By rockstar06 on Monday, March 11, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 1,600
overall rating 10 of 10rating details
- Overall Rating
Pros: "Great driver, quick, responsive, simple, fun, sexy"
Cons: "Blind spots, fog lights, price tag"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"If you read or watch reviews about this car, all the good things you hear about it are absolutely true. It's extremely nimble, hugs corners, and fantastically responsive. People always ask me, "Is it fast?" No. But, 'quick' would be more accurate, by any measure.
Shifting is tight, solid. Steering is just as good. For drivers who understand driving, the FR-S is very much an extension of oneself-- a refreshing feeling, since most modern vehicles lack a real connection with the driver.
Its shortcomings are few:
Virtually no blind-spot visibility. The rear windows are narrow, and pillars, wide. Luckily the mirrors provide good range, and adjusted properly, my blind spots are confidently covered.
Back seat is hardly practical. However, if you're looking to buy a sports car and actually plan on using the back seat, you should reconsider. Emergency situations only.
A weighted shifter/shift knob would be nice.
Finally, if you're conflicted about the difference between the FR-S and the BRZ, the FR-S has slightly tweaked suspension, which makes it a better performer at a lower cost. The BRZ has options available for luxury features and accessories, but base model is more expensive.
I like it simple and straightforward. And the Scion FR-S delivers that better than anything else out there. If you've ever driven a Honda S2000, the feel is similar.
For some strange reason, pictures and videos don't really seem to make this car look as stunning as it does in person."
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