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Old 03-14-2012, 06:55 PM
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^^Yea, but I wouldnt be surprised if an "STI" version with a turbo were in the 30s.

Id rather buy the Scion - though the Subbie looks better - for the ~$24k theyre projecting and put $6k into mods.

Regarding the radio - I noticed that Toyota has a stripped GT86, I kind of hope they offer at least a radio delete option here. I dont want the black bumpers though.
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One of the reason we can choose between those two... I heard that scion is gonna have same tires as prius to cut the costs...
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^^Yea, but I wouldnt be surprised if an "STI" version with a turbo were in the 30s.

Id rather buy the Scion - though the Subbie looks better - for the ~$24k theyre projecting and put $6k into mods.

Regarding the radio - I noticed that Toyota has a stripped GT86, I kind of hope they offer at least a radio delete option here. I dont want the black bumpers though.
I would take the BRZ STI with a turbo > Scion even after factoring in the price difference.

Well, it's like spending more to get the STI over WRX. If you can afford a STI, you should get it.
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One of the reason we can choose between those two... I heard that scion is gonna have same tires as prius to cut the costs...
If Scion really does put those shitty as tires on 86, that will be fking stupid. I don't think Scion would do such a thing though.
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Well, it's like spending more to get the STI over WRX. If you can afford a STI, you should get it.
There are other factors that go into it, as the base WRX tranny isnt stout enough to handle a lot of boost.

But if the driveline can handle the power, whats the point? Just to say you paid more?
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One of the reason we can choose between those two... I heard that scion is gonna have same tires as prius to cut the costs...
the BRZ/GT86/FRS comes with prius tyres. It's not a Scion vs. Subbie thing. The car was made with those tyres on purpose to give you more fun factor when hooning.
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There are other factors that go into it, as the base WRX tranny isnt stout enough to handle a lot of boost.

But if the driveline can handle the power, whats the point? Just to say you paid more?
Do you really think the only major difference between WRX and STi is the drivetrain?

Is Subaru that dumb? Are the STi owners blind?

There are so many things that you get with STi over WRX.
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Do you really think the only major difference between WRX and STi is the drivetrain?

Is Subaru that dumb? Are the STi owners blind?

There are so many things that you get with STi over WRX.
Maybe its just what I look for in a car

I understand all of the differences, but the big one (FOR ME) is the drivetrain.

I couldnt care less if it comes with different headlights and a slightly larger hood scoop. But, when I shop different cars, I look at the differences in the drivetrain, brakes, and suspension. You know, stuff that actually makes a difference (once again, FOR ME). Having different seats, a different steering wheel, or a different material on the dash doesnt mean shit to me. That doesnt make the car go faster, it just raises the price for no reason.
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Do you really think I'm talking about the interior parts? Disappoint SON. Wow.
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Originally Posted by JS + MS3 View Post
Do you really think I'm talking about the interior parts? Disappoint SON. Wow.
Well, since youre not exactly breaking it down, why dont you specify what exactly youre talking about so Im not shooting in the dark here?
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Bigger Brakes
Bigger Turbo
Bigger Intercooler
Much better transmission
Controllable Center Differential
Much better suspension set up
Better Rims

I would pay more to get a STi anyday.

Dumping $6k in mods to WRX just don't make sense to me.

But I guess it all depends on what you want to do with a car. Everyone has different preferences.
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Originally Posted by JS + MS3 View Post
Bigger Brakes
Bigger Turbo
Bigger Intercooler
Much better transmission
Controllable Center Differential
Much better suspension set up

Better Rims

I would pay more to get a STi anyday.

Dumping $6k in mods to WRX just don't make sense to me.

But I guess it all depends on what you want to do with a car. Everyone has different preferences.
I can agree with most of what you said (in bold), since my very first comment on the subject was this:

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But if the driveline can handle the power, whats the point? Just to say you paid more?
OEM wheels do nothing for me, theyd be gone in a heartbeat or be dedicated snow wheels. But, as I said in my first post, the tranny in the WRX cant hold a lot of power, but I was referring to the BRZ, only using the WRX as an example.

Are you lowered yet???

What I meant by that comment was if the base BRZ or FRS/GT86 transmission and differential can handle the power, I can't justify dumping the extra cash into a car with a different badge and more parts that Id end up swapping out anyway (brakes, turbo, intercooler, injectors, wheels, and I know you didnt say it, but seats and steering wheel). Thats just the way I am. Id rather get the cheaper car and replace parts as I break them

But, since Im talking about one car that doesnt exist and one that isnt on the market, this is pure conjecture. If the base cars transmission and differential or even the chassis itself is weaker then its STI counterpart, then Id obviously go for the STI, since swapping those parts could make the initial savings moot.

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As far as i know the auto tranny will be from lexus is350 which is 306hp ight? So i believe drivtrain should handle few extra ponies
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Its a modified version of the ISF tranny, minus two gears.
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And where is the MT from? Since the 350 and IS-F don't offer a manual. The IS 250?
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iirc is250 is 5speed



@edit i just checked its 6speed
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And where is the MT from? Since the 350 and IS-F don't offer a manual. The IS 250?


Havent heard much about it, the magazines seem to rave about the auto though.
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Most reviews say the slush box is one of the best around.
They say it's very close to DSG shift times.
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Yep. The auto was getting some nice reviews!
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I just cant imagine how can you still have fun with automatic... Especialy in that size and type of a car
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Well, since youre not exactly breaking it down, why dont you specify what exactly youre talking about so Im not shooting in the dark here?
The pink STi badge
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@ buying a car like this with an AT.
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never understood the automatic transmission hate. I don't think I ever will either.
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It's not hate. It's just that a 3-pedal manual is just the superior transmission choice when it comes to having fun.
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It's not hate. It's just that a 3-pedal manual is just the superior transmission choice when it comes to having fun.
Exactly. I would never knock someone for going with an AT. But in a car like this, you have to admit that an MT would be a far better choice.

<-- Miss having an MT to death.
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People who get a Miata with AT = homo

It should be the same for this car.
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And I fully realize that automatics these days can shift faster then I can, but theres no fun in them.
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I think you can still have fun in this car with the auto with paddle shifters.


Fun factor is subjective, so the blanket statement of manual = fun is invalid.
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Of course, you can still have fun with automatic.

But it's pretty obvious that the fun factor goes up with a manual transmission. There's no doubt about that.

Do you drive a manual car or automatic with a paddle shifter?
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Exactly. I would never knock someone for going with an AT. But in a car like this, you have to admit that an MT would be a far better choice.

<-- Miss having an MT to death.
I'd have plenty of fun with the F1 gearbox in 458 Italia.
I don't need a third pedal.
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i'd have plenty of fun with the f1 gearbox in 458 italia.
I don't need a third pedal.
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Heres the difference:

An F1 inspired paddle shifted auto can be fun in a high powered sports/super car; a la 458, Aventador, Agera, etc.

I dont see it being as fun in a 200hp compact sports car.
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Think about it.

Miata wouldn't be much fun without the third pedal.

I guess it's a pointless to say one is better than the other since it's completely up to each person's preference.

I just like a manual transmission for sport cars. That's all!
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I'd have plenty of fun with the F1 gearbox in 458 Italia. But I'd have EVEN MORE fun if it was an MT.
Fixed. Just something about using your left leg to engage....I miss it every day..hard to explain why exactly.
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Fixed. Just something about using your left leg to engage....I miss it every day..hard to explain why exactly.
My wife's B8 A4 Avant with a sport package is pretty damn fun to drive. I took it up to the Big Bear Mountain and drove down the mountain like I wanted to die that day in that canyon. It has ton of torque as well as grip. It's just fun to drive..

Then, I took my car up to the same mountain..... I'll just say my car is fucking fun to drive.

I know I'm comparing two different cars, but really, whenever I drive my wife's car in the city, I always say "god.... should have gotten a 6MT, it would have been much more fun to drive."

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lets say its wet you are trying to get some fun out of your small 200hp rwd car.
this 200hp might be not enough to break the rear tires loose in automatic but with manual tranny you can dump the clutch whenever you want and have some real fun... automatics are boring and i would leave it for personal preference... i will drive an AT car someday but not now maybe im still too young ?
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Subaru BRZ, Scion FR-S production begins

After what has seemed like a lengthy buildup, Fuji Heavy Industries – parent company of Subaru – has officially started production of the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S ( Toyota 86 in other global markets) sport coupes at its Gunma Main Plant in Japan.

Subaru and Toyota joined forces in 2005, but it wasn’t until April of 2008 that the two sides decided to collaborate on a low-budget, rear-wheel drive sports car. The development process of the BRZ and FR-S has seemed drawn out at times – with several different versions of the sports car making their auto show rounds in recent years – but the coupe twins are finally ready for customer deliveries.

“I would like to express my sincere appreciation to the ceaseless efforts of all FHI people and staff who were involved in the development, production and preparations for both models,” Toyota President Akio Toyoda said at the opening ceremony. “The Subaru BRZ and Toyota 86 could not have been successfully developed without collaboration between FHI and Toyota Motor Corp.”

The order books are officially open for the BRZ and FR-S, but Subaru and Toyota have yet to announce U.S. Pricing. However, the BRZ – which will be limited to 6,000 units during its first year of sales – is expected to list from about $25,000, with the FR-S going for a few bucks less.
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I cant wait to test drive this little thing.
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