Totally Disagree with Mohannad!, sure there are alot of hot hatches out there , but they do not deliver the same kicks as the 86 , thats for sure, most are front wheel drive, hatch backs, grocery getters, the 86 was designed to be a rear wheel drive sports car.
over priced?…. i dont think so, its well affordable, priced in between WRXs and the Z. its well priced for what you get.
comparing it to a Toyota Zelas…… really….. the zelas is 30kw less on power, heavier, ugly, and front wheel drive family car. not even close to comparing…. while we are on the topic of comparisons… the 86 has been compared to the cayman, and even quoted to be much better and out corners , out performs the cayman.
i hear you talk about the rims…sure the Z is bigger . but the 86s take design cues from the old school Japanese “Watanabe” rim , which is a popular old school rim.
The 86 is based of many years of motorsport icons from toyota. it utilizes the same side window profile as that of the 1967 2000GT.
the engine philosophy is shared with the Toyota Sports 800, Toyota’s first sports car which used a boxer engine.
The name “86” pays homage to Toyota’s AE86, a motor sport icon.
years ago when the 86 was just a concept drawing , i told my self i would do what ever it takes to get one…. and in january 2013…. i made that happen… and never looked back.