2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Attention

October 12, 2012

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The more time I spend driving the Scion FR-S around, the more I'm struck by how much attention it grabs out on the road.

Sure, our car is bright red and has a set of fancy-pants wheels. But that's not why.

No, it's the car itself. People seem genuinely excited to see it out in the wild. And they usually aren't shy about approaching you and asking questions in parking lots.

Things like: "So, does it really live up to all the hype?"

But what's cool is that this is a relatively inexpensive car that's generating hype, not some Ferrari or Lamborghini. Even here in car-snobby southern California, where Boxsters are looked at like Accords, the FR-S is a bit of a novelty.

That an inexpensive rear-drive sports car is getting people turned on is good news in my book. Maybe there still are some folks who care about driving out there.

Mike Monticello, Road Test Editor

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