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Old 03-06-2014, 03:25 PM   #1
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Hannah - '14 SWP BRZ

My name is David and I’m based out of San Francisco, CA.

The last car I owned was my 2013 Argento FR-S. Sadly, on 2/28/14 – I was involved in a solo accident. Long story short, I was too fatigued from work and driving 7 hours back to Los Angeles, CA to be safely operating my vehicle; not to mention in heavy rain and slick conditions. The FR-S has since been officially totaled and although I was far from speeding, the experience definitely shook me up.

After the accident, I understandably began to fear RWD – however, I realized after having gone through a couple RWD cars (350Z, C350 Coupe) and safely managed many absurd winters in the East Coast, that my fear shouldn’t be of the car itself, but of understanding my own limits. Growing pains, for sure – as it was a big first “ding” to my otherwise spotless driving record (no tickets, accidents, etc).

Yesterday, by the grace of God – insurance totaled the FR-S and would help me back into another car. This time around, I decided to go for the twin I wanted in the first place – a Limited BRZ and was offered a brand new, fresh-off-the-truck-still-wrapped 2014 SWP. That's with a ton of goodies, and phenomenal service - definitely hit up Tommy Quach over there! I was pleasantly surprised that they are a "hush-hush" mod-friendly dealership. The guys there are super stoked about cars, and very knowledgeable. Not to bash on other dealerships, but they usually don't have very passionate salespeople who are into the technical or historical aspects of these cars. Their tech is also a guy who built a certain SpeedElement EVO X...

I’m a religious man and I truly believe that everything happens in accordance to His will; I’ve never named any of my cars, but I am naming my new BRZ “Hannah” – as it means grace. A reminder of having hope in situations that look down, and that things will work out, even if they don’t seem that way.


TL;DR – After a traumatic car accident with my lovely FR-S, I decided to stick with the 86 platform, and go with a ’14 SWP BRZ that I named “Hannah” as a reminder of God’s grace.

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Old 03-06-2014, 03:27 PM   #2
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First update, will be adding this to my car shortly once I get home to an SD card:

Made this for my BRZ's startup screen... feel free to use it!


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Goodluck with this one man! Looking forward to it!
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Did you get it at Capitol Subaru down here in San Jose?
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Goodluck with this one man! Looking forward to it!
Thanks man, I can't wait to put my FR-S parts on, but realllly resisting the urge and trying to enjoy her as is for once

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Did you get it at Capitol Subaru down here in San Jose?
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holy moly!

I did not realize there were dealers in the bay area letting go of white brz limited below invoice. did the 25.6K include $795 destination fee?
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I love your Hannah reference very cool. Glad to see you bounced back (in a BRZ no less)!
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holy moly!

I did not realize there were dealers in the bay area letting go of white brz limited below invoice. did the 25.6K include $795 destination fee?
Yup! Mine had coincidentally rolled onto their lot that same day, I saw it before it even got checked in at the dealer - I have some of the original documents from the factory (in Japanese lol) that I snatched before they were going to take it away.

The price included options too like wheel locks, rubber OEM trunk mat, bumper applique, chrome fender trim, etc. No gaudy options thank goodness.

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I love your Hannah reference very cool. Glad to see you bounced back (in a BRZ no less)!
Thanks! You know it! BRZ was the one I wanted all along, but ironically ended up not saving much money going the FR-S route, should've stuck with my gut feeling, it would've been practical too!
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Yup! Mine had coincidentally rolled onto their lot that same day, I saw it before it even got checked in at the dealer - I have some of the original documents from the factory (in Japanese lol) that I snatched before they were going to take it away.

The price included options too like wheel locks, rubber OEM trunk mat, bumper applique, chrome fender trim, etc. No gaudy options thank goodness.

any finagling on your part, or does capital subaru have so much volume that they let go for so cheap.

i would've definitely reconsidered the brz limited at that price vs the monogram.
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any finagling on your part, or does capital subaru have so much volume that they let go for so cheap.

i would've definitely reconsidered the brz limited at that price vs the monogram.
Well, I can't explain why but Tommy hooked it up! They're a huge dealer group with 10+ marques and the largest Subie dealer in CA. Looks like the CO days are over for us lol

I posted this above "I was pleasantly surprised that they are a "hush-hush" mod-friendly dealership. The guys there are super stoked about cars, and very knowledgeable. Not to bash on other dealerships, but they usually don't have very passionate salespeople who are into the technical or historical aspects of these cars. Their tech is also a guy who built a certain SpeedElement EVO X..."
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I was just at Capitol today and they have quite a few BRZs on the lot.
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Yeah, they brought in a ton the day I bought mine!
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