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http://media.toyota.co.uk/wp-content/files_mf/1349434394ToyotaPassengerSalesJanSept2012.pdf



Septembers sales figures now out:


<div style="text-align: left; : rgb251, 251, 253; ">July: 52 retail, 255 fleet
<div style="text-align: left; : rgb251, 251, 253; ">August: 83 retail, 6 fleet

September: 527 retail, 56 fleet


The figures for the FR-S/BRZ in the states show an interesting trend: (from the ft86club forum)




















Total FR-S sales from launch including
September 2012 = 7465
Total BRZ sales from launch including
September 2012 = 2718



FR-S September sales = 1133
BRZ September sales = 508



FR-S August sales = 1913
BRZ August sales = 623



FR-S July sales = 1649
FR-S June sales = 2684
 

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So Toyota have already sold more GT86's than they did in the 2-3 years they were selling the MKIV Supra.



Interesting.
 

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That's a huge jump for September. Judging by the number of new owners here, and the number of GTs that North Herts Toyota seemed to have sold in a week, I was expecting that figure to be somewhere around 300.

Also, I wonder how many of those early adopters have suffered lumpy idle/CEL issues?
 

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Nig said:
That's a huge jump for September.
That's the effect of the new registration, I know I was happy to wait to get a 62 plate and it's a busy month for the dealers generally.
 

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Must admit I didn't consider what reg it would be, just happened to book a test drive after someone left the brochure on me desk at work. Drove it and just had to have one;-) They could have put any number they liked on it AFAIWC, I would still have had one.
 

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I suspect that Toyota have a much larger and more well known dealer network. I can't think where my local Subaru one is, but there must be one somewhere. This will help Toyota sell so many more GTs than Subaru can sell BRZs.
 

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Think of the time it takes to craft that stereo in the BRZ


The allocation of cars from Japan to Subaru UK is very small indeed.

Not surprising that the 86 is more popular
 

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Musketeer said:
I suspect that Toyota have a much larger and more well known dealer network. I can't think where my local Subaru one is, but there must be one somewhere. This will help Toyota sell so many more GTs than Subaru can sell BRZs.

that's exactly the reason. cant speak for UK, but over here in Belgium there are 10 toyota dealerships for every subaru dealer i think
 

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ICantAffordAnLFA said:
Think of the time it takes to craft that stereo in the BRZ


The allocation of cars from Japan to Subaru UK is very small indeed.

Not surprising that the 86 is more popular

The 86 is more available, so more have been bought. Doesn't mean it's more popular.


I considered both, but you can't get the Subaru this year, and I waited less than a month for the Toyota. Must admit I'm not really a Subaru person though. A bit too "boyo", and the engines sound like they are broken in most of them. I'm glad the GT86 engine doesn't have a Subaru exhaust note; would have found it very hard to love.


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I would have been more than happy to get a BRZ myself, the problem is the limited dealer network that meant that while my nearest Toyota dealer was less than 2 miles away, a Subaru dealer was more like 40 or 50. Shame in many respects because when it comes to servicing I would be more inclined to trust a Subaru main dealer to get things right with all the Subaru mecahnicals than a Toyota one more used to the 'older' customer demographic and their Aygo's.
That said, I may be looking towards a local Subaru independent specialist for my future servicing needs anyway so it probably wouldn't have mattered except for any warranty returns...
 

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Captain Duff.


The top ends of the engine are Toyota, so will you trust a Subaru dealership with Toyota stuff they know nothing about?

I'm sure the Toyota machanics can deal with the Subaru bottom end as well as a Subaru mechanic can deal with the Toyota top end.



Cheers



 
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