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      04-25-2012 09:14 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      But...in this case, our boy MustacheGT goes through cars so quickly, it's probably a moot point.
      I had my 2010 Fit for two years, and the only reason I don't still have my 2012 Fit is because it was taken out in that wreck ten days ago.
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      04-25-2012 09:15 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      $1,000 gets me the #1 spot at a local dealer. They said I can order a stripped out 6-speed for under $25K and won't have to get any accessories. I need a car and can hold off for ~5 weeks until it arrives on June 1.

      No kids. No pets. 11 mile commute to work on curvy roads and interstates.

      Thoughts?
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      04-25-2012 09:16 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      I had my 2010 Fit for two years, and the only reason I don't still have my 2012 Fit is because it was taken out in that wreck ten days ago.
      I saw the thread, just poking fun.

      Buy the car, I'm extremely jealous.

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      04-25-2012 09:17 PM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      I saw the thread, just poking fun.

      Buy the car, I'm extremely jealous.
      No worries.

      My other considerations here are another Fit or a Ridgeline Sport. Talk about completely different choices.
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      04-25-2012 09:18 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      That is one of my two reservations. The other is I haven't driven one yet.
      I custom-ordered my car without ever having driven one (though I did drive a similar 3-series). I was in no way disappointed.

      You can always re-sell the damn thing if you don't like it. These will hold values extremely well while there are still unfulfilled dealer wait lists.

      I am sure that it won't be a 1M, but I wouldn't be surprised if slightly used models of these fetch a premium over MSRP for the first 6 months - 1 year that they are produced.
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      Cute young women smile at me at stop lights. When I'm facing east and dump the clutch, the earth spins backward and time and space fold. Old gypsie women give me the stink eye and and mutter spells to ward away the evil. My wife and I have twice as much sex as before I bought it. She's also taken to calling me Master. Every damn day.

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      04-25-2012 09:19 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      My other considerations here are another Fit or a Ridgeline Sport. Talk about completely different choices.

      BOOOOO NOOOOO!!! HISSSSSSS!!!!

      Why didn't you put that in the original post? If those are the other options, then you are an idiot not to buy this thing.
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird
      Cute young women smile at me at stop lights. When I'm facing east and dump the clutch, the earth spins backward and time and space fold. Old gypsie women give me the stink eye and and mutter spells to ward away the evil. My wife and I have twice as much sex as before I bought it. She's also taken to calling me Master. Every damn day.

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      04-25-2012 09:21 PM #32
      i would wait until you can test drive it and compare it to the other cars that are around the same price. the magazine reviews are great but you might end up preferring something like a gti, mazdaspeed 3 or mustang v6 that have more horsepower and torque.

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      04-25-2012 09:21 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by SchnellFowVay View Post
      BOOOOO NOOOOO!!! HISSSSSSS!!!!

      Why didn't you put that in the original post? If those are the other options, then you are an idiot not to buy this thing.
      I'm fine being called an idiot. I'm still evaluating what I want / need in a car before I spend up to $31k. That makes me not an idiot.
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      04-25-2012 09:22 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by sams0n View Post
      i would wait until you can test drive it and compare it to the other cars that are around the same price. the magazine reviews are great but you might end up preferring something like a gti, mazdaspeed 3 or mustang v6 that have more horsepower and torque.
      Loathe VW after owning six. The Speed 3 seems boring. Had a Mustang GT (well, seven).

      I either put down a check to hold one or I wait many months until a dealer actually has one in stock to play with.
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      04-25-2012 09:26 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      $1,000 gets me the #1 spot at a local dealer. They said I can order a stripped out 6-speed for under $25K and won't have to get any accessories. I need a car and can hold off for ~5 weeks until it arrives on June 1.

      No kids. No pets. 11 mile commute to work on curvy roads and interstates.

      Thoughts?
      I am getting one too in August.

      I am a Miata guy, but the appeal of the BRZ/ Scion is their. I live in the Tail of the Dragon type roads and I drive them everyday, so I need something that can destroy these roads.

      Anyone know how the base seats are going to be?
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      04-25-2012 09:30 PM #36
      I'd be happy for you if you get a FR-S or any car. Just don't rice it out like your last Fit.

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      04-25-2012 09:30 PM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      I wouldnt. Personally I take subaru a LOT more seriously than Scion, so i'd head that route if i was going to waste any money at all on this car

      Btw, 185 threads about this car since November 2011 and counting. (yes im really keeping track)
      umm really its the same damn car toyota owns scion hell every other country scions are toyotas

      DO IT

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      04-25-2012 09:31 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      I'd be happy for you if you get a FR-S or any car. Just don't rice it out like your last Fit.
      Mostly suspension mods = definitely ricing it out.
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      04-25-2012 09:31 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Aonarch View Post
      I am getting one too in August.

      I am a Miata guy, but the appeal of the BRZ/ Scion is their. I live in the Tail of the Dragon type roads and I drive them everyday, so I need something that can destroy these roads.

      Anyone know how the base seats are going to be?
      What color are you planning on?
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      04-25-2012 09:32 PM #40
      If you want it, yes.

      If you're hesitant, no.

      I personally have no desire for either car so its an easy "no" for me.
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      04-25-2012 09:32 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      I either put down a check to hold one or I wait many months until a dealer actually has one in stock to play with.
      The only reason people lineup or "pre-order" for a car because they want to be the "first bunch" to drive (show off) the car on the road. If you are not into this, I don't see why you need to make such "commitment". It is not a limited production run. This car may be a hot item, but I don't think it is like "iPad" hot...
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      04-25-2012 09:34 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by Avus View Post
      The only reason people lineup or "pre-order" for a car because they want to be the "first bunch" to drive (show off) the car on the road. If you are not into this, I don't see why you need to make such "commitment". It is not a limited production run. This car may be a hot item, but I don't think it is like "iPad" hot...
      It's not really a commitment at all if the deposit is refundable. I'll call my contact at the dealer tomorrow and ask about whether or not it is.

      I don't care about being the first to show off, but I do need a car here in the next few weeks.
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      04-25-2012 09:35 PM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by DTMTrini View Post
      What exactly is the difference that makes you choose the Subaru version?




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      I think that it is raw enough that at 50% of potential, it would be terrifying enough to be fun. One of those 'you never see the tree that is going to kill you because you are sliding into it backwards' kind of cars.

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      04-25-2012 09:36 PM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Think about it. You're a car guy
      I'd rather have the Subaru version, too.

      But you don't have to be such a prick about it.

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      04-25-2012 09:37 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      I'd rather have the Subaru version, too.

      But you don't have to be such a prick about it.
      Scion sounds like a dying brand. (They're going to discontinue the xB and xD)

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      04-25-2012 09:38 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by RacerrRex View Post
      Think about it. You're a car guy
      I'd rather have the Scion version because it doesn't come with extra expensive to replace headlights and climate control I don't want or need. Car guy?
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      04-25-2012 09:38 PM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      Scion sounds like a dying brand. (They're going to discontinue the xB and xD)
      Doesn't matter even if the Scion brand did get the axe.

      Warranty would be honored at the Toyota dealerships, and I'm sure that the FR-S would then be turned into a Toyota for the US market.

      So, what's the big deal again?

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      04-25-2012 09:43 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Doesn't matter even if the Scion brand did get the axe.

      Warranty would be honored at the Toyota dealerships, and I'm sure that the FR-S would then be turned into a Toyota for the US market.

      So, what's the big deal again?
      he is correct... honda/acura have changed emblems before.
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      04-25-2012 09:52 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by MustacheGT View Post
      I'm fine being called an idiot. I'm still evaluating what I want / need in a car before I spend up to $31k. That makes me not an idiot.
      I was kidding about the idiot part.
      Quote Originally Posted by Seabird
      Cute young women smile at me at stop lights. When I'm facing east and dump the clutch, the earth spins backward and time and space fold. Old gypsie women give me the stink eye and and mutter spells to ward away the evil. My wife and I have twice as much sex as before I bought it. She's also taken to calling me Master. Every damn day.

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      04-25-2012 09:54 PM #50
      If you must ask...then, yes, you should buy an FR-S and tell us how awesome it is.
      Look at your signature, now back to mine, now back to yours, now back to mine. Sadly, yours isn't mine, but if you stopped using your old signature and changed it to this one, it could look like mine. Look down, back up, where are you? You're on a car forum, reading this signature.

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