So, the Subaru dealer called me tonight... (BRZ thread)

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by cogitate, Jan 10, 2013.

  1. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Granted, I have limited wheel time with turbo cars, but when i felt that when driving fast around a bend, if the turbo spooled up, it seemed to upset my line in the corner. Most recently felt this in a Mini Cooper S. I felt I could drive around it, but when I drove the standard Cooper afterwards, I liked it better.

    So, maybe a little more ponies for you, but of the naturally aspirated variety. BTW, word has it that the STI BRZ will have 35 more horses, and this will be from tweaks, not turbos :deal
  2. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I like that idea even better. Do I really have to have a girlfriend or will they accept a life-size blow up doll? :ear
  3. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Ever since I heard of the car I've wanted one. Hopefully sometime in the not so distant future I will have one. An FR-S that is, considering I work for a Toyota dealership :wink:
  4. Bueller

    Bueller Cashin?

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    It all depends on your perspective. The best I could ever get a Cooper S to do mid corner was spin the inside wheel. There was no line upset, only disappointment with the handling behavior of front wheel drive.

    I have a boosted (supercharged) 600 + hp car. It can be a bit of a handful to modulate throttle mid corner, but like anything else it just takes some practice. I can also induce throttle oversteer at will, which is always fun :D
  5. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Looks like something is in the works.:freaky

    Turbo Diesel and AWD!

    http://media.subaru.com/newsrelease.do?id=432&mid=1

    Apparently fed up with critics who say that the Subaru BRZ isn't getting the job done for enthusiasts on its own merits, the folks at Fuji Heavy will announce on Monday, April 1 that the next Subaru BRZ will have an all-wheel-drive turbo diesel convertible version in 2015.


    There have been a ton of rumors about the next BRZ, so Subaru decided to just confirm all of them. Here's what they say about the car in a press release that came out a few days early:

    A spokesman for the company said: “Having just launched the current model to widespread critical acclaim, we are tired of fighting off the constant speculation about what’s “next” and so we are just giving in and delivering all the speculation in one vehicle.”

    The new model, which is expected to have a starting price, will however NOT come with a much anticipated rear back-up camera. The spokesman confirmed that after shoehorning two convertible switches (up and down) onto the fascia there just wasn’t room for any more instruments. The AWD Turbo Convertible two-seater Diesel Hybrid BRZ will come in a single color, noseeum black and will be hand produced at Subaru’s Brigadoon facility.

    What more could you want in a pure sports car than all of those things? We can't wait to drive this bad boy, which is almost certainly legit and not a joke.
  6. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    You do realize that it is an Aprils fool joke?

    That said, boy, do I dig this car. At about 1200 miles now, I am more comfortable putting the VSC control in sport mode, without worrying that the car will get too talihappy around a corner. Still averaging about 31 MPG, all around driving. Good purchase for me. Only weird defect is that there is slight cracking in the paint where the Subaru badge is in the nose. It is under the clear coat, you really have to look for it, can't see it from a foot away. Looks like it happened when they painted the bumper and maybe test fitted the badge :hmmmmm.

    I am not going to do anything about it, don't want the dealer to take off the bumper, or paint it, as the work from the dealer would not be as good as the factory, and there is a good chance the fix would probably be worse than the defect.




  7. dirtypumpkin

    dirtypumpkin "Monster Truck Bike"

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    Yeah, I thought it was a good one from Subaru PR.
    Nice to hear the BRZ is keeping you happy.:freaky
  8. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    How weird. Lots of Fiat Abarths have the same problem -- some very minor paint chipping/flaking right above the front badge. I think the badges are being applied too soon after paint and possible too tightly.

    Mine is doing and I'm not going to bother having it fixed for the same reason you won't. one can only see it if you are about a foot away from the badge, kneeling down looking directly at it.
  9. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Funny, yours too! There is a guy who has one nearby my house, it is blue, mine's white. I took a look at his badge area and where the darker color would really show the cracks under the clear coat, his had none.

    The fix would be worse than the problem, and its gonna see a lot more stuff in terms of chips in its lifetime anyway.
  10. RedRocket

    RedRocket Yeah! I want Cheesy Poofs

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    The best paint job is the first paint job I always say. Yes, leave it alone.
  11. Kris

    Kris Been here awhile

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    Just looked at the scion version at the Peoria auto show. Very nice! That up top oil filter placement is excellent. I have not owned a Subie before, have they always put the filter on top or is that new?
    The car just felt right and that is just sitting in it and not driving.
    Biggest disappointment was sitting in the new Camaro, the vision out even forward is poor.
  12. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    I had a Subie wagon back in 81, I don't remember the filter being on top. I don't remember changing the oil either!:rofl

    That said, this car has exceeded my expectations. In all ways. And to think I went in just to look at it and bought it just on the reviews in the magazines and online. No test drive either.
  13. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Bump!

    Still loving the car, I get to drive it a lot now that I have a girlfriend 25 miles from my house, and I see her a often :clap

    Serving its purpose as date car and driving fun all at once. It steadily gets a little over 29 mpg, and I ain't taking it easy. Oil changed early (at 2.5k) because the service was free and the dealer called me in. Gave the car the once over there, all good.

    What's funny to me is that I also have a daily driver, an 02 Civic SI with 100k on it. It has been flawless, but after I drive the Subie I swear I feel hesitation in the acceleration, etc, and I am not sure if it needs new plugs (just put in a can of sea foam, and a new air filter), or that my seat of the pants is comparing it to the Subie.

    Life is good, excellent car for me.
  14. XpressCS

    XpressCS Must. Have. Lumens..

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    Considering the engine is part Toyota, part Subaru, and taking into account that Toyota fits oil filters ontop of a handful of cars, I'd say that is a Toyota thing.
  15. Wingnut037

    Wingnut037 Two Sheds

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    If you ever want to drive it up to the northern end of the county, I would be happy to show you around Palomar Mountain. Worth the drive.
  16. cogitate

    cogitate What Marcellus Wallace Looks Like

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    Thanks! I know Palomar pretty well, live a lot closer than my cryptic location under my avatar:wink:

    I have not been up there in a while, need to make some time. To tell you the truth, the squids screaming around me, inside of me, etc, really ruined Palomar for me. Not like I ride a KLR really slow, either :lol3
  17. Wingnut037

    Wingnut037 Two Sheds

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    Ahh. I was just looking for an excuse to ride in one lol. If any of those bikes were a black WR-X...wasn't me...Did I mention I have good fishing and beer?