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    Scion FR-S Named AutoGuide.com Car of the Year



    The AutoGuide.com Car of the Year has to be a stand-out winner among its competitors, and whether it’s 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 AutoGuide.com Car of the Year is none other than… the Scion FR-S.

    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 it’s 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 “just” 200 hp, have missed the point.
    Read the complete story about the 2013 Car of the Year on AutoGuide.com

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    How? The reader's choice in three of the six categories, including Car of the Year, was the Tesla Model-S. Once again it appears the "experts" are out of sync with the public.

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    This car is a great track vehicle but a terrible daily driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantsnation View Post
    This car is a great track vehicle but a terrible daily driver.
    Which one, the Scion or the Tesla?
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    Yes, it's probably a track-driver's dream come true, but seriously, this is a *tight* and *uncomfortable* 2-seater with very edgy seats and poor quality interior. You're throwing away $20K+ for the driving mechanics only. I don't see how it would be labelled as "THE" sports car of the year when we can't even drive it the way its supposed to be driven on our 'civilized' and heavily regulated roads..

    People have different preferences when it comes to 'liking things' in a car and some may see a lot more than what I've seen but seriously, what else is there in FR-S besides a good sports ride?

    When it comes to ride comfort, passenger capacity, interior amenities, looks, MPG (the things I look for, personally) - I really don't see how FR-S would be at the "top of its class". It would be at the top of the 'driving mechanics' in any 'coupe' - but labelling it as the "car of the year" --- such a subjective label.
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    Lets be honest, how many "of the year" awards go to what/who truly deserves it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rmass09 View Post
    Lets be honest, how many "of the year" awards go to what/who truly deserves it?
    True. I still haven't gotten mine yet...
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    Utterly hilarious how they said people who criticize its 200hp miss the point.

    Owning an ss turbo for 3 years, you use power a lot more often than taking curves at high speed.

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