In the Rough - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: In the Rough

September 26, 2012

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Nobody would buy the Scion FR-S expecting a cushy ride. And on the freeway and reasonably well-maintained roads, its suspension is just fine. As review Jay Kavanagh said in our video review, "It's firm, but it doesn't beat you up."

A word of caution, however, for anyone who intends to use this car as a daily driver on urban streets (unlike the one shown above). If your daily commute includes potholes, patches and cracked asphalt, you might not get beat up, but there will be jouncing.

My hometown does not have the really mean streets of a Philly, NYC or Detroit. But it's a moderately big city on tight infrastructure budget and some streets stay in the "fix me" queue for a while. Hence the bone-rattling I had last night in the FR-S.

I don't love the car any less. But I love it more on nicer terrain.

Carroll Lachnit, Features Editor @6,464 miles


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