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Old 01-20-2013, 04:00 PM   #1
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How did you hear about your FRS?

I was watching some tv yesterday and I saw my first frs commercial. I was kind of surprised because I bought this car in early November. I heard about it through a friend while i was vascilating between buying a 370z or a Genesis. Obviously test drove the car and the rest is history... But how did you hear about your new car? Was this car mostly sold through word of mouth and auto shows?
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #2
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I bought mine in August, so I started shopping for cars online late July. I never watch TV, so I don't have cable (still havent seen a commercial for the twins). I just started surfing the web hitting up websites. Eventually I ended up on Scion's website and the FR-S was featured on the main page. I knew right then which car I wanted.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:06 PM   #3
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I was just walking around till a wild FRS appeared, so I just used my pokewallet and captured it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:10 PM   #4
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Was getting my Tacoma serviced at the dealership and saw a black frs in the parking lot (presold, waiting to be picked up). Couldn't believe the price, and owned one a few weeks later
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I've been waiting on this car for years. I followed the reports throughout its development.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:21 PM   #6
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I was just walking around till a wild FRS appeared, so I just used my pokewallet and captured it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:24 PM   #7
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I worked for Denso in New Model Development for 8 years. About 5 years ago while I was working on vehicles like the 13 Rav-4 major model change, and the 12 Lexus RX mid-model refresh, my counterparts were working on the 86 project. So I have known and been following these cars for a VERY long time.

Needless to say, I was constantly asking questions to our team about the car and the many changes it went through to get where it was at launch.

I said 5 years ago that I would own one as soon as it came out (at the time I had just bought a new Lexus IS, but I didn't care lol).
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I was also turned onto it by a friend. He showed me the first concept a few years back. After doing my own research, I was much more interested in the articles that detailed how they wanted the car to feel, and how they wanted it to engage the driver. After reading that I was pretty dead set on getting one.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:37 PM   #9
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Fell in love with the concept car at the 2011 LA auto show since then I followed up on it and bought mine on June 2 last year
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:40 PM   #10
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I've been reading about the gt86 project on edmunds inside line.

I got my FR-S in December and I still haven't seen one ad about it.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:44 PM   #11
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I started following rumors about 5 years ago, was a believer the whole time arguing with skeptics that it would finally come out. I was set on getting one then basically. I was going to wait for the 2nd year to avoid the issues until I read Moto's review on Club4ag. Sold my STi 2 weeks later and put down a deposit.
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Followed the development from concept to production. Had our heart set on a Cayman or some sort of Lotus. Figured we should at least sit in the FRS or a BRZ before we pulled the trigger on a car that was almost double the price of the twins. Sat in an FRS. Took it for a "Spirited" cough cough test drive and BOOM. Brought one home last June.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:54 PM   #13
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I'm with the group that followed this car for years, since Subaru and Toyota first announced they were collaborating for me.
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Old 01-20-2013, 04:59 PM   #14
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Since that first FT86 concept that was designed by the European design team. Since then 2 watered down, more production ready concepts came out, then the FRS version of the concept, then the real thing.

so yeah since the beginning.
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