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      08-21-2012 09:55 PM #1
      http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3563619883/efblike

      Just signed up for the 1pm on Sat.

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      08-21-2012 10:58 PM #2
      cool, Thank You
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      08-21-2012 11:02 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by phryxis View Post
      http://www.eventbrite.com/event/3563619883/efblike

      Just signed up for the 1pm on Sat.
      I did too. See you there.
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      08-22-2012 12:19 AM #4
      Thanks!

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      08-22-2012 12:20 AM #5
      Awesome!

      I'm going to keep bumping this.

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      08-22-2012 01:42 AM #7
      Cool! Thanks.

      Signed up for Saturday, 2pm.

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      08-22-2012 02:12 AM #8
      Saturday, 2pm. 1pm is full.

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      08-22-2012 02:16 AM #9
      In at Saturday 2PM.

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    10. 08-22-2012 02:41 AM #10
      Thanks for the heads up! I can't make either the NorCal (Sacramento) or SoCal event sadly but for those interested, here's the generic link:

      http://frsfirstdrive.eventbrite.com/

      Looks like they've been going around already ...

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      08-22-2012 03:14 AM #11
      Excellent, signed up for Sat at 3pm.

      TCL mini meet for food and/or possible cruise?

    12. 08-22-2012 12:14 PM #12
      Thanks. Registerred.

      "Will the FR-S I drive at the event be an Automatic or Manual? The FR-S on tour will be 6-speed automatic transmission versions. We realize that FR-S enthusiasts may naturally prefer to drive the manual version - however, due to logistics, product availability, and insurance concerns, we can only offer the automatic version in our Ride and Drive format. We are confident the paddle-shift equipped automatics will still allow you to experience the precise performance and engineering of the Scion FR-S. Should you wish to experience a 6-spd manual after your FR-S First Ride experience, we encourage you to contact your local Scion dealership."

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      08-22-2012 12:25 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      Thanks. Registerred.

      "Will the FR-S I drive at the event be an Automatic or Manual? The FR-S on tour will be 6-speed automatic transmission versions. We realize that FR-S enthusiasts may naturally prefer to drive the manual version - however, due to logistics, product availability, and insurance concerns, we can only offer the automatic version in our Ride and Drive format. We are confident the paddle-shift equipped automatics will still allow you to experience the precise performance and engineering of the Scion FR-S. Should you wish to experience a 6-spd manual after your FR-S First Ride experience, we encourage you to contact your local Scion dealership."
      I've actually really wanted to drive the automatic, as I hear it's really good.

      A friend of mine was lapping within 1sec of the manual at a track day. Pretty badass.

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      08-22-2012 12:47 PM #14
      Thanks for posting. signed up for Saturday afternoon, but just found out I have a wedding to attend that day please be an evening wedding.....

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      08-22-2012 01:44 PM #15
      Why can't this be in September?

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      08-22-2012 01:47 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by V8Star View Post
      Have to be 21
      That's dumb I know 16 year olds that can drive circles around 36 year olds.

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      08-22-2012 08:30 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by C4 A6 View Post
      That's dumb I know 16 year olds that can drive circles around 36 year olds.
      while that may be true, I know plenty of 16 year olds that will drive into crubs and fents if left to their own devices.

      i have a sneaking suspicion the age limit has to do with their liability insurance.

      edit: knew.... I don't think I know any 16 year olds that actually drive....

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      08-22-2012 08:56 PM #18
      Event full

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      08-22-2012 09:22 PM #19
      Thanks for posting this!

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    20. 09-24-2012 11:34 AM #20
      I went on Saturday. There was an autocross course about a minute long. We all got multiple runs.

      I was really excited for this car. After driving it, not so much.

      The steering is really light without much feedback. It might just have been the auto trans, but the engine felt a little weak to me, even compared to a Honda K20. I even prefer Mazda's 2.0 in the Miata to this engine.

      Body control is good overall, but you can feel the front bias and the car's natural state is mild understeer. the S2000 feels way more neutral.

      They showed us the noise pipe (gimmicky) and gave us free FR-S hats! Good times.

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      09-24-2012 12:03 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post
      I went on Saturday. There was an autocross course about a minute long. We all got multiple runs.

      I was really excited for this car. After driving it, not so much.

      The steering is really light without much feedback. It might just have been the auto trans, but the engine felt a little weak to me, even compared to a Honda K20. I even prefer Mazda's 2.0 in the Miata to this engine.

      Body control is good overall, but you can feel the front bias and the car's natural state is mild understeer. the S2000 feels way more neutral.

      They showed us the noise pipe (gimmicky) and gave us free FR-S hats! Good times.
      did you shift before the powerband or something? It's got a better power curve than both a k20 and the miata's engine... Might not have as much bottom end torque though..

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      09-24-2012 12:09 PM #22
      Automatic trans? What's the point?

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      09-24-2012 02:28 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      while that may be true, I know plenty of 16 year olds that will drive into crubs and fents if left to their own devices.

      i have a sneaking suspicion the age limit has to do with their liability insurance.

      edit: knew.... I don't think I know any 16 year olds that actually drive....
      wth?

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      09-24-2012 02:33 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Dave Zero View Post

      I was really excited for this car. After driving it, not so much.
      Glad I'm not the only one.

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      09-24-2012 02:39 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Automatic trans? What's the point?

      I was already basically head over heels for this car before I drove one, and driving one for me only confirmed that, but the auto was even way better than I thought. In manual mode it shifts like a DSG. Just don't do like I did and try driving it hard in full-auto mode, it doesn't like that.
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    26. 09-24-2012 04:02 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mike02467 View Post
      did you shift before the powerband or something? It's got a better power curve than both a k20 and the miata's engine... Might not have as much bottom end torque though..
      All the test cars were on Yokohama S Drive tires with TRD exhaust. I don't know if the TRD exhaust really makes a difference.

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      09-24-2012 05:20 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by choochoo View Post
      while that may be true, I know plenty of 16 year olds that will drive into crubs and fents if left to their own devices.

      i have a sneaking suspicion the age limit has to do with their liability insurance.

      edit: knew.... I don't think I know any 16 year olds that actually drive....
      Backstory to this......
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      09-24-2012 05:38 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Old Windy View Post
      Backstory to this......
      the kid is wearing a Penn State shirt.... he was doing some performance driving to get away from Sandusky.
      Engineers do it better.

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      09-24-2012 09:13 PM #29
      Do they make you wear a helmet?
      Trying to decide whether to bring mine. I don't want lice if they do, but i don't want to look like that guy if they don't.
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      09-24-2012 09:18 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Do they make you wear a helmet?
      Trying to decide whether to bring mine. I don't want lice if they do, but i don't want to look like that guy if they don't.
      No helmet for the one that was here in Chicago.
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