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Old 03 Apr 2014, 02:25 am   #1 (permalink)
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Another question about my 2014 Scion Tc.... I'm looking at the FR-S and i've been fortunate enough to drive a friend's about a week ago. I love the feeling of this fr-s and i'm wondering i could trade in my recently bought Scion Tc for the fr-s? Just last august of 2013 is when i purchased my new Scion and i have less than 6,500 miles on it. Would it be possible to trade in my car for this fr-s of would i be digging myself into a hole? Thanks!
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 02:39 am   #2 (permalink)
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The FR-S isn't very good because it's too slow for the price. A V6 Camry can beat it to 60 mph. You'll probably be digging yourself into a hole. If you financed through Toyota/Scion they might be able to work something out but if not you'd only have the difference between your resale value and loan to put down on the new car. I wouldn't do it. You should always decide what you want before you commit.
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Old 03 Apr 2014, 02:55 am   #3 (permalink)
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Egnore David the scion fr-s is one of the most fun cars to drive look at the reviews on YouTube I would sell ur car ur self because the dealer always rips u off when it comes to trade ins
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definitely ignore David. he doesn't know what the FR-S is for. the FR-S is not meant to be a fast car. it's meant to be a fun car. this means having an amazingly balanced car. the FR-S has a very low weight. at 2700 lbs, the FR-S is around 700 lbs LESS than a V6 camry. this not only helps with acceleration but most importantly it helps with cornering and handling. the FR-S also has more tricks up its sleeve than just low weight. because of its boxer engine 4 horizontally opposed or "flat" cylinder rather than 4 inline like most cars, the FR-S's center of gravity is quite low. in fact it's so low that it's actually closer to a supercar than a regular sports car. this makes it very stable when turning. to add to the already cool features of the FR-S is the fact that it has rear wheel drive and a limited slip differential. that makes for the best formula for a fun car ever. it means you can do donuts, burnouts, drifts and all sorts of fun stuff in an FR-S that you can't do in a regular car because of the front wheel drive. in fact the car is so purposefully designed for fun that it has bad performance wheels so that you don't have to go super fast to get the car to slide around.















in my opinion, the FR-S is one of the most fun cars ever made. sure supercars are cool but they scare you. i drove a rented R8 once and for the 30 minutes i had it i was constantly worried that someone was gonna crash into me. by not having to pay a ton for a fun car and not having to go fast to have fun, the FR-S brings a level of fun to everyone that no other car can do.































that being said, i also still like a car to be fast and the FR-S is just simply not a fast car. for that reason, i'd go with the Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T R-spec. it has a similar price to the FR-S an has 274 hp (rather than the 200 of the FR-S, and slightly better than the 268 of the V6 camry. it still has rear wheel drive with a limited slip differential, sport tuned suspension and brakes. it's somewhat heavier than the FR-S (however the sport tuned suspension helps for that) so it won't be as stable and predictable when you want to do donuts and drifts. the best part about the gensis is the engine and how easily upgradeable it is. with an intake exhaust and software change you can easily get over 315 hp. far more than the FR-S or camry and actually closer to a Chevy camaro or Ford mustang (with a lower weight too). in fact the engineers over at hyundai expected this to happen and not only does this not damage the engine but in many cases it might even help out fuel economy. the Genesis coupe also has more rear seat space than the FR-S. i'm 6 feet tall and when I sit in an FR-S the fron seat touches the rear seat meaning there is literally 0 leg room. in the genesis the is enough for a small child or very uncomfortable adult which can come in extremely handy at times. the trunk is also larger which helps out. the genesis coupe also runs on regular fuel where the FR-S needs premium. if you really miss the handling of the FR-S a set of adjustable coilovers to replace the stock shock absorbers will let you lower the car and improve its cornering ability for not that high a price. (with adjustable coilovers you can also make your car comfy and soft for everyday driving then raise the stiffness and lower the ride height for when you want the best possible performance giving you the most adaptability possible.
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Old 26 Oct 2017, 02:57 pm   #5 (permalink)
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hmmm dream of itbs is ruined for me in this car. Not digging the setup.

Cars look nice overall, cannot wait to see more.
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