[MR2] Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ
seawa.anon at gmail.com
Tue Jan 10 14:06:05 EST 2012
Indeed, but you know, I think the moral to this story is that I'm going to
try keeping my MkII Turbo alive as long as possible.
On Tue, Jan 10, 2012 at 10:52 AM, Donald Chalfant <dkchal at datasync.com>wrote:
> Alright!! A comparo!
> ----- Original Message -----
> *From:* James <seawa.anon at gmail.com>
> *To:* mr2 at mr2.com
> *Sent:* Tuesday, January 10, 2012 1:26 PM
> *Subject:* Re: [MR2] Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ
> I recall reading somewhere that the sticker price on the Turbo got up to
> $25k in1995 which, at that time, was more than the Corvette; leading to
> poor sales and the decision to no longer importing it into the US.
> As for the MkII's more expensive alter ego, some magazine article; I think
> it was in Road & Track, had "budget exotic" alternatives to more
> expensive vehicles. The MkII Turbo was listed as the cheaper alternative
> to the Lotus Elise.
> My goal, once I get my '93 Turbo track worthy, is to go through the
> Proformance class at Pacific Raceways and split my time between my '93 and
> one of their track Elises to compare the two.
> > Sticker price on a Turbo in 1990 was actually under $19k ( about $31.5k
> > today ). When you consider that the Turbo had 33% more torque than the
> > forthcoming Scion/Subaru, the progress is even less impressive.
> > --
> > David Hillman
> > Does anyone on the forum own both a MK2 MR2 and it's more expensive alter
> > ego, the S2 or 3 Lotus Esprit? I was thinking about it one day, and
> > really, these two cars are almost the same. The MR2 has a 2.0 L Turbo,
> > in non Turbo form a 2.2 L 4 mid mounted, and the Lotus has a 2.2 either
> > or Turbo 4 mid mounted. What is it like be able to drive both?
> > Moi Brown.
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