BRZ/FR-S Hachi-Roku Beats All Cars In Off-The-Lot Race

Bertel Schmitt
by Bertel Schmitt
brz fr s hachi roku beats all cars in off the lot race

Some bloggers see the BRZ/FR-S (hereinafter hachi-roku) pocket racers as the second coming of Christ, others declared them as declassed by the Hyundai Genesis, the Mazda Miata PRHT (pfft), and of course by the Ford Mustang GT. The hachi-roku may not be the fastest around the race track with Jack Baruth on the wheel and an AWOL timing device. There is one race which they consistently win: The race off dealers’ lots.

Both hachi-roku continue to be on the top of Edmunds’s list of quickest-selling vehicles. The limited-volume FR-S and BRZ monopolized the top ranks of the fastest-sellers list since they went on sale in the spring. An average hachi-roku sells in about 11 days, says Edmunds. An average car graces the lot for 58 days. An average GM full-size truck would be a whole different story ...

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  • Kyree Kyree on Sep 19, 2012

    I'm actually surprised the X6 and LX 570 have an average of 18. In the case of the latter, its smaller, 4Runner-based brother, the GX 460, could stand to borrow some of those sales figures, as it is quickly becoming irrelevant to the Lexus brand. I can't even imagine how it will take to the spindle grille. As much as I like the car, I think Lexus needs to discontinue it and build something car-based, with the agility of a truck and the ability to seat seven, a la Acura MDX, Audi Q7, BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GL.

  • Corntrollio Corntrollio on Sep 21, 2012

    The main thing all those cars have in common, besides maybe the Hyundais and the CR-V, is that they sell in relatively low volumes. As someone mentioned, the dealers and manufacturers are better at making sure demand is closer matched to supply, compared to say 2007. Here in the Bay Area, I'd expect to see tons of Hachi-Rokus and I don't think I've seen a single one. I do, however, see an appropriate number of A3s. Other than the Elantra and the CR-V, I don't see any of the cars on this list that often. I only saw a Veloster on the road for the first time last week, and have only ever seen one X6 on the road. It seems like some of the ricers wrecking the Toyobarus because they don't know how to drive a RWD car will probably raise everyone else's insurance rates. The first line is always "and then I turned the traction control off..."

  • ToolGuy Meanwhile in Germany...
  • Donald More stuff to break god I love having a nanny in my truck... find a good tuner and you can remove most of the stupid stuff they add like this and auto park when the doors open stupid stuff like that
  • John Williams Sounds like a Burnout Special you can put together on any 5.0 F150. Whoever said this was Cars and Coffee bait is right on the money.
  • ToolGuy Question: F-150 FP700 (  Bronze or  Black) supercharger kit is legal in 50 states, while the  Mustang supercharger kit is banned in California -- why??
  • Scott "It may not be the ideal hauler to take the clan cross-country to Wally World considering range anxiety "Range Anxiety is a chosen term that conceals as much as it discloses. You don't care about range that much if you can recharge quickly and current BV's (battery vehicles) can't, no matter how good the chargers are. From what I've been reading it is likely that within 5 years there will be batteries in cars, most likely Tesla's, that can charge fast enough with no harm to the batteries to satisfy all of us with no need to increase range beyond a real world 300-ish miles.And that's when I buy one.