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    Drove on on June 21 for about half an hour.

    The good
    -It looks sexy
    -It handles very well, and very direct
    -Light weight and gutsy for an atmo 2.0L
    -It will be showered with after market stuff
    -Bonnet is really light. Aluminium?


    The Bad
    It's a coupé not a hatch = no room to throw the bikes in.
    The steering wheel is too flat and I hit my knee
    The front inner guards are made of plastic
    Stock 17x7" wheels that look naff. (The GTS wheels are much nicer but still only 7" wide.)
    Spare wheel makes a huge lump in the boot
    Sounds myeh, but it's a stocker.

    The UGLY
    -Electronic Throttle suck BALLS!!!
    -On every example I've seen the front quarter panel paint is hideous orange peel (especially on the red ones.)

    The real deal breaker for me at this stage is that it's not a lift back. There's plenty of space in the boot, especially with the rear seats down that fold flat. But the boot opening is just paltry. I know I said I'd grab one on release and affording one isn't an issue. I'm pretty sure I'll grab one in a few years, after a face lift, they release a turbo model and hopefully a lift back. That said one of these with the 1GR-FE 4.0L RWD V6 from the Hilux with it's manual box and the TRD supercharger kit...

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    I enjoyed my joy ride, at a local dealership where I've got my order. I really like the seats position both on passenger and driver.
    No real issue, maybe the back seats hardly having any room? Then again it has more room the the Supra MkIV, but way less then my soarer jzz30 =(.
    On the plus side, boot space is good + putting the rear seats down even more boot space =D.

    My second change of getting a hachi roku lolz. can't wait.
    **Note: Saikou is not a mechanic (Prone to asking questions)

    Saikou sitting in his 86GTS
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfallen View Post

    -Bonnet is really light. Aluminium?

    The front inner guards are made of plastic

    Stock 17x7" wheels that look naff. (The GTS wheels are much nicer but still only 7" wide.)


    There's plenty of space in the boot, especially with the rear seats down that fold flat. But the boot opening is just paltry. I know I said I'd grab one on release and affording one isn't an issue. I'm pretty sure I'll grab one in a few years, after a face lift, they release a turbo model and hopefully a lift back. That said one of these with the 1GR-FE 4.0L RWD V6 from the Hilux with it's manual box and the TRD supercharger kit...
    yep its aluminium

    plastic guards are a good thing - catering for tubs etc here

    the wheels are designed to be changed by any one who cares

    I think you're dreaming re: lift back and turbo from toyota

    rumours of subaru doing a turbo one....
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    mate picked up his one last week, sweet car, interior on the GT is very toyota yaris, all plastic with face pitted leather inserts, but the GT is lighter for sure, seats are nice and tight and hug you like a proper bucket seat should,

    accelleration is good, but torque is very low below 3.5k, turning feels like your in a front wheel drive almost with the amount of grip before the back end comes out

    all things considered the car is priced really well compared to any other 2 door coupe rwd on the market right now.

    recon toyota will bring out a trd supercharged power up pack

    On the rumour front,

    info i have so far is that the factory ecu hold a few options that can be unlocked like the windows going up or down from the remote (although this might be a factory option om the GTS)

    also the subara version is supposedly even lighter as the subi engineers in oz are trying to get every last drop of weight out the car before it goes on sale in oz

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    I drove a base model manual last week. Ive owned over 20 AE86s since 1983, and currently have 4. Sadly, I wont be ordering a new one in the current spec. The ADM AE86 performed better. Either the one I drove had been thrashed or there was computer issues, but it just didnt perform. It felt as if there was a restrictor fitted that stopped the engine from revving freely. Even in 2nd gear with the throttle planted, It didnt want to rev cleanly. I cant imagine the 86 I drove getting even close to the performance advertised. Yes it was well balanced and handled well, interior and seats were good.

    Walked in next door and test drove a Scirroco R, holly shit. That made me smile.

    I think I will have to reserve my final judgement until I test drive another one, otherwise, I will be a sad Hachi enthusiast.

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    Not a rumour but haltech have one running their ecu now as we speak and it is very likely that a plug n play option will be available given the complexity of the wiring harnesses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt View Post
    Not a rumour but haltech have one running their ecu now as we speak and it is very likely that a plug n play option will be available given the complexity of the wiring harnesses.
    that musta been a fuckin headache to do
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    Quote Originally Posted by jfallen View Post
    The UGLY
    -Electronic Throttle suck BALLS!!!
    and i thought i was the only one
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    You do get used to them..

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    I drove a gts manual few days ago... Big mistake... Now I've been trying to find ways to afford one!

    Very little I'd change about them... Suspension and wheels of course... Maybe exhaust, but Toyota have done a awesome fucking job.

    Oh well. Give me 2 years and I'll be in a position to own one.

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