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Hey!

Just purchased a 2016 Molten Orange on Saturday with 400A option package (no Recaros). Parked it in the garage immediately and ordered snow tires and wheels as we had six inches of the white stuff Sunday. I have Husky floor mats on the way as well.

The wife and I have four cars, now five. But I have to get rid of one of my loves ASAP now that I have the FiST. My (2nd) 2000 Celica GT-S with NA mods and 226,000 miles has now got to go. It's the best pure driving enjoyment car I've ever had. I'm not sure the FiST can truly live up to it. But the FiST's only 200 lbs heavier and has more power. Sitting up higher is a bit disconcerting, but that should change.

I'm thinking I will autocross the FiST some, probably stock. I have a well-modified '03 Evo VIII for the heavier lifting but events that are a ways away are a pain and I've recently stopped attending those. So, the FiST should get that duty.

Driving is one of my loves and I've logged well over a million miles in my life with different jobs - all my own cars. I really wanted something updated, small, very fun to drive, that I can fit the folded-up lawn mower in. Believe it or not, my Celica had that duty as it wouldn't fit in the wife's Acura TSX. :D

I'm interested in paint protection, improving the Sony audio, and finding little ways to make driving the FiST feel more direct - I really feel too removed from the car and I'm very used to having that with the two modified cars. Doing that without much in the way of mods should be a real trick.

Enough for now. Looking to get educated and, perhaps, contribute here and there!

Thanks!
 

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Definitely recommend applying clear bra ASAP! Paint is utter piece of shit, chips so easy you won't believe it. Cover at least full front bumper, hood and fenders (I did half the hood and half the fender, should've gone full). And I did mine at ~5500 miles, bumper was beat up so bad, and it's pure highway driving for me with no trucks around. Probably wax it, some people like to apply c quartz.
 

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I'm talking with a detailing company I really trust as soon as the snow rubbers go on about paint correction and protection. He said he doesn't have someone in town he recommends for clear bra type products, that he's seen some bad jobs by locals. No paint chips if she doesn't leave the garage, thank goodness! Thanks!
 
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