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Old 08-11-2012, 04:36 PM   #1
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Old 08-13-2012, 02:39 AM   #2
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Just read the whole article. Very nice write up by Jeff! "Space Invaders or Carbon Fiber?" hahaha

Very subtle differences that I would've never known about otherwise since I don't associate (yet) with any FR-S owners.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #3
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The steering wheels are the same except the center of the FR-S has some additional fake stitching around the Air Bag area. This small detail gives the FR-S an edge over the BRZ because it helps brake up the plain-ish Subaru wheel.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:36 AM   #4
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Well, I'm sure they didn't mean "performance-wise". I'm assuming aesthetically since they mention it helps break up the plain-ish wheel. I could dig that. If they weren't so busy hating on each other they could've taken design cues from each other. I think the FR-S has some nicer touches, especially having "FR-S" on the mats. Why no "BRZ" on the mats, Subaru?!!?! WWWWHHYYY???!!!
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:37 AM   #5
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Gotta keep costs down.

Charges $28k for 200hp.
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:39 AM   #6
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Well, I'm sure they didn't mean "performance-wise". I'm assuming aesthetically since they mention it helps break up the plain-ish wheel. I could dig that. If they weren't so busy hating on each other they could've taken design cues from each other. I think the FR-S has some nicer touches, especially having "FR-S" on the mats. Why no "BRZ" on the mats, Subaru?!!?! WWWWHHYYY???!!!
I just think fake stitching is silly looking. Go back me up in the other brz thread..lol
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Old 08-14-2012, 11:51 AM   #7
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Gotta keep costs down.

Charges $28k for 200hp.
They could use the money they'd save from unrouting the airbox to the firewall and put it towards more BRZ badging....
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:07 PM   #8
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Gotta keep costs down.

Charges $28k for 200hp.
You get a lot for 28k:
HID
Leather/Heated seats
Nav
Proximity Key/Push start

Start adding these features to other cars and see what the price ends up at. HP/$ isn't important to everyone
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:22 PM   #9
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Nice to have the differences listed in one place, but why did they keep swapping the pictures left and right? Would have been better if they kept them consistent.
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #10
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You get a lot for 28k:
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Start adding these features to other cars and see what the price ends up at. HP/$ isn't important to everyone
NAV and HIDs are standard on the premium model which is 26k
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Old 08-14-2012, 12:42 PM   #11
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Nice to have the differences listed in one place, but why did they keep swapping the pictures left and right? Would have been better if they kept them consistent.
I'm glad someone else brought this up. It was annoying having to double-check pictures to make sure I was looking at the correct car sometimes.
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:24 PM   #12
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I thought the sways and there were other suspension differences too? correct me if i'm wrong
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Old 09-04-2012, 01:50 PM   #13
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Just the springs everything else is identical even the shock valving.
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Old 09-04-2012, 04:38 PM   #14
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oh okay thanks for clearing that up I guess the article I read must have been wrong
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:05 AM   #15
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Wow. I didn't realize they differed from one another so much in the cosmetic department. Good to know nonetheless.
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Old 09-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #16
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I feel the BRZ is much nicer looking and more well equipped it's a no brainer for the slight price difference.
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Old 09-26-2012, 11:42 PM   #17
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I feel the BRZ is much nicer looking and more well equipped it's a no brainer for the slight price difference.
Glad I picked up a Limited. 14lbs for heated seats/mirrors, courtesy lights (light should have been there anyway...), leather/Alcantara, stupid spoiler, fogs...etc..

Though the fogs are ****ing useless given how low the car is. At least now I can feel good about a JPM Coachworks Alcantara® steering wheel matching my interior.
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Old 10-01-2012, 07:39 AM   #18
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Nice read!

I have seen the BRZ up close on the road about 5 times in diff colors and trim levels - Limited hands down!

I have not seen the FR-S on the road though so I can't comment on it.

If I wasn't anxiously waiting the new WRX STI to come out I would actualy get a limited in BLK. If new WRX STI isn't what I hope it is maybe the BRZ might still find it's way into my driveway.... Only time will tell.
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Old 10-01-2012, 09:26 AM   #19
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yeah I sat in a premium the other day, the limited is much nicer
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Old 10-01-2012, 01:01 PM   #20
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Glad I picked up a Limited. 14lbs for heated seats/mirrors, courtesy lights (light should have been there anyway...), leather/Alcantara, stupid spoiler, fogs...etc..

Though the fogs are ****ing useless given how low the car is. At least now I can feel good about a JPM Coachworks Alcantara® steering wheel matching my interior.
I would've believed this, but when kayetealynn (on here) got her BRZ Limited we went driving that night and it wasn't until we were done that I realized she had been driving around with only her fogs and DRL's on the whole night. We were on the highway and everything. We passed plenty of policemen.

I only noticed because I asked her to use her headlight levelers on the wall and they weren't moving. I thought it was busted until I switched the headlights ON.
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Old 10-01-2012, 04:18 PM   #21
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I can't really tell a difference between fogs on/off with the headlights on.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:32 PM   #22
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With headlights on, no you won't. They aren't like the pre-2004 Impreza that had huge, significant fog lights. If you turn off your headlights, though, and the roads aren't crappy and it's not raining (or... foggy) then you'll see what I mean.

People will definitely see you, though, which is all that really matters for those things. I would like to look into the reverse fog light for the BRZ.
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Old 10-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #23
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Loved my bugeye's fog lights. Why would I have my headlights off in the fog or rain...? Fog lights are supposed to supplement headlights aren't they?
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Old 10-01-2012, 08:05 PM   #24
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Loved my bugeye's fog lights. Why would I have my headlights off in the fog or rain...? Fog lights are supposed to supplement headlights aren't they?
What? I'm confused. I was saying that the fog lights do suck, BUT, if it's not raining, snowing, foggy, etc. then you can drive around with them on. Of course I live in the city, so not sure how they'd do in the country. We didn't go out anywhere that didn't have streetlights.

I pick up my BRZ this week (finally), so I'll try it out myself and get back to you.
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