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LordGrover

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22,017 posts

96 months

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What's the real world opinion of these then? The press seems to like it and calling it a drivers car, though maybe a little underwhelming in the outright performance department.

johnyboy1976

139 posts

60 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
Book a test drive and make your own evaluation.

Marf

22,907 posts

125 months

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Friday 22nd June 2012 quote quote all
I've never driven one or seen one in the flesh, but they're crap to drive and look utterly sh-t. wink

LordGrover

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22,017 posts

96 months

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See. That's what I want. Real world opinions. I already know what I think. biggrin

Marf

22,907 posts

125 months

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hehe

Just go get it driven and report back your first hand experience. biggrin
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Save Ferris

1,875 posts

97 months

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Sunday 24th June 2012 quote quote all
Dealer demos are arriving this coming week (ours is Friday I believe) So for those who want to have a test drive you haven't got long to wait!

Bernstone87

5 posts

26 months

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Sunday 24th June 2012 quote quote all
don't look too bad for a modern car. I'm a toyota guy don't get me wrong but for some reason I'd rather have the BRZ even though they are the same bloody thing

Toltec

2,347 posts

107 months

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Sunday 24th June 2012 quote quote all
I really want to like these, but they seem to be neither one thing or the other, too heavy to be a nimble little sports car and not enough power to be a sporty practical car.

I hope they are very successful though as this may make other manufacturers produce some rwd cars.

lexusboy

929 posts

27 months

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Monday 25th June 2012 quote quote all
Ours are coming tomorrow or Wednesday (meant to be delivered today) so I'm very excited

ady_GTi

262 posts

94 months

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Monday 25th June 2012 quote quote all
Well im looking forward to my (probably) limited test drive at Goodwood on thursday so i will report back as best i can. I have a S2000 at the moment so will be interesting to see how it compares! smile

LancerG

2,436 posts

159 months

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Monday 25th June 2012 quote quote all
I would buy a BRZ and then park it in a dark garage until someone brings out a bolt-on blower kit.
A supercharger or a turbo would unleash 260-280 easily at which point you could properly evaluate the chassis and drive.

Even my daily company car has 200hp !

LordGrover

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22,017 posts

96 months

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
johnyboy1976 said:
Book a test drive and make your own evaluation.
Next Tuesday. driving

lexusboy

929 posts

27 months

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
LordGrover said:
Next Tuesday. driving
I bet you get to drive one before me and I work for the bloody company lol

lexusboy

929 posts

27 months

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
We got our first one delivered yesterday afternoon and I have mixed emotions about it really.

Very quiet, just sounds like a gay non turbo Impreza, oh wait... lol

A couple of styling issues IMO, the ariel doesn't fit in with the car. It's got a stubby ariel which is fine but would've looked much better with a small shark fin style like on the Lexus IS220/250.

For whatever reason they have decided to make a 3D 'TOYOTA' badge for the back which completely ruins the back for me, would look a lot better if that was removed. Other than that it looks the tits.

Interior seems fairly well built and laid out.

Maybe this is my young age in me but to looks the absolute mutts nuts it could do with a suspension drop of about 30mm just to get it sitting perfect...oh yeah and more power.

Gaz.

49,797 posts

135 months

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
lexusboy said:
We got our first one delivered yesterday afternoon and I have mixed emotions about it really.

Very quiet, just sounds like a gay non turbo Impreza, oh wait... lol

A couple of styling issues IMO, the ariel doesn't fit in with the car. It's got a stubby ariel which is fine but would've looked much better with a small shark fin style like on the Lexus IS220/250.

For whatever reason they have decided to make a 3D 'TOYOTA' badge for the back which completely ruins the back for me, would look a lot better if that was removed. Other than that it looks the tits.

Interior seems fairly well built and laid out.

Maybe this is my young age in me but to looks the absolute mutts nuts it could do with a suspension drop of about 30mm just to get it sitting perfect...oh yeah and more power.
Are you a Toyota/Lexus dealer? How do the rear seats compare to the Gen 7 Celica's?

lexusboy

929 posts

27 months

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
Gaz. said:
Are you a Toyota/Lexus dealer? How do the rear seats compare to the Gen 7 Celica's?
Yeah we are. I'm just in the garage side finishing off my apprenticeship.

Tbh I didn't really look in the back but from the quick look I had I would say the back seats are there for the US market where the import tax is cheaper if it's a 2+2 rather than a 2 seat sports car. So in other words, the Celica has more leg room

Gaz.

49,797 posts

135 months

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Wednesday 27th June 2012 quote quote all
lexusboy said:
Yeah we are. I'm just in the garage side finishing off my apprenticeship.

Tbh I didn't really look in the back but from the quick look I had I would say the back seats are there for the US market where the import tax is cheaper if it's a 2+2 rather than a 2 seat sports car. So in other words, the Celica has more leg room
Ah, that probably expains why the 90's Jap supercoupes like the Supra, 300ZX & GTO etc had useless rear seats. They were big, but useless as there was no leg room.

Valkirk

38 posts

26 months

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Thursday 28th June 2012 quote quote all
From all the tests and blurb the whole car is about more of a back to basics formula where handling is put above power.

Only way to tell will be go and drive it, my guess will be the car will be superb where lots of corners are involved but for pulling away and straight acceleration you'll notice the emphasis on handling rather than power.

Pvapour

6,814 posts

137 months

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Thursday 28th June 2012 quote quote all
must admit that I'm completely in the dark on these, saw a thread this morning & thought it looked really nice, I liked the Supra, GT4 era & this is the first Toyota I've liked the look of since.

TRD optioned one looked lovely, not to Halfords smile

be interested to know more, though it'll be a long time before we're in the market, anyone know what the 5 year depreciation will be hehe

LordGrover

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22,017 posts

96 months

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Thursday 28th June 2012 quote quote all
lexusboy said:
I bet you get to drive one before me and I work for the bloody company lol
Speaking to the salesman yesterday, he said they took one around Brands last week. The salesmen were driven three or four laps and they said it was very good, but he's a salesman trying to sell me one so he'd be a chump to say anything else, wouldn't he? hehe
I'm expecting more of a nimble coupe with kiddy seats in the rear rather than a 'sports car' as such. I have no need for the rear seats, thankfully, but it'd be nice to have somewhere to chuck a bag or coat without having to go to the boot.
After the TVR, most cars in my price bracket seem a little staid.

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