2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test


2013 Scion FR-S: My Kind of Sports Car

February 11, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

After scoring a couple of driving stints in our long-term SLS AMG, I was grateful to get behind the wheel of our 2013 Scion FR-S. Driving a quarter-million-dollar sports car around L.A. is too stressful for me. I'm too afraid to switch lanes, I dare not park it on the street (valet all the time), plus the SLS spotlight is too bright for me.

But our FR-S is more my speed: fun and affordable. Now, I realize there's no way these cars would ever be shopped together but it made me realize that I'm just not an SLS kind of girl. THAT kind of girl wouldn't worry about her beautiful car getting dinged because if it ever did she could afford to get it fixed or replaced.

Me? I don't like to valet, I drink smoothies in the car and I liked to be looked at but not ogled.

Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor

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  • stovt001_ stovt001_ Posts:

    I felt the same way when I drove the LFA. Awesome as that car is, I was nervous the whole time, not that it would misbehave on me because it isn't really all that scary in and of itself, but nervous for what other drivers might do to to such an expensive car. It took away from some of the enjoyment. I almost felt a little relief hopping back in my Miata. Still a fun car, but really no reason to get all that worked up if it gets dinged.

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