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Old 05-14-2012, 12:56 PM   #71
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if i recall accurately, there was a first86 winner at the Round Rock Scion too. Anybody hear about that?
i've heard about that person but he/she didn't attend the first86 meet in Long Beach (or at least I can't recall), i met 2 first winners from San Antonio though, not that far out.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:02 PM   #72
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Yes thank Luxmn.I was so eager I couldnt wait till 11 and stop by a little after 10am and she was gorgeous. You are a lucky man. I cant wait to get my own. Sometimes in the summer everyone in austin who has a Fr-s should go for cruise together.
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:27 PM   #73
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I just dropped by and took a look! Thanks again luxmn for letting us sit in it

It's beautiful! Unfortunately I'm like #7 on the waitlist and Jim Lee told me that they're only getting 1 for the first allocation, so it might be a bit of a wait for me
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Old 05-14-2012, 01:37 PM   #74
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Well then that little video of them driving it into the building should tide you over.

Initial impressions:
Tiny tiny tiny car, interior feels cheap in places (mainly anything related to HVAC control knobs and vents, and the base radio) the sun visor is hard cheap plastic but it does it's job.

Everything else in the car was fantastic, soft steering wheel, supportive seats, soft plastic on the door. Shift feel was excellent, absolutely no play in the shift knob. Did I mention it was tiny?

The whiteout looks gorgeous and all the lines on the car are beautiful.

But, I can't see myself buying one with the radio and HVAC controls the way they are, as they're the most used features on a DD. Also, the shift stick gets in the way of accessing the HVAC controls, they should have been placed higher.

And rear quarter visibility is a joke with the massive rear pillar in the way. Luckily the rear view mirrors are large so you can stick some wide angle mirrors on them.

Did I mention it was tiny?

Anyway, for a track car it's fantastic. The HVAC controls are livable and the radio is replaceable. Miata doesn't stand a snowball's chance in hell.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:03 PM   #75
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It sucks that the car is so tiny as you say, how long is champion open? I may try and stop by after I get off work at 6 to see it. If its as small as you say I may give up my spot.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:04 PM   #76
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just got back from the test drive (see my separate thread, I hate to cluster this thread) and the car is what I remember it to be since Long Beach if not more, I'm small so the low CoG makes it feel like it's made for me. I have to go to Dallas for the good part of the week, Jon was too nervous to have my car as display model because he said he couldn't replace it. But seeing that most active forum members in Austin already seen it, I don't feel too bad putting it in my garage tomorrow.

Good news for you all, they are getting another one on the 25th. Not sure what color or transmission but Jon said in definite tone so if you're #1 on the list, get ready
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:06 PM   #77
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It sucks that the car is so tiny as you say, how long is champion open? I may try and stop by after I get off work at 6 to see it. If its as small as you say I may give up my spot.
to each his own, but i wouldn't call it small, it's bigger than the Miata, i'll call it slim, like a set of new leather gloves, it takes a day or two to fit perfectly.
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to each his own, but i wouldn't call it small, it's bigger than the Miata, i'll call it slim, like a set of new leather gloves, it takes a day or two to fit perfectly.
Cool, will it be out when I go up there or will I have to ask to see it?
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Oh, yeah.

I meant to say tiny in a good way. Not too small, not too big.
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:36 PM   #80
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Oh, yeah.

I meant to say tiny in a good way. Not too small, not too big.
i didn't like it when she said it so you have to understand.

on serious note though i'm a small guy so i can't be a good indication of size to be perfectly honest.

@bigsolo: it's inside on the display floor

and for those interested, I'm receiving the car tomorrow at 10:30 am so after that it won't be there
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:42 PM   #81
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to each his own, but i wouldn't call it small, it's bigger than the Miata, i'll call it slim, like a set of new leather gloves, it takes a day or two to fit perfectly.
Hey Luxmn. Just curious. How tall are you? I am 5'4 and i thought it fitted me perfect too. Yeah it is small compare to SUVs but who cares I do not want to drive a tank around all day. Congrats dude
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Old 05-14-2012, 04:49 PM   #82
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im 5'4" (and a quarter of an inch??) lol cheers!
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im 5'4" (and a quarter of an inch??) lol cheers!
Lol. Well congrats again. Enjoy.
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Old 05-14-2012, 10:26 PM   #84
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Thanks @luxmn I'm 5'11" and bigger than some of you other guys and yes you're right the car is like a glove. I loved my "5 minute experience" with the car, oh I could've just stayed and slept in it forever lol. I now understand the tiny in a good way phrase, it's a sporty car. I can't wait for mine thanks again Lux.

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