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Hi everyone,

A little about me...I'm a 22 year old male and I've been selling new Subarus for 3 months. My dream car is the FR-S/BRZ and I've been following the development since 2009 when I was a Junior in High School. I graduated college, and with the desire to take a break from school, I tried selling cars and I got hooked. Maybe it helped to have a dad who has been selling Toyota's for 20 years :)

I'm a driving enthusiast and love performance cars. The problem with the FR-S/BRZ was that they keep coming out with special edition models. Thus, I'm afraid I'd regret my purchase if I bought a normal model. Therefore I started looking into the WRX/STI after driving them and selling them. The problem there was that although the I could handle the payments, I'd be saving less each month for my future.

I've been anticipating the arrival of the iM ever since the 2012 redesigned Toyota Auris was introduced. I liked the style and so when the iM concept was revealed I didn't fully consider but I thought it was a nice addition to the Scion lineup.

After the reveal at the NY Auto Show, I was surprised at the standard features and the target price of under $20,000.

So yesterday, I got a more-than-ideal monthly payment with only $2k down plus a rebate I have for graduating. The best thing is, I'm going to be saving so much money every month so that when the perfect FR-S/BRZ comes out (crossing fingers for a BRZ STI) I can pay off the iM and keep it for a daily driver and just have the FR-S/BRZ as a weekend car

Therefore, I'm going to order my iM today...I'm choosing to go with Blizzard Pearl and a Manual transmission. I'm planning to dress it up a little, such as change the wheels and I'm actually interested in swapping the badges and putting an "Auris" emblem and what not.
 

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Nice... I am a former Subaru WRX AND STi owner (2005 WRX, 2004 STi, 2002 WRX wagon).

I'm digging my iM so far (I have a whole 150 miles on it). As a former Subaru owner... immediate things that sold me on this were GAS MILEAGE, low cost for insurance (sold my 2002 Wagon and bought this brand new my insurance only went up $5 for a brand new car vs a 14 year old car), and like you mentioned the standard features.

I'm going to ride on the stock wheels until the tires are spent and then maybe look into a set of light weight wheels... Enkei NT03's or RPF1's

I'm literally installing H&R lowering springs for an Auris on the car right now and looking at possibly swapping to the Austrailian Toyota Corolla Levin badges vs the Auris badges.
 

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I mean the iM is quite a bit different from the FR-S or BRZ. The iM is a much more practical vehicle. I think you made the right choice.
 

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I'm glad you posted this. I have a 2004 Subaru WRX and I'm saving up for a BRZ so I'm considering selling my WRX and buying an iM because they are such practical cars. I'd also keep my iM as my DD. Since the iM is so Scion is offering great incentives and low interest rates
 

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I'm glad you posted this. I have a 2004 Subaru WRX and I'm saving up for a BRZ so I'm considering selling my WRX and buying an iM because they are such practical cars. I'd also keep my iM as my DD. Since the iM is so Scion is offering great incentives and low interest rates
My 3 Subies... For every one thing I miss... the scion has two more positives to outweigh them. Will I ever own another Subaru... sure, but not until they replace the EJ257 in the STi.





 
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