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Old 01-17-2019, 04:51 AM
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Originally Posted by white98ls View Post

For only a bit more it would be hard to say no to the excellent M2 Comp ($59k, actually has minimal options), which is also more practical. And if you want a true 2-seater it's hard to look past various new and used iterations of the C7.

In all, it's an okay car, but I just would have hoped for more after the gorgeous initial concept and a 27-year wait.
Foremost, I am happy Toyota is bringing a performance vehicle market; however, white98ls's sentiment is what first comes to my mind when honestly shopping. If you can afford this car, you can afford the M2. Both are built by the same manufacturer, but one has a patently better drivetrain: manual or DCT and stronger motor. Unless you really love the styling or want an automatic, you get the M2 since you're really not getting a supra. You're getting a BMW with a supra wrap. So why not get the better BMW?
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:06 AM
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Originally Posted by mosesbotbol View Post
A fully loaded new Supra is not far off from a Lexus LC500. I know which one I would want to own and it's not the Supra.
What? The LC starts at $92k, that's a long way off $60-65k
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Saki GT View Post
I know its long in the tooth, but is this worth a $20k premium over a 370Z?
Dunno, the interior on the Z is awful cheap and nasty IMO. I can't remember the last time I saw a Z around here, new or old.

A nicer interior is worth something, I guess it also depends if the Supra is better at performing on the street/track versus the Z. Supra always used to be the benchmark back in the 90's when the RX7, 300 & Supra were all competing against each other. I thought the RX7 looked better than both the Supra and the Z back then, this new Supra looks modern and current.
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:21 AM
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Originally Posted by mosesbotbol View Post
A fully loaded new Supra is not far off from a Lexus LC500. I know which one I would want to own and it's not the Supra.
I'll take the 1000-lb lighter, short-wheelbase, cab-rearward sports car over the luxobarge "coupe" any day...
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:26 AM
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Originally Posted by sam_spider View Post
What? The LC starts at $92k, that's a long way off $60-65k
I have a Lexus connection... :-)
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:28 AM
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Originally Posted by mosesbotbol View Post
I have a Lexus connection... :-)
Good luck getting $30k knocked off.

The only connection with a Lexus is customer to salesman, there's never a connection to the car.
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by ZDan View Post
I'll take the 1000-lb lighter, short-wheelbase, cab-rearward sports car over the luxobarge "coupe" any day...
Boy toy or man's car?
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:30 AM
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Originally Posted by bruthaboost View Post
If you can afford this car, you can afford the M2. Both are built by the same manufacturer, but one has a patently better drivetrain: manual or DCT and stronger motor. Unless you really love the styling or want an automatic, you get the M2 since you're really not getting a supra. You're getting a BMW with a supra wrap. So why not get the better BMW?
Because it's 200 lb. heavier and rides on a 9" longer wheelbase. And it is $8k more...
I have an open mind regarding the transmission. I'm not going to dismiss it until I try it out.
Engine horsepower at 335 doesn't bother me at all. For sure 400hp will be easy to get.

My main gripe with the car is that 3400 lb. is too heavy. I really hope they bring the 4-cylinder version to the U.S., it should be closer to 3200 lb.
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:38 AM
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Originally Posted by mosesbotbol View Post
Boy toy or man's car?
Would you really choose a car based on whether it might be perceived as a "boy toy" or a "man's car"?!


I'm guessing the Supra is going to be a helluva lot more fun to toss around back roads and at the track. Yeah, I'll go with that whether anyone consider's it a "boy toy" or not...
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Old 01-17-2019, 05:43 AM
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Originally Posted by ZDan View Post
Would you really choose a car based on whether it might be perceived as a "boy toy" or a "man's car"?!


I'm guessing the Supra is going to be a helluva lot more fun to toss around back roads and at the track. Yeah, I'll go with that whether anyone consider's it a "boy toy" or not...
LC500 wouldn't be fun to toss around back roads? The Supra styling is bit juvenile for me, but that is who it is aimed at.
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