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      01-30-2020 10:53 PM #101
      No. I just bought a new Toyota. My wife will kill me if I try to buy another.

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    3. 01-30-2020 11:57 PM #102
      YOWZA!

      For real?

      Didn't see that coming, the tweet done blow'dup & comments stream is rather hilarious.

      Hoping for true.

      If so,
      OH WHAT A FEELING!


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      01-31-2020 01:59 AM #103
      Quote Originally Posted by Venom21 View Post
      TCL hold me to this: if Toyota USA indeed brings this car here, I'll buy one.

      Without ADM, obviously.

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      01-31-2020 04:22 AM #104
      I’m not much of a fan of Toyota and I’d buy one if the price is reasonable

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      01-31-2020 05:52 AM #105
      Quote Originally Posted by Meroving1an View Post
      TCL hold me to this: if Toyota USA indeed brings this car here, I'll buy one.

      Without ADM, obviously.
      Same here. I'd buy one at MSRP if it's anywhere close to being reasonable.

      However, after seeing what Honda dealers did (and are still doing) to the Civic Type R, I worry what Toyota dealers would do with a GR.

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      01-31-2020 08:06 AM #106
      Quote Originally Posted by Ark6 View Post
      I’m not much of a fan of Toyota and I’d buy one if the price is reasonable
      When a car has a unique structure, body panels, drivetrain, engine, is practically hand built, uses semi-exotic materials, and is a low volume product what do you consider "reasonable"? This isn't going to be a $25,000 car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      When a car has a unique structure, body panels, drivetrain, engine, is practically hand built, uses semi-exotic materials, and is a low volume product what do you consider "reasonable"? This isn't going to be a $25,000 car.
      True.

      $42k USD sound reasonable?

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      01-31-2020 09:03 AM #108
      Quote Originally Posted by DeanStevenson View Post
      True.

      $42k USD sound reasonable?
      The implication is that they are taking a loss on every car, so it's quite possibly it'd be considerably cheaper than that. If so I'd use the SWAG method* and come up with about $35k.


      *The SWAG method differentiates itself from the simpler WAG method, as it is the scientific wild-assed guess.
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      01-31-2020 09:16 AM #109
      Quote Originally Posted by nm+ View Post
      Yeah cars in AU are expensive. I'd expect a 35k AUD car to sell in the US for more like 20USD.
      It would be ****ing amazing though. I'd buy 2.
      Quote Originally Posted by Lwize View Post
      Great little rocket, but is ANYONE going to pony up $36,000 - $41,500 for it?


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      Quote Originally Posted by DeanStevenson View Post
      True.

      $42k USD sound reasonable?
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      The implication is that they are taking a loss on every car, so it's quite possibly it'd be considerably cheaper than that. If so I'd use the SWAG method* and come up with about $35k.


      *The SWAG method differentiates itself from the simpler WAG method, as it is the scientific wild-assed guess.

      IMO it needs to be priced like the Fiesta ST, maybe a bit higher.

      I,don't see it selling if they price it in the mid to high $30k's.

    11. 01-31-2020 09:33 AM #110
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      IMO it needs to be priced like the Fiesta ST, maybe a bit higher.

      I,don't see it selling if they price it in the mid to high $30k's.
      So you want a limited edition 4WD 268hp car partly made from carbon fiber to be priced like a FWD 180hp car.

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      01-31-2020 09:33 AM #111
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      IMO it needs to be priced like the Fiesta ST, maybe a bit higher.

      I,don't see it selling if they price it in the mid to high $30k's.
      There's nooo way it'll be priced similar to Fiesta ST. As mentioned, it has wayy more bespoke body work, AWD system with multiple limited slips, etc. Hell, the entire ROOF was lowered 3.5" from the standard car.

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      01-31-2020 09:38 AM #112
      Quote Originally Posted by Venom21 View Post
      So you want a limited edition 4WD 268hp car partly made from carbon fiber to be priced like a FWD 180hp car.

      Yes, yes I do.

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    15. 01-31-2020 10:13 AM #114
      I'd have no problem paying the same as I did for my Focus RS for this. That car was around $50k CDN, I see no reason why this one would be any cheaper.

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      01-31-2020 10:18 AM #115
      How much room is left for tuning in that 1.6 honestly? I am not saying 268HP is not enough, I understand power to weight. I just feel if this is priced higher than 30-35k anyone who buys it might want more go power. I thought this was all hypothetical until that Toyota tweet...

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      01-31-2020 10:21 AM #116
      I dare Toyota to offer the GR/WRC livery as a customer option.

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      01-31-2020 10:28 AM #117
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      IMO it needs to be priced like the Fiesta ST, maybe a bit higher.

      I don't see it selling if they price it in the mid to high $30k's.

      You think it should be priced in accordance to a car in volume production with a relatively simply suspension upgrade and engine swap? This car is nothing like that in any way, shape or form. It may be a tough sell to people who don't understand that it's pretty much a hand built car with a unique structure/drivetrain, but that's what it is. At $35k they'd lose their shirts on each one, but I don't know how many they would want to sell nor how much they'd be willing to lose on each one, so that's my guess as to pricing.

      If I had that to spend on an impractical car it'd be at the very tip-top of my short list. Because it's a real zonker and I want it. Badly. In bright yellow. Because candied snack.

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      01-31-2020 10:39 AM #118
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      You think it should be priced in accordance to a car in volume production with a relatively simply suspension upgrade and engine swap? This car is nothing like that in any way, shape or form. It may be a tough sell to people who don't understand that it's pretty much a hand built car with a unique structure/drivetrain, but that's what it is. At $35k they'd lose their shirts on each one, but I don't know how many they would want to sell nor how much they'd be willing to lose on each one, so that's my guess as to pricing.

      If I had that to spend on an impractical car it'd be at the very tip-top of my short list. Because it's a real zonker and I want it. Badly. In bright yellow. Because candied snack.

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      I do. If they can sell it for low $20k's US in Australia they shouldn't bump the price $20k for the US market. I may have missed it but where did Toyota say they are losing money on them?

      I get your point on the added content over the Fiesta ST. The question will be how many do they want to sell, 2500 at $40k or 25000 at $25k? If they are in fact losing money on them it makes that decision much easier.

    20. 01-31-2020 10:47 AM #119

      +1 on zonker yellow!

      If for nothing else to be able to describe your car as a zonker yaris gazoo!

      Limited palette to start off with though:





      Anxiously awaiting to see how this plays out.

      Test drive required no doubt to see if it actually lives up to the hype.

      TopGear reported some impressions which cause slight concern to me as a potential customer:

      First impressions are that, just possibly, the phat body is writing cheques the experience can’t cash. The seat is well bolstered but mounted drearily high – madness, in a bespoke body. The record-breaking engine starts promptly and idles silently. Half a mile later, it’s clear the steering isn’t overly sharp or heavy and the gearshift is light’n’slick but lacks mechanical bite. It’s all too polite and falling over itself to bow most honourably.

      Given the mega-silly spec, the eye-watering (and top-secret) development budget and Avengers Assemble bodywork, it’s a shock just how mature the GR Yaris is. It’s closer in character to a VW Golf R than a rally-rep Mitsubishi Evo or Subaru Impreza WRX.

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      https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/yaris/first-drive
      In particular with regards to seating position and gearbox feel.

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      01-31-2020 10:49 AM #120
      Quote Originally Posted by PoorHouse View Post
      I do. If they can sell it for low $20k's US in Australia they shouldn't bump the price $20k for the US market. I may have missed it but where did Toyota say they are losing money on them?

      I get your point on the added content over the Fiesta ST. The question will be how many do they want to sell, 2500 at $40k or 25000 at $25k? If they are in fact losing money on them it makes that decision much easier.
      No, you missed the point. This isn't "added content", it's a completely different car that can't be built on the same assembly line and has unique parts. This is nothing like the other Yaris except in basic shape, size, and rough layout, though even the layout has changed considerably. Sure, some parts may be the same (firewall? front fenders/inner structures?) but the rockers, floorpans, roof, doors, quarters, rear structural bits, suspension pickup points and more will be unique to this car, as there isn't another car like it to base them off of.

      Also, I'm not sure how much low $20s would be compared to U.S. dollars, but if it's anywhere close to ours then that's not a $20k difference. I'm guessing $35k, not $40k+.
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      01-31-2020 11:09 AM #121
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      +1 on zonker yellow!

      If for nothing else to be able to describe your car as a zonker yaris gazoo!

      Limited palette to start off with though:

      Anxiously awaiting to see how this plays out.
      "Zonker Yaris Gazoo". I like it!

      Yeah, they definitely need more colors than red and the "full spectrum" of white, gray and black. This car needs that yellow, a bright orange, bright green, the red, and some kind of blue.



      Quote Originally Posted by stiggy-pug View Post
      TopGear reported some impressions which cause slight concern to me as a potential customer:

      In particular with regards to seating position and gearbox feel.
      Well that's disconcerting. How could they make this smaller and lighter car humdrum? People wanting this car wouldn't want sophistication. They'd want visceral responses and a snik-snak gearbox.

      By "they" I mean "I", of course.
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    23. 02-01-2020 12:47 PM #122
      Quote Originally Posted by EverthingIsTerrible View Post

      In all probability, it's gonna be a GR Corolla, which is really just fine.


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      02-01-2020 01:06 PM #123
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      Yes, yes I do.
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    25. 02-01-2020 02:01 PM #124
      Pretty damn cool how they've got such an avalanche of response, by far blows away any of their other tweets in that department.

      Just now up to 1,700 comments:


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