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    Thread: IL: 2013 Subaru BRZ Full Test and Video

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      03-25-2012 01:15 AM #36
      IL had a 2-3 shift. Motortrend got 6.4

      .92g on skidpad with middle ground skinny tires, that's excellent.

      Personally I hope there's even more negative hype - at least until mine arrives. I don't want market adjustment charges.

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      03-25-2012 01:24 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Well.. ok.
      I forget the base models are so low priced.
      But you need upgrades (sports package) on the V6 Mustang and Camaro to even be in the same handling universe.
      Yes for the Mustang, no for the Camaro. Even with the performance package, the Mustang comes in under the base price of the FR-S...

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      03-25-2012 01:25 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by Jrod511 View Post
      No one here would go buy a base V6 Camaro. No one.
      Number 1 selling RWD coupe in Murrica.

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      03-25-2012 01:28 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Khyron View Post
      IL had a 2-3 shift. Motortrend got 6.4

      .92g on skidpad with middle ground skinny tires, that's excellent.

      Personally I hope there's even more negative hype - at least until mine arrives. I don't want market adjustment charges.
      Now that's more like it. Nearly a second faster than IL's testing.
      "Of course that's just my opinion; I could be wrong."

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    5. 03-25-2012 01:48 AM #40
      59 mph in 2nd gear? That thing will slay autocrosses!

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      03-25-2012 02:11 AM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v_gti777 View Post
      Seems to chirp 2nd nicely
      my 98 Suzuki Swift 1.3l with 79hp could chirp 2nd gear.
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      03-25-2012 06:07 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by dunhamjr View Post
      my 98 Suzuki Swift 1.3l with 79hp could chirp 2nd gear.
      My 90 year old grandmother does bong hits. What's your point? The Swift is FWD which means as you launch the front get's even lighter on an already scary light vehicle with teeny tiny tires.
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      03-25-2012 07:08 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      The BRZ is a small, light, quick RWD hatch back coupe that gets really good mpg, handles like a wet dream where you are working your way through your entire high school cheer leading team and if that wasn't enough it's reasonably priced!!! It's everything we have been begging for since Celica's went FWD yet the TCL still isn't happy. Go FuQ yourselves and find a new hobby. Obviously driving isn't your thing.
      It's not a hatch, unfortunately. I would have loved to see it as a liftback, but no dice.

      Quote Originally Posted by 20aeman View Post
      Yes for the Mustang, no for the Camaro. Even with the performance package, the Mustang comes in under the base price of the FR-S...
      ...and it still won't drive as well as the FR-S/BRZ.

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      03-25-2012 10:23 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by 20aeman View Post
      Number 1 selling RWD coupe in Murrica.
      Shall I bring up all the other amazing top selling cars in Murrica?

      Corolla. Civic. Camry. Etc......

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      03-25-2012 12:13 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by 20aeman View Post
      Yes for the Mustang, no for the Camaro. Even with the performance package, the Mustang comes in under the base price of the FR-S...
      But the base V6 Mustang with the sports package is an amazing performance deal, and probably very hard to find (a base V6 Mustang with with just that option).

      A car doesn't have to have the best performance specs for the money to still be a good car.
      Heck- look at the GTI.
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    11. 03-25-2012 04:39 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by GolfVIDriver View Post
      I am curious, how do you define handling and what determines "identical" handling?

      "This car is about handling, PERIOD. This is not something that can be measured by numbers.
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      Yes, there is absolutely zero input stimuli which can be measured. That is why there is never ever any attempt to measure any of the various factors of handling. Nada. Zero. Zilch.

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      03-26-2012 01:29 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by eunos94 View Post
      My 90 year old grandmother does bong hits. What's your point? The Swift is FWD which means as you launch the front get's even lighter on an already scary light vehicle with teeny tiny tires.
      my point is that its really not all the impressive to hcirp 2nd.

      especially when its fairly common knowledge that the car is not wearing sticky rubber in the first place.

      chirping tires that barely provide adequate traction is meh.
      if it was chirping drag radials, then i would be impressed.
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      03-26-2012 01:51 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by dunhamjr View Post
      my point is that its really not all the impressive to hcirp 2nd.

      especially when its fairly common knowledge that the car is not wearing sticky rubber in the first place.

      chirping tires that barely provide adequate traction is meh.
      if it was chirping drag radials, then i would be impressed.
      I still haven't wrapped my head around the logical reason for going with low rolling resistance tires on a performance model.
      Were they concerned with the economy estimates since a small sports coupe like this may rely on better economy for some sales?
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      03-26-2012 02:56 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by vwlarry View Post
      I get the distinct impression from this machine that Subaru, at long last has finally perfected the Volkswagen Scirocco.
      As nimble as the Scirocco was, it was much more of a GT than an all out sports car.

      I think of it more like a modernized, affordable 944.
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