TGIF[R-S]: One Year Later

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TGIF[R-S]: One Year Later
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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...

TGIF[R-S]: New Tires, Faster Car

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TGIF[R-S]: New Tires, Faster Car
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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. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Toyota Details GT86 Development Speedbumps

TGIF[R-S]: Toyota Details GT86 Development Speedbumps
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This week’s installment of TGIF[R-S] isn’t about me, or my car, but about how the 2013 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year came to be, thanks to a post I stumbled across on the Toyota UK blog. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Things Change in the Cold Weather

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TGIF[R-S]: Things Change in the Cold Weather
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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… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Can You Drive a Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car All Year Long?

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TGIF[R-S]: Can You Drive a Rear-Wheel Drive Sports Car All Year Long?
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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… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Tightening the Screws

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TGIF[R-S]: Tightening the Screws
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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… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Ten Things I Hate About the FR-S

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TGIF[R-S]: Ten Things I Hate About the FR-S
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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,… Continue Reading...