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Kyle T
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Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal

Out of interest how do you choose between the subaru BRZ and the GT86?


I think part of the Toyota/Subaru agreement was that distribution of each model was controlled in each territory. In the UK, (many) more GT86s needed to be sold than BRZs. As a result, BRZs now command a bit more on the used market.

In the US for example, the Scion (toyota) ones are much rarer than the Subaru ones.


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quote:
Originally posted by 3CorsaMeal
I'm looking at this now

http://usedcars.toyota.co.uk/used/GT86/2.0/Lancaster-Toyota-Chelmsford/Chelmsford/3400016-605528577-1323167.aspx

Is just up the road from me. Not sure what my A3 is worth trade in.

Edit, link seems unclickable, basically a black gt86

[Edited on 16-03-2016 by 3CorsaMeal]

[Edited on 17-03-2016 by Ian]



Not bad. Little pricey but that's the trade off of buying through Toyota. Great dealership though that one. Were very helpful when I was looking and let me have a couple of long test drives etc.
Same spec as mine minus the heated seats and part leather.
They do look good in black but I wasn't brave enough to get a black car.


Difference in Toyota and subaru is mainly the styling. Different bumpers and brz doesn't have built in dlr and they are separate in the bumper. Interior is generally less specced up with options too. Damping is different too. Brz is supposed to me more pointy and the gt86 more soft and tail happy.
A lot more choice in gt86 land and more dealers. Brz does look good in the WRC blue though


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Went up to thetford on a day off mid week for some mtb action on my day off. Enjoyed the gt86 on some good roads too. Spot on for country road blasting








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Does it fit in the back ok?
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Yer fine. With back seats down you get a flat load area which is longer then the civics


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Haven't up dated this in a while

Changes are:

Got a da polisher and gave it full correction with meguires 2 step polishes. No more swirls and came up well.



-ebaich pro springs (-20mm)
-ebaich camber bolts and adjusters
-rota pwr wheels 18x8.5 with 225/40 yokohama advan sport tyres

Managed to pick up a nearly new set of spring and adjusters via ebay for 90 quid.

Fitted them myself. So easy working on a new car when nothing is seized

Enjoyed it for 6 months whilst trying to decide what wheels I wanted. Was unsure on going up to 18's but these came up with decent tyres cheap but in poor condition.
Perfect opertunity to trial the bigger wheels with no financial risk
Liked them so set about tidying them up

All done

Just need some proper track time now and better brake pads








































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Looking really smart Gavin
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Cheers matey

Just need to decided where to take it on track now


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The 'Ring!
Kyle T
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Looks great Gav.


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not bad, i prefer those over the old wheels much more, course you need to take it out on track

get some drifts going, it'll be a slow gentle drift anyway lol
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Yer it won't be a fast lap. Just deciding on pads. Think I am going to try preformance friction as they get good press.
Don't want to go on standard pads and then find that I can't do more then one lap at a time



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