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Old 03-23-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Autoweek full test review

Another rave:

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...IEWS/120329931
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Old 03-23-2012, 10:16 AM   #2
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Sweeeeeet! I've been like this pretty much all morning reading these - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VLnWf1sQkjY
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gr8 review. loved these two parts:

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In a word: sensational. A few years ago, the Hyundai Genesis coupe seemed as it could mark the return of the affordable and agile rear-wheel-drive sports car. However, it came in too heavy and not refined enough. The BRZ packs everything you look for in a sports car, including a tight and responsive chassis, a comfortable driving position and sporty looks. It is a riot to pilot. We spent a day hammering the BRZ on the twisty roads through the Alps in southern France.

the first bit is exactly how i feel about the new Camaro, which for a good while was my dream "sports" car. the BRZ is here to save the day, and boy am i glad i didn't do something stupid and try to get into one of those things only to regret it upon the BRZ's arrival.

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Do I want it?

If you've been waiting for an affordable rear-drive sports car then yes, you do--badly. In short, the Subaru BRZ marks the return of what you crave. The philosophy Subaru followed while developing this car should be music to a car enthusiast's ears, with light weight, a low center of gravity and rear-wheel drive being the pillars.

yes indeed, i want this car....BADLY.
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Another new review claiming April 20 sale date.

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012...IEWS/120329931

"When the BRZ goes on sale on April 20, two trim levels will be offered, Premium and Limited. Standard features on all models include a front strut tower brace, xenon headlights, touch-screen navigation system and satellite radio. Upgrading to the Limited version gains Alcantara seat inserts with leather bolsters, heated front seats and exterior mirrors, dual-zone climate controls, fog lights, keyless entry and push-button start."

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gr8 review. loved these two parts:

the first bit is exactly how i feel about the new Camaro, which for a good while was my dream "sports" car. the BRZ is here to save the day, and boy am i glad i didn't do something stupid and try to get into one of those things only to regret it upon the BRZ's arrival.

yes indeed, i want this car....BADLY.
Working from home today, and I have to stop reading these reviews, from the sounds I'm making my wife thinks I'm watching porn.
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Let her keep thinking that... it'll have less impact on the household budget ;-)
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Let her keep thinking that... it'll have less impact on the household budget ;-)
Hah, probably!

Actually, SheWhoMustBeObeyedHawk is all on board. We saw the BRZ at a recent auto show, and she was making googoo eyes at it from across the floor before I even told her what it was.
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Dammit... I don't want anymore reviews. I'm already convinced.

Can you just stop teasing us now Subaru!?
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Dammit... I don't want anymore reviews. I'm already convinced.

Can you just stop teasing us now Subaru!?
i know!

98% of the forum is pretty convinced..we just need more magazine and internet reviews to get others interested in the car that arn't part of the forum.
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i know!

98% of the forum is pretty convinced..we just need more magazine and internet reviews to get others interested in the car that arn't part of the forum.
so that SOA will import MAWR BRZ's!!!
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But a ford Mustang is better value cuz...

MOAR POWERS!!!!!!


skidpad/slalom numbers are pretty crazy for this car considering it lacks what lots of people believes it needs.

This car seems like the non-exotic version of a Lotus Elise/Exige without the hefty comfort compromises.
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But a ford Mustang is better value cuz...

MOAR POWERS!!!!!!
and MAOR cheap plastic and a live rear axle (which is pretty good in the latest S197 i must say, but it'll still twitch the rear out easily if you mash the accelerator down hard enough- i've done it).
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This car seems like the non-exotic version of a Lotus Elise/Exige without the hefty comfort compromises.
I see it more as an attainable 911. 95% of the experience at 1/4 the price.
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I see it more as an attainable 911. 95% of the experience at 1/4 the price.
that's exactly how I see it. Used 911, M3, or Lotus was my plan for my next car until I heard about the BRZ. I think it will be just as much fun without the headaches of owning a used performance car, and that's also why I don't get why people are complaining about the 25k price. It's a steal for $25k IMO.
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I see it more as an attainable 911. 95% of the experience at 1/4 the price.
Man, I hope you are right - in the automotive realm nothing has ever come close to driving my father's 911, bliss on wheels.
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Expect a review this week!
Review's already been up all day! - see other thread @ http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=4397
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i know!

98% of the forum is pretty convinced..we just need more magazine and internet reviews to get others interested in the car that arn't part of the forum.
I don't want them to be interested, at least until 2013. Demand is going to exceed supply for several months, my dealer said they are only getting 5 FR-Ss initially and three are already spoken for. We all know what that will do to pricing....
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Dammit... I don't want anymore reviews. I'm already convinced.

Can you just stop teasing us now Subaru!?

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i know!

98% of the forum is pretty convinced..we just need more magazine and internet reviews to get others interested in the car that arn't part of the forum.

and the right PRICE!!! lol
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[QUOTE=Sasquachulator;163915]But a ford Mustang is better value cuz...

MOAR POWERS!!!!!!

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and very unconfortable...my friend just bought a GT and wow that thing was a pain in the butt and there's soooooo many blind spots..worse then the BRZ
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