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#528 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [robr2]
Dec 01, 2011 (12:51 pm)
I am... keeps the weight down and for a sports car with what, 5 inches of ground clearance, I wouldn't want to drive it in the snow anyways!
In the tradition of "Hot" Subies, I would like to see the option for the trademark STIi Gold wheels tho, that would be killer.
#529 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [anythngbutgm]
Dec 01, 2011 (1:30 pm)
Give it a turbo first, then the gold wheels. Do that, though, and I have to imagine the wing would come mandatory.
#530 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [xwesx]
Dec 01, 2011 (2:35 pm)
What, you're not a high schooler or a chav?
#531 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [ateixeira]
Dec 01, 2011 (2:40 pm)
1998: it was, right?
2002: greatest crime was the loss of the coupe
2008: the notchback sedan is almost Corolla-esque in its invisibility. I liked the weird bullnose Saab inbetween year Impreza, just to look at it and say "what the hell?".
2012: Nobody will look back at the current Legacy as being a styling benchmark.
BRZ is non-controversial because of the Toyota DNA and that it has been hyped up for so long, everyone has seen it before and become used to the overall shape.
#532 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [robr2]
Dec 01, 2011 (3:43 pm)
Like rubbing salt into a wound. No, I HATE the fact that it's not AWD.
#533 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [ateixeira]
Dec 01, 2011 (4:05 pm)
Impression off the bat, it's average but I don't think I'm in the intended audience.
My guess is a 20 year old mustang/camaro with a couple of suspension mods could make it's life a challenge.
#534 of 656 Re: Love it! [anythngbutgm]
Dec 02, 2011 (5:50 am)
No, I actually did not want one.
#535 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [fintail]
Dec 02, 2011 (12:48 pm)
What Toyota DNA?
OK, they added DI tech (to a boxer), but it's even being made in Gunma Prefecture. Subaru said the Toyota staff were invited to attend some meetings only when they were needed.
This is a Subaru at the core.
And you guys are right, the controversy is the lack of AWD, not styling related.
Look at it this way - what does it have in common with ANY other Toyota? Nothing.
#536 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [explorerx4]
Dec 02, 2011 (12:53 pm)
I think the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is probably closer, but I'm sure it will get cross-shopped with the Mustang, Camaro, Challenger, 370Z, and maybe even G37c and 1 series.
Heck, plus Miata, while I'm at it. I own a Miata and without a doubt that would have been cross-shopped had it been available.
If it really does come in at $24k, it'll be a hit. That may be too cheap, and result in markups.
TRD will supposedly offer a supercharges, but at 26xx lbs it shouldn't really need one. I think we're all used to bloated 3000+ lbs vehicles even when we're talking about compacts.
#537 of 656 Re: Sarcasm on... [ateixeira]
Dec 02, 2011 (1:59 pm)
The styling is more Toyota to my eyes, and the body of the car is what makes the impression. I can't believe Toyota had more or less zero input - but claiming so certainly couldn't help sales or image.