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      06-03-2012 07:00 PM #51
      Quote Originally Posted by P-Body View Post
      So how big are these things inside? Do tall people fit okay? Beefy dudes? Tall beefy dudes?

      This isn't a Craigslist ad by the way.
      6'3" 195lb and 34" inseam. Very comfortable in an FRS.

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      06-03-2012 07:00 PM #52
      Awesome, congrats!

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      06-03-2012 09:19 PM #53
      Rabble Rabble I'm Jelly!

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      06-03-2012 09:29 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by Subwoofers View Post
      Perhaps you should try Ford's Grabber Orange?
      From what I see here, I'll take it

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      06-03-2012 09:37 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      The difference is that one makes HP at low RPM, the other at high RPM.

      What is up with all of you pu$$ies and not wanting to rev an engine or downshift?

      Some sports cars are not designed to make their power at lower engine speeds. It's about the drive, a tossable balanced chassis and winding the engine a little bit.

      What don't some of you retards understand about this?

      I swear, people are getting dumber.


      By this logic we should all be driving diesels and revving to 4K RPM. Weeeeeeee! What fun!
      oh? well it is a big difference. Funny how when somebody has a different opinion than some people, they're automatically a retard and CLEARLY getting dumber...

      Digest it as you like, but power is the work performed. The fact that you have to wait for it isn't necessarily a problem; it's better than having it all at once when you're on a track since wheelspin isn't a desired by-product of low-end torque. Torque is simply the twisting the engine generated. More twist, more in-your-seat. Conclusively, based solely on this, the GTI is more fun to drive on public roads IF you drive it like a normal car and accelerate from red lights, on ramps, what have you, even corners as it handles very well for an FF. The BRZ on the other hand may not be as fun to drive if being driven normally. You would have to take advantage of its handling characteristics; something a little hard to do on the streets. Of course, it would destroy a GTI hands down on the track. I have no doubt about that.

      That's my opinion. Torque makes me smile. Horsepower gives me tickets. But what it really comes down to is this:

      What makes you smile about a car?

      ...and would you bloody stop calling people retards because their opinion differs?!?! You're f*cking ridiculous and not credible when you insult others. But it's ok though, I'm a p*ssy anyway for not wanting to downshift for torque... ()
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      06-03-2012 09:40 PM #56
      I've driven the GTI for six years. It gets boring after a while...the power delivery is too smooth for a car with sporting intentions. The power delivery of the BRZ makes me smile, however.
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      06-03-2012 09:41 PM #57
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      I've driven the GTI for six years. It gets boring after a while. The power delivery of the BRZ makes me smile, however.
      To each their own.
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      06-03-2012 09:43 PM #58
      Quote Originally Posted by worth_fixing View Post
      To each their own.
      Yup, and that's what drives me abso-freakin-loutely bonkers about the people on both extremes about this car. It's either all or nothing, and the threads are getting unbearable.
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      06-03-2012 09:48 PM #59
      Quote Originally Posted by TooFitToQuit View Post
      That color is no good.
      It isn't bad. Color is going to be subjective anyway, no way around that.

      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

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      06-03-2012 09:49 PM #60
      Quote Originally Posted by vdubdave View Post
      Nice! I saw a few of these at a local car show this weekend and they do look great in person. Interior was a lot nicer that I was expecting too.

      Was there any sort of "market value" dealer markup over the sticker price?
      Nope, I paid sticker. The salesman told me that marking it up would not be a policy that their dealership would support.
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

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      06-03-2012 09:51 PM #61
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Yup, and that's what drives me abso-freakin-loutely bonkers about the people on both extremes about this car. It's either all or nothing, and the threads are getting unbearable.
      Understandably. I agree 100%. To say the BRZ is bullsh!t is a really dumb statement (almost deserves insta-ban). It's not for everyone, and that's a fact. But it's a well engineered car and has a specific purpose. If you don't float that boat, that's fine, but these groundless comments and getting old and it's almost insulting to those who love the car.

      Bottom line; not everyone likes like same things you do. (I think I learned this while my age was expressed by a single digit...)

      Just for the record; I think the BRZ/FR-S is an amazing car. I actually signed up for one. However, that was before I test-drove a mk5 GTI and fell in love with Volks again. (and kind of remembered what I love in a car) Besides, the FR-S was more than what I was willing to pay for. I've never test driven one either.

      I wanted a black FR-S and to make it look just like the one that attended a C&C meet a few months ago.
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      06-03-2012 09:51 PM #62
      Is that the darker blue that's also available on the BRZ? I like.
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      06-03-2012 10:02 PM #63
      Quote Originally Posted by Mosbius Designs View Post
      Is that the darker blue that's also available on the BRZ? I like.
      Galaxy Blue Silica for BRZ, Ultramarine for the FR-S...same color.

      As far as I know, the Lava and WR Blue are the exclusives for each.
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      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
      Quote Originally Posted by Fritz27 View Post
      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

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      06-03-2012 10:04 PM #64
      Cool. I'm gonna eventually go the BRZ route - I really like WRB, but I think it'll be too flashy for me as a daily driver. This other blue may be the ticket.
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      06-03-2012 10:07 PM #65
      I'm jealous, love the car but I don't fit at all in the driver's seat. Damn shoulder bolsters

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      06-03-2012 10:40 PM #66
      I am about 210, wide shoulders, etc...I didn't get a ton of seat time, but the bolsters weren't too bad.
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      I'm filming this thread. Just thought I'd let everyone know. I've had some bad experiences with threads in the past.
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      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

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      06-03-2012 10:44 PM #67
      Quote Originally Posted by urogolf View Post
      is that a UFO?
      Dammit ... I was hoping to make that post!

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      06-03-2012 11:11 PM #68
      I've driven the GTI for six years. It gets boring after a while...the power delivery is too smooth for a car with sporting intentions. The power delivery of the BRZ makes me smile, however.
      Can you elaborate?

      I'd get that deep blue if I were getting one.

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      06-03-2012 11:20 PM #69
      Quote Originally Posted by 8v_gti777 View Post
      Can you elaborate?

      I'd get that deep blue if I were getting one.
      I like the quicker-revving nature of the brz. The power comes on earlier in the GTI, but it feels lazy in comparison. I know some people will be quick to disagree, but thats how it feels to me.
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      06-04-2012 02:32 AM #70
      definitely could dead. 0nly 151 t0rkz, brah.

      congrats, definitely make a thread with pics once your new toy has arrived
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      06-14-2012 07:32 PM #71
      I stopped by the dealer tonight on my way home, and they have a solid date on the arrival finally. Looks like it will hit the shores on 7/2 and then be here about 10 days after that.

      They were shipping a Hot Lava 6 speed when I was there...not sure I like the orange on that one.
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      I like when dumb people quote mechanical grip as a metric of whether or not a car is fun to drive. It's like saying McDonald's is the best restaurant because you get a lot of calories for your money.

    22. 06-14-2012 09:14 PM #72
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      The difference is that one makes HP at low RPM, the other at high RPM.

      What is up with all of you pu$$ies and not wanting to rev an engine or downshift?
      What ignorance on your part makes you think we dont like to rev or downshift?

      My DD makes ~318 ft-lbs of torque @ 6600 rpm

      My wife's grocery getter makes ~245ft-lbs @ 6200 rpm
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      06-14-2012 09:29 PM #73
      Quote Originally Posted by unintended acceleration View Post
      The difference is that one makes HP at low RPM, the other at high RPM.

      What is up with all of you pu$$ies and not wanting to rev an engine or downshift?

      Some sports cars are not designed to make their power at lower engine speeds. It's about the drive, a tossable balanced chassis and winding the engine a little bit.

      What don't some of you retards understand about this?

      I swear, people are getting dumber.


      By this logic we should all be driving diesels and revving to 4K RPM. Weeeeeeee! What fun!
      I'm pretty happy with my 331bhp @ 7300 inside a 48/52 weight distributed, awd, 2800lb car. But hey, what the hell do I know about driving a tossable well balanced chassis, winding out an engine and downshifting?

      Until Toyota/Subaru/Scion release a higher performing engine the car will be a complete and utter failure in my eyes. Some people here love the car and good on them for it. I just fail to see what's so redeeming about driving a small/tossable car with an econobox engine in it.
      Last edited by InternetMeme; 06-14-2012 at 09:52 PM.

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      06-14-2012 09:38 PM #74
      Quote Originally Posted by InternetMeme View Post
      Until Toyota/Subaru/Scion release a higher performing engine the car will be a complete and utter failure in my eyes. Some people here love the car and good on them for it. I just fail to see what's so redeeming about driving a small/tossable car with an econobox engine in it.
      You live in the UK, according to your profile, and drive a 4x4 (hybrid or not, and it ain't a cheap vehicle regardless of how it's taxed) and either a modified or factory up-tuned STI. I think it's fair to assume that you do nicely enough for yourself, financially speaking.

      Well, there you go. You shouldn't be the type to get the point of a cheap sports car. These are for people who need cheap cars with cheap consumables and little maintenance.

      But fortunately, Porsches still exist. How lovely for you, yes?
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      06-14-2012 09:43 PM #75
      It's a new car with warranty in the 25-30k range that will do borderline Honda Civic fuel economy with the best drive south of a Porsche Cayman?

      I get that you drive a modded 22b STi and that it's an awesome car. But a comparable new model is in a decidedly different price bracket from an FR-S/BRZ and weighs 500 lbs more. Your 22b comparison is apples to orangutangs.

      *edit* and somewhat beaten to the punch.

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