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When Toyota Motor Sales began showing concepts for its entry-level, joint-project car between Toyota and Subaru, enthusiasts were salivating.

The concept of a "cheap," rear-wheel drive auto is a dream; however, cheap is a relative term.

Scion announced that the six-speed manual FR-S will ring the register at $24,200 before the $730 extra in delivery costs.

That doesn't sound too bad but there is one problem standing in the way, the Volkswagen Golf GTI.

The GTI starts at $23,995 before the $770 delivery fees.

Here's where things get a bit tricky though. We already know the FR-S is a rear-wheel drive fun machine but its interior looks a bit spotty. That's not much of a surprise coming from Toyota's Scion division. In addition, Edmunds recently tested it and it's not all that brisk either -- Zero to 60 in 7.3 seconds and a 15.3 second quarter mile.

The GTI is a different story as it has one of the classes leading interiors and is a bit quicker scoring a zero to 60 time of 6.0 to 6.4 seconds (depends if you opt for DSG or a DIY transmission) and a quarter mile range between 14.0 to 14.7 seconds.

All that being said, WHICH car would YOU have?

The FR-S, which may have a "meh" interior but is an absolute blast to drive due to its driving dynamics?

...OR...

The GTI, which has a class-leading interior, isn't as much fun to drive because its front-wheel drive and is more practical?

Let us know below...





CAR WARS: Scion FR-S vs. VW GTI - WHICH and WHY?

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