2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test


2013 Scion FR-S: Looks Fast

July 02, 2012

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OK, you guys already know this but I'll say it for the record. The 2013 Scion FR-S isn't fast. It handles well, it's fun to drive and it looks good but it's not a fast car. (Hopefully that will change during its time with us. Ahem, turbo kit.) And yet this weekend when I had it as my daily driver, a 'Mustang driver challenged me to a race on the freeway.

Here I was minding my own business, cruising behind a minivan in the second to right lane, when I see this '90s Mustang come speeding up in the far left lane. He must have been going 20 mph faster than everyone else.

Then I see him in my peripheral, just driving alongside me. I didn't look at him but I knew he was looking at me. Then I switched lanes to the right lane since I was exiting soon. That's when he ducked in behind me, and then he jumped back into his original lane. WTH? He continued to taunt me til I finally exited. I assume he saw that "my car" was shiny new as it didn't have its plates yet and figured I'd want to break it in? I don't know, I don't speak "guy."

I received similar reactions from other drivers when I pulled up alongside them at stoplights. Light turned green and they stomped on their accelerator. Whatever.

Reminds me of this Toyota Celica ad.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor @ 1,963 miles

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