Originally Posted by ridethecliche
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.