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Old 11-04-2019, 08:25 PM   #15
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I'd be surprised if a new BRZ/86 ever happens, let alone in the next 3-4 years. The current one didn't drum up the necessary sales to warrant a new one. Plus with the impending global economic downturn, the chances turn to almost zero.
Can you show me fields of unsold Twins? Did they take some to the crusher? If not then they planned how many to make and sold what they made. They were never looking for Corolla sales numbers from them. Sales numbers are meaningless unless you have access to their five year business plan and can show they missed the target. The number they make is not changed on the fly so the numbers were set at least 3 years before each model year. If people wanted more they could not have built them. If they wanted less there would be left overs parked everywhere. As it is they seemed to have guessed pretty much bang on.
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Can you show me fields of unsold Twins? Did they take some to the crusher? If not then they planned how many to make and sold what they made. They were never looking for Corolla sales numbers from them. Sales numbers are meaningless unless you have access to their five year business plan and can show they missed the target. The number they make is not changed on the fly so the numbers were set at least 3 years before each model year. If people wanted more they could not have built them. If they wanted less there would be left overs parked everywhere. As it is they seemed to have guessed pretty much bang on.
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lol 50ish BRZ sitting at what I'm guessing is the largest Subaru dealer in NA (the one in Colorado) while over 100k are happily on the road is nothing.
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lol 50ish BRZ sitting at what I'm guessing is the largest Subaru dealer in NA (the one in Colorado) while over 100k are happily on the road is nothing.
In winter! Probably all gone that spring.
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In winter! Probably all gone that spring.

Isn't that a BRZ WORLD meet?
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Possibly.
that's heuberger.

and if they've got overstock, it's their own fault.

i wanted to pick up my car in person, only asked that they ensure they have 'a' 6-speed, WRB limited in stock in 3 months(i needed to make the necessary plans 3 months in advance). they wouldn't guarantee anything, even with a hefty deposit. they were only interested in selling a car within the same month.
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Even though the BRZ/86 is really a Subaru creation
not calling you a liar, but is that true? i always thought it was a toyota with a subaru engine? that makes me happier knowing that my brz is more subaru than i had previously thought.
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not calling you a liar, but is that true? i always thought it was a toyota with a subaru engine? that makes me happier knowing that my brz is more subaru than i had previously thought.
this is like arguing that you're more like your dad while sounding like your mom.
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not calling you a liar, but is that true? i always thought it was a toyota with a subaru engine? that makes me happier knowing that my brz is more subaru than i had previously thought.
Toyota D-4S, Toyota badges, ummmmmmm, Toyota oil filter, ummmmmmmmmmmmmmm, user manual, ummmmmmm, nope, that's all I can think of.

Pretty much every panel and other part that is labeled by the car brand has Subaru on it

It doesn't really matter which badge is on it, in the big picture, they are both the same.

Toybaru/Subyota
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not calling you a liar, but is that true? i always thought it was a toyota with a subaru engine? that makes me happier knowing that my brz is more subaru than i had previously thought.
Toyota did more with this collaboration than they did on the new Supra. But it’s more a Subaru than Toyota.

It’s a modified Impreza chassis with all things Subaru. Toyota’s contribution was fuel injection, transmission, differential and the design of the interior / exterior.
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Unfortunately, I think you're absolutely right on the timing of a new BRZ/86. The simple reason is, it's just not that important of a car to Toyota.

Toyota is a gigantic, sclerotic behemoth of a company. Despite being the largest car company on Earth, they're very conservative and cautious. They're chasing The Big Sales. Camrys. SUVs. Cars that sell in volumes of hundreds of thousands per year. They sell about 2% as many 86's as they do Camrys. Think about that. Two percent. Annual 86 revenues for them equal about a week of Camry sales.

You have to give them credit for being interested enough in niches to even make a sports car at all, let alone two (BRZ/86 and the Supra). But it's just not a high priority for them.

Even though the BRZ/86 is really a Subaru creation, Toyota is calling the shots. They're 10 times bigger than Subaru. They put up half the money for the project. They recently announced increasing their ownership stake in Subaru. To give credit where credit is due again, the whole BRZ/86 thing may not have even happened without Toyota's money. As much as I and all of us love Subaru, they might not have been able to dedicate the resources to creating the BRZ on their own.

But when you dance with an 800 lb gorilla, you're finished dancing when the gorilla is.

In general, as I've said before, the absolute rules about new cars are:

1) it always takes longer than you think,
2) it's never quite as good as you hoped, and
3) even with Japanese cars, do you really want to buy the first model year?

I think we should be happy that they've announced that there will be a new BRZ/86. Toyota could have just as easily canned it now that they have another 'halo' sports car (albeit one that's just a BMW Z4 hardtop). Unless something untoward happens, like a prolonged global recession, the car will happen. Just not that quickly.

In the meantime, let's celebrate the current BRZ for what it is. A rare offering in the car world, a simple, analog-feeling, lightweight sports car, in the spirit of the pure sports cars of the 'good old days' some of us grew up driving and that made us fall in love with cars. Opel GT. MBG. Triumph TR6 and Spitfire. Sunbeam. Fiat 124 and even 850. Karmann-Ghia. Alfa. Austin-Healy. Jensen-Healy... and others long gone.

I wanted a modern equivalent to one of those, and the only options available today are the BRZ and Miata. But the BRZ has power, speed, safety, and comfort unimaginable to drivers of those 60's/70's cars. Plus it's just gorgeous. The next iteration will be an incremental advance on the current car, not a ground-breaking revolution. It'll have a little more power, more angular creased styling, and that's probably about it.

So let's enjoy the current car, which I think is still relevant and just as much fun today as when it was introduced in 2013 (and world's better than the 1970 and 1972 Opel GT's I used to drive back in the 70's, and which this car reminds me of). The new BRZ will arrive at some point. If you find it irresistible, buy it. Until then, this one is plenty fun for me.
The 86/BRZ will see a gen 2. I read an interview featuring a senior Toyota exec and he talked about a change in design language for many of their cars. They want to build more exciting products. Even their latest fuel cell vehicle is way snazzier than the outgoing model.
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not calling you a liar, but is that true? i always thought it was a toyota with a subaru engine? that makes me happier knowing that my brz is more subaru than i had previously thought.
I find it fun when people debate over who "makes" the car. Subaru and Toyota don't "make" much of anything. They assemble parts made by other companies. Many of those parts overlap several car companies not just the two.


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Toyota did more with this collaboration than they did on the new Supra. But it’s more a Subaru than Toyota.

It’s a modified Impreza chassis with all things Subaru. Toyota’s contribution was fuel injection, transmission, differential and the design of the interior / exterior.
It is "based on" the Impreza chassis it is not a "modified" one. They didn't just take one and chop it up they simply used the base design to come up with a similar but new one. Sort of like a movie that is "based on" a book but the only similarities between the two are the names of the characters.
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