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What Would You Drive First Rankings

By   June 30, 2014

Porsche 911 GT3

Porsche 911 GT3

You may have seen our What Would You Drive game already. If not, the way it works is you see pictures of two cars and you choose the vehicle that you would rather drive. It then keeps a record of wins and losses and awards points to each car.

Based on the points we have compiled this list of the most popular and least popular cars as of June 29th. As you can see , you love Porsches and McLarens, but Elios and Ford Mustangs didn’t do quite so well.

Below are the highest rated cars starting with the most popular car.

  1. Porsche 911 GT3
  2. McLaren P1
  3. Porsche 911 Turbo S Cabriolet
  4. Porsche 911 Turbo S
  5. Porsche Cayman S
  6. Porsche 918 Spyder
  7. Porsche 911 Targa 4S
  8. Porsche Cayman GT4
  9. Porsche Boxster GTS
  10. McLaren 650S

Below are the lowest rated cars starting with the least popular vehicle.

  1. Elio Motors 3-Wheeler
  2. Ford Mustang
  3. MINI Superleggera Vision
  4. BMW M4 Convertible
  5. Volkswage Gold GTI
  6. Subaru BRZ Series.Blue
  7. Scion FR-S
  8. BMW M5
  9. Cadillac CTS-V
  10. Dodge Challenger SRT

What would you drive

Review: 2015 Scion FR-S, Pictures, Specs And Price

By   May 16, 2014

2015 Scion FR-S

2015 Scion FR-S

When the Scion FR-S (a.k.a. Toyota 86 and pretty much the same as the Subaru BRZ) first debuted it was a breath of fresh air. The concept of an affordable light rear-wheel drive sports car had almost been lost.

With the FR-S you don’t get the fastest car out there, but you get a well balanced nimble machine. It is easily the most fun you can have in a new car for under $30,000, outside of perhaps a Mazda MX-5.

Exterior

Scion FR-S Styling

Park the 2015 FR-S next to a 2014 and chances are you won’t notice any differences in the styling. That is because there aren’t very many.

You still get those faired front fenders with air outlets behind the rear wheels and the sleek flowing lines. The big differences (or should I say small differences) are the more aerodynamic shark style antenna and the larger tailpipes that are now more flush with the rear bumper.

Interior

2015 Scion FR-S Interior

From the inside of the car things look about the same as they did in the 2014 car. You still get the great supportive seats and relatively good quality materials. The things you touch often are especially made with quality pieces.

For 2015 the FR-S has automatic headlights and a carbon fiber look interior panel. The key has also been redesigned, so when you go to a party and they take your keys they know you have a 2015 instead of a 2014.

Drivetrain

Nothing has changed under the hood. You still get that Subaru developed flat-four that puts out 200 horsepower. This combined with the relatively light weight is good enough for a 0-60 mph time of 6.8 seconds.

The big change for 2015 is the improved suspension. The car now has a stiffer front suspension setup and re-tuned rear shocks. This means better handling and less body roll. So, the Scion FR-S just became even better in the corners.

Pricing

The 2015 Scion FR-S starts at $24,900. It is pretty hard to find a new car that is this much fun to drive and costs so little.

Verdict

The Scion FR-S is a great affordable sports car. It has great handling, decent power and is just a blast to drive. The inside matches the outside to keep you feeling like you are driving a more expensive car. Now when are they releasing that FR-S Turbo?

Desktop wallpaper of the 2015 Scion FR-S.

Watch Out Mazda Toyota Is Working On A Toyota 86 Roadster – Video

By   March 1, 2013

Watch out Mazda as it looks like Toyota is looking into making a convertible version of it’s Toyota 86 (or Scion FR-S here in the states). The Mazda MX-5 is the current king of the affordable open top sports cars. While it doesn’t have the performance of say a Porsche Boxster, it still has relatively good performance and is a lot of fun to drive.

The Toyota 86 is a really good hard top car that is perfect for track days and drifting. The car is also a lot of fun to drive, but a lot of reviewers have said that the Mazda MX-5 is a bit more fun to drive because of the open air element. Well, it looks like the open air argument could soon be gone as a prototype of the Toyota 86 Convertible is in the works. The above video shows the prototype driving and letting the sun in on the driver. If the car is released this could really make for an even more entertaining war amongst the affordable sports cars.

Source: YouTube via Jalopnik

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Scion FR-S Or Mazda MX-5 Sport: Which Is More Fun To Drive – Video

By   February 27, 2013

The Mazda MX-5 has been the king of the driver’s car from Japan for quite some time now. However, the MX-5 has quite a challenger in the Scion FR-S (or Toyota 86, depending on your market) / Subaru BRZ. The new sports car from Toyota and Subaru looks like it is one of the better affordable driver’s cars in recent years. While neither of these cars will blow the doors off of a modern performance car, they are good performing cars that are a lot of fun to drive.

The above video pits the Mazda MX-5 Club against the Scion FR-S to see which car is more fun. The video by Motor Trend includes both a road and autocross test of the car in the attempt to figure out which car is the more fun driver’s car. Both cars have their pros and cons, but which one does Motor Trend think is more fun? Check out the above video and find out.

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2013 Scion FR-S Road Test – Video

By   February 25, 2013

By all accounts the 2013 Scion FR-s (or Toyota 86 and pretty much the same as the Subaru BRZ) is quite a driver’s sports car. The rear wheel drive car may not be the fastest from 0-60MPH (7.7 seconds), but is more about being a fun car to drive. The slow (by today’s high standards) takeoff time may put some off, but around the track the car looks like it is about as fun as it gets (at least for the price).

The above video features a road test of the 2013 Scion FR-S by MotorWeek. The video shows the good and bad parts of the car and gives you an idea of what one is like to own. I’m hoping to do a personal review of one in the near future and will let you know if it is as fun to drive as it looks.

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