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Old 06-02-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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Bought it....TODAY!

Drive it home on Tuesday night!!!...finally!
My new SWP, LTD, AT...found it randomly on Autotrader this morning at a nearby dealer. Called them, put a deposit over the phone, saw it, loved the color (and so did my better half), drove it, bought it.
The drive was in pouring rain after getting it out of the showroom. Even in the rain I could tell it was as awesome as everyone has said.
Without question photographs of SWP can't do it justice. It is beautiful in person, does not look nearly as creamy or gold as some photos on here have shown. The pearl is great but not overdone. I've seen this car now in GBS, WRB, and DGM (my previous choice). It just looks great in SWP IMHO.
Will post driving review after I pick her up on Tuesday.

Thanks to everyone on here for the laughs, the sharing of info, and the camaraderie that comes from a shared goal. I hope those of you that are still waiting, get your cars soon!

A couple phone pics from the dealer garage...next to a WRB that is sold as well.
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Congrats! Good choice in color, but honestly, I don't think you could go wrong with any of the colors. The only downside I see to this is that you'll be driving in rain all week...New England!
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DEC1, I'm thinking of doing the same thing, but I don't want settle on a auto or a different color if I buy a BRZ this week. Good for you though and even though it is raining, I see that as an opportunity to have some fun with your new BRZ.
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Old 06-02-2012, 09:02 PM   #4
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DEC1, I'm thinking of doing the same thing, but I don't want settle on a auto or a different color if I buy a BRZ this week. Good for you though and even though it is raining, I see that as an opportunity to have some fun with your new BRZ.
Yes, AT was my intent from the beginning...so when I found this one it was perfect.
btw...there's a black, LTD, manual available at MetroWest Subaru.

I have interesting news for you! We have a 2013 Subaru BRZ on our lot which is available for sale! It is a nice one too - a Limited in Black with a manual transmission. If you want to take a look at it, give me a call or just stop by. I don't expect it to be here long, so act accordingly.

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Congrats on the car. It looks great! I'm waiting for my BRZ limited in SSM.
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Yes, AT was my intent from the beginning...so when I found this one it was perfect.
btw...there's a black, LTD, manual available at MetroWest Subaru.
Thanks for the heads up man.
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I'm honestly about to do the same thing. If I can find one available that's limited and manual, I might have to jump on it. I'm tired of waiting
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Old 06-03-2012, 10:37 PM   #8
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I'm honestly about to do the same thing. If I can find one available that's limited and manual, I might have to jump on it. I'm tired of waiting
Use Autotrader and Cars.com and start calling dealers...that's exactly what I did and it worked!
Come on Tuesday night!!!!!!
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Thanks for all the well wishes...pick her up tomorrow, so it seems like Christmas Eve to me!
I've got a fun weekend of detailing and bonding to do...pics and review will follow.
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Gratz DEC1. Let me ask you this. If you were interested in getting black wheels for your car, would you go with a glossy black or a flat black? I was thinking glossy black would look good with that white. What do you think?
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Old 06-06-2012, 01:01 PM   #14
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quick review
Picked her up last night...again the white continues to amaze me. I was cleaning and detailing in the garage last night (no I didn't let the dealer do it) and my wife kept coming out to say how much she loves the SWP...she's almost as excited as I am...

Quick review (will try not to be repetitive to others) (I'm using as DD so many of my thoughts are based on that perspective)

The Good:
The handling is so quick I find myself turning too far inside the apex
I got off and on like 5 random highway ramps on my way home...because it's just that much fun
The thing is so eager to go, that keeping it below 4K is actually hard
The body shape is gorgeous and seems to get better the more you look at it...especially during washing and detailing...
The auto shifts faster than anyone could possibly do with a manual both by itself and/or with the paddles...sorry MT guys!

The Bad:
Road NOISE...is more than I hoped...anyone with a concern about this should take it on highway for test drive (I didn't and not sure it would have changed my mind but it is loud from tire noise...may look to correct with softer tires or possibly play with pressure a bit...it feels like those tires are made of stone
Along with that, the ride is rough...not agonizing but rough...the word that comes to mind is "purpose built" sports car...no excuses or accomodations made to creature comforts (or very few anyway)
The radio is not as good as the one I remember in pre-pro car that I sat in...maybe just needs some adjustment
This car needs steering wheel buttons...at least a minimal set
NO storage other than glovebox. I may need a man-purse....ummmm maybe not.

The Ugly:
Don't like the two holes (each side) in the rear wheel well on end of rear bumper fascia...what the hell were they for and why aren't they filled with grommets or something?
Tires hang way out over the edge of the rim...will minimize curb rash on rims but doesn't look great...and catches tire shine product

Not Bad but not Good either:
It requires a new method of changing lanes...it's all about the mirrors. Get 'em adjusted right or pay the body shop
It sounds great when revving above 3K...not great when below
I can't fight the sound recollection of my Dad's '65 VW Bug...when starting the engine up in the garage...but of course that's where the comparo ends
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