How is a Scion FR-S as a daily driver?

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Old 28 Jun 2013, 08:24 am   #1 (permalink)
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Default How is a Scion FR-S as a daily driver?

I'm thinking about getting one of these. I plan to keep it garaged in the winter as well because I have a VW a few years old I plan to use as my winter car.

How is the FR-S on things like gas mileage, reliability, etc? Also, are they expensive to maintain as compared to a VW?
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Old 28 Jun 2013, 08:40 am   #2 (permalink)
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its a bit barren on the interior but if you can deal with that then its fine.

the engine is obviously not going to be the most efficient one out there but for a sporty car its among the best. (this is due to the relatively low weight and power output)

reliability is pretty good though since the car is relatively new its hard to really know for sure. just know that nowdays there aren't any bad cars. government quality controls keep cars safe and reliable to a good enough point. maintenance again is very similar to other cars. expect for there to be much more expensive options on parts like air filters, brakes and tires due to the sporty, tuner friendly nature of the car. these arent mandatory though you can still expect the car to run fine with OEM level parts. remember like with any other car that if you treat it well, it will treat you well. dont push it too hard or skip out on maintenance and it will last you a long time.

your best bet to really know how it is, is to test drive it. only then will you know just how comfortable the seats, suspension and interior are and how the brakes, engine and gearbox handle themselves. many times, people will find things that they dont like about a car that you cant find online or on a brochure during a test drive. if you are completely happy with the car then go ahead, the FR-S is a nice car.

personally i'd go for a hyundai Genesis coupe as it has a nicer interior and more power. (i would get the most out of the FR-S which is the remarkable handling since i mostly drive on the highway not windy roads)

the genesis coupe can also be bought used for much lower than the FR-S and with a turbo (in the 2 liter version) its quite easy to do a chip flash and get it close to 300 horsepower with very little money.
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