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86 Again [Aug. 7th, 2012|01:30 pm]
susan smitten

I test drove the Toyota 86 this morning. Fun! I've just about made up my mind. What do you think of this blue?

(This would be an appropriate time for subapooh or sn0w_cr4sh to come out of some woodworks.)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-08 02:25 am (UTC)
The guy at the dealership told me they've sold about 250 in Dubai in the last two months, but only two blue ones have been ordered, and that Toyota is only manufacturing one blue one per month for the UAE. That made me like the color even more.
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[User Picture]From: restoman
2012-08-07 03:30 pm (UTC)
That is a beautiful, rich, vibrant blue ~an excellent choice!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-08 02:27 am (UTC)
It looks great in orange, red, and black. But that's because it's a great looking car, in my opinion. This blue makes me happy, sports car or not.
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[User Picture]From: joshdavis
2012-08-07 07:58 pm (UTC)

We only count blue cars

That's a great color and a great shape on the car.
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-08 02:27 am (UTC)

Re: We only count blue cars

I think so, too!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-08 02:27 am (UTC)

Re: We only count blue cars

And I'd forgotten about that song... hello, 1996. :^)
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[User Picture]From: sn0w_cr4sh
2012-08-07 08:17 pm (UTC)

Hachi-Roku Pedigree

One of the triplets! (AE86,BRZ,FR-S) As a Toyota/Subaru joint venture, it's probably going to be god bet. Boxer engine rear-wheel drive, and a tuned suspension = smiles every time you get into the car. And really, I there any Subaru color other than World Rally Blue? You could even zoom around and pretend you're making new episodes of Initial D!
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-08 02:34 am (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

Something tells me I wouldn't be driving it quite like Initial D. It felt great to drive, though.

They're calling this color "Galaxy Blue Silica." I'm not sure what the difference is between this and World Rally Blue. I just know that Toyota is using "Hot Lava" (orange) to market theirs, and Subaru is marketing theirs in blue. And that the Subaru is meant to be a little expensive, so might be slightly better in some ways - suspension? It's only the Toyota that is being sold here, so far.

Thanks for the comment! I always think of you when I think of Subaru. :^)
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2012-08-08 08:08 pm (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

awesome color, awesome design, pity about the lackluster engine, imo =/
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-09 06:41 am (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

Go on!
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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2012-08-09 03:13 pm (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

It's basically a 200hp/150lb-ft torque mouse of an engine. With both companies having a legacy of stout turbo charged engine capable of being both modest for daily driving and powerful enough to be competitive with much more expensive sports cars, i think they've sold themselves short @ the engine side.

The fact that it's RWD(as much as i am a fan of AWD) and the styling do lend themselves to some credit though, but i've always sat on the function over form side of the fence, and i think i'll be happier with my 00 RS over that thing, still! :P

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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-11 01:11 pm (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

Are you saying you don't want to drive it when you visit me, or you do? :^)

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[User Picture]From: subapooh
2012-08-11 03:21 pm (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

L O L! Susan, i love you! <3 :D

ps: roadtrip, dubai to doha!

pps: you drive, i'll navigate/be shotgun dj!

Edited at 2012-08-11 03:22 pm (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-12 05:50 am (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

Or Musandam! Or Muscat! Bring an international license.

Edited at 2012-08-15 08:37 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-08-15 08:37 am (UTC)

Re: Hachi-Roku Pedigree

pretend you're making new episodes

Like this, you mean?

http://www.ft86club.com/forums/showpost.php?p=367677&postcount=62
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[User Picture]From: hitchhiker
2012-08-08 03:16 am (UTC)
love it!
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From: (Anonymous)
2012-10-24 01:51 pm (UTC)

The Blue

The blue is damn awesome... I've been scouting the whole of south africa for a blue, unfortunately theres only 2 and both have been sold. Go for it hope you enjoy it:) I was only willing to buy the blue, but now there's none lol. Lucky you:) all the best with your new toy
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[User Picture]From: chu_hi
2012-10-25 08:17 am (UTC)

Re: The Blue

I haven't ordered it yet, but I'm pretty sure I will soon. I'm with you ~ the blue is the best!
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