DON"T get me wrong there is alot to like about the VT, am seriously considering one. Primarily thats is sporty, roomy and gets outstanding mileage.. But again my point is for what dealers are getting for them I am seriuosly considering other vehicles such as the BRZ. If gas mileage is your priority. Hands down VT in a class by itself for a manual if you can get near sticker. But i think mileage is alot closer than you think. Again Subaru site says 25/34 for manual, don't know anyone yet who has seen higher than 31 for VT yet. BUT if serious upgrades are in your future BRZ more than likely the car to consider. VT will need serious fundage into the suspension and I'm sure the Hyundai block isn't ready for much of a turbo upgrade, but I'll bet you BRZ is ... Yearly taxes? Hmm not sure what that means. IN NY you are taxed one time on your car. I would imagine insurance is comparable as well. 200hp turbo car vs 200hp non-turbo car... Yes turbo sound is cool. Ive owned a few cars including 3 MR2 turbos and a WRX. My Mr2s were all upgraded with my last having 335hp to the wheels.. Wrx was upgraded to about 315hp.4-$6k more about another $400-$800 more for gas per year and not to mention yearly taxes "state specific" and slower depreciation on the FRS. Also what its going to do to your wallet when you put an insurance policy on it . I would say the veloster is the best value hands down. Plus boost just makes your sack tickle.....But if your the kinda person that doesn't care about money or is well off.....get the FRS/BRZ.
What Subaru site are you looking at? When I go here, it says:Again Subaru site says 25/34 for manual
Louder exhaust will fix hat right up :smile:hey man, I've had my VT now for about 2 weeks. Lot's of power but worst thing about VT is the noisey rear suspension when driving over rough roads. I once had a Volvo that was like that. Glad to get rid of it. I'd like all perspective drivers to try the VT on rough roads before buying. U might not like what u hear!!!
Well, at the end of the day it's going to depend on how the person drives and what numbers they actually get. But since the VT hasn't been out very long, I figure the EPA estimates are the best we can do for now. With those, the VT has an 18% increase in city economy and a 26% increase on the highway. When you also factor that 91-octane gas usually costs a good 15 cents more per gallon than 87-octane it starts getting pretty significant. And if you're driving the car a good bit, you could probably call it huge (I was imagining that someone seriously concerned with fuel economy would be driving the car a lot - yeah I guess they could also just be an environmentalist or something but whatever)....but HUGE difference in economy?
2 inches of legroom and 3 inches of shoulder room is negligible? haha!! have you tried sitting in the back of a V vs. sitting in the back of a BRZ? I could hardly get in the back of the BRZ and sit down with the front seat in position.. In the V it is pretty comfortable for the size of the car..AND for the record..... ease of access is obvious, but dimension wise BRZ has 2 inches less leg room and 3 inches less shoulder room in back seat then Velositer............ negligible passenger wise........................