Is Scion Absolutely Insane For Trying To Make The FR-S A Luxury Car?

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Does it understand what the term "luxury car" means.

TheScion FR-S, also badged in variants by Toyota (the original designer) as the GT86 and by Subaru as the BRZ, is certainly a winner in many respects as anentry-level sports car. It’s known for being a solid value for its price and for having superb handling. Unfortunately, it’s also known for having ananemic engine setup. That being said, ifyou’relooking for a luxury car with a base price right around $30,000, Scionmight be the last automaker you would run to.

But Scion is trying to change that, and make people forget all about its mundane exterior designs and the cheap-feeling plastic components scattered throughout the interior. It will do this by running out 1,000 "FR-S Series 2.0" models. The automakercompliments itself by saying that this limited-edition model "pairs sports andstyle," but it seems to be somewhat lacking in both areas. The differences with this particular "2.0" model are largely insignificant. According toScion, it comes in a "bold Lunar Storm paint scheme,” a special aero kit, and17" alloy wheels. Do these changes really help you see the FR-S as a "luxury car?"

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