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Old 01-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #16
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I wish I knew you wanted one-one of the guys who works for me has one he shouldn't have bought and is now desperate to unload it.
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Old 01-11-2013, 05:57 PM   #17
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Needs a fart can exhaust and a big wing!!

Just kidding I'm jealous, A BRZ in blue is on my short list. I just wish we had more curves on my commute. 2 stop signs with a 20 mile straight in between them
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Old 01-11-2013, 06:34 PM   #18
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Woah! When did Subaru start making this?!?! That is one nice looking car! Congrats on the purchase!

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Old 01-11-2013, 06:36 PM   #19
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congrats on the car! Those are rare cars around here and people pay a premium for them!
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Old 01-11-2013, 07:07 PM   #20
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congrats on the car! Those are rare cars around here and people pay a premium for them!
If you can't find the Subaru, Toyota make it's brother under the Scion name. The Scion FRS. The Toyota dealership that I take my fiances car in for maintenance has a couple on the lot.

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Old 01-11-2013, 09:41 PM   #21
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If you can't find the Subaru, Toyota make it's brother under the Scion name. The Scion FRS. The Toyota dealership that I take my fiances car in for maintenance has a couple on the lot.

http://www.caranddriver.com/features...ntrast-feature

both of them in manuals are a little hard to come by around here and are in demand. Always funny how markets work like that. I wanted one until I realized I was going to be around $33-35k otd Amazing cars from all accounts
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:55 PM   #22
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Looks really sharp in white. Congrats!
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Old 01-12-2013, 09:35 PM   #23
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Do Foresters still have the two second lapse between forward and reverse? I had one two years ago and that makes it impossible to "rock" them out of a stuck situation in snow. I got rid of it mostly because of that.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:04 PM   #24
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Do Foresters still have the two second lapse between forward and reverse? I had one two years ago and that makes it impossible to "rock" them out of a stuck situation in snow. I got rid of it mostly because of that.
Must have been really bad judgement on the part of the driver to get stuck in a subbie...
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:25 PM   #25
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Little update: lots of driving today, all speeds in all gears, to you know, break it in

It is nicely balanced. It does not need more power. I go around corners and dont even lift off the throttle. The steering is very precise. I also had to take out the Civic SI a few times today (more on that in a moment). You can really feel the dynamic difference going around the same turns by my house with front wheel drive versus rear wheel drive. I can also feel the lower center of gravity in the BRZ. It feels more like a go cart. I like it.

Now, my Civic has done dog duty for the past eight years. He likes to jump in the back seat, and when i get rolling, will hop in the front and stick his head out the window. The first night he did not want to get in to the new car, but he did. He stuck his head out the window, all was good in his world. The rear seats of the bRZ are not flat, so my dog didn't want to go back there. Today, i opened up the passenger door, he got in and then jumped out the drivers side!

He didn't want to go, which is weird because he loves to drive with me. I will put some folded towels in the back seats to flatten them out, if you will.
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Old 01-12-2013, 11:36 PM   #26
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Sweetsauce. The brz is on my shortlist. Congrats.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:28 AM   #27
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:03 AM   #28
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I was going to start a thread on my new Forester, but after a BRZ, what's the point?

Beautiful car, good luck with it. Over the summer I was at a hill climb event in Vermont. One of the competitors had a brand new BRZ entered. When it came time for him to go, I noticed his licence plate was taped over. I asked one of my friends why, and he replied that dealers watch Youtube, too. Racing damage is usually not covered by warrantee.

I think the car performed quite well, too.
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Old 01-13-2013, 06:09 AM   #29
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:56 AM   #30
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Must have been really bad judgement on the part of the driver to get stuck in a subbie...
It doesn't take much snow to get one of these stuck, very little clearance and if there's any ice underneath, you're done. One wheel spinning in front and one in the back, typical "4" wheel drive nonsense. I'm used to that stuff but the inability to rock the car to get out is really a deal buster. A manual transmission would be a better choice. I carry a shovel now, something you Californians probably don't know how to use.
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