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i don’t think the manufacturers think about “will people buy this with manual” but moreso “will the people who want a manual still buy this if we only spend money to develop an auto” - i think the Corvette and Supra markets say yes. I bet that is even more the case here given that even enthusiasts need practical, Read more

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i mean for a base or mid spec model its already pretty comparable to a Focus ST, Golf GTI, etc.  its 40 behind a WRX but it comes in hatch and is gonna be lighter.  if the model is successful i could see them doing a mazdaspeed model that slots above it with power comparable to an STI, Golf R, etc

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i think mazdaspeed drivers all buy coilovers and sticky tires anyway lol.

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mazda offers more manual cars than almost any manufacturer.  i’m sure this will have a manual option as the 3 always has had.

Jun 26
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just didn’t come to usdm.  i think the one in the pic is LHD probably from canada or aus

Jun 23
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nonsense. The Pajero is a legend and the Pajero Evolution is an absolute WANT machine. They also made a handful of underappreciated but still cool cars like the Starion, FTO, and imo the most underrated awesome car of the whole decade.... the Legnum VR4. The 3000GT may have lagged behind some of the all time great

Jun 15
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so this guy stopped you for no reason and now you’re licking his boots

Jun 8
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that’s nonsense. the best take rates on manual transmissions for the last several years have been on exactly this type of car. Toyota is positioning this as an intermediary between the 6 cyl supra and the GT86 - a platform zhat has had a greater than 50% manual take rate historically. 370z, and v8 mustangs also sell Read more

Apr 27
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the question is why do people want an unmolested one so badly? its famous for being a modified car and the powertrain isn’t what people like about it in the first place so i say buy a swapped or turbocharged one or just spend that money on a frs/brz/86 that beats it in every measurable and is more modern/reliable and Read more

Apr 15
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When will we finally have justice for The Butterfly Effect

Apr 6
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Love the idea of the car, hate the price and the seller. $16,900 is used boxster/cayman territory and its clearly more car even if the running cost would be higher (but you are going to have plenty of 25 year old wear items to replace on this toyota anyway). In $8k or $9k territory this car is much more palatable when Read more

Mar 18
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cheapest new cayman of any sort within 100 miles of san diego (we have 2 porsche dealerships) is $68k and its a 2019 model.

Mar 18
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sports cars actually sell a lot of base models relative to other cars, especially when there are no higher powered variants available. start looking at Miatas, FR-S’s (arguably the base version of the BRZ limited when they came out), ecoboost mustangs, WRXs, and even previous generation Corvettes. there are still a Read more

Feb 28
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i just had a new forester with the same engine for a week while my BRZ was in for recall work. 182 horses is plenty for a crosstrek, and it even felt pretty adequate in the forester which weighs ~300lbs more. With n/a subarus the power is higher up in the rev range but the AWD makes it feel quicker than it is off the Read more