Any one else excited about Toyota/Scion FT86/FR-S?

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  1. unixfool

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    It's not a budget car.

    This^^.

    The Subayota is an entry level sports car. Just as the Miata isn't a budget car, neither is the FR-S/BRZ. And I wouldn't even call it entry level. There are veteran autocrossers and road racers that drive Miatas. I'm going to assume that the FR-S/BRZ will have a similar following.
     
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    Well entry level as compared to other RWD sports coupes out (G37, 370Z, Porsche Boxster). They are the 20-25k range, while above listed go 35k+. Heck even WRX now is 25k plus, and any upgrades it gets close to STI.
     
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    anything cheap, RWD, and fun to drive will have some kind of following. both, the Miata and the Subyota, are entry level RWD-coupes/sports cars. they are pretty much direct competitors.

    it's considered "budget" because there simply aren't very many cars right now that can perform at that level, in that price range.
     
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    I can think of a few cars. 2013 Hyundai Genesis 2.0T, 2011-13 Mustang V6...
     
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    Those cars are a different group of cars, they are much bigger, heavier basically muscle cars. At least that's what the 370Z/G37 are in Japan, muscle cars.

    I just wish Nissan would rerelease the Silvia again, maybe do the 2.5L turbo. At 21-22 grand, I would buy it in an instant. Go back to the 90's era, where everyone had a competiting sports car, and it would spark everyone to make it faster and better, unlike what we have now.
     
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    amen.......
     
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    "Toyota says it is not rushing the Supra successor but instead is waiting to see how the sales and interests of its GT86/FR-S goes."

    I have high hopes of the MK-V since the brz/fr-s is getting huge publicity and already getting sales.
     
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    I don't see why the sales would be bad, guess the most commonly bought cars for the 25 and under age? Honda Civic Si, Scion tC, WRX, entry level sports cars. BRZ/FRS will change this, and as I can forsee with the success of the Silvia, Nissan will rerelease, it is a question more of when rather if they will. In fact they can't afford not to, they don't have anything in the entry level sports car range, unless you want to roll in a Sentra SE-R (lolololol)
     
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