But folks up here are not gonna be buying tons of sub 3000 lb, rwd cars. Just ain't gonna happen.
I bet the SI will outsell the BRZ 5 to 1. The BRZ will be a great second car, but the SI will be a great only car. The BRZ will end up being just like the diesel, 5 speed wagons, that everyone here raves about, but no one a actually buys.
Are you kidding? The BRZ and FRS may not sell like the Civic SI, because its RWD. But they will sell great, and hit their target volume for a long time, just like the Genesis. Also remember that Canada sales are relatively small when compared to the US, where it is warmer, so I can see more BRZ and FRS getting sold their.
Also, to make the level more even, don't even count the BRZ and FRS, as they are RWD, and in a different class. So with the Mazda,Focus, and GTI offering hatchback, they are a more useful daily driver. Each have its strenghts and weakness, but where the resale and reliability come in for the Honda, the GTI strengths are the quality in materials, practicality of a hatchback, and fun to drive factor over the Honda, with the only weakness being not as reliable, but in this category, enthusiasts don't put that as a top priority.