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Old 05-11-2012, 09:52 PM   #6226
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Just wait till the BRZ STI comes out in a couple years...
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:12 AM   #6227
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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?
Obviously EVO's testing the 6AT hurt the car, but *every* other review I've watched/read has piled on accolades for the BRZ's driving dynamics... and it looked stable and predictable in the other videos. For instance:




And EVO couldn't get the back end to play? Even Consumer Reports was able to get the back end to play:


Consumer. Reports.

I dunno why EVO directly contradicts the otherwise unanimous sea of glowing reviews, but I suppose it doesn't matter. This kind of car isn't for everyone and even if I'd watched/read 70 awesome and 0 negative reviews (rather than 69 awesome and 1 negative reviews), I'd still be test driving the BRZ before buying.
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:20 AM   #6228
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I don't normally follow this thread, but I was in Miami last week and I saw one of these in my hotel's parking structure. Interior looks nice, but otherwise, all it made me feel was nostalgic for the 96 Prelude Si - even with being fwd. The front clip seems to be over cooked IMHO... what ever happened to quiet low key classy looks over looking too boy racerish?
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Old 05-12-2012, 09:42 AM   #6229
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I don't normally follow this thread, but I was in Miami last week and I saw one of these in my hotel's parking structure. Interior looks nice, but otherwise, all it made me feel was nostalgic for the 96 Prelude Si - even with being fwd. The front clip seems to be over cooked IMHO... what ever happened to quiet low key classy looks over looking too boy racerish?
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:15 PM   #6230
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what do you guys say about the fact that in the UK, according to them, the Megane and BRZ are similarly priced? I know that for OPTIMAL performance, the BRZ was at a disadvantage(eco-tires, AT, and who knows what else), but could it be that EVO's argument is that AS IS, from factory, the Megane is more of a bang-for-your-buck car? Have any of you also read their comparo against the MX-5, 370Z, and I believe the Megane? again, other magazines drove the same(or similar) cars on that same Napoleon route, but had something totally different to say. Hmm. I don't know what to make of this..smells like something fishy
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:53 PM   #6231
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what do you guys say about the fact that in the UK, according to them, the Megane and BRZ are similarly priced? I know that for OPTIMAL performance, the BRZ was at a disadvantage(eco-tires, AT, and who knows what else), but could it be that EVO's argument is that AS IS, from factory, the Megane is more of a bang-for-your-buck car? Have any of you also read their comparo against the MX-5, 370Z, and I believe the Megane? again, other magazines drove the same(or similar) cars on that same Napoleon route, but had something totally different to say. Hmm. I don't know what to make of this..smells like something fishy
Depends on what one defines "bang-for-your-buck" as, doesn't it.

There is a whole world of people who can properly say my decision to trade a well-modded 2011 STi Limited as throwing away that very thing for a puny, underpowered weakling.

Personally, I'd never waste a dime on that mag after such ignorance in "journalism." Look deeper into what their so-called comparo was based on, and see if ANY of it makes sense in perspective to the real world.

Ignorant, unprofessional, and self-serving begin the list.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:26 PM   #6232
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Maybe... The Future?
Um, yeah, like the sneakers I remember from 20 years ago with the built in air pump, for the perfect fit? Pin stripped blue jeans from circa ~1982? The Delorean? That front bumper cover is fugly, IMHO, and looks like something Subie picked up on E-Bay.
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