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Old 02-20-2013, 11:40 AM   #126
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Old 02-20-2013, 11:49 AM   #127
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sorry guys, I didn't mean to excite you all, but I don't think they are actively engaged in their art while driving. they are only noticeable once they get out of the car and still have the clear bejazzled heals on.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:06 PM   #128
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Does anyone know why the original concept called for a convertible-ready chassis?
Because Scion & Toyota want a convertible to put on their lots.

Scion is supposed to be the edgy youth brand, but so far all of their cars have been more practical and frugal than edgy. The tC has been the only car of theirs that actually struck a chord with the intended demographic and its glass roof is apparently very popular... so convertible sports car is an obvious next step. A convertible FR-S will be their halo car.

Toyota's lineup in the rest of the world is a bunch of extremely boring sedans and hatches.. they want to get some of those 3rd car sales back that they've been missing out on for decades.
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Old 02-20-2013, 12:10 PM   #129
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I think it's a requirement for women in a sorority (or who aspire to be in one) to own a convertible.

It's the same thing with strippers and Nissan Z convertibles, part of the benefit of joining the stripper union is you get a 350/370z convertible.
That's it.. they needed a way to move all of those Aisin automatic transmissions that are pilling up.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:22 PM   #130
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sorry guys, I didn't mean to excite you all, but I don't think they are actively engaged in their art while driving. they are only noticeable once they get out of the car and still have the clear bejazzled heals on.
I didn't mean that they had to strip WHILE driving or even be naked... I just want pics of women of the stripper profession driving convertibles. I keeps it simple.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #131
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Because Scion & Toyota want a convertible to put on their lots.

Scion is supposed to be the edgy youth brand, but so far all of their cars have been more practical and frugal than edgy. The tC has been the only car of theirs that actually struck a chord with the intended demographic and its glass roof is apparently very popular... so convertible sports car is an obvious next step. A convertible FR-S will be their halo car.

Toyota's lineup in the rest of the world is a bunch of extremely boring sedans and hatches.. they want to get some of those 3rd car sales back that they've been missing out on for decades.
Has it been THAT long since Toyota offered an open top of any sort? I'm thinking "decades" as "at least 20 years."
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:27 PM   #132
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Has it been THAT long since Toyota offered an open top of any sort? I'm thinking "decades" as "at least 20 years."
the solara was a convertible. and a 2door.
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:35 PM   #133
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Because S2000's are so gay.

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:36 PM   #134
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the solara was a convertible. and a 2door.
And the MR2/MR-S W30 up to 2007, which is crazy awesome when you think about it. A quick look online shows that these things hella hold their value
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:38 PM   #135
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Because Scion & Toyota want a convertible to put on their lots.

Scion is supposed to be the edgy youth brand, but so far all of their cars have been more practical and frugal than edgy. The tC has been the only car of theirs that actually struck a chord with the intended demographic and its glass roof is apparently very popular... so convertible sports car is an obvious next step. A convertible FR-S will be their halo car.

Toyota's lineup in the rest of the world is a bunch of extremely boring sedans and hatches.. they want to get some of those 3rd car sales back that they've been missing out on for decades.
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I didn't mean that they had to strip WHILE driving or even be naked... I just want pics of women of the stripper profession driving convertibles. I keeps it simple.
It's been since the 6th gen celica since they offered the celica as a convertible, then the MR2 spider. they were both more youth inspired.

Toyota offers the Solara as a convertible, but I think you're just as likely to see a sorority girl driving a Solara convertible as you are to see one of them driving a Sebring convertible.

I mean, I'm not stereotyping sorority girls or anything, I think there are plenty of girls in their 20s that wouldn't be caught dead in a Solara, or Sebring convertible, but would desire a Mustang convertible, or a Camaro convertible, and could possibly be enticed by the FRS convertible.

Just as there are plenty of people in their 50s or 60s who consider the Solara, or Sebring convertible to be a solid choice, and wouldn't ever consider a FR-S convertible..
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Old 02-20-2013, 01:55 PM   #136
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the solara was a convertible. and a 2door.
The Solara is so far from a "3rd car" kind of car it's not even funny. Maybe for those edgy retirement home folks when they don't want to drive the Avalon.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:26 PM   #137
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Because S2000's are so gay.

dumbass.
Did you happen to notice my car at all?

Yes, convertible versions of cars that actually have true hard top versions are still horrendous. The s2000 is a special case because everything else about the car is just THAT good that I can look past the worst thing that can happen to a car. I cannot say the same for a miata or a z3/4. I would still never buy one. As soon as I pile up 3 grand, my car's soft top and motors are coming out. Permanently.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:22 PM   #139
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #141
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BRZ top speed is allegedly 143mph.
missed this. There is a huge difference in a cars top speed, and what you will see at 90% of tracks. There just isn't enough room or time.
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:28 PM   #142
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Old 02-20-2013, 10:29 PM   #143
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Did you happen to notice my car at all?

Yes, convertible versions of cars that actually have true hard top versions are still horrendous. The s2000 is a special case because everything else about the car is just THAT good that I can look past the worst thing that can happen to a car. I cannot say the same for a miata or a z3/4. I would still never buy one. As soon as I pile up 3 grand, my car's soft top and motors are coming out. Permanently.
That's like saying "everyone who drives in the slow lane are losers" when you use the slow lane to make exits off the highway anyways. And then you say "I'm the exception because I drive in the fast lane."

Dumbass much?
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:37 AM   #144
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I contend that 200 lbs, a higher price, and 2 less seats on this car kills all of the great things going on with the coupe. If I'm wrong and it's the same weight, price, and only loses out on a little space, it could be great.

You *are* drinking kool - aid if you think the former is a good move for the platform, whether it was in the grand design or not. No reinforced ring, extra weight, higher cost = bad for brand image just so they can sell an even smaller percentage of a niche car.

If they "Magically" do all they say they will, keep the ring, implement for the same price and the same weight, then I'll eat crow willingly. But that's a lotta magic.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:45 AM   #145
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Since when has the ECM in a GC RS been tuneable?
Crawford can do it. I think theyre the only ones.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:54 AM   #146
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missed this. There is a huge difference in a cars top speed, and what you will see at 90% of tracks. There just isn't enough room or time.
You assumed someone in Nasioc General > News & Rumors was talking about doing 140mph on a track...
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #147
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Crawford can do it. I think theyre the only ones.
Yup.. previously known as I-Speed.
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If they "Magically" do all they say they will, keep the ring, implement for the same price and the same weight, then I'll eat crow willingly. But that's a lotta magic.
What 'ring'? Yes, a hardtop adds structural integrity that one cannot get with a convertible. There's no denying that. However I don't think the BRZ is like a subie with reinforced B pillars if that's what you were getting at.

I think the weight of the roof being removed and then adding the weight of the softtop & motor will be negligible, seeing as this car was engineered to be a convertible, not an afterthought.

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What 'ring'? Yes, a hardtop adds structural integrity that one cannot get with a convertible. There's no denying that. However I don't think the BRZ is like a subie with reinforced B pillars if that's what you were getting at.

I think the weight of the roof being removed and then adding the weight of the softtop & motor will be negligible, seeing as this car was engineered to be a convertible, not an afterthought.

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I cant wait to road race this convertible sports car..........ahhh yes......140mph......top down......tremendous wind drag..........so much noise you cant hear the engine rev......o wait




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140 mph...hahahahahahha
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Everyone in most of the jerkoffs-excuse me-automotive enthusiast community laughs at the Toyota Prius as being a fast car.

I'm pretty sure the people in the "runaway" Prii were going a lot faster than you can read modern day English. It doesn't matter how fast it gets up to 60 MPH. It does matter how fast it is going at a certain point in time.

You can ask their accelerator pedals and power buttons.

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You assumed someone in Nasioc General > News & Rumors was talking about doing 140mph on a track...
Well, that's what I thought I was reading...
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