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BRZ-STI well, is worth the lo-ooo-ong wait?


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#1 mtsmiths

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:12 PM

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#2 cal_look_zero

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 04:23 PM

I'm diggin it, but it's not something I would purchase. I'm a Subi loyalist because I live in the PNW and snowboard, ride mountain bikes, camp, and hike. Thus, an exceptionally capable AWD machine is what I need.

However, Toyota's successful lineage of RWD coupes coupled with Subaru's reliable torque monster boxer engine should be a very fun car to drive, and will be a joy to hear about it thrashing on Corvettes that cost 2x as much.

#3 ShawnW

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

Loving it so far.

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:44 PM

"and will be a joy to hear about it thrashing on Corvettes that cost 2x as much."

Uh, have you driven a C 5 up Corvette? I didn't think so. :)

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 08:46 PM

For a 2.0 liter, it is going to scoot at only 2500 pounds, and with the engine 4" lower than usual. Think 50/50 weight, and LOW center of gravity, won't even have body roll in tight corners. Also, should get pretty decent mpg.
Not sure any other 2.0 will handle anywhere close to as well.

#6 Durania

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Posted 01 November 2011 - 09:10 PM

I lost interest in this car years ago. It has been a load of media wishy washy hype for the last 6 years. I too, have no need in a coupe, even less need in a RWD.

#7 Rooster2

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Posted 02 November 2011 - 12:27 PM

There is a nice 2 page write up on the Subaru BRZ in the latest issue of Car & Driver, the December 2011 issue of the magazine. Their write up speaks highly of the collaboration between Subaru & Toyota, and prolly a nice car for the money.

I like Car & Driver for realistic presentation of cars while providing some humor. In their article they denote the Subaru "flat-four revs far more lustily than any non-turbo Subru, but the sound-basically that of an Evinrude outboard chasing small mouth bass-is typical for a Subaru flattie." To me, that description prompted a good chuckle. Now, it is going to be hard for me to listen to any Subaru motor without thinking it sounds like an Evinrude.




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