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Auto Guide Car of Year

Old 12-20-2012, 09:07 AM
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The Car of the Year has to be a stand-out winner among its competitors, and whether itís a compact car, a luxury sedan or a sports car, it must set new benchmarks in its class. It must also be an important car, for the automaker, for consumers and for the automotive history books.

For those reasons the winner of the first ever Car of the Year is none other thanÖ the Toyota Scion FR-S for 2013.

A sports car should be agile, well-balanced, responsive and intuitive, responding to driver inputs. The FR-S takes these qualities to an impressive level and flatters the driver, making almost anyone look and feel like a professional behind the wheel.

An engaging daily drive, hit the track and itís easy to make this car fly. And yet going fast is hardly the primary objective, of the FR-S, or of any sports car for that matter. Those who think so, as well as those who criticise the fact that it makes ďjustĒ 200 hp, have missed the point.


Above from: Car of the Year: Scion FR-S - Mazda 6 Forums : Mazda 6 Forum / Mazda Atenza Forum

More info: AFE Power Scion FRS, Subaru BRZ (look for comparison video @ bottom to Subaru BRZ and pics from SEMA.

MY .02: It is a rear wheel driven car and the battery is located on the passenger side. It has the 2.0 ltr Boxer Engine. All these achieve great balance and handling. Next year look for it Boosted!

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Last edited by UseYourNoggin; 12-20-2012 at 11:44 AM.
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