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Old 04-03-2012, 01:10 PM   #6201
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Well said, manticus. But the difference here may be BullyWRX's certainty, for whatever reason, that he cannot envision it being a fun daily driver for HIM.

And I can understand that. After four years modding my 05 LGT into a dominating street car I decided I'd spent enough money at that and traded it for another Suby... an 09 Legacy 3.0R Limited. That car was likely Subaru's most refined and luxurious car they'll ever make. It had the best ride, excellent handling, super sound system, ventilated leather, etc etc. And it had that mellifluous 3.0R six that was surprisingly powerful and a joy to hear. My first longer trip I got 27 mpg and realized after arriving 4.5 hours later I hadn't stopped the whole way, it was that comfortable to drive. It was the best car I'd ever owned.

But after two years and a shade less than 10k miles I traded it, in perfect condition, for a 2011 WRX. The 3.0R was TOO perfect, and there was literally nothing I could do to it. There were no mods. It was so perfect it was boring.

Within a month the WRX was modded and I was happy again. After a year of it I traded it for this 11 STi and transferred Stg2 immediately, and added to that as time has gone on. Because I tune my own cars I've now expanded my performance capacity until it fills the OEM fuel's envelope... it is done. I've got more horsepower than I ever use in daily driving, a car with a fierce capacity I'll never exploit, but the feeling from driving quietly and yet wielding a Big Stick is undeniably a good one. It's not boring because I have a choice. If I want I can swat lesser beings.

Then why am I going to trade this magnificent STi for my unproven, untasted, pre-ordered BRZ? Because of a number of things, but mostly the promise of a car like I used to own several decades ago... a lightweight, relatively strong, superbly handling machine that seemed telepathic in its ability to get me there. I got it to replace a street/race car with 500+ whp, and never regretted it... I'd used that monster up and was ready.

I've now used these modern "monsters" up, too. But until now there has been no option for me like the BRZ brings. I'm ready to reacquaint myself with the road again... I'm full of car for now.

Could be BullyWRX just isn't full of what he gets from his WRX yet. I understand that... well.
Kudos to you. This is a very good explanation.

I guess I am still in the "I'm not full of car yet", mode.

But, I also have a low powered (in today's HP numbers) fun car that I can toss around on a daily basis, plus my WRX and when I want a sporty sedan I drive my Spec B. If I want a boring commute with no worries, I drive my wife's Forester.

So I guess that's why I am not blown away with the BRZ. Don't get me wrong I think it's a very nice car, but at this time in my life I am quite happy with the 4 cars that I have and I can't see the BRZ filling a void for me........ yet.
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Old 04-03-2012, 04:29 PM   #6202
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This thread does not deliver.

Hi kC. #1 on the list for a BRZ at my local dealer

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Old 04-06-2012, 05:43 PM   #6203
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Just sat in the BRZ at the NYIAS. Such a tiny car.

The seats are very tight/bulstered. I'm 6'1, 164lbs, wear a 34" waist and 40" jacket...The seats hugged me. Might not be the most comfortable for long drives, but should be great or the track/auto-x.

I do think the Limited HVAC buttons are a little cheap. Not a huge fan of lay-out.

Overall though, I can't wait to drive the car. Still wish it was AWD, but we'll see what the 2014 WRX looks like when it shares the BRZ chassis.
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Old 04-06-2012, 06:42 PM   #6204
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This thread does not deliver.

Hi kC. #1 on the list for a BRZ at my local dealer

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Haha! You'll still be slow, because joo have to UNlearn all that german crap in your brainz.

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Old 04-18-2012, 03:38 PM   #6205
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Calamity Jesus - reading though the TIS for the FR-S, and it appears that you can place a child seat in the front. It will detect the low weight and latched seatbelt and turn off the airbag. The rear seats are also set up for ISO-FIX bars in the seat bottom and tether brackets for anchoring the top of the car seat.
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Old 04-18-2012, 04:38 PM   #6206
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If the AP1 was so perfect, why would Honda go and mess up the handling/balance of it with more power?
Because the market dictated it.

Avg joe folks in the US market didn't like having to rev the nuts off the S2K to get anywhere.

So they had to make the car more driveable for the avg joe by increasing displacement, and dropping the redline.
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Old 04-18-2012, 05:00 PM   #6207
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^ Also softened up the rear suspension to lessen the chance of snap oversteer.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:01 PM   #6208
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If nothing else, the BRZ has served as a catalyst for tearing the Nasioc family apart. The religious AWD & turbo only family members are outraged at the heathens who want RWD. Like most religions and families, everyone has a different take on the state of things. Even the heathens are warring (over price and spec).

Holidays will be tense.

Large front weight overhang is a grave sin.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:07 PM   #6209
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If nothing else, the BRZ has served as a catalyst for tearing the Nasioc family apart. The religious AWD & turbo only family members are outraged at the heathens who want RWD. Like most religions and families, everyone has a different take on the state of things. Even the heathens are warring (over price and spec).

Holidays will be tense.
Its just like every other Sexy and Slutty Step mom that goes to the family gatherings.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:12 PM   #6210
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Calamity Jesus - reading though the TIS for the FR-S, and it appears that you can place a child seat in the front. It will detect the low weight and latched seatbelt and turn off the airbag. The rear seats are also set up for ISO-FIX bars in the seat bottom and tether brackets for anchoring the top of the car seat.
Very interesting, this was my main holdback on this car, seeing as i have a four year old.

Looks like no one has pdf'd it yet.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:54 PM   #6211
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Looks like no one has pdf'd it (the owner's manual) yet.
Yes, they have. here's the link:

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B0Ia...4Zw/edit?pli=1
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Old 04-27-2012, 03:51 PM   #6212
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thank you, sir.
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Old 04-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #6213
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:33 PM   #6214
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bah, finally got a chance to read through it. looks like it's still weight based cell vs. the (old school) on/off switch. probably for the best, The Boy shouldn't be riding in the death seat anyhow. in the back seat he goes... not really a problem seeing as he is the only person who really spends time in the car with me.
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Old 04-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #6215
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Yeah. The manual explicitly says - no baby seat up front.
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Old 04-29-2012, 01:17 PM   #6216
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Old 04-30-2012, 02:48 AM   #6217
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Old 04-30-2012, 10:16 AM   #6218
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I love how the guy in the FRS is so calm like he was having a conversation over coffee.

good thing these cars are so slow and boring or that may have been dangerous...


haha

great race.
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #6219
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:56 PM   #6220
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Well lets see the BRZ was an automatic and the Megane has 65 more hp and a manual, so yeah who'd you think was going to win?!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 09:08 PM   #6221
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Wait did evo just do a comparison between an automatic and manual car and not even bring up that fact one time

Really?
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:02 AM   #6222
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Yeah, I saw that too, and was greatly disappointed in them. The gearing in the auto is substantially different. I think they purposely chose the auto so their Megane could still win. They were probably afraid the manual BRZ would walk all over their favourite car.
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:25 PM   #6223
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What they talk about at the end of the video concerning the BRZ seems to be contradictory to every other report I've heard about the BRZ. They're saying it doesn't want to oversteer, but when it does, it's unpredictable. I wonder why this review is so different?
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:45 PM   #6224
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What they talk about at the end of the video concerning the BRZ seems to be contradictory to every other report I've heard about the BRZ. They're saying it doesn't want to oversteer, but when it does, it's unpredictable. I wonder why this review is so different?
If I were Conspiracy Brother, I'd say they were paid to be contrary. That whole review seemed fishy and kinda ticked me off when I first saw it the other week.

The way the guy drives the BRZ made it look like he was a lot more confident in the BRZ's handling and delivery, and yet he didn't prefer it, at least from what I observed. I was watching the video and thought, "Hey, this guy seems REALLY surprised at just how well the car is handling. He might actually be ENJOYING it because I think I see a smile forming there, just maybe..." Then the final review says otherwise! Bah humbug!

Am I the only person that noticed these little nuances and inconsistencies or am I just craycray?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:30 PM   #6225
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Yeah, I saw that too, and was greatly disappointed in them. The gearing in the auto is substantially different. I think they purposely chose the auto so their Megane could still win. They were probably afraid the manual BRZ would walk all over their favourite car.
I'm not sure the 6 M/T BRZ would have been faster than the Megane (because of the difference in tires) but, for sure, it would have been a much closer race than with the auto BRZ.
It's also not clear whether or not the Megane was equipped with the "Cup Chassis Pack" which comes with 235/40R18 Michelin Sport 2 tires, stiffer suspensions all around and *red brake calipers*. I think I'm seeing red calipers behind the front wheels of the Megane in the video...
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