Video The 2023 Toyota Corolla GR RUINED the Hot Hatch Market (Seriously)

Video Toyota ✅ The Toyota Corolla GR is FINALLY HERE! Possibly the most hyped up car of the year is a 100% Toyota built hot hatch that has big promises. With all wheel drive, 300HP, and so much more to offer – the GR Corolla is almost in a league of its own with no Ford Focus RS, Mitsubishi Evo, or Subaru STI to challenge it in the market. So was it worth all the hype? Let’s for a drive and find out. ✅ The 2023 Toyota Corolla GR RUINED the Hot Hatch Market (Seriously)

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so excited to finally be driving this
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thing after all the hype after
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everything that’s happened in the car
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industry Toyota
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has turned around in my opinion from
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Priuses on podiums at the LA Auto Show
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all the way to three sports cars and
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their lineup all with manual
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transmissions now the gr Corolla what
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makes it special well it’s got a
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three-cylinder turbocharged engine with
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all-wheel drive it has 300 horsepower
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and 273 pound-feet of torque also if
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you’re wondering it’s a 1.6 liter three
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cylinder so that’s the displacement it’s
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an aluminum alloy block and heads with
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12 valves dual overhead cam it has front
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and rear torsion limited slip
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differentials the suspension is actually
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an independent McPherson type strut
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front suspension with independent double
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Wishbone multi-link rear suspension the
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brakes are ventilated discs that are 14
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inch in the front and 11.7 in the rear
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it has a ton of structural rigidity with
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349 weld points and there’s three
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different versions of the gr Corolla one
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is the core the next is the circuit and
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then there’s the maurizo and guys they
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finally released pricing and you might
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see a smile on my face because I’m gonna
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stop just to tell you guys that
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it’s a good price the core is 35
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900 the circuit is 42 900 and the
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maritzo is 49 900 and what I love about
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gr’s entire philosophy is that the cars
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are born on the track and not in the
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Board Room just a change in leadership
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at Toyota literally changed everything
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for the company in the Enthusiast
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perspective so with the all-wheel drive
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GR4 system the power can be distributed
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in three different ways you can have it
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front which is a 60 40 split you have a
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track which is a 50 50 split and then
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you have a rear which is a 30-70 split
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so if you want a little bit of that
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oversteer you can do it Gazoo racing I
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didn’t really know much about until the
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Supra came out the mark 5 Supra excuse
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me and I was like what is this I need to
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look into the history of it and I’m so
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glad that I did because Gazoo racing has
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literally changed Toyota’s image and
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it’s fantastic
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all right here we go first gear
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the three cylinders aftermarket
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potential and that’s why a lot of you
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guys are here is crazy people have taken
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the GRE RS and pushed 500 horsepower out
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of
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cylinder that’s the world we live in
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today so another thing is
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manual e-brake this mainly e-brake yes
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in the right situation does lock up the
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rear axle so fun times and this engine
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does not sound that raspy I originally
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got a ride along with Orion Turek a few
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months back and finally got to really
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hear what it sounded like
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I was really expecting like a super
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raspy engine but it’s really not all
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that bad on track the gr Corolla
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delivers exactly what it says it brings
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a hot hatch experience with a really
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unique power plant that I can’t really
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describe what it’s like but it’s weird
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to have such a small displacement engine
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that doesn’t have a ton of Turbo lag
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like that’s second gear at the raw mile
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so this is a first gear roll-on
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compared to say like the Civic Type R
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this car does have a little bit more
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character with the engine the engine
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feels a little bit more alive I think
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the Type R engine is really great but it
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just doesn’t really feel like a Honda
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this is a 100 Toyota car that’s another
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thing that a lot of people were super
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super happy about
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‘s doing their job freaking amazing when
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this car was unveiled the entire world
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kind of took a deep breath and lost
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their mind I mean the normal Corolla
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hatch even that car in manual is a
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pretty fun car to drive even though it’s
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just a daily driver commute the thing is
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about the gr Corolla with it being
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all-wheel drive and turbocharged three
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cylinder feeling unique it has a leg up
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on its competitors in almost every
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single way unique power plant the
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Subarus they’ve used the same power
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plants forever if you could compare this
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to like a WRX this is better than the
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WRX I’m sorry it just is and the STI is
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gone so the Corolla is kind of
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unchallenged because there’s no evo as
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well to take it on there’s no Focus or
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rest to take it on I feel like this car
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takes so many lessons learned from other
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platforms other cars and just literally
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leans into it and says what can we make
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better how can we make it unique how can
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we make it different so let’s talk about
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the interior it has a 12.3 inch display
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screen for its gauges I love the gauges
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it has everything you could possibly
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ever need you have a turbo gauge you got
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your track mode you are different
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driving modes got the gr logo on it it
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even has a gear selector in it it says
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one two three four five six which is
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really nice to know in case you know
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you’re kind of bogging down you’re like
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that’s not the right gear I’m sure
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you’re wondering why is the price
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difference between the base model or the
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core excuse me and the marizo such a big
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difference well the marizo literally
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feels like something else dude I really
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did not think the difference would feel
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that big but it has a different gear
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ratio in it more rigidity and at the
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same time it has no back seats but man
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that marizo just feels so Nimble it
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feels amazing
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interesting okay so it’s 60 40 you feel
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that little bit of front wheel drive
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push like just a little bit I’m not
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saying anything significant but when you
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go around to slalom you can feel it kind
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of push a little bit I’ve spent most of
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my time in track mode because you know
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hot boy uh basically track Mode’s the 50
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50. now let’s do the rear mode and by
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the way it’s as simple as turning a knob
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left is 60 40. right is 30 70 push down
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for track mode that simple not going
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through menus nothing stupid very simple
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so the 3070 the good thing is oh okay so
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during that slalom I turned in a little
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bit quicker to kind of see if the rear
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end would come around a little bit yes
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it does not in a dangerous way uh but
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just in a more little forgiving way I’d
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say this would be really good for a
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really tight back road like hair pins
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and stuff like that to kind of bring
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that bias back there to get you some
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oversteer the materials are very very
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nice for the money everything is soft
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every single touch point is soft except
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right around the gear selection it’s
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just this black plastic but honestly it
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feels nice it doesn’t feel really cheap
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it’s fine and these seats
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feel
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the part but they’re not like the focus
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rs’s where the recaros were so bulky and
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bustered that a lot of people couldn’t
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really fit in them a lot more people are
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going to be able to fit in these for
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sure the back seat looks really nice as
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well it’s not one of those things where
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the front seats get really good
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treatment and the back seats are kind of
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just cheap back seats storage space is
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very good the sound system is very good
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manual transmission itself
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is a nice crisp throw it’s not too soft
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or too notchy A lot of the times let’s
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say in a BMW it’ll have that really
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weird softness to it in my opinion this
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is just notchy enough in the shifter
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short enough you don’t really need a
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short shifter you also have rev matching
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but if you want to turn off rev matching
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you can you’re going You’re Going third
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gear and then I go down to second
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that wasn’t me that wasn’t me
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heel-toeing the steering wheel I really
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like the spokes aren’t too big and bulky
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a lot of the times you’ll do the Lego
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hands on new steering wheels and have to
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kind of rest your fingers on the back of
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the wheel this you have a great
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fantastic grip what I do like too is
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that with the gr Corolla you can mix and
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match with the performance package so if
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you get a Core with a performance
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package you get a lot of the goodies
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from the circuit Edition so unlike some
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of the other brands right now in the JDM
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Market where they charge like ten
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thousand dollars for a limited slip
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differential you probably know which car
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I’m talking about that’s great that
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Toyota’s like you know not everybody’s
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gonna go for the circuit or the maritzo
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and most people are probably going to
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try and grab the core and customize it
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themselves and what I love about Toyota
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is that
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during their presentations they always
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say we’re excited about the aftermarket
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we’re excited to see what people do with
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these cars at SEMA we’re excited about
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all these things and tuning capabilities
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Nobody Does that anymore it’s one of
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those things where people are like don’t
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touch their car you need to bring it to
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the dealership no matter what and that’s
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why I really like Toyota’s philosophy
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right now they’re encouraging their
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history of tunability and that’s or just
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cosmetic changes
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all right here we go first gear
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and flooring it
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real tight hairpin
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yup so that’s the rear giving out a
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little bit with the front biting it’s so
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weird you have like three different cars
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in one I love the fact that you can only
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buy this car in a manual transmission
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they literally said if you can’t drive
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manual too freaking bad and that’s also
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kind of what makes this car special in a
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lot of ways it kind of reminds me of the
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S2000 back in the early 2000s when they
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said yeah no this is the only one you
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get we are not making this an auto deal
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with it learn how to drive manual if you
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really want this car and it’s usable
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it’s not just a sports car it’s a hot
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hatch that’s usable you can put stuff in
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the back you can fit for adults in it
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they released this car like lightning in
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a bottle the timing was right Toyota had
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gotten their sports cards back the hype
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was real and they’re actually delivering
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on the car let’s also talk about the
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triple exhaust ports now that seemed to
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confuse a lot of people and go why is
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there a triple exhaust Port well it’s
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mostly for flow but also back pressure
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the reason they have that is to reduce
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the back pressure and create more
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performance
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what you could hear that ball valve so
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much more with the window down listen to
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this
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here I’ll do it in first gear to get
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that
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yeah buddy all right guys
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Toyota Corolla gr or gr Corolla however
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you want to say it if I did not have all
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the freaking project cars going on that
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I do right now I would try to grab one
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of these because this would be an
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amazing daily driver what do you guys
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think of it put in the comment section
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below honestly this car it
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you couldn’t go wrong that’s what I’m
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saying it feels great it handles fan
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freaking tastic in my opinion depending
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on the driver mode it’s almost a
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preference thing but I really like the
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50 50 and the 3070 those are my two
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favorite modes and when they were
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developing the Corolla gr they kept
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saying it’s got to be wider it’s got to
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be meter looking so they kept winding it
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and gave it these aggressive hips it is
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personally my favorite looking hot hatch
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of today
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they knocked it out of the park in my
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opinion when it comes to looks
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performance everything and on that note
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Chapters

0:00 Epic hot boi intro
1:37 GR FREAKIN’ COROLLA
2:00 So..why is it special?
2:50 the price actually is good for once
3:27 The GR-Four AWD system is brilliant
4:00 My first acceleration
4:12 The aftermarket will be amazing
4:37 it doesn’t sound awful somehow
5:00 What’s it like on track?
5:50 Pushing the GR to its steering limit
6:07 The internet literally lost their mind
6:31The competitors might be in trouble
7:02 Price differences
7:51 Does the power split make a difference?
8:55 Interior
9:37 How’s the Manual transmission?
10:20 you have plenty of options
11:21 It’s almost three different cars in one
12:15 the car is lightning in a bottle
13:04 Final chapter

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