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Old 10-25-2013, 09:28 PM   #43
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IIRC, someone has already successfully put an LS motor into one of these and it only added like 60lbs or something like that. Now that would be omazing.
yeah, look up LS2 BRZ. 450+ HP in a sub 3000lb car. Have your cake and eat it too. The BRZ/FRS is a great looking and cornering drivers car but it has a gutless motor. A V6 Mustang will beat it on any dragstrip or road course for crying out loud. Why they didn't put the WRX motor in the car I have no idea.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:46 PM   #44
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i think the better question is why is toyota not suing Subaru for Copy/Paste
Because they were built in conjunction. And FYI, it would be the other way around. The engine is a Subaru Boxer in both cars.
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Old 10-27-2013, 10:21 AM   #45
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Because they were built in conjunction. And FYI, it would be the other way around. The engine is a Subaru Boxer in both cars.
IIRC, both cars are also built in Subaru's plant as well. The car is arguably more Subaru than it is Toyota.

Toyota owns a part of Subaru. Toyota went to Subaru and told them to make a small sports car happen, and they did.
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:14 AM   #46
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I would say yes it's competition for the V6, a completely different class from the SS.
I test drove the BRZ. Nice car for what it is, but definitely not competition for even the V6.

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Old 11-05-2013, 12:31 PM   #47
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With the Subie lineage it needs Turbo and AWD... just my thoughts.

Subaru's weren't strickly AWD until around 1996 (although I think this is their first factory RWD) and same with the turbos, and you have always been able to get non-turbo Subbies. It would be nice to see them release a turbo version. Even a bump to about 275HP would make for a killer little car.
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Old 11-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #48
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I traded my 2010 2LT/RS for a BRZ. The handling difference is night and day. The 86/FR-S/BRZ isn't a "straight line" fast car, it's a driver's car.
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Old 11-22-2013, 01:20 AM   #49
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Old 11-22-2013, 06:47 PM   #50
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Lol I'd rather have my FRS than a V6 Camaro. It's almost as much fun as the SS at times.
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Old 11-22-2013, 08:22 PM   #51
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I had a FRS before I got my 1LE. Nice handling car with a great feel to it. That being said it was lacking power and especially torque. I have no regrets getting rid of it. I never had any issues with mine but a bunch of the early adopters did. It'd be a truly great car with about 150 more HP.

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Old 11-23-2013, 01:20 AM   #52
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I test drove both of these cars (one auto, one manual) before I bought my V6 Camaro. While they handled admirably the Camaro felt more substantial and "special" IMO.

They drove remarkably like my mom's S2000, probably the closest things to the perfect handling of an S2K that I've ever drove.

I test drove over 10 cars, my final choices ended up being Subaru WRX vs Camaro V6. Rest is history.

BRZ/FR-S are really nice cars though, when they put the new 2.0L turbo engine from the WRX in it it's gonna be awesome (and overpriced unfortunately).
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:15 AM   #53
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I test drove both of these cars (one auto, one manual) before I bought my V6 Camaro. While they handled admirably the Camaro felt more substantial and "special" IMO.

They drove remarkably like my mom's S2000, probably the closest things to the perfect handling of an S2K that I've ever drove.

I test drove over 10 cars, my final choices ended up being Subaru WRX vs Camaro V6. Rest is history.

BRZ/FR-S are really nice cars though, when they put the new 2.0L turbo engine from the WRX in it it's gonna be awesome (and overpriced unfortunately).
I'm with you on that WRX thing. I also liked the 2013 WRX, turns into corners very well like an M3 feels much lighter than the SS.
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Old 11-23-2013, 06:51 AM   #54
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I had a tC before I got my Camaro and actually looked into getting a FRS. I liked the styling of them, but after driving my friend's I just wasn't impressed. I felt like I was in my Gf's Celica she used to have.
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Old 11-23-2013, 11:01 AM   #55
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Co-worker of mine just bought a red BRZ a couple of days ago. Said by far it's the funnest car to drive that he has owned.
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:04 PM   #56
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Co-worker of mine just bought a red BRZ a couple of days ago. Said by far it's the funnest car to drive that he has owned.



He must not have driven many cars.
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