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?
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...