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Old 17th November 2016, 12:24   #16
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Congrats on the gt86! Having owned a BRZ previously, I agree with all your views. The chassis can surely handle more power(begs for more). The 17 models feature some improvements on the engine side and changes to gear ratios. Need to test drive it some time. I miss the amazing handling and the light feel of the car. Even though I own a STi now, I think I would still prefer the BRZ over it. Have fun with it.

Check out the ft86 forums. The car is very mod friendly, so you can improve some bits of it slowly.
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The 17 models feature some improvements on the engine side and changes to gear ratios.
Changing gear ratios is not a proper fix for low power. Its a Jugadh.

The gear ratios are already short to begin with. On the highway at 70 mph, the civic with 5 speed AT cruises at 2500 RPM, while I am doing 3000.

This car needed the 2.5 L boxer engine from the get go.
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This is a picture I captured sometime back in San Jose, CA.

An FRS fan who bought a BRZ .

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Correct me if I'm wrong but Toyota is shutting down Scion, am I right?
I have a friend who bought a 2005 Scion manual(man its so hard to find a manual transmission in the US today) and he absolutely loves it. I miss driving manual too. It's been more than 3 years since I last drove one. I'm stuck with a CVT for now. *sigh*
All that said, 18K for a sports car, damn thats a good deal man!
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Correct me if I'm wrong but Toyota is shutting down Scion, am I right?
All that said, 18K for a sports car, damn thats a good deal man!
Yes Scion will be shutting down. This car will be sold as the Toyota GT86.
That's what it should have been called in the 1st place.
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