., where numerous tuner brands were invited to take measurements for future parts and get an up-close look at the car. We spoke with many aftermarket companies at the event. Their overall response to Scion’s new front-engine, rear-drive coupe? Overwhelmingly positive.

Scion’s list of invited guests included such tuner industry stalwarts as AEM, DC Sports, Whiteline, and ACT (Advanced Clutch Technology). Also invited were wheel companies like Velox and König, and car audio specialists like Schosche. But those are just a few of the specialty equipment companies in attendance, with many more scheduled to take measurements after we left. Scion provided a number of pre-production cars for inspection, and companies were allowed to get under the car to measure various components, take apart the interior to check clearances for aftermarket audio systems, and poke around in the engine bay to see if there’s any room for improvement.

Airaid, a company known mostly for its truck performance intake systems, went the high-tech route by digitally mapping the engine bay with a 3D scanner. After making a full 3D rendering of the FR-S’ stock intake system, Airaid engineer Clayton Rietz said many parts appear similar to the intake of the Toyota Tacoma—a vehicle for which Airaid already produces an intake system. If that’s the case, a cold-air intake kit for the FR-S might not require much development, meaning go-fast parts could hit the market sooner.

Subaru, which took on the bulk of the development for the FR-S and BRZ, left its mark all over the car, as suspension, exhaust, and brake parts are all stamped with the Subaru logo. Going over the car’s undercarriage with the suspension experts at Whiteline, it appeared many parts might be shared with existing Subaru models. If those components are indeed similar, an aftermarket suspension system could be a test fit away.

Just a peek into the FR-S’ fender wells revealed the car was designed with aftermarket wheels in mind. The inner lips of the front fenders are already smooth, meaning fender rolling won’t be required for that ultra-flush fitment. Both front and rear brake calipers are compact and flush with the wheel hubs, practically eliminating any clearance issues. The rear wheel wells are particularly roomy, since the rear shocks are inboard of the inner fender lining. Several wheel experts mentioned the possibility of fitting 10-inch-wide wheels in the rear with little to no modification.

Based on what we’ve seen at this measuring session, the FR-S certainly fits with Scion’s tuner-friendly image, and has the potential to inject new life into the waning import aftermarket. The Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ recently began production, meaning we won’t have to wait long to see just what the aftermarket can do with this automotive blank canvas.

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Just got one of the brochures that Beck has from one of my co-workers. The salesman at Landers McLarty Subaru said around 4-6 weeks is the ETA on the BRZ. Fairly typical time frame from all the other talk and speculation.

More updates though?

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4242


Samir...you were right, I do have an obsession with this car.
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Just got one of the brochures that Beck has from one of my co-workers. The salesman at Landers McLarty Subaru said around 4-6 weeks is the ETA on the BRZ. Fairly typical time frame from all the other talk and speculation.

More updates though?

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4242


Samir...you were right, I do have an obsession with this car.
I've already posted that link. See above.

Nothing wrong with being obsessed with this car. It's a great vehicle with a ton of potential. I have a great appreciation for well-engineered machines and the Subaru guys had their thinking caps on with this one. The whole car makes sense.
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If this is legitimate...here is the price!

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Hm. That's pretty close to BRZ pricing..
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