Okay, okay – by this point in time just liking the Toyota GT86 (Scion FR-S, Subaru BRZ, what have you) doesn't make you special. Even if you're a sort of funny sounding, funny looking Irishman, who probably isn't the most seasoned car reviewer ever, digging the GT86 is not news.

However, if, when you choose to publish your ten-minute-long review, you include exclamatory phrases about your own pubic hair, Ozzy Osborne's drug habit and "gentleman vegetable stuff," well sir, then you'll have our attention.

Don't give up on this video, available down below, after the first couple of minutes, we implore you. The silver-tongued Irishman doesn't really get warmed up until four minutes in, or so. Believe us, it's worth the wait.



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      Brex
      • 1 Year Ago
      What a joyful little review. "And den dey did dis!..."
      Mark
      • 1 Year Ago
      Think that guy had a party in his pants...er...trousers...
      AE86
      • 1 Year Ago
      damn he makes me want to go out asap and drive one ! lol
      Jimmery
      • 1 Year Ago
      haha best review yet!
      karlInSanDiego
      • 1 Year Ago
      Replace Adam on Top Gear USA with this guy and I'll start watching it again!
      Billy
      • 1 Year Ago
      I test drove one, It felt under power and I was not impressed. I kept asking myself why I have not seen any of these on the streets in maryland and now I know why, it has less brute force then a hyundai accent and drives like a toyota tundra. This car is all hype and in no ways a true sports car of any kind.
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        • 1 Year Ago
        @Billy
        Then get a Hyundai or a Tundra.
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        @Billy
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        me
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Billy
        I agree this is ridiculous now. There have been plenty of cars that were light and fun to drive the miata, civic si (I prefer the 99 coupe) Rsx and integra, 240sx, s2000. People act like its the first time something like this has ever happened. Or that it's the most awesome car ever. It's a good car no doubt but every few days it's an article of some guy saying that this car is great. Wrx were fun too #timetomoveon
          karlInSanDiego
          • 1 Year Ago
          @me
          He's in Ireland, the land of overpriced cheap cars and very small roads. They don't see a lot of sports cars there, especially if he's rural. If you've ever been to a place that has one dealership every 100 miles, and that dealership has 2 cars at the dealership and everything else is special order, then you get a better frame of reference. I think it's great that he appreciates a well designed car that didn't go over so well in places that were sullied by the Horsepower Wars.
          Tirac
          • 1 Year Ago
          @me
          Yep and all the cars you mentioned are still being driven and praised all over the internet. What's your point? Good cars will get praised by people who knows and understand what driving is about no matter what the specs sheet says. When %99 of journos who have tested a bunch of exotics say good things about the FR-S/BRZ. The assumptions sorry comments of forum dwellers with no automotive background is of no importance. Also this CAR IS SELLING in the end that's all that matters.
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        jase.s
        • 1 Year Ago
        The Integra Type R and Civic Type R had less that 200hp, as well as the RSX and TSX. The standard E30 M3 had less than 200hp. Almost every Miata produced has less 200hp. A standard Elise and Exige has less than 200hp. They all cost more than the GT86 when they were revealed, respectively. If you're judging cars based on the amount of horsepower they have, you are definitely not a good judge of cars.
          • 1 Year Ago
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      • 1 Year Ago
      GUYZ, This car sucks it needs 150 more hp, get 43 mpg and be under $20k. Anyone who buys this car is an idiot!! Signed, Typical AB douche-nozzle who doesn't understand this car's purpose
      F_Monk
      • 1 Year Ago
      This guy gets it. He be a little misinformed, fact-wise, but he gets it. He understands what a "sports car" is. The most important thing he brings up: massive fun at legal speeds. Speed is fun, but costly (in more ways than one). That is what you got from Triumphs, MGs and Alpines (when they're running, of course). That is what the Miata offers. That is why the 86 trio is a special, special car.
      Xedicon
      • 1 Year Ago
      I'm sick to death of hearing about these cars. That reason alone makes me despise them, and I never want to see one ever again either on the road or otherwise (and I've only ever seen one ever on the road). I know it's not a good reason and I don't care. These things have been crammed down the hype machine so many times I can't take it anymore!
        m_2012
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Xedicon
        Wow, you will HATE the new Vette before long.
      Hazdaz
      • 1 Year Ago
      Its funny that all these ultra high horsepower, mega-buck cars out there and no new car has garnered as many smiles-per-mile as the Toyota/Scion/Subaru trio. This Irish guy is obviously more vocal about it than most, but watching videos from people all around the world - even professional reviewers that you would think are jaded from years of testing cars - all seem to love what this car is all about. Lightweight, affordable, accessible performance, and fun driving that doesn't need to happen at triple-digit speeds. All the 16 year old magazine-racers can go spank it to 800 hp exotics that have such high limits that no where outside of a track would one ever be able to access more than a fraction of their total power. That's boring. Real drivers want to have fun even when they are doing mundane things like commuting to work or going out to get a gallon of milk, let alone those times they can take their ride up into some twisty mountain roads.
        MacProMan
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Hazdaz
        handling is great and all but I need my sports car to be quick off the line and this one disappoints... Haven\'t driven one and will someday but so far I am not being drawn in by the positive reviews and mostly just waiting for them to put a powerful motor in this
      Anthony Williams
      • 1 Year Ago
      this car needs at least 50 more hp
        Billy
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Anthony Williams
        it needs more then just 50 more HP. It needs better handling and at least 100 more HP. Toyota had better get back to work on this turd
          kuntknife
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Billy
          I needs better handling? Without its handling, it wouldn't have made Motor Trend's best driver's car competition!
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          • 1 Year Ago
          @Billy
          I hope Billy is only trolling, because I don't think anyone could be that stupid.
          m_2012
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Billy
          you've driven this car, as a professional test driver? NO? Then shut up and go back to your video games.
          Tirac
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Billy
          Please tell us what you drive Billy and why your standards are so high
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