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Bill Strong said:
hence why I have moved to the Spyder. I think I saw a 330i in that area recently.. time to upgrade that car soon to a new 335Xi.
All the ricer MR2 owners here in NorCal and down in SoCal are buying up Spyders. They're dirt cheap and a clean mk2 turbo tends to cost more ;)
 

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i sure as heck dont have lexus money,
Are most of you too young to realize what the mkii mr2 is? It was a 25k-$30k car from 91-95. Same with the gt4. Thats EXPensive! The entry level econo cars were below $10k back then. I'm not going to do the math, but $30k in 95 is about $50k in 2011. And 50k in 2011 offers us an AWD (or RWD) 310 bhp IS350. A killer car with loads of potential and aftermarket and oem racin support. It's more car for the money than the gt4 was IMO. Not a mr you say? How about the Elise? Same money.

And a $45k supra? You can get a $75k gtr now.

Had the Lexus brand been then what it is today, Toyota may have badged the mr2 and supra a Lexus. The cars you desire exist, you just can't understand that they aren't already 15 years old and haven't dropped to where u can afford them.
 

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Jared said:
sadly, I only see mk1 and mk2's in "low income housing" around here.. the "rich kids" all drive new stuff.
Same here, it seems Im the only MK1 owner that has taste.

Ive seen atrocities made to MK1s with cheap parts.

Also, rich kids over here also drive newer stuff, but mostly pickups and they think they are ''Awesome''

Regarding the Scion its a super commercial car:

1) Cost cutting car
2) Marketing name and ads

It lost the Japanese purpose that I feel and see when I buy OEM parts and change them on my car.
 
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I hope it does come out as a scion, at least it would make it easy to purchase one over going through the normal dealer BS since they are pure price which makes purchasing a fantastic experience. Cannot wait to see what this car ends up being when in production!
 

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And the people that do this have more money than sense. Old cars are for hacking up and tuning, not new warrantied ones.
i wouldnt ave said that i want one when they get to the uk ( if they do)
i dont care what engine or even if its a gay as ____ hybrid because the day i get it out it all comes an in goes a beams engine on throttle bodys these days they really dont have a clue how to build a decent sports car its jus all electric bollocks and trying to save the planet ____ the planet i just want tyre shedding power good handling and decent brakes new or old if you want it done properly you gotta do it yourself
what ever they do these days the 80s and early 90s brought forward the best cars since then its been down hill just think s13s the e36 m3 mr2 turbos z32 300zx supras skylines even in the uk in the 80s there was things like the mg maestro turbo even ____ cars managed to be cool

what we go coming out these days the gtr r35 the new evo 10 there the only cars from this era id want over the older cars
i blame health and safty and eco freaks why cant they all just go fcuk themselves why cant manufacturers stop being bitches and make proper cars like the used to
 

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i wouldnt ave said that i want one when they get to the uk ( if they do)
i dont care what engine or even if its a gay as ____ hybrid because the day i get it out it all comes an in goes a beams engine on throttle bodys these days they really dont have a clue how to build a decent sports car its jus all electric bollocks and trying to save the planet ____ the planet i just want tyre shedding power good handling and decent brakes new or old if you want it done properly you gotta do it yourself
what ever they do these days the 80s and early 90s brought forward the best cars since then its been down hill just think s13s the e36 m3 mr2 turbos z32 300zx supras skylines even in the uk in the 80s there was things like the mg maestro turbo even ____ cars managed to be cool

what we go coming out these days the gtr r35 the new evo 10 there the only cars from this era id want over the older cars
i blame health and safty and eco freaks why cant they all just go fcuk themselves why cant manufacturers stop being bitches and make proper cars like the used to

Testify!
 

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Jared said:
IS350 is quick...
did the IS500 ever actually come out? Saw one at auto show, was very nice...

The IS350 is quick and fast...0-60 in 4.7-4.9 seconds and the 1/4 mile in low 13's consistently due to the auto tranny.

If you don't mind having an auto, it's a helluva good car. Most of us on the Club Lexus forum are installing the F sport rear bar and installing some springs to make the handling more BMW like. There isn't a whole lot available to increase powerwise, maybe 10-15 at the wheels max. I got my IS350 without nav for 38k out the door which is less (comparing money to 1991 value) than what I paid for my MR2 back in 91.
 

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Are most of you too young to realize what the mkii mr2 is? It was a 25k-$30k car from 91-95. Same with the gt4. Thats EXPensive! The entry level econo cars were below $10k back then. I'm not going to do the math, but $30k in 95 is about $50k in 2011. And 50k in 2011 offers us an AWD (or RWD) 310 bhp IS350. A killer car with loads of potential and aftermarket and oem racin support. It's more car for the money than the gt4 was IMO. Not a mr you say? How about the Elise? Same money.

And a $45k supra? You can get a $75k gtr now.

Had the Lexus brand been then what it is today, Toyota may have badged the mr2 and supra a Lexus. The cars you desire exist, you just can't understand that they aren't already 15 years old and haven't dropped to where u can afford them.

This this this this.
 

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Because there is no market for them.
lotus, noble, tvr, bmw, audi, jag, mazda theres some that make a decent performance car the first 3 thats all they do so why cant more companys do it there is a market for them or these plus a few more wouldnt bother making decent performance cars for a whole range of budgets
 

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Hey, I RESEMBLE that remark!

A while ago I saw a guy who must've been in his seventies driving a beautiful Twin-Turbo Supra MKIV in my neighborhood, and my first thought was how funny it looked, and what a waste. Then MY SECOND thought was, "Hey, eventually that's gonna be ME!"

Yellow2 said:
This is kinda funny, especially since every MR2 I see on the road, seems to have a nerdy looking guy behind the wheel...lol
 

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gibsanez said:
Canada never got it badged as a Toyota, it's been the FR-S or the BRZ here, no GT-86.
It's badged as a Scion FR-S in all of North America, and badges as a Toyota 86 on the other continents. It's also of course a Subaru BRZ everywhere.
 

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Technically it's called the Toyota "GT86" in all the European countries, and the Toyota "86" in Japan and most Asian countries, as well as New Zealand and Australia. North America gets the Scion FR-S name designation.
 

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Technically it's called the Toyota "GT86" in all the European countries, and the Toyota "86" in Japan and most Asian countries, as well as New Zealand and Australia. North America gets the Scion FR-S name designation.
Yeah, it took me awhile to get over the Scion name when they first announced it was going to be a Scion here. I did get over it though, lol.
 

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Seeing as the car is Subaru, I would buy the subaru version for sure. That way at least when I take it in for service the techs know what they are doing.

Plus I just don't think I could be seen in a Scion. Maybe if they release the rumored supra and it is truly a worthy supra replacement Scion will actually get some street cred back.
 

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Seeing as the car is Subaru, I would buy the subaru version for sure. That way at least when I take it in for service the techs know what they are doing.

Plus I just don't think I could be seen in a Scion. Maybe if they release the rumored supra and it is truly a worthy supra replacement Scion will actually get some street cred back.
Yeah, I do like the Subaru version at lot...plus when I was in having a recall performed on my wife's Toyota, even the techs and service department at Toyota readily admit that the FR-S is a Subaru (not like there is any hiding it). It's hard to get past the stigma of the Scion crowd. It's a decent looking car though with the right wheels and stance. Wish it came on boost from the factory. Hopefully Subaru will cure that soon.
 
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