2013 Scion FR-S: The Dread Fits. Just
August 01, 2012
I had to take my old Takamine dreadnaught acoustic to Santa Monica's awesome McCabe's Guitar Shop for some luthier love, and I had to do it with the FR-S. I knew Mark got some clubs in the trunk, and I figured the guitar should fit. It did, but not without first dropping the rear seat and sliding the case in lengthwise.
Dreads are bigger, pear-shaped guitars. Add a thick hard-shell case and you can't simply drop or coax the thing into the trunk.
Once in, you can tuck in the case sideways behind the wheel wells and raise the backseat again. To take it out, repeat.
Just a multi-step sequence for troubadours to bear in mind when considering the FR-S. Sensitive stringer/singer-types with rear-wheel-drive sports cars tend to attract the charms. After you nail that soulful set at Genghis Cohen's, you'll hopefully need all three extra seats.
Dan Frio, Automotive Editor