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    2013 Scion FR-S Road Test - Video





    The affordable driver's car is back

    Back behind the wheel after our first drive several months back in Japan and we’re learning more about the Scion FR-S.

    On the tight and technical Spring Mountain Motorsports Ranch 1.5 mile loop it’s the faster corners that really emphasize just how light the car is. Having recently driven the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe on the same course, the differences between these two comparable rear-drive sports cars becomes more obvious.

    A LIGHTNESS YOU CAN FEEL

    Weighing in at just 2,758 lbs the FR-S is a massive 604 lbs lighter than the Hyundai, something you really feel when sliding through the fast corner onto the front straight. With plenty of speed heading into the turn you expect the FR-S to track out to the limits of the wide front straight, but it doesn’t. With so little mass, it stays tucked in; an immediate sign that more corner entry speed is possible.

    That small lesson is just one example of what the Scion FR-S is like to drive as a whole. It’s balanced and neutral, making for an excellent track training tool. With a short wheelbase and direct steering it lets you know just what is going on and puts you in control, helping you know exactly what to do the next lap to make it a better one.
    Read the full 2013 Scion FR-S Test Drive at AutoGuide.com
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    Good Video/Article

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    So sexy

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    Did anyone watch the video and notice how irrelevant the negative things about it were that the reviewer mentioned.




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    indeed it is great, but i do agree the interior sucks major balls.. but i shall just deal with it lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by FR_S_Fan View Post
    Did anyone watch the video and notice how irrelevant the negative things about it were that the reviewer mentioned.
    Irrelevant?? Last time I checked anytime a car is reviewed every little thing about it should be reviewed on so that the viewer is properly informed. So to answer your question no....no one noticed that they were irrelevant because if I'm buying a new car I want to know every little thing as possible about the car so I'm properly informed.

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    No Lap time comparison to the 2013 Genesis Coupe ?
    Toyota Brand maybe but its a RWD Subaru Impreza.
    How about the MX-5, Its less money, weights less if you subscribe to the handling and feel is all that matters line these guys are selling.
    My 2 Cents.

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    Yeah, but the miata doesn't look as nice, and I prefer only hard top.

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    I found the person doing the review to be honest, but the negatives were really a point that could be made for most Sports Cars. None of them have luxury interiors that is not what there made for; if you want luxury interior there are plenty of models out there that can accommodate that taste.
    For my money the Scion FR-S (Toyota) was the way to go. A Sporty flavor with Toyota reliability built in. And from first impressions that is exactly what I got and I'm quite pleased.

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