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November 20, 2012

Toyota 86 & Subaru BRZ win Carsales People’s Choice Award for best sports car under 100K

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Toyota 86 & Subaru BRZ win Carsales Peoples Choice Award for best sports car under 100K
We have had a fantastic announcement from the Australian  coordinator Natalie as reported by our member Cynic. We expect the & BRZ twins to collect a heap of motoring awards around the globe this year. Please comment on this story by visiting our forum thread here.

Good Morning,
We thought you might be interested in our latest BRZ Press Release below, regarding our first Australian award win with this new model:


’s fast-selling BRZ sports car has been voted the carsales People’s Choice Best Performance Car Under $100,000.

BRZ won the award in in conjunction with the – both cars are made at ’s Gunma factory near Tokyo.

People’s Choice Awards give the online audience for the multiple carsales network of automotive websites the chance to choose the most popular vehicles across 13 key categories.

’s initial allocation of 201 BRZs to the end of 2012 sold-out after just three hours of going “live” on the web in July.

The initial list of potential People’s Choice cars was carefully chosen by a team of automotive journalists and key contributors to,, and

The combined carsales team drives hundreds of new cars each year and chose what they believe are the best of the new car crop.

In many cases the choices were based on multiple drives of several variants of each car in each category. also had the opportunity, in a number of categories, to drive the best cars back-to-back.

The categories also take account of Redbook data including price, size, passenger capacity and other category specific factors.
BRZ has a National Driveaway Price* starting at $37,150, and includes a three-year/60,000 kilometre scheduled service plan** and a five-star ANCAP occupant safety rating.

* The National Driveaway Price includes the vehicle price, 12 months private registration, stamp duty, CTP insurance cost estimate (based on private purchaser with good driving record), and the BRZ three-year/60,000 km Service plan** and is not applicable to business or government buyers.
** The BRZ three-year/60,000 km service plan covers all items specified under the standard “Maintenance for Normal Operating Conditions” schedule detailed in the Warranty and Service Logbook. This includes inspection and adjustment of all items listed, genuine parts, labour and fluids required for each standard schedule service. For full service plan terms and conditions go to

Like you, we think there are some interesting points of difference between BRZ and “the other one” – not least a five-star ANCAP rating for occupant safety.
Meanwhile, keep track of your car’s ETA – the cascading effect of changes to delivery ports , customers not opting for earlier delivery and the distribution of Dealer Demonstrators etc has resulted in earlier estimates in some States .
Of course if these dates don’t suit, just drop me a line and we can fix easily.
BRZ Coordinator

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