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Old 03-12-2014, 01:49 AM   #15
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I do agree. I'm asked all the time, "Is it fast?" I always answer, "Nope! But it's a blast to drive!"
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Old 03-12-2014, 02:13 AM   #16
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I, too, am a big fan of the "boxter" engine.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:13 PM   #17
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Still can not beat the WRX. If it was to have 50 more HP, then it would beat about just everything
50 more horsepower would allow it to "beat" everything? You need AEM and HKS stickers on your car for that to happen.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:27 PM   #18
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A cool POS it would seem.
CS liked the car. Based on data from owners, they said it wasn't reliable enough for them to recommend it.

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/scion/fr-s.htm

Jointly developed with Subaru, the rear-wheel-drive FR-S features a 2.0-liter four-cylinder teamed with a choice of a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission. Its low curb weight and optimal weight distribution give it super-agile handling and balance at its limits. In corners the car turns in promptly with virtually no body lean. The steering is well weighted, with decent feedback, and the Scion has a slightly more compliant ride than the BRZ. Inside, the cabin is relatively plain, with well-bolstered sport seats, but the stiff ride and elevated noise can be taxing, and the vestigial rear seats are best left for cargo. We cannot recommend the FR-S due to below average reliability.
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:31 PM   #19
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Odd, Consumer Reports says it's a POS.
Actually they mean POSitive. Affermative, Yes, Plus, Thumbs UP!
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Old 03-12-2014, 01:50 PM   #20
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Fun fact of the day: In the true North strong and free, a WRX base price is $32,500, and a BRZ is $27,200.

I understand this fact is not so fun.. you 'Muricans are lucky to get the Rexes at $25-26K..
I paid what the 'Mericans pay for a base and got a Limited wagon! However it was a 2011,with 55000 km on it. Still a great find in top condition and with low miles. That is my winter "beater". Now if only the FR-S had the same power (mine is Cobb stg1).
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Old 03-12-2014, 03:23 PM   #21
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Under 25k right. with tax, interest and everything included mine came out to 31K.
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Fun fact of the day: In the true North strong and free, a WRX base price is $32,500, and a BRZ is $27,200.

I understand this fact is not so fun.. you 'Muricans are lucky to get the Rexes at $25-26K..
This is the same with many marques unfortunately. Gotta look into importation laws if you're serious about getting a particular car sometimes... of course, taking into account the current FX, but it's possible. I've had a few imported cars and am looking at my next hunt from somewhere other than Canada
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Sweet! soooo resale value still up right?
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Old 03-12-2014, 07:58 PM   #24
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Under $25k? Must be nice for KBB employees to get that special pricing :P


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Old 03-13-2014, 04:04 AM   #25
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I don't see how the GTI is on their either. A base with DSG is like $27,500.
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Fun fact of the day: In the true North strong and free, a WRX base price is $32,500, and a BRZ is $27,200.

I understand this fact is not so fun.. you 'Muricans are lucky to get the Rexes at $25-26K..
Fail. Real fun fact of the day: "2015 WRX starting from $29,995" Also, BRZ base is $27,295 here.
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Fail. Real fun fact of the day: "2015 WRX starting from $29,995" Also, BRZ base is $27,295 here.
You suck brah... Thanks for pointing this out, but that's not the point.. the point is that Subaru has been screwing over Canadians for years. Also you can't buy a 2015 just yet.

But it is a fun fact that they are lowering the price over here to be reasonable considering exchange rates. The lawsuits may have helped..,.

http://www.ucanimport.com/lawsuit.aspx

and that's just one example, there are similar lawsuits in other provinces.
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Interesting, didn't know about lawsuits.

WRX should be available now - or in the next few days - "available March 2014"
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