Painful Shifter - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test
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2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

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2013 Scion FR-S: Painful Shifter

August 21, 2013

2013 Scion FR-S

I have no idea how Magrath managed to break the top off our Scion FR-S's shifter with only one finger, but now there's a big gap between the top cap and the rest of the shifter. No amount of pounding will make the top cap sit flush with the rest of the knob, either. It might not seem like much, but that little gap between the leather and the plastic hurts.

The FR-S's shifter is precise and direct and because of those qualities it demands deliberate motions to select a gear. Deliberate motion means I push on the thing with purpose. And it hurts jamming my hand into that gap.

Josh Jacquot, Senior Editor

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