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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:02 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The 350Z is HISTORY...

So, decided that I didn't feel like buying new wheels/tires, get the transmission serviced (syncros), get the dash replaced (LCD's failing), so instead I decided to go car shopping.

Got me payments again for 4.5 years, but the payments are $20 cheaper a month than the Z was, AND they include ALL my routine maintenance for 5 years. And yes, this car is NEW. When I got in it to take the test drive, it had 21 miles on the odometer. Had to drive around to get one in a color I deemed appropriate with a manual transmission, but this is now what I'm driving (not my actual car, too dark to get a good picture at the moment):

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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A little FRS action? I had a 350 until I hit a telephone pole doing 120. Great cars. That being said, the FRS is a pretty sweet car too. One of my friends back home is a valet, and loves driving them. I've heard that you can drop a turbo in there pretty easily too.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I've already told the dealership to put me on the list to have a factory installed turbo/super-charger if/when they become available.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 09:52 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hopefully its like the Supra and they have a couple nice engine options available.
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Old October 20th, 2012, 10:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Only 1 engine. 2.0L flat four designed by Subaru based on the FB engine used in the new Impreza. Produces 200 HP at 7000 rpm mated to a 6-speed manual with the rear wheels driving it.

Nowhere near as purely FAST as the Z was (80 hp less will do that), but it also weighs over 200 lbs less.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
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my friend is beta testing a full catback system on his FR-S. its not even a production model, we just have ins with a shop who's trying to fabricate one

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Only 1 engine. 2.0L flat four designed by Subaru based on the FB engine used in the new Impreza. Produces 200 HP at 7000 rpm mated to a 6-speed manual with the rear wheels driving it.

Nowhere near as purely FAST as the Z was (80 hp less will do that), but it also weighs over 200 lbs less.
more like only one config. period (in canada anyways). not sure if that holds true for the BR-Z too
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Pretty much. There's a few options such as stereo choices and transmissions, but the option sheet is REALLY short. Supposedly Japanese Spec BRZ will have the option of a turbo.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 11:31 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Is it a double din dash? If so, you can pick up a nice touch screen for around $200-300.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 12:01 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Only 1 engine. 2.0L flat four designed by Subaru based on the FB engine used in the new Impreza. Produces 200 HP at 7000 rpm mated to a 6-speed manual with the rear wheels driving it.

I should have went with the first post I typed out and lost it.

The rumor is if it sells decently they will have a few options, similar to the supra options. What I really don't understand is why they didn't just release this under Toyota as the FT 86 or Supra. You can go back years and find pretty much the exact car in Grand Tourismo called the FT 86.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 01:36 PM   #10 (permalink)
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because that's not the market anymore. Scion targets the "younger crowd". and its not really an ae86, even though the side badges have that stamped on them.

but a few options will make me look at it pretty hard, but RWD is kind of a deal breaker in vancouver during the winter season
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It may target the younger crowd, but they could have released an AWD version under Toyota for a couple thousand more which would've enticed a few more purchases. Overall, I like the way that these look, but how are they for tall people?
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Old October 21st, 2012, 02:08 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Not bad. My 6'2" coworker can set in it with no issues on headroom. He has issues getting OUT, but then, I have issues getting out too if I can't open the door the whole way.

The way the engine is set in the bay, it would require a COMPLETE rework of the car to do AWD, that was one of the first things the Subaru engineers said when the twins were announced, is that this first gen platform will not have AWD ever because it simply wouldn't be feasible without basically changing the entire car.

If it matters, it does have traction control to help with inclement weather. However, being that I live in the desert, my chances to try it out in inclement weather are...few and far between.
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Old October 21st, 2012, 06:24 PM   #13 (permalink)
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if they're looking to honor the old ae86 anyways, AWD makes no sense.
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If it was a complete rebuild, I think that it would be worth it. An AWD build of this car would be awesome. I'm sure they would sell more than just a RWD model. Traction control doesn't really make that big of a difference. The 350 had it to, although it was throttle based which sucked...
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Old November 16th, 2012, 06:44 PM   #15 (permalink)
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So, now that you've had the FRS for a little while, what do you think about it? I got to ride in one at an autocross event and loved how it felt... I wish I could've driven it, though.


I love how they look, too. Put some coilovers on there and bring it down about half an inch and you've got a straight sexy car.
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Old November 16th, 2012, 06:50 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Love it. Power band is starting to level out so that it's not quite so bad when you hit the 3000 rpm area. With it's weight, it's just a TON of fun to drive aggressively.
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Miller, I don't know when the last time you were on was, or when it will be, but if you see this, I'd be curious to know what you think of the FR-S after owning it for a couple of years.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 09:42 PM   #18 (permalink)
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It's funny you bring this thread back up because this is what miller owns agian.



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It's funny you bring this thread back up because this is what miller owns agian.

*pictures*
As in, he sold the FRS he originally replaced the 350Z with and now owns a different one?
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yep. he bought it recently.
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Old September 15th, 2014, 10:25 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Yeah, my neighbor dropped a ladder on my 2013 FR-S, so I was without a sports car for a little less than a year. Then, after test driving V-6 Camaros, V-6 Mustangs, Hyundai Genesis 2.0T R-Spec, Hyundai Veloster Turbo, and a few other cars, I bought a 2015 FR-S.

The fact that I chose it over the Genesis 2.0T R-spec should speak volumes as to how fun the FR-S is. The Genesis is WAY more powerful, but in every other way, the little FR-S whoops it. 500 lbs lighter, more nimble, feels more stable when breaking, nicer interior (IMO), nicer seats (again IMO), an cheaper to boot.
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Pretty much. There's a few options such as stereo choices and transmissions, but the option sheet is REALLY short. Supposedly Japanese Spec BRZ will have the option of a turbo.
hey hey hey, I will not be sold with a car thank you very much
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It has been confirmed by the way. Subaru is hinting they will offer either a late 2015 or a 2016 BRZ turbo. SPECULATION (and it is only that at this moment) is that it may be badged as a STI, and will be a lower compression FA20 with a nice big boost to achieve something in the range of 350 HP. Toyota has said they will not offer the turbo variant for the GT-86.
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the old rumors were just that the BRZ STi would be bespoke components. the fact that a turbo is even rumored is nice, but i'm still doubting it. there's no reason for toyota to shoot themselves in the foot by not offering a turbo when subaru will for *almost* the same car
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaS7n6qKQe4

cool video with the BRZ
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