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    Test drove a white one today (same as I’m getting) and it was phenomenal. I had reservations about swapping to the Rallye, but for the price I can’t think of another car that has had this performance to price ratio. It’s super quick and genuinely fun. AWD turbos like my previous Evo and RS can feel a bit too capable on the street, but this had a fun factor to it like an MX5 or 86. I loved it and can’t wait till mine gets here in December.

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      Originally posted by 23Kev View Post


      My only concern now is that the CarAdvice team have driven the car and weren't overly happy, hence releasing this to "soften" the release of their review.
      (damn, that's a long reply, sorry!).
      CarAdvice didn't like it , i better cancel my order ;-)

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        Originally posted by Sumodog View Post

        CarAdvice didn't like it , i better cancel my order ;-)
        Yeh, I’ll ignore the great reviews from some of the biggest sites around and the now two drives I’ve had and cancel my order....my no pics would have my balls though. She took it for a drive today and absolutely loved it. I was fairly sure she’d be all good with it, and in reality it wouldn’t have changed anything but just good to know she’s a fan. When we drove away she said there might be a few fights over who gets to drive it!
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          Been reading pistonheads this morning and I’m surprised with the number of people that are now placing orders for these in the UK. I’ve seen people trading them for Ferrari 488 Pista, Porsche 911 and Caymans and a few other high end drivers cars. Amazing that a little 40k-50k Toyota has got so much attention. Check out this thread https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/...f=23&t=1899810

          Another good review. https://www.carenthusiast.com/review...cuit+Pack.html

          I took it for another drive yesterday and had 2 passengers, the dealer and a mate (total extra weight of 170kg plus me I’d guess). It was also a stinking hot day in Brisbane. Definitely didn’t feel as rapid and urgent and makes me think with just the driver it will feel even better.
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            I must admit while I'm not really in the market for a new car, this does look to be turning out like it's gonna be a heap of fun etc. What's worse is I could actually afford it outright, but that's totally irresponsible (and it'd wipe out my savings, heh)

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              Tuners edge are at heathcote. First pass, 13.8 @ 103.
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                Been watching the reviews with interest, and it sounds mega.
                Also, latest Gran Turismo update has it on there, and it’s a hoot to drive!

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                  Originally posted by 23Kev View Post

                  My only concern now is that the CarAdvice team have driven the car and weren't overly happy, hence releasing this to "soften" the release of their review.
                  (damn, that's a long reply, sorry!).
                  A mate works at CA, they haven't reviewed it yet. Who said they have?
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                    Originally posted by trent from punchy View Post

                    A mate works at CA, they haven't reviewed it yet. Who said they have?
                    Is that Justin? From what I heard from both him and Mark (WTF) they were invited to a press day down in Canberra a couple weeks ago but the embargo from toyota was very strict with no content allowed until ~10th Dec. The FB group also mentioned they saw lots of press cars down in Canberra around the same time. I have a feeling CA are keeping very tight lipped about it.
                    p.s. I know you know many people in the industry mate and I trust what you are saying....
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                      yeah.. cool.. lets see how it goes.. but so far, they haven't had a proper go of it.
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                        Originally posted by 23Kev View Post
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                        Went to have a look at one on the weekend, saw one being test driven and looked so cool in the flesh, even the wife loved it....
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                          Mine is on the boat. Looking good for pre Christmas.

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                            Test drove this red one, which was interesting as I was originally going to go for the red, but I think on reflection the white I ended up with might be the better choice (for my taste anyway).
                            Pretty much agree with most of the assessments so far driving wise, nice gearshift, good brakes, numb steering, seats are too high, ride is stiff but liveable, turn in very sharp and handling seemed good, not that I could really test that out much on the local roads.
                            Soundwise I've always kinda liked a three pot even back to when I owned a few Charades, like a budget Audi quattro or something. I especially like that they didn't try and hide the turbo sounds that some manufacturers seem to want to do these days, if my car has a turbo I want to hear a bit of spool up and some wooshy type noises, that's half the fun of having a turbo!

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                              Originally posted by SuperHoon View Post
                              Mine is on the boat. Looking good for pre Christmas.

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                              Mine too 😁

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                                eh fk you guys mine still says production date tbd.

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