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Old 06-05-2012, 07:28 PM   #1
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Finally got the car home today!

I'm a relative noob when it comes to the BRZ as I only really heard about it back in September/October of 2011 so I was a bit late to the party. I had been planning on making a new car purchase around the January/February time frame and had been pretty much convinced I was going to end up in a Nissan 370z. After lurking the forum for a while and digesting as many internet articles as I possibly could I finally decided to switch over the Subaru.

I put down a deposit with a dealer in Ft. Worth and was told I was first in line for a car. If you want to know how that turned out check out this thread: http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3973.

Fortunately there was a dealer in San Antonio that hadn't filled all their pre-orders on the day they opened up on March 1 and I ended up 6th in line after I left a deposit. After a bit of attrition I ended up moving up to 2nd on the list and it was looking more promising that I'd end up with one of the earlier deliveries.

Originally I had an ETA of 6/12/2012, this rapidly moved forward to 6/6/2012 with my car actually arriving on 6/4/2012 and me being able to drive her home the next day.

So far I've put over 100 miles on the car and am finding it hard to keep it under the 4k limit for the break in period. When applying power you can just feel the car wanting those extra 3400 rpm in order to have a bit more fun. You can absolutely feel the road as you're driving this thing and I can't wait to get more seat time and learn the nuances of the controls in order to squeeze more excitement out of it. The seating position is great and the quality is absolutely amazing for a car in this price range. I'm actually quite pleased with the navigation and infotainment system in the short time that I've used it and am very happy that I won't be messing with my phone anymore to try and figure out directions while behind the wheel. I'll probably add more thoughts about the car once I've had a longer duration to soak in the experience, but so far I'm very excited to be the first BRZ on the road in San Antonio (There is another still at the dealership, but the owner is out of town).

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XPEL Clear Bra
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Looks great! I really hope this break-in period is needed, it's such a huge freakin' tease to not be able to redline the car for the first 1000 miles, lol. Enjoy the car!
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:16 PM   #3
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congrats man, I think you may even be the first BRZ in TX. correct me if i'm wrong.
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:20 PM   #4
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Beautiful car man! Enjoy it
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Old 06-05-2012, 08:44 PM   #5
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congrats man, I think you may even be the first BRZ in TX. correct me if i'm wrong.
I haven't heard of anyone in the Houston or DFW get theirs delivered, so not sure...
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Old 06-06-2012, 05:06 AM   #6
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Congrats man!
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #7
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Old 06-07-2012, 01:17 PM   #8
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How many miles you up to now? Is that by cielo vista?
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:24 PM   #9
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How many miles you up to now? Is that by cielo vista?
I was hoping someone from the area would notice it Yeah, it's the Cielo Vista area, lots of fun twisty roads around there. Can't go too crazy though, lots of blind corners obviously.

I'm around 260 after heading out for lunch today. I'm expecting to be over 500 by the end of the weekend.
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Old 06-07-2012, 02:26 PM   #10
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Finally some pics man! Hooray

and Congrats! She looks amazing.
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Old 06-08-2012, 06:04 PM   #11
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Just had a clear bra installed, free of charge!

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showt...989#post248989

I also had a window tint done. I went with 30% all the way around with SunTek metalized film for 53% IR heat rejection. Sorry the pic isn't any better, best I could do with the phone camera in the garage.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:38 AM   #12
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hey i was just wondering which dealership in SA you got yours from, if they had any more spots available, and if they are trust worthy. thanks.
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:25 PM   #13
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hey i was just wondering which dealership in SA you got yours from, if they had any more spots available, and if they are trust worthy. thanks.
North Park Subaru, no idea what their allocations are like right now, I know another member on here is eleventh on the list though. They were absolutely effortless to deal with and I would highly recommend them to anyone for any car purchase.
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Old 06-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #14
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Awesome! Another TX 86. A buddy in Houston just picked up his White BRZ yesterday. Love that blue.
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