RE: Toyota GT-86 (2012) CAR review: a second opinion
@JhonnyD -I have to agree.
We must not forget that the real fun in driving A & B roads in the UK emanates from the delicate feel the car offers through the steering wheel and seat, not to mention throttle and break feel, the sound of the engine etc…not some ridiculous attempt at oversteer (iId much rather feel the car delicately communicate to me its limit than slide it around like a lunatic), or hurtling down a straight at insane speeds, though granted maybe once or twice an over-steery roundabout exit may be fun...
This will no doubt prove to be a very satisfying car to own, similar to the MX 5 for it give you enough to explore the limits and once you know your car, you can indulge in the occasional delinquency.
Having seen two in the flesh, both black, It can be a handsome car especially from the 3/4 Front view. From the rear and rear 3/4 it looks a little heavy, the body dwarfing the rear wheels.
For me though there is one ingredient missing and that’s a charismatic engine note-perhaps upgraded intakes and SS exhausts would help the boxer engine sing a bit better, and give it some extra poke too? I would not wish for a Turbo, you'd lose throttle feel.