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Old 03-22-2016, 01:58 PM   #57
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Past tense. Unless of course you can find one now.
Still considering fucking my finances in the ass and trading the FRS for one.
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Old 03-22-2016, 02:10 PM   #58
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Past tense. Unless of course you can find one now.
You can still find some new ones here in CA, they still have some Final Editions available at the dealers.

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Still considering fucking my finances in the ass and trading the FRS for one.
I've been considering the same.. My new raise temps me even more because I can afford one now
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:54 PM   #59
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You can still find some new ones here in CA, they still have some Final Editions available at the dealers.



I've been considering the same.. My new raise temps me even more because I can afford one now
Dude, Final Editions are rad. It is missing Recaros tho. I cant imagine a track day in base Lancer seats.
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Old 03-22-2016, 05:55 PM   #60
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why the switch and the switch back?
Before my wife got her bigger car, I decided to try out something 4-door and auto (so the wife could drive) in an attempt to be more practical.

I thought it would be a decent enough car to daily as well as a fun mountain run and track car. It was none of the above in stock form.

Daily I'd be lucky to get 13 mpg driving like a granny.
It also has the tiniest gas tank, which resulted in fill ups every 3 days or so depending. I typically got 200 miles to a tank.
The seating position for me was just off enough to become really annoying after a while.

As for track & aggressive driving- I had the MR which overheated the sst transmission with aggressive mountain driving let alone tracking.

The final straw was how it destroys consumables. In just 15,000 miles it already needed pretty much everything replaced -brakes, fluid, tires... And that's with no track days.

If I could've kept it as a collectible or weekend fun car I would've. But I find the BRZ/FR-S much more fun to drive anyway. And it was significantly cheaper.
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Old 03-22-2016, 06:49 PM   #61
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I love the evo, but why the hell do the 2015 models not have recaros????
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Old 03-22-2016, 10:33 PM   #62
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Sti vs Evo is more of a common and better comparison
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Old 03-23-2016, 02:07 AM   #63
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I love the evo, but why the hell do the 2015 models not have recaros????
Because the recaros didnt pass the side airbag regulations. To me they look no different than the seats that the new wrx/sti have . As a matter of fact they look DD friendly, Of course there was a huge backlash on the evo forums, people were acting like they changed the evo from awd to fwd or something lol
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Old 03-23-2016, 03:16 AM   #64
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Still considering fucking my finances in the ass and trading the FRS for one.
You won't regret it I daily the BRZ and drive my Evo on occasion/weekends etc and it always a pleasure to drive
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Old 06-29-2016, 03:47 PM   #65
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Im with the post above - I made the switch from an X to a FRS and while the speed is different I find the FRS way more enjoyable to drive and it handles much better
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Old 06-30-2016, 10:31 AM   #66
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had an X for a month while my brz was down...gas tank is amazingly tiny. Kind of surprising how bad the mileage is actually. I tried so hard to get over 20mpg it was agonizing. interior finish is abysmal (i have a limited BRZ). Trunk space is also nothing special and they don't even have a decent carpet back there. just some felt over a piece of cardboard or something.

on track its a great car but feels like autopilot compared to my brz. Yes you will set significantly faster times but i get so much more out of driving the brz. With the said it is silly the things an X can do with just a few mods and good tires but brz is still more fun honestly.
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Old 06-30-2016, 05:22 PM   #67
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I love the evo, but why the hell do the 2015 models not have recaros????
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Because the recaros didnt pass the side airbag regulations. To me they look no different than the seats that the new wrx/sti have . As a matter of fact they look DD friendly, Of course there was a huge backlash on the evo forums, people were acting like they changed the evo from awd to fwd or something lol
haha I wondered about that. We had an "evo" in the shop, and I was like, okay, brembos-check, evox thingys-check, awd-check, recaros-che...wtf?

but this makes sense. I was thinking, damn, this dude went way out to make this look like an evo but skimped on the seats?
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Old 06-30-2016, 06:00 PM   #68
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The twins are such different animals from the boost buggies that I'm surprised to see them cross-shopped.

I have driven a lot of them on track and the only thing they are really good at is the one thing our cars are not. (acceleration)

I used to run against them in STU with my 350Z over the last couple years. Some of the fast AWD guys demonstrated that they could put down good times on an autocross course.... But damn it looked a lot like work when they did.
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Traded my FR-S for a '14 Evo X GSR, couldn't be happier.

Seems to all be in personal preference really.
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Traded my FR-S for a '14 Evo X GSR, couldn't be happier.

Seems to all be in personal preference really.
Who knows, maybe I would've stayed with the Evo had I gone with the GSR.
Driving them back to back to back several times, the FRS seems slow and the Evo seems numb, big and heavy.
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