I’ve been a fan of the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ since it hit the streets for the 2012 model year and they have maintained a shocking amount of residual value as the years and miles have added up. However, today I think we’ve finally gotten the answer to “what do you need to do to a Scion FR-S (Toyota sold the 86 as the Scion FR-S from 2012-2016) to get it down to $5k?” The answer is some pretty wicked cosmetic damage and an airbag covered in duct tape — don’t believe the carfax if it doesn’t show an accident. Find this 2013 Scion FR-S offered for $5000 in SF Bay Area, CA via craigslis
A New Car Review by E-i-C Vince; Before you get too concerned for me, don’t worry, I didn’t go out and buy a new car…but I think maybe somebody should. Hang with me as I explain my logic. I’ve wanted to feature more “new” cars on DT, because we folks like us hunker down and accept the Cubanization of the fun-car fleet we are put by the OE product planners into a marketing category with bacteria and other elements that won’t buy their cars. As a result, things like manual transmissions, rear-wheel-drive, limited slips (just read my grumpy old man 2020 top ten list) go into the “obsolete” bucket and self driving, disposable, electric pods become the norm. I first tried to find a really cheap manual transmission car like the Chevy Spark or Hyundai Elantra GT N but I was so disgusted by the styling that I had to up my budget to something just shy of $30k before I found something I could consider owning. Find this 2020 Toyota 86 offered for $27,060 starting MSRP via Toyota Dealers across the USA.
The Subaru BRZ /Toyota 86 /Scion FR-S was the fruit of an arrangement between Subaru and Toyota to produce a world class 2+2 sports car for the masses. It offered an interesting combination of Subaru flat-4 power and Toyota mechanical bits…but was assembled at Subaru’s Gunma plant in Japan. Sales in the US market for […]