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BBS-LM

3,841 posts

109 months

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I'm starting to feel a little disappointed with this car, for all the great handling the car has, and it look's a superb chassis, that engine just leave's me cold, and with a very big question mark lingering in the back of my mind. And why didn't Subaru or Toyota produce one of the cars as a Turbo or Supercharged version, at least you would have a reason to by a Subaru over a Toyota.

Edited by BBS-LM on Tuesday 1st May 21:54

diddly69

691 posts

62 months

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Some Gump said:
Love the commentary, no idea what they;re saying, but plenty enthusiasm!
Battle! biggrin

HighwayStar

645 posts

29 months

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Because it's back to basics cheap and affordable... Put a turbo/supercharger in there and you're looking at upgrading the suspension and chassis to take more power which = higher cost and before you know it people on here will be saying they won't pay Y £sss for one of the twins when you can buy X for whatever... And none of us have even got behind the wheel yet!!!

s m

10,313 posts

88 months

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cheddar said:
MarkRSi said:
Could someone point me towards a new RWD 2+2 coupe with more than 200bhp for around £25k or less?
25k will buy you a brand new M Spec BMW 125i.
That would have been an interesting addition - the 3 litre 220bhp 125i in Sport spec on 205s. Similar performance as well

Zed Ed

779 posts

68 months

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cheddar said:
25k will buy you a brand new M Spec BMW 125i.

A grand more for 123d.
And when it's nicked you can buy a brz or ft86 with your insurance proceeds

Stop being a brand monkey
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300bhp/ton

29,629 posts

75 months

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HighwayStar said:
Because it's back to basics cheap and affordable... Put a turbo/supercharger in there and you're looking at upgrading the suspension and chassis to take more power which = higher cost and before you know it people on here will be saying they won't pay Y £sss for one of the twins when you can buy X for whatever... And none of us have even got behind the wheel yet!!!
What makes you think the brakes and suspension wouldn't cope fine? Yes they'd charge more but it might not be for any real reason bar the cost of a turbo. But it would affect mpg and co2 which moves it into a different league.

mikearwas

574 posts

44 months

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Am I the only one that thinks 25k is an awful lot of money for one of these? I would much much rather have a JCW mini or any of the other hyper hatches. Just think what you could get yourself on the used market. If they had been 18k they would be a massive success. 25k dream on! I think these could be a massive sales flop actually.

Rawwr

14,430 posts

119 months

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Reading threads like this makes me feel like I'm imbibing a wheelbarrow full of liquid human faeces through my eyeballs.

kambites

40,611 posts

106 months

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mikearwas said:
I would much much rather have a JCW mini or any of the other hyper hatches.
yikes What?!? Why????

philmots

3,217 posts

145 months

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I loved the idea of one of these cars a few years down the road etc.. The only issue is its just not fast enough in a straight line, if it was the best handling car in the world it wouldn't change the fact it's too slow.

Will have to wait and see what super/turbocharging options there will be for them.. I'd consider one at 250hp/250lbft.


HighwayStar

645 posts

29 months

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300bhp/ton said:
What makes you think the brakes and suspension wouldn't cope fine? Yes they'd charge more but it might not be for any real reason bar the cost of a turbo. But it would affect mpg and co2 which moves it into a different league.
300bhp/ton said:
What makes you think the brakes and suspension wouldn't cope fine? Yes they'd charge more but it might not be for any real reason bar the cost of a turbo. But it would affect mpg and co2 which moves it into a different league.
People here aren't calling for an extra 20bhp... There talking 60-100 more ponies! I'm know auto engineer but I've studied engineering. With little weight, power and skinny tyres I think it's a safe bet that BRZ86 isn't running dinner plate size discs just waiting for some real work to do. It's common to uprate components on more powerful models above those of less power ones. My TTS has lesser breaks than the TT RS, it's all part of the process.
I'm sure people don't think there thoughts through... It's under powered, over priced blah blah... If it was £18k it would sell shed loads etc. Wake up, it couldn't exist at that price. It's not a tarted up Yaris based hatch back churned out in the 100s of 1000s giving economy of scale. It's a unique body and floor pan built in far less numbers, hence Toyota/Subaru shared design/production costs. £25k obviously makes a profit for them. £18k won't, they're not going to give it away.

MX7

7,897 posts

59 months

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HighwayStar said:
£25k obviously makes a profit for them. £18k won't, they're not going to give it away.
As someone pointed out...

2013 Scion FR-S Priced From $24,930.

$24,930=£15,369.04.

So they are selling at a loss in the U.S.?

Fittster

16,051 posts

98 months

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mikearwas said:
Am I the only one that thinks 25k is an awful lot of money for one of these? I would much much rather have a JCW mini or any of the other hyper hatches. Just think what you could get yourself on the used market. If they had been 18k they would be a massive success. 25k dream on! I think these could be a massive sales flop actually.
List the coupes you can buy for less than 25K.

If people perfer FWD shopping machines it reflects poorly on UK enthusiasts.

RogueMotorsport

240 posts

73 months

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HighwayStar said:
And none of us have even got behind the wheel yet!!!
I have. smile

thewheelman

2,194 posts

58 months

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RogueMotorsport said:
HighwayStar said:
And none of us have even got behind the wheel yet!!!
I have. smile
As have i, & my girlfriend liked it so much that she ordered one. Personally i found it a little less involving to drive than the MX5. But if i was pushed to spend in the region of £25k on a new coupe, i'd find a good deal on a Nissan 370Z.

thewheelman

2,194 posts

58 months

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Wadeski said:
scarecrow said:
Congratulations Suboyota, you have created a roofed S2000 with less power and nearly as peaky power delivery but without the fun and twelve years behind Honda vtec.
for ten grand less, and with rear seats - well done indeed, Subayota.
Since when did anyone pay £35k for an S2000? Also, forget about the rear seats, they're tiny!

HighwayStar

645 posts

29 months

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MX7 said:
As someone pointed out...

2013 Scion FR-S Priced From $24,930.

$24,930=£15,369.04.

So they are selling at a loss in the U.S.?
And? Australians pay way more for European cars than we do. Danes pay 300% tax on cars, used cars effectively cost more than new cars here. My point, who really knows how prices are worked out locally. Car prices have always been more favourable in the US. Local taxes etc all lead to variances. There isn't any point comparing one market with another.

Edited by HighwayStar on Wednesday 2nd May 00:48

Robstar111r

94 posts

46 months

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thewheelman said:
As have i, & my girlfriend liked it so much that she ordered one. Personally i found it a little less involving to drive than the MX5. But if i was pushed to spend in the region of £25k on a new coupe, i'd find a good deal on a Nissan 370Z.
+1 for the 370Z. I know they don't have rear seats but who cares about that in a car like these. A 2011 model with 6k on the clock, 330 bhp ish for £25k. sounds like a winner to me.

K2MDL

2,487 posts

104 months

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Ecosseven said:
Watching the video made me really want an MX-5. I've no doubt that the GT86 / BRZ are great cars but so is the MX-5.
Buy one, I did and bar the slight lack of performance, the pure driving pleasure from driving an almost perfectly balanced car for not a lot of money makes it one of the favourites in my garage.

Edited by K2MDL on Wednesday 2nd May 01:38

lgomgf

236 posts

73 months

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MarkRSi said:
Could someone point me towards a new RWD 2+2 coupe with more than 200bhp for around £25k or less?
http://cdn.volkswagen.co.uk/new/scirocco/home
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