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Old 11-08-2019, 12:34 PM   #127
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I'm only 36 but judging from the last car meet I went to, that's considered "older" lol.
Come to an Idaho British Car Club meet. You won't feel "older". Our news letters have an obituaries section.
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Old 11-15-2019, 03:27 AM   #129
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I'll be 72 next month. Bought my 2016 FRS 2.0 because I gave my 2007 Yaris to my daughter in-law. Went to the Toyota dealer in search of a nice sedate Corolla. Well,they had a FRS on the showroom floor,so I thought I'd sit in it while I waited for a salesperson.

I asked if I could drive it home to ask the wife for her opinion. She said , what the hell,you've always had utilitarian cars,so let yourself have some fun. ,get it!!
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Old 11-15-2019, 10:28 AM   #131
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I'll be 72 next month. Bought my 2016 FRS 2.0 because I gave my 2007 Yaris to my daughter in-law. Went to the Toyota dealer in search of a nice sedate Corolla. Well,they had a FRS on the showroom floor,so I thought I'd sit in it while I waited for a salesperson.

I asked if I could drive it home to ask the wife for her opinion. She said , what the hell,you've always had utilitarian cars,so let yourself have some fun. ,get it!!
That is EXACTLY why you should buy a car like this. Enjoy!!!!
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Old 11-24-2019, 09:11 AM   #132
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Just turned 55. Never had a fun car. Wife green-lighted the BRZ after we did some online research.

Will be picking up my 2020 blue BRZ next week. Very excited!
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Old 11-27-2019, 09:37 AM   #133
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Only 52? You're still just a kid, I've got more than a decade on you.

If you haven't done it already, take a BRZ/86 for an extended test drive. Then go back and do it again a week later. I liked it the first time, but the second test drive was what sealed it. You might get the same 'yeah, this is it' confirmatory feeling I did (or you might decide it's not for you).

If you like it, go for it. Life is short. For most people, they get to a point in life where it's not fun anymore (or they're just not able) to climb down in and up out of a low, small sports car, and no longer fun to row your own gears. I hope for myself that day is still down the road, but I know it'll come. Enjoy it now.
Update: AnalogMan, I took your advice, test drove it a couple of times on different weekends, in different weather conditions. SOLD!

Used some of money I'd been saving for a "someday" cabin in the woods. But "someday" isn't guaranteed, and the BRZ opens up many opportunities (daily driving, autocross, maybe tracksprint) that are available now, not in some misty-maybe future.

Haven't stopped smiling since I brought it home. Thank you. Thrilled to be joining the group of oldsters, youngsters, and in-betweensters that also love driving their twins.
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Age doesn't matter here, what matters is enjoying a lot of stuff which was missing in entire life and cherish it. I just turned 59 and this BRZ is still learning car for me even though I have been driving over a year now. Here and there I mess up and sometimes driving is smooth like butter. Not sure what happens to me days. I never use music, but enjoying the engine rumbling sound.
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I'll be 72 next month. Bought my 2016 FRS 2.0 because I gave my 2007 Yaris to my daughter in-law. Went to the Toyota dealer in search of a nice sedate Corolla. Well,they had a FRS on the showroom floor,so I thought I'd sit in it while I waited for a salesperson.

I asked if I could drive it home to ask the wife for her opinion. She said , what the hell,you've always had utilitarian cars,so let yourself have some fun. ,get it!!
It was wise of you to ask your wife and wiser still to not ask twice.
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Been a few decades since I owned my last big block Mopar but when I did I was the young guy that "ruined" it. Cut up the rare Coronet R/T hood to install a shaker scoop and 6 pack off a Challenger. Jacked the rear end up about 6" by using "spacers" blocks. Cut away part of the underbody to install headers and side pipes. All in all a bunch of stuff that I would just look at and shake my head today.
Someday I will have another and promise I won't do any of that shit to it.
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Old 11-28-2019, 02:02 AM   #137
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Update: AnalogMan, I took your advice, test drove it a couple of times on different weekends, in different weather conditions. SOLD!

Used some of money I'd been saving for a "someday" cabin in the woods. But "someday" isn't guaranteed, and the BRZ opens up many opportunities (daily driving, autocross, maybe tracksprint) that are available now, not in some misty-maybe future.

Haven't stopped smiling since I brought it home. Thank you. Thrilled to be joining the group of oldsters, youngsters, and in-betweensters that also love driving their twins.
CONGRATULATIONS!!! I hope you have a lot of fun with the car!

I think you bought the car for the right reasons. As you said, most people put things off for “someday”, and then realize too late that ‘someday’ is never going to happen. If you find your dream cabin that you want more than the BRZ, you can always sell the car. Until then, just enjoy each and every time you get behind the wheel.
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Old 11-28-2019, 01:23 PM   #138
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Shoot, this happens? I just started to get gray hairs growing out of my ears.

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It's good to learn there are lots of "older" owners. I am 41. I seriously thought I will be one of the oldest owners. Wish i will be able to drive a sportscar for a while longer (bought the BRZ to haul my youngish girls and wife around town), though it's been a bit harder to get in and out of the BRZ in the winter with the parker.
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