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Old 04-13-2012, 04:53 PM   #29
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I'd probably go with a used 370Z
And I just threw up in my mouth a bit
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:14 PM   #30
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And I just threw up in my mouth a bit
Why? That would be the first car on my list if the BRZ didn't exist. What's wrong with it?

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If the weather wasn't as good as it is here in So Cal I'd go for the WRX in a heartbeat. (Ironically it's raining right now)

If on the off chance something happens where I absolutely need 4 doors or a big hatch, I'll get a WRX.

The gas mileage, seating position and shifter turn me off, plus the base WRX doesn't have HIDs. Otherwise if you want power and a great aftermarket and need the space like Tyler says, than it's a no brainer.

Although if you can find a Mustang GT for that price...

Honestly there aren't any cars like the BRZ, except for the Miata, and maybe an S2000 but they are too much of a compromise. I'd wait for the BRZ unless you absolutely need a car right now.
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Old 04-13-2012, 05:24 PM   #32
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Why? That would be the first car on my list if the BRZ didn't exist. What's wrong with it?
Meh, it's just personal preference is all.

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It's not biggy and there is a whole FRS/BRZ v 370 thread for this.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:42 PM   #33
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So happy i don't live in the US when i read this thread, so bad you guys can't import what you want!
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:02 PM   #34
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Thanks for all the input guys. I'm going to wait to hear from the dealership about availability, and then make my decision. It's not quite as simple as "don't settle" actually, since neither I nor my parents would feel comfortable having me wait for a brand new manual BRZ until I'm in California, for multiple reasons. But yeah, there really is no other car quite like it, IMO. If I can get it before I leave, then great. If not, then I'll probably get a WRX. Will I be satisfied? We'll see. 370Z is probably out of the question, but I'll have to test drive it first.

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I would do anything for an R34 Skyline, regardless of practicality. I'd also love an NSX, which isn't illegal in the US, but hard to find with low miles and sub $30K. Possibly my two favorite cars ever...
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:02 PM   #35
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okay so im still a little confused. why cant you just wait until you move?
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okay so im still a little confused. why cant you just wait until you move?
This. What dodgy Texan shenanigans MUST be completed before heading to California?
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:25 AM   #37
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Except for the back seat I've got what you want.


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Maybe I can wait until I get there, I'm not sure. I'll have to talk it over with my parents. But Texan shenanigans cannot easily be avoided.

Man, the Miata looks so old now. And I wish it had a bit more power. And yes, a backseat. If the S2000 was a bit longer and had a backseat, I'd be all over it.
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That's an easy one. Drive the Civ until you get your BRZ (from a dealer in CA if delayed).

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Fees must be paid within 20 days of entry or residency to avoid penalties. Any vehicle owned by a California resident must be registered within 20 days of entry into California unless a special permit was obtained. Nonresidents whose vehicles are properly registered to them in their home state or jurisdiction may operate their vehicles in California until they:
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I bought a car from Virginia shipped to CA, insured/drove it a couple weeks then kept it garaged. Didn't feel like paying CA registration/tax/license because I was moving to Kansas in 3 months. After the move, Kansas DMV dinged me for not registering within 60 days of obtaining the car. A whopping $12 penalty. I got away with cheaper Kansas registration/tax/license.

Not the same situation but just wanted to point out sometimes DMV late fees/penalties are next to nothing. Not sure how important registration would be though if pulled over in CA with TX registration paid through the year. Insurance is a no-brainer.
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That's an easy one. Drive the Civ until you get your BRZ (from a dealer in CA if delayed).


I bought a car from Virginia shipped to CA, insured/drove it a couple weeks then kept it garaged. Didn't feel like paying CA registration/tax/license because I was moving to Kansas in 3 months. After the move, Kansas DMV dinged me for not registering within 60 days of obtaining the car. A whopping $12 penalty. I got away with cheaper Kansas registration/tax/license.

Not the same situation but just wanted to point out sometimes DMV late fees/penalties are next to nothing. Not sure how important registration would be though if pulled over in CA with TX registration paid through the year. Insurance is a no-brainer.
Interesting info on registration. I'll have to look into that some more.

By the way, I totally forgot about the 2012 Civic Si Coupe. Anyone test drive one of those?
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2013 Mustang V6, that's my suggestion.
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2013 Mustang V6, that's my suggestion.


Its gotta be a V8 or nothing when it comes to that type of car.
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