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According to this Article today there have been around 1000 deposits taken Australia wide and only 500 cars coming yearly (both core & circuit)

 

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As the the article says; simple math. 500 a year and 1000 orders means 3 year wait. No speculation needed on that. I imagine a number of people are crossing their fingers that they were fast enough. I also anticipate the number of orders will decrease if the speculated $70k price has any truth to it. My dealer is being quiet on price.
 

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As the the article says; simple math. 500 a year and 1000 orders means 3 year wait. No speculation needed on that. I imagine a number of people are crossing their fingers that they were fast enough. I also anticipate the number of orders will decrease if the speculated $70k price has any truth to it. My dealer is being quiet on price.
I placed my deposit before the car was officially announced but in some cases even that isn’t enough so hopefully it works out with my dealer
 

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Take anything you read off CarsGuide with a grain of salt. Too many of their articles lack any credible sources
They seem to be the only media group reporting this, with their source being "just trust me bro. I spoke to the (redacted) dealer". Considering what you can get for a touch more than $70k, I would be out too. Hopefully Toyota see common sense. This thing is supposed to be easier and cheaper to build than the Yaris.
 

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Just curious why you lucky guys in the land of Oz didn't buy the awesome GR Yaris?
If I had the chance to buy either the GR Yaris or the GR Corolla, I'd be all over the Yaris, smaller, lighter weight, looks better WRC homologation car, much more special.
 

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What does everyone think a reasonable price for this car would be?
I'm hoping Core grade, $55k before on roads max. Circuit, $60k before on roads max. The new WRX RS manual is $50,500 before on roads. The GRC may well be better than a WRX, but not $15k+ better (as pricing rumours suggest). Plus the Golf R ($65,990 before on roads) is just on another level having a more lux interior and options and also being a DSG gearbox. Toyota couldn't reasonably consider it a competitor from a value perspective.

Just curious why you lucky guys in the land of Oz didn't buy the awesome GR Yaris?
If I had the chance to buy either the GR Yaris or the GR Corolla, I'd be all over the Yaris, smaller, lighter weight, looks better WRC homologation car, much more special.
Practicality for me as the Yaris has a shoe box for a trunk and the rear seats are more a suggestion than a means of transporting humans. Plus there are about 900 Australian's who have paid money and are currently waiting for their GRY with no specified date, so the wait time is indefinite. Unless you want to pay over retail for a thrashed second hand example.
 

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I'm hoping Core grade, $55k before on roads max. Circuit, $60k before on roads max. The new WRX RS manual is $50,500 before on roads. The GRC may well be better than a WRX, but not $15k+ better (as pricing rumours suggest). Plus the Golf R ($65,990 before on roads) is just on another level having a more lux interior and options and also being a DSG gearbox. Toyota couldn't reasonably consider it a competitor from a value perspective.
If that is the case then I will be keen on getting it. I am third at the dealership I spoke to, hopefully I"ll be able to get it this year or next
 

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What does everyone think a reasonable price for this car would be?
I'm thinking about 70K drive away for the Circuit. I put my $1000 down last week on the dealers word that delivery would be 'this year' He did say only 500 available and any colour you like as long as it's Silver! It's replacing my Elise but maybe I better keep the Lotus until I find out if I'm one of the lucky ones.
 

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I'm thinking about 70K drive away for the Circuit. I put my $1000 down last week on the dealers word that delivery would be 'this year' He did say only 500 available and any colour you like as long as it's Silver! It's replacing my Elise but maybe I better keep the Lotus until I find out if I'm one of the lucky ones.
I'm still not sure if I would want to get the circuit or just a Core with PP. I know the hood and carbon fibre roof look awesome but still not sure if it's worth the extra money to me. I could really down the track get a new hood for it and a nicer spoiler. I just feel like just because it is a "Circuit Edition" it'll inflate the price for really no reason.
 

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I'm thinking about 70K drive away for the Circuit. I put my $1000 down last week on the dealers word that delivery would be 'this year' He did say only 500 available and any colour you like as long as it's Silver! It's replacing my Elise but maybe I better keep the Lotus until I find out if I'm one of the lucky ones.
I feel like 70k absolute max drive away for the circuit would make most sense. I don’t think the circuit editions will start getting delivered till early next year at least though
 

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Honestly before all this hype of the GR Corolla I was thinking of getting an i20N. If I do miss out on the corolla or if they are released at such a high price range, I would probably consider going for the i20N. Pretty good car although not AWD is the only setback.
 

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Just curious why you lucky guys in the land of Oz didn't buy the awesome GR Yaris?
If I had the chance to buy either the GR Yaris or the GR Corolla, I'd be all over the Yaris, smaller, lighter weight, looks better WRC homologation car, much more special.
Only second hand models available now unfortunately and no garantee of more in the future. I'm looking at a very low mileage GRY Rallye at the moment but it's a tough decision because the GRC looks far better in terms of styling and will correct some problems of the GRY and will have "similar" performance. But I could miss out on the GRC due to limited numbers if I wait. And also paying 60k+ for a second hand car makes me wary.
 
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