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      05-29-2012 09:53 PM #1
      I think I'm the first person on TCL that put his money where is mouth is and bought a BRZ. I've had it on order for months, and it came in today. I was the first in line at my dealership.

      The car is awesome, it's a great driver. I can't wait to see what it will do after I get everything broken in. The car's suspension is very firm, and there is near zero body roll.

      Yes, it's not as fast in a straight line, but it sure is faster than my 2 Miatas, my E30 325is, and my Golf TDI (which are my most recent vehicles).

      The torque is very flat. I even passed a couple of people going uphill on the highway.

      This is my first time seeing a Premium BRZ in real life (I have only seen Limiteds). The cloth interior is very nice, and the interior is better than the pictures suggest. The only thing that I'd like from the Limited is the silver trim around the HVAC controls.

      I'm just getting used to the car. It'll be fun to see how it handles the back roads I usually drive the Miata on.

      As far as price goes: I paid Invoice + $800. That's about $300 under MSRP.


      Bring on the love; bring on the hate. I'll be out driving my new sports car.


    2. 05-29-2012 09:54 PM #2


      though.

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      05-29-2012 09:55 PM #3
      Congratulations! Looks like alot of fun; report back with many many pictures!
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      05-29-2012 09:57 PM #5


      Congrats! Best color too. You'll have to do a full write up after you break her in.
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      05-29-2012 09:57 PM #7
      so sexy, im jealous
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      05-29-2012 10:00 PM #9
      Paging teklord, paging teklord, your thread has arrived...

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      05-29-2012 10:03 PM #10
      smigelski:

      please please please put some video of the car being driven, and a walk around inside and out on youtube!!!

      Congrats on your amazing new ride, it looks great even standing still.

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      05-29-2012 10:03 PM #11
      Awesome! Post up some more pictures to.

    12. 05-29-2012 10:04 PM #12
      Definitely the best color!

      If it's anything like the S2000 in driving dynamics, it should be a blast!
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      05-29-2012 10:06 PM #13
      Congrats! While it is actually kind of sad how few people here buy the cars they talk about, what's even worse that by actually buying the car you've lost all credibility. From now on, anything negative you say is buyer's remorse, anything positive is just a pathetic attempt to justify the purchase. Only those posters that have never seen one can be trusted to have unbiased, knowledgable opinions.
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      05-29-2012 10:07 PM #14
      hot damn
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    15. 05-29-2012 10:08 PM #15
      Looks like how I'd want it. Love that blue.

      Just watch out for V6 Mustangs!

      I keed, I keed. Enjoy the ride.
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      05-29-2012 10:08 PM #16
      I went in to my local Subie dealer and could have ordered one awhile back. The only issue I had was the wait...I would have got my new car in December, and that wouldn't be too fun here in Michigan.

      So, now I will just wait until more of these are around.
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    17. 05-29-2012 10:11 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by DJMRDARK View Post

      Just watch out for Jeep Wranglers
      FTFY

      Even though I'm not a fan of the car, congrats on a new ride!
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      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      05-29-2012 10:13 PM #18
      Loving the colour, now for some drift vids.

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      05-29-2012 10:13 PM #19
      Oh no. You will dead. I will sad. RIP Smigelski: no torks
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      05-29-2012 10:14 PM #20
      showin a lot of wheel well no?
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      05-29-2012 10:16 PM #21
      report back when you lower it.
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      its not your car...

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      05-29-2012 10:16 PM #22
      I like it, I am going to schedule a test drive on one of these.
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      05-29-2012 10:20 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by mr lee View Post
      report back when you lower it.
      Wouldn't that ruin the driving dynamics of the car??

      Some spacers and a bit low would look awsome. Let us know how it goes.
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      05-29-2012 10:20 PM #24
      Why the BRZ over the FRS?

      Congrats either way; I am definitely envious

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      05-29-2012 10:21 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Why the BRZ over the FRS?
      Probably because of the turbos and AWD, I'd assume.
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    26. 05-29-2012 10:22 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by nickthaskater View Post
      Why the BRZ over the FRS?

      Congrats either way; I am definitely envious
      Motor Trend just said in their shootout that they liked the suspension setup on the BRZ over the FRS.

      I've driven neither, so I can't comment.
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    27. 05-29-2012 10:22 PM #27
      of course everything works well now, its a fresh car

      give us the down low in a few months

      its not sports car, but a sporty car

      lol

      congrats on the car bud

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      05-29-2012 10:23 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by emmettlodge View Post
      Probably because of the turbos and AWD, I'd assume.

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      Congrats OP! Love the color
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      05-29-2012 10:26 PM #30
      There are two sub-$30k* new cars that I would seriously go out and buy if I had the money; the BRZ and the Fiat 500 Abarth. I am very jealous.

      *I like Mustangs, but a Mustang optioned the way I would want would be more than $30k.
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      05-29-2012 10:28 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by TM87 View Post
      Wouldn't that ruin the driving dynamics of the car??
      what driving dynamics?
      Quote Originally Posted by Amsterdam087 View Post
      its not your car...

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      05-29-2012 10:28 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by anothercar View Post
      showin a lot of wheel well no?
      Quote Originally Posted by mr lee View Post
      report back when you lower it.
      Really?
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      05-29-2012 10:29 PM #33
      Sweet! Please post more pics, thoughts, detailed review.

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      05-29-2012 10:29 PM #34
      yeah really! looks more like a wrangler than a sports car

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      its not your car...

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      05-29-2012 10:30 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by mr lee View Post
      yeah really! looks more like a wrangler than a sports car

      idiot.
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