Monday, March 16, 2015
Scion FR-S (New Toy)
This is the first car I've bought new since about 1986, before I got married. I got my car in a color they call Halo which is White. Automatic transmissions have come a long way in the past couple of decades, but I opted for the 6-speed manual. Fuel efficiency isn't great, but isn't terrible either; I'm hoping for about 30 mpg combined. I'll know more after a couple of tanks of gas.
It's a small, 2-door coupe, with front engine, rear-wheel drive, and a low center of gravity. There's not a ton of power, but the handling is first rate. And it's a generation ahead of the Saturn both under the hood and in the electronics.