Wheel of Misfortune - 2013 Scion FR-S Long-Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S Long Term Road Test

2013 Scion FR-S: Wheel of Misfortune

June 20, 2012


Another couple of days with our new long-term and it's quickly filling the Mustang- and 911-shaped holes in my heart. Yes, it can be said that it pushes all the right buttons with me, but...

...I can't push some of its buttons!

Look at that picture above. See anything that's missing? That's right, no buttons on the steering wheel. Is it just me, or is this a glaring oversight?

Something like this usually doesn't bother me too much, but the FR-S could certainly use them. Why? Because the main audio controls leave much to be desired.


There's an $845 BeSpoke audio upgrade option that has a touchscreen interface, but I'd vote to fill this double-DIN spot with the Pioneer AppRadio 2 head unit. No, it still won't put buttons on the steering wheel, I know, but perhaps the interface would be better and we can install all sorts of performance apps. Dash Command from Palmer Performance looks particularly interesting.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 1,199 miles


  • jederino jederino Posts:

    I dont' know how it is to operate, but this standard Pioneer is totally rocking it 80s-style!

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