Initial D World - Discussion Board / Forums
   
Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register )Resend Validation Email

DJ Panel ( Server Stats )   Song History   Initial D World Chat Room (IRC)   Broadband Stream
RADIO BROADCAST » streaming at 96kbps with 9 unique listeners, playing m.o.v.e - Megamix

   

  Automotive Section Rules
Scenes depicted in Initial D are strictly fiction. Please follow the traffic rules and drive safely.
When posting a classified thread, please label it with For Sale (FS), For Trade (FT) or Want To Buy (WTB) in the thread title.
Use the Search function before you start a new topic. Posting a duplicated thread may earn yourself a verbal warning.
Videos of illegal street racing are prohibited. Posting a video depicting dangerous/reckless driving behavior will result in an actual warning.

FORUM MODERATOR : FORUM MODERATOR

40 Pages  « 28 29 30 31 32 » ( Go to first unread post )

Views: 33,510  ·  Replies: 988 
> Scion FR-S, Toyota GT-86, Subaru BRZ Thread, Toyota and Fuji Heavy Ind. News
sideways
Posted: Jan 31 2012, 12:41 AM


We're the People's Front of Judea!
Group Icon

Group: FORUM MODERATOR
Posts: 13,071
Member No.: 1,355
Joined: Feb 28th 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada





QUOTE (DeeezNuuuts83 @ 2 hours, 26 minutes ago)
I don't know about it being a "serious competitor" to them in terms of performance.  One is a completely new platform, and the others are the results of ~20 years of constant development against each other to the point where they start getting put against Porsches, Ferraris and Lamborghinis...

With that said, Itll be interesting to see how they do in autox- And ive little doubt to whether or not people will be scooping them up for that

This post has been edited by sideways on Jan 31 2012, 12:41 AM
Spaz
Posted: Jan 31 2012, 09:18 AM


Back in the saddle
Group Icon

Group: FORUM MODERATOR
Posts: 8,135
Member No.: 30,193
Joined: Jul 25th 2008
Location: Plymouth, MN





sideways
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 12:27 AM


We're the People's Front of Judea!
Group Icon

Group: FORUM MODERATOR
Posts: 13,071
Member No.: 1,355
Joined: Feb 28th 2004
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada





Dont see enough changes to it to really peak my interest in wanting to spend the extra coin on it. I suppose it depends on the actual numbers and how much better it is versus the actual price.
Fast
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 12:40 AM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 1,498
Member No.: 23,986
Joined: Apr 12th 2007
Location: So Cal





Its most likely a car put together with items from the parts catalogue rather than an actual STI model. Kinda like the M-Sport BMWs.
Jardim
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 02:05 PM


Willing to throw 5's on the blunt your smoking.
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 2,659
Member No.: 15,519
Joined: Jan 21st 2006
Location: Hudson, MA





In my opinion, this shouldnt add any more than 5k to the final pricetag.

They seriously couldn't fit the JDM EJ20 in there with a FR layout?
am3pkcet
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 04:58 PM


IDASv3 > IDAS4
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 6,857
Member No.: 2,853
Joined: Aug 28th 2004
Location: San Diego, CA





QUOTE (Jardim @ 2 hours, 53 minutes ago)
In my opinion, this  shouldnt add any more than 5k to the final pricetag.

They seriously couldn't fit the JDM EJ20 in there with a FR layout?

And yet, the base BRZ is already going to be more expensive than the FR-S. I'll still be sticking to my Scion.

Anyone see any reports of them showing up yet? Deez, you got any insurance info on them?

This post has been edited by am3pkcet on Feb 1 2012, 04:59 PM
DeeezNuuuts83
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 07:34 PM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 3,805
Member No.: 25,374
Joined: Jul 18th 2007
Location: Southern California





No, it's too soon. But I'd bet money on the rates spiking after the first year, once the kids get tickets/accidents while the companies realize exactly what it is.
am3pkcet
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 07:56 PM


IDASv3 > IDAS4
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 6,857
Member No.: 2,853
Joined: Aug 28th 2004
Location: San Diego, CA





QUOTE (DeeezNuuuts83 @ 22 minutes, 5 seconds ago)
No, it's too soon. But I'd bet money on the rates spiking after the first year, once the kids get tickets/accidents while the companies realize exactly what it is.

Ugh... I hate having to pay for other peoples' stupidity. :/
DeeezNuuuts83
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 08:40 PM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 3,805
Member No.: 25,374
Joined: Jul 18th 2007
Location: Southern California





QUOTE (am3pkcet @ 43 minutes, 32 seconds ago)
Ugh... I hate having to pay for other peoples' stupidity. :/

You don't understand that until you pay insurance on an Evo. Not even STI, Mustang, M3, M5, etc. owners get it like we do. And working in insurance, I can verify that. Luckily since my car is a six year-old car now (technically five but I won't get into that), the rates are starting to come down a tad.
Spaz
Posted: Feb 1 2012, 10:04 PM


Back in the saddle
Group Icon

Group: FORUM MODERATOR
Posts: 8,135
Member No.: 30,193
Joined: Jul 25th 2008
Location: Plymouth, MN





QUOTE (DeeezNuuuts83 @ 1 hour, 24 minutes ago)
You don't understand that until you pay insurance on an Evo.

This, this, a million times this. FML on the insurance, holy crap. I pay almost as much on insurance per month as I do on the loan.

And Jardim, really? You DO know that the EJ block is an EJ block no matter what the displacement is? The 2.0 is no smaller than the 2.5, making it no easier of a fit.
Jardim
Posted: Feb 3 2012, 01:35 AM


Willing to throw 5's on the blunt your smoking.
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 2,659
Member No.: 15,519
Joined: Jan 21st 2006
Location: Hudson, MA





Full coverage on a 94 850T = 85 a month lol. I rather buy a mitsu Mirage and evo it.

QUOTE (Spaz)
And Jardim, really? You DO know that the EJ block is an EJ block no matter what the displacement is? The 2.0 is no smaller than the 2.5, making it no easier of a fit


I knew that but is the N/A "DS4" engine the same as the EJ series?

Displacement wasn't what i was thinking about though. When i said EJ20 i meant the EJ205/7 that comes in the JDM STI. I'm assuming the complexity of the turbo system of the boxer engine would hinder the abilty (or require some engeneering) to install a turbocharger in the BRZ and thats why they didnt turbo this "STI" variant of the car or is this just a cosmetic "teaser" before the real beast is revealed?

This post has been edited by Jardim on Feb 3 2012, 01:38 AM
DeeezNuuuts83
Posted: Feb 3 2012, 08:33 AM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 3,805
Member No.: 25,374
Joined: Jul 18th 2007
Location: Southern California





QUOTE (Jardim @ 6 hours, 57 minutes ago)
Full coverage on a 94 850T = 85 a month lol. I rather buy a mitsu Mirage and evo it.

If you just really get a kick out of wrench time, then do that.

But there are 99 other reasons to not do it. Unless you know exactly what you're doing and have the resources (i.e. time and money) to do it, then it's going to be more than what you bargarined for. And while we were presumably on the topic of insurance, if your Mirage-turned-Evo becomes a total loss (like if it's stolen or just damaged to a certain point), you're only going to get the ACV (actual cash value) of the Mirage, and everything that you put into it... kiss it bye-bye. At best, you can report up to a certain amount (usually not to exceed $5,000) as "additional equipment" (typically reserved for wheels, upgraded audio systems, etc.), but the increase in insurance that that adds kind of makes the rates go up a lot.
Fast
Posted: Feb 3 2012, 11:18 PM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 1,498
Member No.: 23,986
Joined: Apr 12th 2007
Location: So Cal





http://www.topgear.com/uk/toyota/gt-86/road-test/driven

The UK-spec GT 86 has been priced @ 25k pounds. That means it'll be around $23k-$25k for the base BRZ in the US.
Jardim
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 01:16 AM


Willing to throw 5's on the blunt your smoking.
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 2,659
Member No.: 15,519
Joined: Jan 21st 2006
Location: Hudson, MA





QUOTE (DeeezNuuuts83 @ Yesterday, 11:33 AM)
If you just really get a kick out of wrench time, then do that.

But there are 99 other reasons to not do it. Unless you know exactly what you're doing and have the resources (i.e. time and money) to do it, then it's going to be more than what you bargarined for. And while we were presumably on the topic of insurance, if your Mirage-turned-Evo becomes a total loss (like if it's stolen or just damaged to a certain point), you're only going to get the ACV (actual cash value) of the Mirage, and everything that you put into it... kiss it bye-bye. At best, you can report up to a certain amount (usually not to exceed $5,000) as "additional equipment" (typically reserved for wheels, upgraded audio systems, etc.), but the increase in insurance that that adds kind of makes the rates go up a lot.

If i was to turn an Mirage into an evo, it would have no luxuries. Since i would be enhancing the Mirage's potential it would be a flat out race car, and if got into an accident that didnt compress my car into a can i could still rip out some bits for my self.
DeeezNuuuts83
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 09:15 AM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 3,805
Member No.: 25,374
Joined: Jul 18th 2007
Location: Southern California





I think you missed my point, but whatever.
Jardim
Posted: Feb 4 2012, 01:13 PM


Willing to throw 5's on the blunt your smoking.
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 2,659
Member No.: 15,519
Joined: Jan 21st 2006
Location: Hudson, MA





I got what you were trying to say, i understand if the car was a total loss after the build i would only get the shell value of the car, the engine, drivetrain and turbo components wouldnt be covered even though i put them in there. But if the wreck didnt destroy those components, i could part them out and make a good amount of my money back.
Kiroshino
Posted: Feb 5 2012, 01:48 PM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 1,627
Member No.: 34,203
Joined: Oct 22nd 2009
Location: NJ, USA





Don't know if it was posted yet, but according to Subaru Canada, we'll be seeing the BRZ in June.

Spaz
Posted: Feb 5 2012, 07:32 PM


Back in the saddle
Group Icon

Group: FORUM MODERATOR
Posts: 8,135
Member No.: 30,193
Joined: Jul 25th 2008
Location: Plymouth, MN





I hope we get them here in time for people to decide to run them at MAP Proving Grounds. I really want to see how sporting they are out of the box.
Hachi_Roku
Posted: Feb 6 2012, 09:31 AM


5000 GET !!
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 1,163
Member No.: 8,897
Joined: Jun 26th 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada





My Toyota dealership is starting to hype the FR-S up a bit, considering we're one of only three Scion dealerships in our area.

Oh, and Bunta gave Takumi an upgrade I suppose?
user posted image
Image size reduced, original size: 720 x 533. Click here to view the image in its original dimension.
Jardim
Posted: Feb 6 2012, 11:59 AM


Willing to throw 5's on the blunt your smoking.
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 2,659
Member No.: 15,519
Joined: Jan 21st 2006
Location: Hudson, MA





^Is that even official?????!?!?!
Hachi_Roku
Posted: Feb 6 2012, 12:34 PM


5000 GET !!
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 1,163
Member No.: 8,897
Joined: Jun 26th 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada





QUOTE (Jardim @ 35 minutes, 4 seconds ago)
^Is that even official?????!?!?!

Found it via Speedhunters on Facebook, but it sure as hell looks like Shigeno drew it.
Jardim
Posted: Feb 6 2012, 10:01 PM


Willing to throw 5's on the blunt your smoking.
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 2,659
Member No.: 15,519
Joined: Jan 21st 2006
Location: Hudson, MA





I looked it up, he did.
Fast
Posted: Feb 22 2012, 10:43 AM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 1,498
Member No.: 23,986
Joined: Apr 12th 2007
Location: So Cal





Spotted a silver BRZ in La Mirada yesterday. From what I could tell by the 3-second encounter (opposing traffic), it looked very good in person. Needless to say, no pics. sad.gif
DeeezNuuuts83
Posted: Mar 22 2012, 10:51 AM


IDW Prime Member
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 3,805
Member No.: 25,374
Joined: Jul 18th 2007
Location: Southern California





So apparently the Scion FR-S has been announced as starting at $24,200 (not including the $730 destination charge) for the stick, with another $1,100 for the auto. It's a little bit higher than what I was anticipating (somewhere in the neighborhood of $22k), and much higher than what am3packet thought (as he was hoping for $20k). So likely the Subaru BRZ will at least be $25k to start, if not more.

Also the stick was rated at 21/30 city/highway mpg, with the auto getting 25/34.
Hachi_Roku
Posted: Mar 22 2012, 02:19 PM


5000 GET !!
**********

Group: Advanced Members
Posts: 1,163
Member No.: 8,897
Joined: Jun 26th 2005
Location: Vancouver, Canada





Add another couple grand for Canada. One of the Scion-focused sales people at my dealership pre-sold one the other day, said they'd be here mid-June.

40 Pages  « 28 29 30 31 32 »