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      06-05-2012, 09:31 PM   #1
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Just purchase a 2013 FR-S. Do I make a mistake?

I just purchase a SCION FR-S.

I will like to learn track driving skill.

Do I make a big mistake?
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      06-05-2012, 09:37 PM   #2
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Buddy of mine did the same. We shall see.
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      06-05-2012, 09:39 PM   #3
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No mistake. By all accounts it's a wonderful car. Good luck
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      06-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #4
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      06-05-2012, 10:17 PM   #5
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I like it..its a throwback to Toyotas older performance RWD models..

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      06-06-2012, 11:48 AM   #6
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I think it is going to be a fun car - enjoy!!
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      06-06-2012, 03:34 PM   #7
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The recent road tests of it and its twin the Subaru BRZ are very positive. You may need to upgrade the tires though if you want to track it.
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      06-06-2012, 03:38 PM   #8
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I'd love to drive one of these cars. Looks great.
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      06-06-2012, 05:13 PM   #9
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the basic chassis setup is driver oriented and a tuners wet dream

lightweight, low cost, low center of gravity of drivetrain due to flat-4 engine configuration, manual transmission and rear wheel drive (with LSD?).

I'm sure it won't be long before you see turbo 500+hp versions by tuners
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      06-06-2012, 05:19 PM   #10
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(with LSD?).
Yes, but I forgot what kind.
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      06-06-2012, 06:09 PM   #11
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Yes, but I forgot what kind.
Torsen LSD.
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      06-06-2012, 06:15 PM   #12
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Should have bought the Subaru.

I give it a year before the insurance rates match or exceed that of an M3.
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      06-06-2012, 06:40 PM   #13
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Please to tell us what you think the car and if you enjoying it
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      06-06-2012, 07:41 PM   #14
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Should have bought the Subaru.

I give it a year before the insurance rates match or exceed that of an M3.
My current rate is $900 a year.
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      06-06-2012, 07:56 PM   #15
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Please to tell us what you think the car and if you enjoying it
I just base on these assumption to purchase the car

I don't have much track experience, only drove a few times.
I will like to drive a new car and not worry about too much mechanical problems.
Any problem happens to a corner of Carrera or M3 which will cost more than a new FR-S.

A CIVIC SI costs $25990.
A FR-S is $25990, flat engine, RWD, nice style, a very light and small car.
Curb Weight 2758lb
Height 1285mm
Width 1775mm
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Lease rate is good: $2000 down and $420 per month (Tax Included) for 3 years.

Hope it is a good decision.

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      06-06-2012, 07:59 PM   #16
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I just base on these assumption to purchase the car

I don't have much track experience, only drove a few times.
I will like to drive a new car and not worry about too much mechanical problems.
Any problem happen to a corner of Carrera or M3 which will cost more than a new FR-S.

A CIVIC SI cost 25990.
A FR-S is 25990, flat engine, FWD, nice style, a very light and small car.
Curb Weight 2758lb
Height 1285mm
Width 1775mm
Length 4235mm

Lease rate are very good: $2000 down and $420 per month (Tax Include) for 3 year.

I wish it is a good decision.

You did good! Definitely a good decision. I want to check it out the next time I am in Ottawa. Enjoy in good health!
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      06-06-2012, 08:04 PM   #17
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You did good! Definitely a good decision. I want to check it out the next time I am in Ottawa. Enjoy in good health!
Thanks
Next time when I sign up a DDT, can you be my instructor?
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      06-06-2012, 08:05 PM   #18
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      06-06-2012, 08:07 PM   #19
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BOO..Clutch type FTW
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      06-06-2012, 09:45 PM   #20
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For $26k, sounds like it could be a fun little track car. Funny, that's about how much we've spent on our $500 Chumpcar so far...
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      06-06-2012, 11:34 PM   #21
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Why would that be a mistake? I wish I had bought one myself although I like the BRZ a bit more. Nice car am well priced IMO. I haven't had a chance to drive one but from all the reviews, it should be a very exciting car to enjoy.
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      06-07-2012, 07:09 AM   #22
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As you track-only car? While you have an M3 as well so you can track that later? Great decision! I want to test drive one as well, but probably the BRZ.
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