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TSLA trades at something like 150x projected 2016 earnings. Maybe they trade like 20x to 2018 projected earnings or something like that.

Most car companies trade like 5x (current) earnings.

You could buy Fiat Chrysler, Porsche, and Ferrari together for less than TSLA.

Tulipmania.

Chrysler and Fiat make amazing and innovative products. GM and Ford as well. Toyota/Lexus as well. I remember sitting on the corner of my bed and wishing and lusting after a Prius. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
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Lusting for a Prius, there is something you don't hear ever.
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Chrysler and Fiat make amazing and innovative products. GM and Ford as well. Toyota/Lexus as well. I remember sitting on the corner of my bed and wishing and lusting after a Prius. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

It is a car company. It's not that revolutionary.
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I remember lusting after the Ford GT90 when I was a kid. The upcoming GT looks pretty sweet as well.

Too bad they have to make all those other incredibly successful normal cars and trucks to put a wet blanket their exciting stuff.
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I remember sitting on the corner of my bed and wishing and lusting after a Prius. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

That's different. Did you ever get a chance to drive it and be disappointed?
post #21921 of 26983
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Heel toeing is a lot easier when you're hard braking. Some cars are also easier to do than others. I have larger aftermarket gas pedals on the Supra and FRS so I can brake with the left part of my foot and still reach the gas with the right side. It works for the street but is iffy at the track because during hard braking, the brake is too far from the gas.

 

How's the FRS? Have you done any engine mods?

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At some point when I was little I thought all car companies were created equal so the Porsche 993 I lusted after was just as good as Ford or Chevy.  Well at some point I remember really wanting a Purple Ford Probe GT.  WTF little JBarwick!

 

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How's the FRS? Have you done any engine mods?

Running great. No engine mods planned; closest I'll get to the engine is a catless downpipe, quad tip exhaust, and a tune hopefully by year end. Big fan of SARD and HKS parts and their quad exhausts are tough to find used so will have to be patient for them. My focus this year is on track time and paying off some big boy wheels I got for the Supra that are supposed to arrive from Japan in a few weeks.
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Running great. No engine mods planned; closest I'll get to the engine is a catless downpipe, quad tip exhaust, and a tune hopefully by year end. Big fan of SARD and HKS parts and their quad exhausts are tough to find used so will have to be patient for them. My focus this year is on track time and paying off some big boy wheels I got for the Supra that are supposed to arrive from Japan in a few weeks.

 

I'd love a turbo'ed or supercharged brz/frs or miata. That would be a ton of fun.

What was your rationale for getting the frs instead of the brz?

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I'd love a turbo'ed or supercharged brz/frs or miata. That would be a ton of fun.


What was your rationale for getting the frs instead of the brz?

100%. These things must be a riot with an extra 50 to 100 hp. If you're in the market I'd buy someone elses super/turbo'd car, so long as they had it done at a decent shop and you can meet them IRL to gauge personality and what kind of owner they are. Would save a lot of upfront cost.

I honestly grabbed the FRS because a deal presented itself that I couldn't pass up. Guy asked $16.5k and the car had a 100k mile powertrain warranty. I don't know how prices have changed but last year this time when I bought it, that was a steal. Granted, it was high mileage at 50k, accrued mostly from trips to Camp Lejeune from VA, but condition trumps mileage IMO. The owner's father was a two time national champion Evo driver with a slew of other well kept cars on the property so I figured it'd been cared for.

Back to the FRS/BRZ... if the car I ended up with had been a BRZ it'd be cool too. Sure, I'm glad it was a FRS because Toyota > Subaru by miles for me, but comparing the spec sheet, there's not a good enough reason to get a BRZ to offset the cost. Dont care about leather interior and the FRS has a better looking front bumper. I also think the FRS has more aggressive suspension than the BRZ which is another plus. Really it's hard to go wrong either way.
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Yeah, even my 02 impreza would be a helluva lot more fun with 50-100 hp more. I'd consider fucking with it, but it'd explode. I also don't think superchargers are really available for those cars.

 

That said, it's out of the shop. Our guy did a head gasket and adjusted the valves. Total cost of the car is now 6k for me and it's got about 137k miles. Came with spare wheels with snow tires mounted. Probably not the best deal in the world and I wish I didn't have to do the head gasket, but it's had a bunch of the 'big ticket' work done on it and I'm looking forward to getting it back. Dad said it was driving way better with more pep but he warned me not to go around flooring it if I wanted the new gasket and valve fixes to last lol. 

post #21927 of 26983
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Lusting for a Prius, there is something you don't hear ever.

Then again he is the guy who also said, "Bbwcca is pretty decent for track days." ;)

post #21928 of 26983
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Back to the FRS/BRZ...  Really it's hard to go wrong either way.

Both are great cars for the price.  A buddy who has a Lotus Elise for track days & weekends, bought a BRZ for daily driving and he really likes it a lot!

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That's different. Did you ever get a chance to drive it and be disappointed?

My two good friends have a Prius. Somehow the M3 and the two M4s and the P85D worked out better and justified grad school.
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I wonder how that new alfa romeo will stack up. The 4C i think it's called?


Edited by ridethecliche - 4/8/16 at 2:02pm
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