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Old 11-02-2014, 09:39 AM   #26
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The FR-S is the second best bike carrier in my fleet. The Rav has a hitch rack, the FR-S has drawings for the tow bolt bike tray, and the MINI has zero ideas.
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Old 11-02-2014, 05:14 PM   #27
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Phew! Took the wife and family for a test fit and then for a drive and ... she loved driving it All three of them whined it's small, it's tight, I feel the road under me blah blah. After all was said and done I think they understand. Fingers crossed I can pick it up tomorrow
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:09 PM   #28
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Phew! Took the wife and family for a test fit and then for a drive and ... she loved driving it All three of them whined it's small, it's tight, I feel the road under me blah blah. After all was said and done I think they understand. Fingers crossed I can pick it up tomorrow

Congrats!
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Old 11-03-2014, 09:19 PM   #29
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I love the bump

Never let the salesman talk to your wife while you're not there. He called it mid life crisis white


I guess it's possible he was right

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Old 11-03-2014, 10:41 PM   #30
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Mine is mid life crisis white, too. I could spend hours looking at this car. Dem fender bumps and those haunches.
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Old 11-04-2014, 12:12 PM   #31
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i'd buy again in a heartbeat, but i would never be able to keep it stock after having mine...except i'd pick up a used one because they depreciated like no subaru i've owned before
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Old 11-04-2014, 01:01 PM   #32
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Old 11-04-2014, 02:55 PM   #33
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Congrats man I wish you the best. I think you will be very happy with your decision.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:12 PM   #34
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Sweet dill pickles, Sir! Good job.
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Old 11-04-2014, 04:38 PM   #35
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mmm mmm I love me some pickles
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Old 11-04-2014, 06:52 PM   #36
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Looking at your ride kind of makes me wish I was wingless. I'd go out of my mind trying to figure out what I'd want to put on there, though. I often ponder about the STI trunk lip spoiler. You either love it or hate it.

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Old 11-04-2014, 10:54 PM   #37
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All three of them whined it's small, it's tight, I feel the road under me blah blah.
That's the point! Grats on your purchase.
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Old 11-04-2014, 11:03 PM   #38
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Looking at your ride kind of makes me wish I was wingless. I'd go out of my mind trying to figure out what I'd want to put on there, though. I often ponder about the STI trunk lip spoiler. You either love it or hate it.




I'm planning on sneaking a TRD ducktail spoiler back from Japan in April. Otherwise, I'll stick with a naked trunk.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:11 AM   #39
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I'm planning on sneaking a TRD ducktail spoiler back from Japan in April. Otherwise, I'll stick with a naked trunk.
You should check my pics
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Old 11-05-2014, 06:09 AM   #40
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Grats!! Saw your post over on club terrible, didn't realize it was you.
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Old 11-05-2014, 07:51 AM   #41
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Thanx guys! This thing is fun

Haha club terrible That does seem to be where the kids hang out. This will most likely be where I end up more often but that place is a wealth of info if you dig.

I need another couple of days to get used to it but there are some sounds the car makes that I wonder about.

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Old 11-05-2014, 10:14 AM   #42
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I don't think I would as a primary vehicle. The build quality seems fairly low; there are lots of noises and rattles. Engine performance is mediocre (even with a header, CAI, and tune) and the transmission does not "feel" like it is very durable or reliable. And unfortunately, cargo and passenger capacity is just a little too meager for my lifestyle. It still is great as a driver's car and handles better than anything else I've owned.

If I could afford to have a summer/track car, I would buy a used one and build it up.
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Old 11-12-2014, 11:16 PM   #43
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I had a lot of fun at the track, and with Driver Skills courses, but with 4 kids I've decided to I'm selling the BRZ and getting a 2015 WRX STI. Very stoked.
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Old 11-13-2014, 10:29 AM   #44
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If you sell a couple of the kids you could go up to a Cayman from the BRZ instead of going to the STI.
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Old 11-13-2014, 11:45 AM   #45
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Not the worst upgrade, but I think I would've gone with the WRX, especially with kids. That FA20DIT! So done with the EJ.
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Old 11-13-2014, 12:11 PM   #46
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Old 01-26-2015, 12:54 PM   #47
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Yes buy again. Best bang for the buck. Like driving a late 80s 911 only it shifts great and the AC also woks great.
My son loves it now so I'm moving on to STI.
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Old 01-28-2015, 01:16 PM   #48
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But..............having driven the new WRX and it's about same price I would opt for the AWD more powerful WRX. The BRZ is funner to drive for sure but the WRX is so versatile and also good in snow. The BRZ goes nowhere in snow.
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Old 01-28-2015, 08:20 PM   #49
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But..............having driven the new WRX and it's about same price I would opt for the AWD more powerful WRX. The BRZ is funner to drive for sure but the WRX is so versatile and also good in snow. The BRZ goes nowhere in snow.
The BRZ does just fine in the snow with proper tires. I drove mine all last winter and we had more snow here than Buffalo NY did last year. The only days I didn't go to work we were under the top level snow emergency and I didn't want to risk the ticket.

That being said I wouldn't buy the 2015+ BRZ since they softened the suspension up. No need for that.
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Old 01-28-2015, 11:34 PM   #50
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I get around great in the snow. Just not the best on pure ice...
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