Thursday, July 19, 2012
In the driveway: 2013 Scion FR-S
Initial impressions are that this is a bona fide sports car. It rides stiffly, has beautifully weighted steering, very good brake feel, and a low seating position—plus it looks great. It is not super fast in a straight line, but so far it feels very balanced and has scads of grip when the road gets twisty. There is some wind noise here and the back seat is useless for anyone with legs longer than 12 inches long. But this is a sports car—the back seat is reserved for groceries, a to keep insurance down, and to convince significant others that you can put a child seat back there. Stay tuned.