It's a Small Thing, But - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: It's a Small Thing, But

April 30, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

This update concerns a really small thing about the 2013 Scion FR-S, but it makes a difference to me.

Recently, I made a weekly grocery run for my household of two. I had my standard-size cloth and vinyl grocery bags with me, because they're required in the part of town where I live. And with the bags fully loaded and upright, there was just enough vertical clearance to shut the trunk lid without crushing the spinach.

If the Scion FR-S had cheapy metal hinges (like the S14 240SX I used to have), instead of these external struts, this wouldn't have possible. The spinach would have been bruised.

This is yet another reminder that compared to sport compacts of yesterday, the Toyobarus are amazingly practical.

Erin Riches, Deputy Editor


  • ddougyy ddougyy Posts:

    Those external struts are excellent. My '12 Mustang had them. Allowed me to still have a somewhat usable trunk even with a 12 inch sub.

  • 330i_zhp 330i_zhp Posts:

    Agreed - It's an interesting detail that even some luxury cars don't use. Even if they need replacing over time, they are worth it (to me).

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