Coffee Is For Closers - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Coffee Is For Closers

November 23, 2012

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The worst. Morning. Coffee maker's broken. Getting into the routine without a few cups is not an option. Starbucks is close. Man, I dislike that coffee. Always burnt, always acidic and over-roasted, the same way they make cheap Fender guitars in fast-drying kilns. Sucks all the tone right out of them. 

But, the Mermaid is close. And it's better than the Maxwell House at the donut shop. Thought for sure that the Thermos would ride shotgun on the passenger seat, but it slotted right into the door panel pocket. It doesn't look very secure, and might not be around a corner at 70 mph. But it's wedged in there pretty well. 

And on the way out, a guy maybe in his mid-40s stopped to ask about the FR-S. Said he'd been out shopping Mustangs, but all the reviews about the FR-S piqued his curiosity. I offered my quick spiel, then said "and look at this," pointing to the snug jug in the door panel. 

The little things sell cars, people.  

Dan Frio, Automotive Editor

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