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I think most of you would consider me ancient for being interested in purchasing a car like the GR Corolla.
So how old are you?
I'm 58 years young.
I also have a deposit down for the upcoming Lotus Emira, which will be Lotus's last ice (internal combustion engine) powered car.馃槩
Just have to decide silver or blue.
Sadly they are going all electric in all their future cars.
This is the trend for all manufacturers, electric, so gents that's why this is the time to get a gas powered performance car with a proper manual transmission.
They will be obsolete before you know it.
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Was thinking about making a demographic thread!

29 for me! First new car I'll ever purchase! Hoping to drive it to the ground and teach my kids stick on it one day! (Don't have kids yet lol)
 

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Turning 26 in 5 days :) I was fortunate enough to be gifted a car by my parents, so this will be my first self-car purchase. Growing up I was always anxious that they'd stop making new manual cars when I got to the point where I could afford to buy one, so I'm glad I'm not 10 years younger lol
 

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I'm 34 and like said above, this will be the first car I've ever purchased new. I usually prefer to let someone else take the new car hit but inflation is so stupid these days I have a feeling that the used values of these cars will remain high for years to come. Its also a perfect car for me as I have 2 young children and hope to have more (we also have a Sienna) I am hoping a praying the Core edition will start around $32-34k. My dad wants one too!
 

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I'll be 33 in a couple weeks. Hoping to get in on a loaded Core edition, to be my reliable, yet fun daily driver. I'm patient though, so not going to beat myself up if I can't get one this year.
 

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36 this past March. Given possible lead time, I will wait my turn. The longer I wait the more I'll have for the car. If it ends up me waiting til fall 2023 for '24 model I'll be happy.

I have never been able to find a car that checks all the boxes. AWD, manual or automatic, hatchback, rwd possibilities, good mpg (if it's close to Yaris at least 34mpg avg) decent power, and most importantly, Toyota 100%.

I am looking forward to the purchase.
 

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You have no idea how jealous I am! I was seriously on the fence for trading in my C7 for that car as a forever keeper and was going to try to get on their waitlist, but I love my vette too much to get rid of it. Even more importantly, if I did that I wouldn't have funds leftover for the GRC lol.
 

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67 in May. I also have an Emira on order, which will likely replace my 05 NSX.
Just curious, do you plan on keeping both the Emira and GR Corolla or the one that comes in first?
Are you getting the FE or base Emira?
I'm getting the V6 manual base car, hopefully before the end of the decade, in Nimbus grey or Senica Blue.
Personally I think since everything's going electric that these cars will definitely hold their value or maybe even appreciate over time.
 

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Just curious, do you plan on keeping both the Emira and GR Corolla or the one that comes in first?
Are you getting the FE or base Emira?
I somehow missed the July intro of the Emira, I think I thought they were still talking about the Evija gigacar.

I was getting ready to order a Cayman GTS, but I really wasn't excited about it. Then found out about the Emira! But by that time, it was after all the FE slots were gone. I would probably pay over sticker to get one sooner, it will be interesting to see how the rampup goes, and how many folks with deposits will drop out.

I'll get silver (they call it gray) V6 manual tranny. Probably sport suspension, just because I think those will be more valuable eventually, and still will ride ok.

I'll get the GR too. I am really stunned and excited that these two gas-engine, manual tranny cars are coming out while the rest of the world is just working on EVs, which I have zero interest in. (I'm not saying they're not great, I'm just not interested in them.)

I've been lucky to have had a bunch of cool cars, and the GR will be my 13th awd performance car.
 

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36 this past March. Given possible lead time, I will wait my turn. The longer I wait the more I'll have for the car. If it ends up me waiting til fall 2023 for '24 model I'll be happy.

I have never been able to find a car that checks all the boxes. AWD, manual or automatic, hatchback, rwd possibilities, good mpg (if it's close to Yaris at least 34mpg avg) decent power, and most importantly, Toyota 100%.

I am looking forward to the purchase.
Not even close on the MPG unfortunately鈥he GR Yaris averages about 28mpg, GRC is heavier and more powerful so probably like 23-24 city 28-29 highway, 25ish average.
 

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I think most of you would consider me ancient for being interested in purchasing a car like the GR Corolla.
So how old are you?
I'm 58 years young.
I also have a deposit down for the upcoming Lotus Emira, which will be Lotus's last ice (internal combustion engine) powered car.馃槩
Just have to decide silver or blue.
Sadly they are going all electric in all their future cars.
This is the trend for all manufacturers, electric, so gents that's why this is the time to get a gas powered performance car with a proper manual transmission.
They will be obsolete before you know it.
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I am in same position I have ordered a dark verdant black pack sport manual cup 2, I am in my mid 50's my soon to be ex wife :mad:says I have mental age the same as my shoe size, not sure if she meant size 12 or 44 :ROFLMAO:
 

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35 on the 21st! It took me about 2 years until I settled on a brand new 2017 WRX. I can hold out just as long as well. Hoping that Toyota does increase production more and more down the line.
 

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I have never been able to find a car that checks all the boxes. AWD, manual or automatic, hatchback, rwd possibilities, good mpg (if it's close to Yaris at least 34mpg avg) decent power, and most importantly, Toyota 100%.
I certainly think using less gas is better than using more gas (I actually have a Prius wagon- with a TRD rear sway bar lol), but when you do the math, depending on gas price and how much you drive, the difference between 25 and 35 is actually not huge.
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I certainly think using less gas is better than using more gas (I actually have a Prius wagon- with a TRD rear sway bar lol), but when you do the math, depending on gas price and how much you drive, the difference between 25 and 35 is actually not huge.
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I currently get 22 mpg on my is350.

22 v 34~

W/ same hp and torque.

3600 vs 3200 weight diff as well.

Gas here in CA is 6$

So it's more like 240$ (25mpg) vs 160$(35mpg)

Current 272$ (22 mpg) 110$ diff

So if you live in a low gas area I agree but in places like California, the chunk is considerable.
 

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No one is too old for the car community, I think everyone should drive cool cars. How Toyota announced the GR Corolla really sparked something in my heart, the story leading to this car is just immaculate.

I'll be 24 this may, hoping I have a faster Corolla hatch before I'm 25 馃

Would love to know what you think of that new lotus. Buddy of mine has an Elise with a spirited amount of mods and it is a beauty to drive.
 
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