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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
A lot has been said about the sort of person the GT86 will appeal too, and about capturing a younger audience for Toyota cars. I recon it would be interesting to do a quick poll to see who's buying...
 

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</font>Well I fall
into the 25-30 bracket I'm not sure if my age group is the intended market, but
if it is I’m afraid the observed success, in my circles at least, has been limited.<?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:eek:ffice:eek:ffice" />

</font>My peer group, despite making concessions such
as 'looks nice' or 'hear it handles well', still appear to be obsessed by sheet
figures touting ever burgeoning levels of shouty BHP or the irrelevant marker
that is 0-60. All my friends and
colleagues who are currently looking at replacing their cars are either doing
so out of necessity due to growth of family/loss of income or because they want
something faster and sporty (note sporty to them means not more fun or lacking
in torque steer, just faster). It should
be stated that all are only considering anodyne hatches or insipid warmed over
saloons and all have discounted the likes of a GT86 are either not powerful
enough for them or not in possession of the faux sporty pretentions they may
want. Needless to say I believe them all
to be deluded and/or blind and will shortly be re-educating them via the
massive grin on my face (when the 8 6 arrives) or by simply shunning them.

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Edited by: TepidMarinara
 

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TepidMarinara said:
Well I fall
into the 25-30 bracket I'm not sure if my age group is the intended market, but
if it is I’m afraid the observed success, in my circles at least, has been limited.

</font>My peer group, despite making concessions such
as 'looks nice' or 'hear it handles well', still appear to be obsessed by sheet
figures touting ever burgeoning levels of shouty BHP or the irrelevant marker
that is 0-60. All my friends and
colleagues who are currently looking at replacing their cars are either doing
so out of necessity due to growth of family/loss of income or because they want
something faster and sporty (note sporty to them means not more fun or lacking
in torque steer, just faster). It should
be stated that all are only considering anodyne hatches or insipid warmed over
saloons and all have discounted the likes of a GT86 are either not powerful
enough for them or not in possession of the faux sporty pretentions they may
want. Needless to say I believe them all
to be deluded and/or blind and will shortly be re-educating them via the
massive grin on my face (when the 8 6 arrives) or by simply shunning them.

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Brutal but pretty accurate... I'm in the same age bracket, but you'll be glad to hear I am replacing my car in the anticipation of my family growing in the years to come - it is significantly bigger and more baby friendly than my previous car - a classic Mini...

Oh and grin will be massive, the other day I washed mine and when I came back out the house actually was heard to let out an audible involuntary gasp at how lovely it looked....
 

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Musketeer said:
Yeah. But I clicked the wrong button so the results are false....Sorry.
What are you like eh..? People always want to be younger than they really are..!
 
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Musketeer said:
Yeah. But I clicked the wrong button so the results are false....Sorry.
What are you like eh..? People always want to be younger than they really are..!
Speak for yourself.



I'm happier being my age knowing what I know now, than being as young as I was knowing so little.


If I could be young AND wise(r) & experienced then I may take the DeLorean to 88 MPH.
 

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Discussion Starter · #12 ·
Im not so surprised that the Toyota for the "younger driver" is mainly selling to men in their 40s. Mid-life crisis anyone?
 

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malcolmgt86 said:
Im not so surprised that the Toyota for the "younger driver" is mainly selling to men in their 40s.  Mid-life crisis anyone?
Ok, you got me!
 

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Just done my bit for the old fart profileEdited by: ICantAffordAnLFA
 

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Discussion Starter · #18 ·
Yeh sorry about that. First rule of forums, use the search facility before repeating the same subject
 

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I'm still young!
 
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