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So reading through this forum and it seems getting an allocation is quite bleak especially in CA unless I pay the average $10k markup all the dealers want, at least when sales first start. I wanted to see what you guys plan on doing if you aren’t able to get one in the first year or two. I love a manual hot hatch but I am also very tempted by the new Nissan Z, manual Supra, GR86, new CTR, etc. I’m sure all those cars I just mentioned will have the same if not more ADM attached but one can only hope. I never plan or have owned a car for more than 3 years and part of the fun is experiencing different cars. I’m sure you guys can attest to that being car people. What are your purchasing plans if not a GRC?
 

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My original plan was a MK7.5 Golf R, so there's always that. WRX sales are down 90% this year from last... no idea why... so if aftermarket could take care of that rear bumper, I'd imagine I'd at least go test drive one. I'm still waiting on Toyota to finish that automatic transmission though, so I've got a few years before I start seriously shopping.
 

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My original plan was a MK7.5 Golf R, so there's always that. WRX sales are down 90% this year from last... no idea why... so if aftermarket could take care of that rear bumper, I'd imagine I'd at least go test drive one. I'm still waiting on Toyota to finish that automatic transmission though, so I've got a few years before I start seriously shopping.
MK7.5 Golf R is a great choice. I'm sure Subaru shareholders are crying. They could've cornered the market with some loyal enthusiasts if they brought out a WRX hatch, did not even have to be an STI
 

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Probably GR86, my plan is to keep my NC Miata as a (mostly) track car and daily the GRC, but if I can't get a GRC then I might either wait for the next model year or sell the miata for a GR86.
My ideal plan is to get a GRC this year and in a few years replace the miata with a GR86.
 

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Yep, GR86. Even if I get the GRC, I plan to get a new/used 86 eventually.

A slight chance I will aim for a CT4-V BW or new M2 if they can be had for MSRP and without options.. But since the GRC is now confirmed, I would likely rather have a family SUV and the affordable toyota sports cars, than the higher dollar options.
 

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Probably GR86, my plan is to keep my NC Miata as a (mostly) track car and daily the GRC, but if I can't get a GRC then I might either wait for the next model year or sell the miata for a GR86.
My ideal plan is to get a GRC this year and in a few years replace the miata with a GR86.
That would be an epic combo. If I’m allowed more than a one car garage I typically pick 2 or more cars from the extreme ends of the spectrum. i.e. Cullinan + GT4RS lol
 

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Yep, GR86. Even if I get the GRC, I plan to get a new/used 86 eventually.

A slight chance I will aim for a CTS-V BW or new M2 if they can be had for MSRP and without options.. But since the GRC is now confirmed, I would likely rather have a family SUV and the affordable toyota sports cars, than the higher dollar options.
The CT5-V BW is an incredible value for how much performance you get compared to the German rivals. I can’t imagine the new M2 looking to great seeing how the M240i looks right now. Last gen M2 comp looks perfect but can’t stand the sound of that S55. I would take a cheaper 2 car garage than a more expensive one car solution
 

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I need something practical, reliable and kinda fun so I'd probably swing to the opposite end of the lineup and get a base model Corolla hatch or a used iM since the extras you get in the higher trim levels have no value to me.
 

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There is no alternative, lol. This is it. The next car after this for me will be hydrogen or EV.
This is what I sort of explained to my wife. This may be my last chance to buy a brand new ICE car. I'll still probably buy older ICE vehicles. But at the present moment, nothing brand new is enticing me enough to spend new prices on them. And then, in 5-10 years, I could definitely see a majority of new cars being EV. By regulation or not, we are witnessing the downfall of the gas engine.
 

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There is no alternative. I currently drive a 21 Corolla hatch and have been drooling at the thought of trading it in for something faster.

I am in contact with 5 dealers closest to me and have high hopes I should at the very least be able to get a core model with the LSD's and heated seats.
 

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As it sits, keep the FoST until it explodes. Prior to the GRC, I'd never even considered buying a new car. I'm only considering this one because it's everything I want out of a daily driver, and most likely is the last of it's kind.
 

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There is no alternative. I currently drive a 21 Corolla hatch and have been drooling at the thought of trading it in for something faster.

I am in contact with 5 dealers closest to me and have high hopes I should at the very least be able to get a core model with the LSD's and heated seats.
I beg to differ, Veloster N would be a comparable car. Sure no awd, but performance wise everything else is close.
 
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