What has your experience been driving the GR86/BRZ around the city.
We all know the #Toyota #GR86 is bred for the track and canyons, but can it be an enjoyable daily driver in daily traffic?
ND1/ND2 have incredible torque characteristics. You just don’t expect a small sports car to be able to cleanly and strongly pull from 1500 in any gear. It’s obviously the Atkinson Cycle capability that the engine has, but it always impressed me. It meant that, in traffic, you could be really lazy with it. It certainly didn’t require a lot of shifting, but the shift and clutch were a peach anyway. ND’s are great town cars.Having owned a gen 1, ND and gen 2, ND is 100% the best street driver with the removable roof, soft suspension and shift feel. That being said, the GR out of the box is great just as well. Gen 1 was the worst for street driving, it was too sluggish and stiff but gen 2 hits the sweet spot. Sure there is rev hang and clutch/shifting is a bit trickier but with the torque and refinement, makes it a lot easier to get around. Still wouldn't justify buying an auto version because of traffic, rather just buy a better automatic car.
its a 5 min adjustment. just for the science, I had my cousin n another buddy who had never driven any gen2 twins jumped in my car and drive. they did not complain about the clutch at all, only one mentioned the clutch feels grabby (in a good way)Echoing others but compared to my Gen 1 BRZ the new car is way easier to drive around town. The rev hang is a bit annoying, kinda have to shift in slow motion it feels, and the throttle mapping is a bit strange, there is dead zone then all the sudden very sensitive, but otherwise it is easy. The old car had a stiffer clutch and it often seemed impossible to do a 1-2 shift smoothly. This car is much better about that. It is a little harder to feel the clutch bite point however, which is right of the floor.
What nut are you referring to by the gas pedal? Was this a joke that flew over my head?didn't have time to finish the whole video just up to the 5 mins mark, whatever he mentioned on his is totally opposite of my car. So yes, the QC seems to be off. I have been removing the clutch spring and been playing with adjustment of the clutch bite point of the pedal. Good news, extremely easy and very rewarding especially how awful it felt. I'm happy to report yes the rev hang does bug you if you are outside of the sweet spot and I urge anyone take your open end wrench to loosen the nut by your gas pedal... then play and find that sweet spot. You are welcome.
I had tried redline Mt90 and it improves the shifter feel a lot.
If I want to feel like I'm driving a daily sedan there are million better choices out there, no, I'm getting a sports car so even though I'm not at the track, i still want to be feeling like I'm in a sport car. (which is why i never fully enjoy the sensation of driving an Evo/ WRX/ STI)