First Service - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: First Service

July 30, 2012


(Photo by Mike Monticello)

We drove our 2013 Scion FR-S in for its first service following the factory break-in period, a day of routine flogging at the test track and a comparison test against the Hyundai Veloster Turbo. It's been busy for the FR-S so far. Since we've adopted a routine of halving the service interval for our first oil change and tire rotation, the Scion was due at 3,750 miles.

Toyota of Santa Monica charged $110.44 to complete the oil change alone. We planned to pay cash for this visit. To our surprise, the advisor applied Toyota's complimentary maintenance program, citing it as the 7,500-mile service. We let it slide, though we expect to pay out of pocket for the true 7,500-mile interval.

The service itself was relatively quick. We dropped it off without an appointment and the car was ready for pick up about two hours later. No awards will be issued for this turn-around time, but it was not unreasonably long either.

Mike Schmidt, Vehicle Testing Manager @ 3,578 miles

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