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I currently drive a 2013 Subaru BRZ. With three kids, ages 11-14, the back seat can get a bit cramped, to put it lightly. I have been keeping my eye out for a replacement daily driver vehicle for a while, but nothing has really caught my eye, until I read the rumors of the GR Corolla.

Here is what I'm looking for in a new car:

• Manual transmission (More simple, more fun, cheaper. Every car I've ever owned has been a manual, and I don't plan on changing until forced to by EVs.)

• 4 doors, and able to fit myself (6' 200lbs) and three teenagers (without restoring to origami to fit them in the back.)

• At least as quick as my BRZ (0-60mph in 6.4 seconds and [email protected] in the 1/4.)

• All wheel drive (I have found the limitations of both FWD and RWD in winter months. True all wheel drive is preferable to the systems that are FWD until needed, then send a bit of torque to the rear.)

• Quick, nimble handling (I came from autocrossing/canyon carving Neons and then BRZ, I appreciate light weight and responsive handling.)

• Hatchback (at least enough to fit a medium sized dog.)

• Decent fuel economy (My BRZ gets 28mpg average, and I don't want to sacrifice too much in that area. I think 25mpg average would be acceptable.)

• And then it comes down to budget... I can't see myself spending more than $30-35k for a vehicle that meets these requirements. I've read rumors about potential pricing of the GR Corolla ranging from $30k to $45k... I sure hope there's at least a base model on the lower end of that spectrum, or I won't be able to afford it.

Even if it looked like the base model Corolla hatchback, and had just 257hp (lowest I've seen in a GR Yaris) with manual transmission and AWD, that would be good enough for me.

I don't feel that my wish list is too extreme, yet, with those limitations, I have not been able to find any vehicle for sale today that meets them.

So, that's what I'm looking for...

I'm curious what are you all are looking for, what are your requirements/wish list, and what is your budget like for this car?
 

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I currently drive a 2013 Subaru BRZ. With three kids, ages 11-14, the back seat can get a bit cramped, to put it lightly. I have been keeping my eye out for a replacement vehicle for a while, but nothing has really caught my eye, until I read the rumors of the GR Corolla.

Here is what I'm looking for in a new car:

• Manual transmission (More simple, more fun, cheaper. Every car I've ever owned has been a manual, and I don't plan on changing until forced to by EVs.)

• 4 doors, and able to fit myself (6' 200lbs) and three teenagers (without restoring to origami to fit them in the back.)

• At least as quick as my BRZ (0-60mph in 6.4 seconds and [email protected] in the 1/4.)

• All wheel drive (I have found the limitations of both FWD and RWD in winter months. True all wheel drive is preferable to the systems that are FWD until needed, then send a bit of torque to the rear.)

• Quick, nimble handling (I came from autocrossing/canyon carving Neons and then BRZ, I appreciate light weight and responsive handling.)

• Hatchback (at least enough to fit a medium sized dog.)

• Decent fuel economy (My BRZ gets 28mpg average, and I don't want to sacrifice too much in that area. I think 25mpg average would be acceptable.)

• And then it comes down to budget... I can't see myself spending more than $30-35k for a vehicle that meets these requirements. I've read rumors about potential pricing of the GR Corolla ranging from $30k to $45k... I sure hope there's at least a base model on the lower end of that spectrum, or I won't be able to afford it.

Even if it looked like the base model Corolla hatchback, and had just 257hp (lowest I've seen in a GR Yaris) with manual transmission and AWD, that would be good enough for me.

I don't feel that my wish list is too extreme, yet, with those limitations, I have not been able to find any vehicle for sale today that meets them.

So, that's what I'm looking for...

I'm curious what are you all are looking for, what are your requirements/wish list, and what is your budget like for this car?
You’re definitely going to get a quicker car, at least the GRC might go 0-60 in mid 5s but overall, I’m good with having a hot hatch, manual, pure bred Toyota, simply put.

As far as price 35-40k is fine with me. Usually the lower the price you start seeing certain crowds getting into the car with questionable mods.
 

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So I own a current 21 HB... I would like to have a manual again for sure last were my FRS and MR2 Turbo. I really like the size of my car so I am happy about that. I really dislike the interior of the XSE as why I got the SE but it should come with nice stiff GR seats prefer red accents on the interior. Hand E brake would be nice but this will be my summer car so it really doesn't matter a lot to me if its electric. I would buy a FWD if they offered it over the AWD if it was my daily then I would take the AWD. But the odd donut/drift on the wet pavement would be super cool to. Forged alloy wheels. GR badges all over the inside as well. On the outside I really like the way my current HB looks so a little wider with a different rear valence and doul exhaust. The G16 engine is a piece of art so that will be cool. Last made at the GR Motomachi plant just its a cool story where the LFA and GRY are hand built by the Takumi. Not to much to ask Toyota
 

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You’re definitely going to get a quicker car, at least the GRC might go 0-60 in mid 5s but overall, I’m good with having a hot hatch, manual, pure bred Toyota, simply put.

As far as price 35-40k is fine with me. Usually the lower the price you start seeing certain crowds getting into the car with questionable mods.
I've mostly owned budget enthusiast cars that often have drivers do questionable mods, and I'm fine with that! 😆
 

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I've mostly owned budget enthusiast cars that often have drivers do questionable mods, and I'm fine with that! 😆
Not that, I’m talking that stupid stance crowd that a lot of teenagers do when they get into cars around the 28-30k range. Lol. I see people on the GR86 forums complain about it not realizing that’s kind of the car where they can do that due to price.
 

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I'm not too picky about features. I hope the brakes from the GRY Circuit Pack are either standard or a package, obviously as well as the LSD's. I just don't want an iPad for my infotainment. Other than that, it'll be a fun Toyota and nothing beats that for me. I don't care much for luxury features since I grew up driving a 3rd gen 4Runner where the most luxurious thing was the sunroof and the roll down rear window(didn't even have traction control). Just give me a bluetooth radio and that's the only thing I really want. Although, heated seats are nice in the winter but I've lived without them in the 4Runner and FJ
 

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Simple: Everything on a full spec GR Yaris straight to a GR Corolla.

Manual 6 speed, Seats, I don't care what they can offer, I already have Recaros to put in.

I have a budget of $55,000cad (approved and sealed by my wife) :ROFLMAO:
 

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As fast as GRY, so itll need a bit more power. Light. LSDs. Good seats, i love the seats in my FR-S. Manual handbrake. Good vision, not a fan of big touchscreens but thats unavoidable nowadays. My FR-S, which will unfortunately have to go whenni get the GRC, has no touchscreen! After daily driving old Yaris for months and then i got back in the FR-S, id forgotten how good that felt to drive!
 

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I'd honestly be fine with the dual screen like that. You have one screen for climate/car settings and one for radio/phone functions and then you have all your physical buttons and knobs you'd want and it's all surrounded by flat black plastic
 

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Stronger engine, improved cam profile, addressing the weak spots found in the Yaris by the Aussies
Better stock clutch
Larger turbo to accommodate the weight increase from the Yaris
201hp per liter (marketing ploy I know, but it would sell cars)
return fuel system with very large intake pump
Rear biased torque distribution, driver controllable
Heated and cooled seats
9" wide factory wheels
no automatic transmission option
a modern infotainment center with a decent sound system, that shows different engine and drivetrain functions like my GTR does (boost, etc)
hvac buttons, not soft buttons
room for a well sized front mount intercooler
strong factory multi piston brakes
beefy axles
typical Toyota build quality
sporty front and rear distinctive bumpers, distinctive fenders would be nice as well
stock launch control
large throaty exhaust, some factory pops would be cool
a hood scoop like the GT4 or hood vents, especially if it uses an A2W
110v outlet
tons of headroom for improvement, like the 2j
 

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Stronger engine, improved cam profile, addressing the weak spots found in the Yaris by the Aussies
Better stock clutch
Larger turbo to accommodate the weight increase from the Yaris
201hp per liter (marketing ploy I know, but it would sell cars)
return fuel system with very large intake pump
Rear biased torque distribution, driver controllable
Heated and cooled seats
9" wide factory wheels
no automatic transmission option
a modern infotainment center with a decent sound system, that shows different engine and drivetrain functions like my GTR does (boost, etc)
hvac buttons, not soft buttons
room for a well sized front mount intercooler
strong factory multi piston brakes
beefy axles
typical Toyota build quality
sporty front and rear distinctive bumpers, distinctive fenders would be nice as well
stock launch control
large throaty exhaust, some factory pops would be cool
a hood scoop like the GT4 or hood vents, especially if it uses an A2W
110v outlet
tons of headroom for improvement, like the 2j
Or like the 4AGE? Haha
 

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Stronger engine, improved cam profile, addressing the weak spots found in the Yaris by the Aussies
Better stock clutch
Larger turbo to accommodate the weight increase from the Yaris
201hp per liter (marketing ploy I know, but it would sell cars)
return fuel system with very large intake pump
Rear biased torque distribution, driver controllable
Heated and cooled seats
9" wide factory wheels
no automatic transmission option
a modern infotainment center with a decent sound system, that shows different engine and drivetrain functions like my GTR does (boost, etc)
hvac buttons, not soft buttons
room for a well sized front mount intercooler
strong factory multi piston brakes
beefy axles
typical Toyota build quality
sporty front and rear distinctive bumpers, distinctive fenders would be nice as well
stock launch control
large throaty exhaust, some factory pops would be cool
a hood scoop like the GT4 or hood vents, especially if it uses an A2W
110v outlet
tons of headroom for improvement, like the 2j
I second all of these, but that would be a $50k car
 
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