Monday, March 16, 2015

Scion FR-S (New Toy)

I still have my 1999 Saturn SC-2 (366K miles and counting), but today I picked up an impractical but fun toy, a 2015 Scion FR-S.

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.

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