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Old 03-22-2012, 05:45 PM   #41
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Originally Posted by mpristave View Post
I guarantee every driftkid who is 18 and works at taco bel or pizzahut will own one or want one. This is the ultimate ride for scions target audience.
Originally Posted by DeeezNuuuts83 View Post
Yup. It's got the wrong badge if their goal was to appeal only to the "true enthusiasts" and not to "posers." They'll be appealing to both, so we will certainly see some ******** doing fly-bys on the freeway in these in the coming months, just like we will likely see these at autocross events.
I really don't see these cars being owned by a lot of teens for a while. At $24k+, it's down too far on power. Say even if they had the money to buy brand new, they'd probably go with a turbo Genesis coupe which has significantly more power and be at a lower price, or perhaps a new V6 Stang. I remember what I wanted at 18, it's definitely more power than handling. As I got older, my cars have been progressively slower. Now neither of my cars can break 0-60 in 9 seconds.

10 years from now, different story, the twins could be $5k (or whatever equivalent in value in 2022) cars and become the next 240SX.

Have the fuel economy numbers been released for these cars yet? If they can produce 30s on the highway, then I can see more people buying it as commuters but if it stays even in the high 20s hwy, this will be a niche car.
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