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 |  Jun 28 2013, 1:31 PM

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I’ve now had my FR-S for exactly one year, but has the purchase proved worth it, or was it all just hype with the usual first-year car headaches? Continue Reading…

 |  Apr 19 2013, 12:06 PM

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“The car just comes alive with a nice set of tires.” Those are the words of Toyota VP Bob Carter, which were ringing in my ear after a chat I had with him at the Detroit Auto Show in January.

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 |  Mar 19 2013, 8:56 PM

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Scion FR-S owners in search of more power may have rejoiced when they heard TRD was planning a supercharger for the car, but they’re not going to be so excited once they find out what it costs.

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 |  Feb 01 2013, 11:15 AM

The FR-S surprised me with its winter weather capability. When equipped with snow-tires, the little Scion sports car managed to keep me from getting stuck or stranded.

But there’s more to talk about with the car’s performance in the winter than just its tires. I can happily report that there haven’t been any significant concerns, but there are some things to get used to.

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 |  Jan 04 2013, 9:00 AM

In the warm weather there’s no doubt that the Scion FR-S is a great daily driver, but now in the colder winter, is that fact still true? Will the car be as fun in the snow? Or will it be too much fun; a dangerous handful with little-to-no control in slippery conditions? With the snow finally here, I got the chance to find out.

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 |  Nov 09 2012, 2:00 PM

The FR-S fervor that was last week’s SEMA show is now starting to come down. While almost every aftermarket company featured their latest product on the Scion or Subaru coupe, I took a moment to talk to the owners of what I believe is the most important FR-S of the show.

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 |  Oct 19 2012, 11:02 AM

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. If you haven’t seen the latest articles, be sure to check out the whole archive of them. 

It’s hard to believe but the Scion FR-S was inspired by a Toyota Corolla. Crazy isn’t it? How does a 2,700 lb, 200-hp rear-wheel drive sports car share anything with a boring econobox?

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 |  Oct 12 2012, 11:50 AM

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. If you haven’t seen the latest articles, be sure to check out the whole archive of them. 

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 |  Oct 05 2012, 12:38 PM

It’s now been three months of Scion FR-S ownership, and while it has been fun, there have been a few hiccups along the way. The car isn’t perfect and within a month I noticed some annoying teething issues.

Thankfully, there have been some updates in regards to a pair of nagging issues with the FR-S – though no solid solutions.

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 |  Sep 21 2012, 11:49 AM

Ten Things I Hate About the FR-S


Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. If you haven’t seen the latest articles, be sure to check out the whole archive of them.

By now you’ve probably heard of every single great thing about the FR-S, like how it has impeccable balance, superior driving feel and stunning value at $25k, but what about the thoughts of an honest-to-goodness owner. Make no mistake, I love this car, but it’s not perfect.

Daily driving has brought to light ten major flaws with the car, from comfort to convenience. Maybe in a few years when the FR-S is updated and includes some updates, I can look back and credit myself for bringing the perfect car to fruition. In the mean time I’ll just complain, like a stuck up automotive journalist.

 |  Sep 14 2012, 12:01 PM

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. If you haven’t seen the latest articles, be sure to check out the whole archive of them. 

What if I was all wrong? I ask myself this very question every time someone asks me why I got my Scion instead of the Subaru. This past week I got the chance to do it all over again with the exact opposite choices I made with my own car.

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 |  Sep 07 2012, 12:31 PM

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. If you haven’t seen the latest articles, be sure to check out the whole archive of them.

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 |  Aug 31 2012, 11:02 AM

 

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. If you haven’t seen the latest articles, be sure to check out the whole archive of them.

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 |  Aug 24 2012, 1:57 PM

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. So far he’s explained his reasoning behind buying the FR-Sthe delivery experience, the day-to-day driving feelof the coupe, the car’s track potential and break-in procedure and discusses any teething issues that popped up during its first month.

Thanks to Scion, this past weekend I had a chance to attend an open drifting session at Shannonville Motorsports Park.

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TGIF[R-S]: One Month In

Growing Pains and Buyer’s Remorse?

 |  Aug 17 2012, 11:03 AM

Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly series: TGIF[R-S], where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details the ownership experience of the Scion FR-S. So far he’s explained his reasoning to buy the FR-S, the delivery experience, the day-to-day driving feel of the coupe, and the car’s track potential and break-in procedure.

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 |  Aug 10 2012, 11:17 AM

Welcome to the latest installment of TGIF[R-S], our series where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details his purchasing and ownership experience of the new Scion FR-S. If this is your first time seeing the series be sure to check out the first articles, where Sami talks about his decision to buy the FR-S, and takes delivery of his new car. Last week Sami discussed what one week of the FR-S is like.

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 |  Aug 03 2012, 10:33 AM

 

Welcome to the third instalment of TGIF[R-S], our series where Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad details his purchasing and ownership experience of the new Scion FR-S. If this is your first time seeing the series be sure to check out the first article, where Sami talks about his decision to buy the FR-S, and the second article where Sami discusses the delivery of his new car.

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 |  Jul 27 2012, 10:31 AM

Welcome to the second installment of TGIF[R-S]. If you missed the first in our new series documenting life with the most hyped sports car of our times, get up to date here. Then continue on with AutoGuide Features Editor Sami Haj-Assaad as he takes deliver of his very own Scion FR-S.

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 |  Jul 20 2012, 10:21 AM

Welcome to the first installment of a new Friday feature on AutoGuide: TGI FR-S. Focused on Scion’s new sports car, it’s not a review, or a behind the scene’s look at how the rear-drive Toyota came to be; rather it’s one auto journalist’s first-hand account of buying an FR-S, from the decision, to delivery, to life with perhaps the most hyped sports car of our time.

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