The Scion FR-S Surprises Critics
“Be sure to take a test drive!” These words of advice are well-heeded if you are in the shopping process for a vehicle new or used. The test drive is the truest glimpse of how a vehicle will serve you down the road. No matter how sharp a vehicle looks to your eye, only when you are behind the wheel do you get a feel for what you can expect. Case in point – The Scion FR-S Test Drive.
A recent article in USA Today described the author’s test drive of the new 2013 Scion FR-S. He was surprised how the Scion FR-S out-performed the new Subaru BRZ. Why? Because both the Scion and Subaru are on platforms designed and engineered in a joint venture by Toyota and Subaru! From shifting easier to a smoother ride to even looking better. The Scion FR-S was more appealing – opinions changed only AFTER taking a test drive.
You will find articles like this all over the web during your research phase. They fall into the “so and so says” segment of decision-making with third party endorsements giving their – key word – OPINION. This is why you must take a test drive and before visiting the dealership, have set in your mind “how” to conduct a test drive that reflects your driving habits. If your commute takes you down the interstate, drive the interstate! If your route covers bumpy country roads or stop-and-go driving, the test drive is your time to see how a vehicle handles it. Don’t be over-whelmed by the moment but instead focus on positioning of gauges and line-of-sight and the ease of changing stations on the radio when you are behind the wheel.
Good dealerships will encourage you to put a vehicle through its paces. The test drive has to be within reason, but a good salesperson should inquire about what kind of driving your day consists of. In fact, there may be a vehicle you are over-looking that better meets your needs – test that one as well. The beauty of a test drive is simply this, you don’t know until YOU go. How did it accelerate, handle corners, or react to a quick stop? The test drive is where the rubber meets the road, and a time for first-hand opinions – which are the only ones you really count, right?!?
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