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Old 04-05-2012, 03:21 PM   #1
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I Test drove the BRZ today! Sexy Beast!

Tanks Gott, I ordered my BRZ this morning! With pricing like this I'm sure Subaru is going to be flooded with orders! Scion is so screwed, if you ask me. BRZ is more for the money and better looking front end, interior & standard options. Seats look better in the BRZ too...

I'm 6th on their order list. This particular dealership has only been allocated 9 for the year.

OH!, I almost forgot!, I got to test drive the demo BRZ they had! No lie! On the streets and through back roads, sales rep went with me. None of that parking lot only stuff! Coming for a BMW, i was really impressed with the BRZ steering and the engine growled nicely while climbing the gears into the 5k to 7k range! Sexy Beast are the only words that come to mind! Also, the car looks so much better in person!

The dealership is Farrish Subaru of Fairfax VA. Ask for Jackie Coogan! Great guy! The demo car will be there until Saturday. Pic of Demo Car below. (w/jersey Plates...)

Woot, Woot!,
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Old 04-05-2012, 05:26 PM   #2
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Since you mentioned it, which BMW are you coming from? I have a '97 318i and curious how similar our car ownership backgrounds are.
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Yes indeed I am very proud of my color choice.
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Really? That black (it's definitely NOT the DGM) is a complete snoozefest.
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Really? That black (it's definitely NOT the DGM) is a complete snoozefest.
What???
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Really? That black (it's definitely NOT the DGM) is a complete snoozefest.
I chose WRB but we aren't really getting into a "No my favorite color is the best color" argument are we?

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Really? That black (it's definitely NOT the DGM) is a complete snoozefest.
It's the (DGM), Asphalt. Must be the angle of the shot but the paint job has a serious metallic flake effect to it. I ordered the Galaxy Blue Silica... I went to Tysons Corner Subaru first, and they had a GBS there (for viewing only).
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Looks DGM to me. How was ride quality?
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Really? That black (it's definitely NOT the DGM) is a complete snoozefest.
I think it looks DGM, DGM is quite a dark shade of gray, the true black color looks like your typical deep shiny black with a lot of glittery stuff in it.
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It's the (DGM), Asphalt. Must be the angle of the shot but the paint job has a serious metallic flake effect to it. I ordered the Galaxy Blue Silica... I went to Tysons Corner Subaru first, and they had a GBS there (for viewing only).
Ahem....you boys were saying what..???

I know my color, yes it does appear very dark, but that's no black.
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DGM for the win! Looks like Zgrinch and I can both be proud of our color selection... That looks sooooo good!

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Since you mentioned it, which BMW are you coming from? I have a '97 318i and curious how similar our car ownership backgrounds are.
I had a 135i coupe. Ditched the runflats, got the Dinan ECU flash and suspension - stage 2. (387hp with 427ftp torque). It was an 08 model (first year) and the warrant was coming up so I sold it. Gets expensive after that...

I Looking forward to the BRZ. Handling was quick, immediate and well weighted. Car stayed flat no matter how sharp or quickly I turned. I was amazed.
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Ahem....you boys were saying what..???

I know my color, yes it does appear very dark, but that's no black.
Don't worry I know what's good, but I wanted to hear it straight from the horses mouth. Cause that didn't make any sense to me.
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..... i was really impressed with the BRZ steering and the engine growled nicely while climbing the gears into the 5k to 7k range! Sexy Beast are the only words that come to mind! Also, the car looks so much better in person! ......
I like hearing about good steering feel. Could you be more descriptive pretty please? How was the on-center feel? How about the texture of the feedback during steady state cornering? Does it feel alive in your hand? An important perspective is, what BMW are you currently in?

Thanks. ...and congrats on your test drive!
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