Toyota GRMN 86 Concept is a Race Inspired FR-S for the Street

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Toyota GRMN 86 Concept is a Race Inspired FR-S for the Street
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Toyota motorsports partner Gazoo Racing has fielded plenty of Toyota GT86s in different racing series around the world and now they’ve taken what they’ve learned and applied it to the street. Continue Reading...

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...

2015 Volkswagen Golf Named World Car of the Year

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2015 Volkswagen Golf Named World Car of the Year
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The 2013 World Car of the Year was just announced at the New York International Auto Show this morning. Rising up against some stiff competition, Volkswagen’s versatile Golf drove away with the prestigious award. Continue Reading...

Scion FR-S TRD Supercharger to Cost $26K

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Scion FR-S TRD Supercharger to Cost $26K
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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. 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]: The Most Important Car at SEMA 2012

TGIF[R-S]: The Most Important Car at SEMA 2012
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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. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Inspired by the best Corolla

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TGIF[R-S]: Inspired by the best Corolla
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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.  It’s hard to believe but the Scion FR-S was inspired by a Toyota Corolla. Crazy isn’t it? How does… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Track Day at Last – Video

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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.  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...

Scion FR-S TSB Issued for Abnormal Engine Chirp

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Scion FR-S TSB Issued for Abnormal Engine Chirp
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First generation cars tend to have some teething issues, and Scion‘s latest baby, the FR-S is not without it’s quirks. Owners of the FR-S can breathe a little easier thanks to a new technical service bulletin (TSB) that resolves an annoying noise emitted by the car. 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...

TGI[BRZ]: What if?

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TGI[BRZ]: What if?
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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.  What if I was all wrong? I ask myself this very question every time someone asks me why I… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]:FR-S Stars in Scion Tuner Challenge

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TGIF[R-S]:FR-S Stars in Scion Tuner Challenge
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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. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Service the Scion Way

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TGIF[R-S]: Service the Scion Way
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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. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Does it Drift?

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TGIF[R-S]: Does it Drift?
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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. So far he’s explained his reasoning behind buying the FR-S, the 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… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: One Month In

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TGIF[R-S]: One Month In
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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. 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. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Unleashed

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TGIF[R-S]: Unleashed
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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… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: The Honeymoon, and Living with the FR-S

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TGIF[R-S]: The Honeymoon, and Living with the FR-S
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  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… Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: No Longer the FR-S, but my FR-S

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TGIF[R-S]: No Longer the FR-S, but my FR-S
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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. Continue Reading...

TGIF[R-S]: Why I bought the Scion FR-S

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TGIF[R-S]: Why I bought the Scion FR-S
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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… Continue Reading...
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