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Old 07-15-2019, 10:02 AM   #71
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I read about Toyota and Subaru making a car together, then read that they were making 13,000 of them and I thought "I will never even drive this car..." When I had the chance to get one, it was a dream come true.
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Old 07-20-2019, 04:58 PM   #72
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I've always driven small, slightly under-powered, tightly built imports.


I liked the 16 Veloster Turbo I had, but it really never connected with me; my favorite car of the few I have owned was my 04 Celica--until now.


I just turned 56, and always wanted to have a car to tinker on when I got older. I can see the BRZ being that car in the future, with the added benefit of knowing it was taken care of when it was younger, rather than picking up something used.
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Old 07-20-2019, 05:58 PM   #73
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I owned a 2017 WRX that I purchased new. I loved that car and it brought me a great deal of happiness, however I had decided to start putting myself in a better financial position. Unfortunately, part of that meant getting rid of the WRX.


I traded the WRX for a BRZ, cutting my payment in half and reducing my over all loan amount by $8,000.



While I miss the WRX immensely, I feel a lot better having extra money at the end of every month.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:30 PM   #74
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I was helping a buddy car shop. We were in a Mazda dealership right around the time the ND Miata came out (and before the RF was available), and they had a black one on the floor. I've always liked Miatas, so I checked it out while my buddy shopped CX-3s. It was a bit small for me, and living in the Pacific Northwest, I've gone off convertibles lately. So I thought "wouldn't it be cool if there was a fun, affordable, RWD sports coupe available." Thirty seconds later the light bulb went off, and I had my new BRZ a few days later.
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Old 07-22-2019, 03:45 PM   #75
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Cause I couldnt afford a Cayman.
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:25 AM   #76
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I was getting tired of my 2012 WRX STi hatch, and I had it for 3 years at that point, so I was looking to move on. The BRZ had been out for a couple of years already. I kept talking myself into it for a couple of weeks. Even saw two Series.Blue at my dealer (SWP and WRB) when I drove past a couple of times. Then one day I saw a Subaru vid for it on vimeo, and I was like “yep, trading in the STi right now.” Left my house went to my dealer and was hoping to get the WRB, but was happy with the SWP just the same. Traded in the STi, and the following week I had a brand new 2015 BRZ. Also had an extra $$ in my pocket every month too. Best car purchase to this day.
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RWD, Fun and affordable and the Yellow edition was meant to be discreet ;-).
I had a Golf R prior and don't regret it even with 160 HP less (APR stage 2+ tuned). Handling is soooo much better.
Now I'm taking care of the power issue : a Cosworth supercharger... now this is exactly what this car was meant to be. Not a Turbo because it upsets the handling with the lag and boost action! Supercharger keeps it exactly as an atmospheric with higher output.

These supercharger are listed as discontinued, but are still available directly from Cosworth UK.
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I grew up idolizing STI's and imports, but always felt they were outdated when I was interested in finally buying a car. I wanted to stay RWD and lightweight but with enough cargo space a single man can live with. I've been in slow and fast imports, so speed wasn't something I cared about much.

Was done with school and working full time. Felt like my first car should be one that I keep forever if I'm gonna be paying for it. Chose Subaru over Scion/Toyota because the BRZ is a more refined version of the FRS/86 and was the first to get the performance package, which sold me immediately.

I had to learn how to drive manual with this car (brother drove it home from the stealership), and for the first week or so it was a challenge. Stop and go traffic was scary at first but I don't regret my decision one bit at all. If anything, I was able to grow because of what this car allowed me to do finally being an independent adult.
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