Love this car. A co-worker of mine just picked one up in the same color and trim. It's awesome. I haven't had the time for the jealousy to wear off yet.
*******VEHICLE INQUIRY REPORT
Model Description: 2-DOOR COUPE
Category ..........: A
Year ............: 2013
Exterior Color ..: 061K ASPHT
Prod Locked Date.: 08/26/12
Not even close. The auto 4 = manual 5. Then both 5 and 6 on the auto are taller than manual 6th.
I still love my manual, even 80mph on highway isn't too noisy (3500 or so - I suspect that's the reason for the tq dip)
Waiting till sept for wheels then put winters on the stockers.
Nice write up on the car! I picked mine up yesterday. Can't wait to have the car properly broken in to really push it.
So yeah, me and my brother are owners of the twins . Spirited driving with both you can definitely feel the more tail happy nature of the FR-S versus the more neutral balance of the BRZ.
As far as winter tires for the car, I'm not sure what I'm going to do. I'm thinking about just leaving the current tires on the car and driving the truck around all Winter. It's not ideal. but tires for the truck cost a lot less than they do for the BRZ, and it would reduce the 'non fun' wear on the car.
My UltraMarine FR-S arrived a couple weeks ago, I've put on 1740kms since.....so far the only mods have been a Flossy Shift Knob, Beat-Sonic Sharkfin Antenna & Clear Bra'd the entire Front End. I got the call today that my Work wheels have arrived, and my KW V3's should be here any day.
It's a great car, I feel people try hard to find reason's to criticize it....but for the price, it's a lot of fun, and has good quality and great features. And the back seats are functional, my 5 y/o son will attest to that.
Great write-up and love the colour choice. Subaru blue is fantastic.
I have a '12 Golf TDI that I have really been contemplating trading in on an FRS/BRZ. I financed mine, but I'll be taking a HUGE hit ... :S
Oh well. Maybe I'll wait a year and sell it privately
Stay hungry. Stay foolish.
Great write-up. It's really nice to get some levelheaded real world impressions of the car.
The downside is now I want one even more than before