Focus, FR-S, BRZ, Mini: What Should Blake Buy?
November 27, 2012
I received this question on Twitter the other day from a gentleman named Blake who presently owns a modified 335i.
"Buying fun commuter, what's your pick? Scion FR-S, Ford Focus ST, Mini Cooper S? I drive in LA and like RWD, Cooper's looks and Focus' value. Torn."
Great question, since all three have lived in our long-term garage. Here's what I replied (just in case you don't follow me @jriswick. And you should, I give away free punch and pie all the time).
"Got family? Need back seat, trunk practicality? Go on road trips? Value a comfortable ride and quiet cabin? Want torque? Well rounded = Focus."
"Want customization? Style? That special, unquantifiable notion of 'character?' = Mini."
"Screw all that crap. I want to drive! = Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ"
"Personally, I'd buy the Ford. It's so well-rounded and yet so much fun at the same time. One of my faves."
But what do you all think? What should Blake buy?
James Riswick, Automotive Editor