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Old 08-30-2018, 01:22 PM   #1
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Doug Demuroís review of my personal 2018 BRZtS

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I enjoy Doug Demuro a good chunk of the time but this is a hilariously sad "review" from him.

As far as I can tell his "test drive" is on normal city streets (he doesn't show a POV angle, only a vlogger angle).

Of course it's going to get the usual "lack of power" complaint on normal streets, especially when he just drove a Chiron or whatever a couple weeks ago on the same types of roads, lol.

So disappointing.
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Old 08-30-2018, 03:19 PM   #3
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I enjoy Doug Demuro a good chunk of the time but this is a hilariously sad "review" from him.

As far as I can tell his "test drive" is on normal city streets (he doesn't show a POV angle, only a vlogger angle).

Of course it's going to get the usual "lack of power" complaint on normal streets, especially when he just drove a Chiron or whatever a couple weeks ago on the same types of roads, lol.

So disappointing.
I mean...it's Doug. He doesn't have any track experience. He tests the cars according to his personal use case, which means driving around on city streets.
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Old 08-30-2018, 03:21 PM   #4
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So did you ask him if he actually worked at Porsche Corporate or just at a random Porsche dealer?
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I mean...it's Doug. He doesn't have any track experience. He tests the cars according to his personal use case, which means driving around on city streets.
Yeah, I know that and heís very subjective. I just hope sometimes rather than comparing an apple to an orange he would try to think of them objectively and holistically.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:32 PM   #6
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I gave him directions to an awesome twisty mountain road not to far from where he did the review but I guess he didn’t take them. For his Doug score for practicality I think all of us agree this probably the most practical 2 door sports coupe on the market and should have at least gotten a 6/10 practicality score.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:36 PM   #7
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I gave him directions to an awesome twisty mountain road not to far from where he did the review but I guess he didnít take them. For his Doug score for practicality I think all of us agree this probably the most practical 2 door sports coupe on the market and should have at least gotten a 6/10 practicality score.
Yeah but the only cars less practical than 2 door sports coupes are 2 seater sports cars and roadsters, so it makes sense.
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I've known Doug for quite some time before his automotive journalism career -- we've done a lot of car spotting back in our college days, and he's an absolute gearhead in-person. I've offered him my Series.Yellow to review while it was still stock, but he wasn't passing thru Atlanta anytime soon.

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So did you ask him if he actually worked at Porsche Corporate or just at a random Porsche dealer?
He worked at Porsche Corporate and dealt with dealership allocation. I've driven his corporate 997S on some twisties.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:41 PM   #9
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I gave him directions to an awesome twisty mountain road not to far from where he did the review but I guess he didn’t take them. For his Doug score for practicality I think all of us agree this probably the most practical 2 door sports coupe on the market and should have at least gotten a 6/10 practicality score.
yeah...no.....lets not get carried away here.

This car doesn't do anything more or less practical than any other 2 door sports coupe out there.

Anything bigger would likely be more practical (more space).
Anything smaller would actually be a 2 seater. and less practical.
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Old 08-30-2018, 05:54 PM   #10
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I understand where he's coming from, living in south Florida. I drove a stocker recently and was kinda shocked as I've gotten used to e85/header combo in mine.
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Old 08-30-2018, 06:24 PM   #11
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Truth is we don’t need good reviews to justify our purchase. The car is a fun, no doubt about it. Yeah it’s under powered, but with a header and tune it’s a blast. Besides this car is made for turns not straights. This thing is not practical in any way, except folded down rear seats helps a little but that trunk opening is tight. I did not buy mine for practicality.
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Old 08-30-2018, 07:14 PM   #12
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Doug, like most other automotive "journalists" out there, is HP spoiled.

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Truth is we donít need good reviews to justify our purchase. The car is a fun, no doubt about it. Yeah itís under powered, but with a header and tune itís a blast. Besides this car is made for turns not straights. This thing is not practical in any way, except folded down rear seats helps a little but that trunk opening is tight. I did not buy mine for practicality.
For you.

I'm not sure how being able to easily fit a 43 inch tv in an even larger box, through the trunk opening, and having space for at least 3 more of the same box, plus accessories isn't practical. Or being able to fit multiple pieces of luggage for a trip (maybe not all hard suitcases, but large duffels, backpacks, smaller containers, etc.). Or go to Costco for a bulk items run.

It's not practical for a family. It's not practical if you're always ferrying friends/family/coworkers from one place to another given it only has room realistically for two. It's not practical if you want to uber/lyft (not that it'd be allowed to, being a 2 door but you get the idea).

I'd say being able to do all of those things and more for 25mpg minimum on a stock tune is pretty damn practical.

I grew up in the 90s and I still played Tetris a bunch. Makes me wonder if owners/potential owners of the twins really just need a fucking Tetris education.

I'm not even kidding.

Anyway, I digress.
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For you.

I'd say being able to do all of those things and more for 25mpg minimum on a stock tune is pretty damn practical.

I grew up in the 90s and I still played Tetris a bunch. Makes me wonder if owners/potential owners of the twins really just need a fucking Tetris education.

I'm not even kidding.

Anyway, I digress.
Sounds like more people need the experience of living with a Miata as their only car.
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