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Old 05-13-2012, 03:00 PM   #1
Dadhawk
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Join Date: Feb 2012
Drives: "Olivia" my Firestorm 6AT FR-S
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Dadhawk's FR-S (6AT Firestorm)

My log covers things discovered as the unofficial Daily Driver of the group.
I don't have any plans to track it, other than perhaps 1 or 2 track day events, just for the experience. I might be convinced to try an autocross event at some point, but right now no specific plans to do so.

Purchase date: 5/11/2012
Firestorm 6AT
#3 of 86 in the 1st86 Program, and first delivered in Georgia.

Mods Done and Future Plans.
  1. Beat Sonic Shark Fin Antenna ($86 Group Buy)
  2. DC Sports EX-1017B Exhaust Tips ($62 Pep Boys)
  3. E-brake Boot Replacement (OEM Swap by @JPM Coachworks)
  4. Trunk Lid Liner (SubaruOnlineParts.com)
  5. 86 Oil Filler Cap (#9) @GrimmSpeed
  6. OEM Mud Guards
  7. Battery Hold Down (#9) @GrimmSpeed
  8. 1 of 86 Console and Glove Box Plate
  9. 2014 Panasonic AHA Radio with GPS
  10. Fuel Pump TSB
  11. Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus Tires


Purchased but not installed:
  1. GT86 Rear emblem.
  2. Front and Rear Toyota emblems.
  3. Phastek Sport LED dome and well lights.
  4. Phastek Sport LED trunk lighting.
  5. Gasket Ninja Taillight gaskets
Considering:
  1. A supercharger at some point, maybe. Originally planned for after warranty but has since had a change of heart.
Ongoing Fuel Economy Record:

"Commuting Miles" represents two different scenarios below.
May 2012 - May 2013, is defined as 40 miles one way in Atlanta traffic. For those familar with Atlanta, that means about 15 miles of it is "city driving" with speeds at and under 45, and stop and go traffic from West Cobb to I-75. Then it's I-75S to I-285E to Lawerenceville Hwy. The speed varies from 70MPH to stop and go depending on the day, and can include significant "idling time".

May 2013 forward is defined as 40 miles from West Cobb to Carrollton, GA, mostly rural driving along Hwy 61, at speeds that pretty consistently averages 53MPH (40 miles/45 minutes) both ways.

Both include "city driving" doing normal day-to-day stuff around my home, all between 35 and 55MPH with lots of stop lights, etc.
Lifetime: 103,612.3 Miles Driven at 33.07 MPG
Savings over previous Daily Driver (2000 Chevy Astro): $6,871.14 and 2,084.91 Gallons of Fuel
OEM (Primacy) Tire Average: 32.64MPG over 62918.7 miles
Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 Plus Average: 33.41 MPG over 41,030.80 miles.

05/17/2012: 308.00 Miles, 29.38MPG 100% Commuter miles.
05/23/2012: 301.20 Miles, 31.13MPG 100% Commuter miles.
05/28/2012: 322.20 Miles, 32.87MPG 50% Commuter Miles 50% Highway speeds (60 to 75MPH)
05/29/2012: 380.90 Miles, 34.62MPG 80% Highway speeds, 10% Mountain Sport/Manual Driving, 10% City
06/06/2012: 341.10 Miles, 31.48MPG 100% Commuter miles.
06/12/2012: 358.90 Miles, 32.30MPG 100% Commuter miles.
06/19/2012: 327.50 Miles, 29.32MPG 100% Commuter miles. More "in town" driving.
06/26/2012: 345.80 Miles, 32.31MPG 100% Commuter miles.
07/01/2012: 317.70 Miles, 31.74MPG 100% Commuter miles.
07/12/2012: 301.00 Miles, 31.16MPG 100% Commuter miles.
07/24/2012: 252.80 Miles, 30.87MPG 70% Commuter miles, 30% City.
07/30/2012: 269.10 Miles, 31.58MPG 100% Commuter miles.
08/02/2012: 337.80 Miles, 32.54MPG 100% Commuter miles.
08/09/2012: 286.10 Miles, 32.77MPG 100% Commuter miles.
08/14/2012: 295.40 Miles, 31.12MPG 100% Commuter miles.
08/14/2012: 270.50 Miles, 33.08MPG Highway Calculated Avg Speed 72.4 MPH
08/16/2012: 276.50 Miles, 31.60MPG Highway Calculated Avg Speed 73.2 MPH
08/21/2012: 306.20 Miles, 30.60MPG 100% Commuter miles.
08/28/2012: 369.80 Miles, 34.12MPG 100% Commuter miles.
09/10/2012: 294.30 Miles, 30.20MPG 100% Commuter miles.
09/18/2012: 333.80 Miles, 33.87MPG 100% Commuter miles.
09/24/2012: 330.80 Miles, 34.15MPG 100% Commuter miles.
10/03/2012: 372.30 Miles, 34.87MPG 100% Commuter miles.
10/10/2012: 406.90 Miles, 34.60MPG 100% Commuter miles.
10/18/2012: 412.90 Miles, 35.17MPG 100% Commuter miles.
10/30/2012: 343.60 Miles, 34.85MPG 100% Commuter miles.
11/05/2012: 307.40 Miles, 32.81MPG 100% Commuter miles.
11/26/2012: 334.50 Miles, 31.80MPG 100% Commuter miles.
12/03/2012: 358.70 Miles, 32.37MPG 100% Commuter miles.
12/12/2012: 339.80 Miles, 33.44MPG 100% Commuter miles.
12/14/2012: 145.20 Miles, 33.46MPG 100% Commuter miles.
12/14/2012: 395.20 Miles, 35.60MPG Highway Speeds (70+MPH)
12/15/2012: 327.00 Miles, 30.11MPG Mix Highway/City (80%/20%)
12/19/2012: 298.20 Miles, 32.53MPG Mix Highway/City (80%/20%)
12/22/2012: 300.20 Miles, 31.22MPG Mix Highway/City (80%/20%)
01/05/2013: 303.60 Miles, 27.60MPG City/Local Driving
01/12/2013: 384.30 Miles, 35.59MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/14/2013: 267.70 Miles, 32.47MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/17/2013: 261.10 Miles, 32.50MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/23/2013: 302.00 Miles, 31.00MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/31/2013: 352.90 Miles, 34.19MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/07/2013: 364.40 Miles, 34.36MPG 100% Commuter Miles
02/12/2013: 374.60 Miles, 31.54MPG 100% Commuter Miles
02/18/2013: 331.60 Miles, 33.68MPG 100% Commuter Miles
02/25/2013: 327.20 Miles, 32.81MPG 100% Commuter Miles
03/02/2013: 308.90 Miles, 32.06MPG 100% Commuter Miles
03/12/2013: 330.80 Miles, 29.70MPG 100% Commuter Miles
03/20/2013: 343.30 Miles, 28.99MPG 100% Commuter Miles with 2 Bad Rush Hours
04/02/2013: 398.00 Miles, 33.72MPG 100% Commuter Miles
04/12/2013: 386.40 Miles, 34.64MPG 90% Commuter Miles and 10% Parking Lot Practice for my Son's Driver's test
04/17/2013: 370.20 Miles, 32.80MPG 100% Commuter Miles
04/24/2013: 347.60 Miles, 32.61MPG 100% Commuter Miles
05/01/2013: 358.20 Miles, 33.88MPG 100% Commuter Miles
05/07/2013: 345.40 Miles, 34.59MPG 100% Commuter Miles
05/11/2013: 379.20 Miles, 33.68MPG 100% Commuter Miles. Started new, more rural route due to job change.
05/22/2013: 347.70 Miles, 32.24MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/27/2013: 297.60 Miles, 31.11MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/01/2013: 369.30 Miles, 33.62MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/07/2013: 358.30 Miles, 33.44MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/13/2013: 346.10 Miles, 32.40MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/19/2013: 318.50 Miles, 31.03MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/25/2013: 350.00 Miles, 33.98MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/02/2013: 375.00 Miles, 33.20MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/09/2013: 349.20 Miles, 32.97MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/15/2013: 365.60 Miles, 33.12MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/19/2013: 377.90 Miles, 34.31MPG 100% Commuter Miles. 90 Octane non-ethanol fuel.
07/26/2013: 358.80 Miles, 33.23MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/31/2013: 352.80 Miles, 31.79MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/05/2013: 351.10 Miles, 32.83MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/09/2013: 350.50 Miles, 33.39MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/15/2013: 355.70 Miles, 31.70MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/21/2013: 353.40 Miles, 32.11MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/27/2013: 348.70 Miles, 32.50MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/03/2013: 365.50 Miles, 33.93MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/08/2013: 338.90 Miles, 30.83MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/13/2013: 360.70 Miles, 33.44MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/17/2013: 356.60 Miles, 34.56MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/23/2013: 341.70 Miles, 30.93MPG 75% Commuter Miles. 25% Atlanta Traffic Jams
09/27/2013: 341.50 Miles, 30.16MPG 80% Commuter Miles. 20% City Driving
10/03/2013: 374.40 Miles, 33.00MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/11/2013: 369.40 Miles, 32.79MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/17/2013: 335.90 Miles, 31.67MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/23/2013: 330.60 Miles, 32.01MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/30/2013: 366.00 Miles, 32.27MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/02/2013: 254.80 Miles, 31.61MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/03/2013: 312.80 Miles, 33.33MPG Road Trip to Columbus, GA avg speed 70.
11/06/2013: 298.10 Miles, 33.21MPG Additional Road Trip/Commuter Miles (about 50/50)
11/12/2013: 343.40 Miles, 32.17MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/18/2013: 343.60 Miles, 32.10MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/22/2013: 318.10 Miles, 32.91MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/05/2013: 363.60 Miles, 34.34MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/11/2013: 347.50 Miles, 31.34MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/17/2013: 325.50 Miles, 31.57MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/23/2013: 342.30 Miles, 31.87MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/08/2014: 325.60 Miles, 29.96MPG 20% Commuter Miles. 80% Local Traffic
01/14/2014: 322.00 Miles, 31.79MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/20/2014: 344.90 Miles, 32.26MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/24/2014: 364.90 Miles, 32.87MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/28/2014: 306.70 Miles, 32.67MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/06/2014: 331.20 Miles, 30.82MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/10/2014: 228.10 Miles, 31.50MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/19/2014: 341.00 Miles, 33.55MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/24/2014: 284.70 Miles, 31.55MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/28/2014: 313.80 Miles, 32.50MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/05/2014: 274.20 Miles, 30.55MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/13/2014: 336.50 Miles, 33.07MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/19/2014: 328.70 Miles, 33.07MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/24/2014: 350.30 Miles, 32.74MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/28/2014: 346.50 Miles, 32.71MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/04/2014: 364.40 Miles, 34.64MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/09/2014: 300.70 Miles, 32.87MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/15/2014: 311.40 Miles, 33.11MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/21/2014: 336.30 Miles, 31.60MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/25/2014: 348.70 Miles, 32.00MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/01/2014: 350.70 Miles, 33.16MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/07/2014: 354.40 Miles, 32.89MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/13/2014: 352.50 Miles, 32.67MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/18/2014: 353.90 Miles, 32.63MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/23/2014: 357.30 Miles, 33.90MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/29/2014: 359.10 Miles, 32.39MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/04/2014: 364.20 Miles, 34.06MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/11/2014: 355.00 Miles, 33.41MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/14/2014: 259.80 Miles, 34.10MPG 50% Highway Miles, 50% Commuter Miles
06/17/2014: 362.10 Miles, 33.38MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/23/2014: 347.10 Miles, 32.71MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/03/2014: 361.00 Miles, 31.91MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/11/2014: 390.80 Miles, 33.82MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/15/2014: 395.90 Miles, 35.72MPG 90% Highway Miles (70+ MPH)
07/21/2014: 351.90 Miles, 32.90MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/28/2014: 367.40 Miles, 33.93MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/04/2014: 370.90 Miles, 32.89MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/12/2014: 343.60 Miles, 33.08MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/18/2014: 368.60 Miles, 33.22MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/28/2014: 368.40 Miles, 32.66MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/05/2014: 368.00 Miles, 32.34MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/14/2014: 325.40 Miles, 31.44MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/15/2014: 368.30 Miles, 33.59MPG 100% Highway Miles, 70+ MPH
09/17/2014: 360.50 Miles, 34.34MPG Mixed Driving.
09/25/2014: 376.90 Miles, 34.60MPG 100% Highway Miles, 70+ MPH
10/01/2014: 352.80 Miles, 32.44MPG Mixed Driving.
10/07/2014: 365.20 Miles, 32.98MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/14/2014: 359.70 Miles, 33.42MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/18/2014: 322.70 Miles, 30.07MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/21/2014: 383.30 Miles, 36.66MPG 100% Highway Miles, 45 to 70+MPH
10/27/2014: 373.20 Miles, 33.35MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/03/2014: 341.20 Miles, 32.85MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/07/2014: 361.30 Miles, 32.72MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/12/2014: 366.80 Miles, 34.08MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/18/2014: 329.40 Miles, 31.08MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/24/2014: 352.20 Miles, 31.95MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/02/2014: 346.60 Miles, 32.22MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/08/2014: 338.10 Miles, 31.99MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/12/2014: 336.10 Miles, 32.87MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/18/2014: 362.00 Miles, 32.09MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/24/2014: 291.90 Miles, 30.89MPG 100% Road Trip 70+MPH.
12/24/2014: 316.10 Miles, 32.67MPG 100% Road Trip 70+MPH.
01/05/2015: 351.40 Miles, 32.65MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/09/2015: 340.20 Miles, 31.13MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/16/2015: 356.10 Miles, 33.71MPG 100% Commuter Miles. Cooler Temps
01/18/2015: 370.60 Miles, 33.39MPG Highway Speeds (70+MPH)
01/19/2015: 361.20 Miles, 33.10MPG Highway Speeds (70+MPH)
01/22/2015: 385.10 Miles, 34.49MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/28/2015: 339.00 Miles, 31.90MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/03/2015: 370.70 Miles, 33.07MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/07/2015: 187.20 Miles, 32.09MPG Highway Speeds (70+MPH)
02/07/2015: 253.30 Miles, 31.67MPG Highway Speeds (70+MPH)
02/08/2015: 332.50 Miles, 31.78MPG Highway Speeds (70+MPH)
02/10/2015: 370.10 Miles, 33.96MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/19/2015: 324.90 Miles, 31.48MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/05/2015: 363.50 Miles, 33.62MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/13/2015: 358.60 Miles, 33.81MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/20/2015: 378.80 Miles, 33.88MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/26/2015: 367.70 Miles, 33.10MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/01/2015: 370.60 Miles, 34.16MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/07/2015: 358.10 Miles, 33.13MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/11/2015: 368.60 Miles, 32.54MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/20/2015: 249.70 Miles, 23.00MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/24/2015: 353.50 Miles, 32.93MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/29/2015: 368.60 Miles, 33.86MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/11/2015: 317.60 Miles, 29.57MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/16/2015: 357.20 Miles, 32.73MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/16/2015: Changed tires (see top for link)
05/22/2015: 345.50 Miles, 32.43MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/29/2015: 365.40 Miles, 32.12MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/05/2015: 369.00 Miles, 33.19MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/11/2015: 367.70 Miles, 32.68MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/17/2015: 351.80 Miles, 32.22MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/23/2015: 331.20 Miles, 33.30MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/30/2015: 352.90 Miles, 32.72MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/14/2015: 356.90 Miles, 33.36MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/20/2015: 358.90 Miles, 32.73MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/28/2015: 373.20 Miles, 34.20MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/03/2015: 324.60 Miles, 33.81MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/07/2015: 377.30 Miles, 32.87MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/17/2015: 376.10 Miles, 34.10MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/21/2015: 339.60 Miles, 33.43MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/27/2015: 342.10 Miles, 32.87MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/02/2015: 372.20 Miles, 33.11MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/06/2015: 276.20 Miles, 31.98MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/10/2015: 374.90 Miles, 33.50MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/16/2015: 366.40 Miles, 33.86MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/29/2015: 331.20 Miles, 32.92MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/05/2015: 340.00 Miles, 33.76MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/10/2015: 314.80 Miles, 33.72MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/19/2015: 349.70 Miles, 32.74MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/26/2015: 372.10 Miles, 32.55MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/30/2015: 363.80 Miles, 33.85MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/05/2015: 373.30 Miles, 33.13MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/10/2015: 350.40 Miles, 31.79MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/17/2015: 351.40 Miles, 33.85MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/20/2015: 364.50 Miles, 33.59MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/01/2015: 342.50 Miles, 33.39MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/07/2015: 367.60 Miles, 33.73MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/13/2015: 348.40 Miles, 32.15MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/18/2015: 346.10 Miles, 32.35MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/22/2015: 321.20 Miles, 31.13MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/08/2016: 365.90 Miles, 33.98MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/14/2016: 345.30 Miles, 32.68MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/25/2016: 356.70 Miles, 33.35MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/29/2016: 351.90 Miles, 33.72MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/04/2016: 335.30 Miles, 33.76MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/01/2016: 334.60 Miles, 32.79MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/07/2016: 325.00 Miles, 32.71MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/15/2016: 362.40 Miles, 32.98MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/21/2016: 341.20 Miles, 34.73MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/28/2016: 375.00 Miles, 34.74MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/31/2016: 348.50 Miles, 34.30MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/02/2016: 319.20 Miles, 33.81MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/06/2016: 347.40 Miles, 35.04MPG Road Trip!
04/09/2016: 374.40 Miles, 35.53MPG Road Trip!
04/09/2016: 328.80 Miles, 32.87MPG Road Trip!
04/14/2016: 389.20 Miles, 33.94MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/20/2016: 374.70 Miles, 34.90MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/26/2016: 335.70 Miles, 33.50MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/02/2016: 359.20 Miles, 34.00MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/05/2016: 245.80 Miles, 33.19MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/12/2016: 393.50 Miles, 33.99MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/18/2016: 389.50 Miles, 33.83MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/25/2016: 356.90 Miles, 34.13MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/01/2016: 347.90 Miles, 31.84MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/06/2016: 271.50 Miles, 34.11MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
06/23/2016: 337.40 Miles, 33.27MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/05/2016: 397.10 Miles, 35.87MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/08/2016: 382.80 Miles, 33.96MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/15/2016: 401.10 Miles, 35.46MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
07/29/2016: 368.50 Miles, 33.37MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/05/2016: 366.30 Miles, 34.79MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/15/2016: 366.60 Miles, 35.05MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/22/2016: 380.60 Miles, 33.89MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
08/29/2016: 379.10 Miles, 34.86MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/02/2016: 384.50 Miles, 34.89MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/12/2016: 352.10 Miles, 33.15MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/18/2016: 354.40 Miles, 31.86MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/21/2016: 189.30 Miles, 34.74MPG Half a tank of 87. Thanks Colonial Pipeline!
09/23/2016: 220.00 Miles, 30.86MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
09/24/2016: 291.50 Miles, 36.32MPG Road Trip! Highway and secondary roads
10/01/2016: 249.00 Miles, 31.14MPG 100% Around Town Miles for the most part
10/01/2016: 313.90 Miles, 35.05MPG Road Trip! Highway and secondary roads
10/07/2016: 386.50 Miles, 35.08MPG Road Trip! Highway and secondary roads
10/13/2016: 363.00 Miles, 33.99MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/20/2016: 349.50 Miles, 32.99MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
10/27/2016: 344.50 Miles, 33.13MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/01/2016: 275.20 Miles, 31.88MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/03/2016: 197.10 Miles, 32.54MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/09/2016: 340.30 Miles, 33.34MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/12/2016: 248.40 Miles, 34.04MPG Road Trip! Highway Miles
11/14/2016: 309.30 Miles, 33.27MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
11/22/2016: 360.00 Miles, 33.37MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/01/2016: 369.60 Miles, 34.57MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/06/2016: 366.60 Miles, 32.25MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/12/2016: 333.00 Miles, 33.25MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/16/2016: 352.70 Miles, 32.19MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
12/23/2016: 374.10 Miles, 33.66MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/04/2017: 396.40 Miles, 33.92MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/13/2017: 343.60 Miles, 33.85MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/19/2017: 357.10 Miles, 33.47MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/25/2017: 364.00 Miles, 32.60MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
01/30/2017: 346.00 Miles, 32.19MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/04/2017: 367.00 Miles, 32.46MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/18/2017: 292.00 Miles, 31.47MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/18/2017: 337.00 Miles, 33.72MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/22/2017: 308.00 Miles, 32.29MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/25/2017: 293.00 Miles, 31.43MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
02/27/2017: 327.00 Miles, 31.65MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/05/2017: 368.00 Miles, 33.81MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/13/2017: 307.00 Miles, 33.63MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/20/2017: 325.00 Miles, 33.33MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/24/2017: 367.00 Miles, 33.10MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
03/31/2017: 359.00 Miles, 33.70MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/13/2017: 368.00 Miles, 32.68MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/19/2017: 339.00 Miles, 34.66MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/25/2017: 334.00 Miles, 32.95MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
04/30/2017: 361.00 Miles, 34.08MPG 100% Commuter Miles.
05/04/2017: 368.00 Miles, 32.72MPG 100% Commuter Miles.


I've moved the future entries to Fuelly, please click below. I will occasionally report any trends I see in the mileage as an entry in the log since some have expressed interest in the trends.


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First Impressions

This was a bad weekend for me in terms of getting any seat time. Picked up car Friday evening, then had son's engagement party on Saturday and of course Mother's Day on Sunday. Pretty much any seat time was just normal commute stuff.

Here are some things I've noticed so far:

The AT is as good as I remembered it being in Long Beach, no regrets in getting it. In manual mode, the changes are quick and as fast or faster than if I did it myself. I like the gear up/down indicators next to the numbers that show its safe to go up or down. Keeping the revs under 4K makes the whole experience less thrilling than it could be. Still, no regrets.

Everywhere I go I'm getting thumbs up from random folks. Having the first one in Georgia I get lot of parking lot questions. In nearly every conversation I'm asked about price. I have not met anyone yet that was familar with the car in advance. Nearly everyone thought the car costs 5K to 15K more than it does.

The car is comfortable and like some have said, it feels like you are wearing it, not riding in it. It's taken a few miles for me to get "comfortable" but that's normal for me in just about any new car. It also hasn't helped that it's been raining pretty much all weekend.

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Nothing extreme right now.
Would consider a supercharger after warranty.
you could consider a TRD supercharger during warranty

tell me how you liked the AT, personally i loved it
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Tires

The one negative thing for me are the tires. They are going to have to go. I actually think they border on being unsafe on anything other than a dry pavement.

As noted above, it's been raining here. Even with nothing turned off, I have already slid the back-end on 3 separate occasions in the 80 miles I've driven it. it happened in corners where there is a layer of water. All it took was a little bit of throttle while in the turn and the back end started to slide out.

Note that none of these events were attempts to do so. The first time I was completely unprepared for it. The car is predictable and pulls right back in, but frankly I'd be concerned about letting someone else drive the car in weather or when there is water on the ground.

I'd be interested in any others that have seen this.

NOTE: Since this seems to be a common assumption, let me assure you I've got plenty of experience with RWD, I'd say about 25 years and 1M+ miles in all types of vehicles with way more power and none of which had TC until the FR-S. The bottom line is the tires really have very little lateral grip. Great for drifting, not so great for commuting.

Update: In each case, I was making an intersection turn from a near dead stop, either left or right, and giving it enough throttle to get the car moving, not driving enthusiastically. Since those events though, I haven't been able to reproduce it.

I'm chalking it up to new tires and new driver at this point. One of the first things they teach you in flight school is being able to admit possible pilot error!

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Good point, and I actually will once we see pricing and such. Might make a good Christmas present for myself!

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I'm very happy with it, as noted above. Absolutely no complaints.
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The one negative thing for me are the tires. They are going to have to go. I actually think they border on being unsafe on anything other than a dry pavement.

As noted above, it's been raining here. Even with nothing turned off, I have already slid the back-end on 3 separate occasions in the 80 miles I've driven it. it happened in corners where there is a layer of water. All it took was a little bit of throttle while in the turn and the back end started to slide out.

Note that none of these events were attempts to do so. The first time I was completely unprepared for it. The car is predictable and pulls right back in, but frankly I'd be concerned about letting someone else drive the car in weather or when there is water on the ground.

I'd be interested in any others that have seen this.

hmm interesting, you must have a lot of roads that are grooved or asphalt, stock tires are going to be dedicated drift tires once the car is broken in

currently looking for a set of 17 inch steelies to mount them on 60 bucks for a set of spares at the junk yard lol she wont be pretty but itll do, plus if i pop a tire i dont want a nice set of rims all messed up, plus they make great winter rims for snow tires

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Stock Radio

No regrets on keeping the stock radio At least to me, doesn't look nearly as bad in person as it does in pictures. Also, it is hellafunctional!

It syncs right up with my Droid X allowing me to take calls, etc with no issues. The in-car hands-free is very good, helped by the fact that the car is relatively quiet even up at highway speeds. Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to use the directory on your phone, which would be useful. Haven't read the manual yet though so there may be more there.

Haven't tried streaming music from my phone, but really probably won't because I have an old 2nd Gen iPod classic I will use for in-car music as a permanent attachment, why? Read on.

The USB connectivity to an iPod is great. The "bug ugly knobs" of the radio function well as iPod controls and after only a few miles I can already control the radio without looking, a must for me. You would never be able to do that with a touchscreen.

The quality of the sound is great, and the volume available easily exceeds what I consider comfortable in such as small cabin. I've been cruising at 60MPH and the radio is only on about 25. Everyone that has sat in the car thanks it sounds great and they like all the integration.

One thing I would have liked is a USB port in the glove box. Then I could just attach and leave the iPod. I may have to determine if its possible to get that added. I would only remove it for syncing purposes anyway as I don't use it anywhere else since we use Amazon Cloud Player for our music collection and as "off-site storage".
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currently looking for a set of 17 inch steelies to mount them on 60 bucks for a set of spares at the junk yard lol she wont be pretty but itll do, plus if i pop a tire i dont want a nice set of rims all messed up, plus they make great winter rims for snow tires
Roads around me are nearly all asphalt. Haven't driven on any grooved pavement yet, that will come next week during normal commute.


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ohh and be careful, id ont know if this is your first rwd car or not
when a rwd has a limited slip differential it will break loose the back end easier especially when its wet, also how well did the vehicle stability control and traction control work when it was wet? did it make you feel safer?
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when a rwd has a limited slip differential it will break loose the back end easier especially when its wet, also how well did the vehicle stability control and traction control work when it was wet? did it make you feel safer?
I appreciate the advice. Only fwd car I've ever owned as a DD (in almost 35 years) was a '77 Honda Civic. Honestly, I think I just wasn't expecting it to be that loose without TC being turned off. I know better now, and none of it was "Jesus take the wheel" kinda stuff. My concern is more if I let someone else drive it.

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Lol keep the TC on for DD

Also, having RWD for DD is somewhat need to get used to

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Also, having RWD for DD is somewhat need to get used to

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Yea, if I haven't gotten used to RWD after 35 years, not sure I ever will.

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Congrats on your new FR-S
Thanks for your first impression driving. Interesting points made.
I preordered the 6AT with the stock stereo. It is good hear that you like the performance of the 6AT. Sounds like you are impressed with the stock stereo and it functions. I don't want the touch screen either. The touch screens don't like my touch always a hassle to use. I want buttons and knobs.
Those squeely tires they chose for the car never been impressed me, but I assumed they there would no issues in the rain.
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