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    View Poll Results: Is the Scion FR-S a true sports car or just a "sporty car"?

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    Thread: Is the Scion FR-S a sports car or a "sporty car"?

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      05-15-2012 02:33 AM #1
      Is the Scion FR-S a sports car or a "sporty car"?

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      05-15-2012 02:43 AM #2
      You are the Ted Haggard of the FR-S/BRZ
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      It's soul, man. You paid for that.

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      05-15-2012 02:44 AM #3
      Has roof and seats more than 2 - not a sports car
      The gloves are off, the wisdom teeth are out
      What you on about ?

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      05-15-2012 02:53 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by RWD_only View Post
      You are the Ted Haggard of the FR-S/BRZ
      OMG

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      05-15-2012 02:54 AM #5
      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Has roof and seats more than 2 - not a sports car
      Agreed. But you forgot slow..

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      05-15-2012 02:55 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by RWD_only View Post
      You are the Ted Haggard of the FR-S/BRZ
      had to google "ted haggard".. not cool bro.

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      05-15-2012 03:02 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      Is the Scion FR-S a sports car or a "sporty car"?
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      05-15-2012 03:21 AM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      Is the Scion FR-S a sports car or a "sporty car"?
      It's more of a sports car than your glorified German slushbox fleet-special. Does that answer your question?
      Last edited by kimilein; 05-15-2012 at 03:27 AM.

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      05-15-2012 03:39 AM #9
      Id just like someone to identify any recognized authority on the matter. This poll is about as official as anything.

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      05-15-2012 03:49 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by teklord69 View Post
      had to google "ted haggard".. not cool bro.
      The truth doesn't have to be cool, polite or nice to still be "The Truth" in fact The truth often hurts.... just sayin'
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      05-15-2012 05:19 AM #11
      The fact that this discussion comes up so often just kills me. Unless you prescribe to the antiquated dictionary definition of a "sports car," (meaning rwd, 2 seats, open-top) the FR-S is more of a pure sports car than just about anything rolling off an assembly line today. The Civic Si is a sporty car... the FR-S/BRZ is a sports car, straight-line numbers be damned.

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      05-15-2012 07:12 AM #12
      To be clear, it is a Sports Coupe.

      A sports car has two seats and should have a soft top or removable targa top.
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      05-15-2012 07:30 AM #13
      Is it by traditional definition a sports car...no...
      Is it an exceedingly fun, sporty, drivers car...you bet!

      BMW could learn a thing or two from Toyota/Subaru on how to build a real "drivers car", and not just use the term as a marketing gimmick

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      05-15-2012 08:10 AM #14
      A car doesn't need a soft top to be a sports car... that's a roadster or any other many terms. The FR-S is more of a sports car than any other car on production right now. It's light, agile and produced solely as a car with sporting potential and not for any other reason.

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      05-15-2012 08:14 AM #15
      where is the "your mom is a sports car" option?

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      05-15-2012 08:14 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by kmead View Post
      To be clear, it is a Sports Coupe.

      A sports car has two seats and should have a soft top or removable targa top.
      I should make a new thread titled: "Is the Porsche 911 a sports car" based on this thread's definition.

      the 2 rear seats in the FR-S/BRZ is only there for insurance purposes only... being a 2+2 means a lower insurance rate than a straight forward 2 seater.

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      05-15-2012 08:21 AM #17
      actually the 2 rear seats are there so that you have room for your spare set of rims, when you go to the track. they were designed to fit a pair of 17's quite nicely in there, very easy.

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      05-15-2012 08:24 AM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by BsickPassat View Post
      the 2 rear seats in the FR-S/BRZ is only there for insurance purposes only... being a 2+2 means a lower insurance rate than a straight forward 2 seater.
      Bull. This car is the successor to sporty but practical cars that Toyota built in the mid eighties that came with a rear seat. It's meant to have a measure of practicality, hence the rear seat, hence the sizeable trunk. I really don't think they care what insurance companies might or might not charge their customers.

      After all, sports cars like the Miata, Boxster, or Corvette are often cheap to insure due to the grey-hair demographic that makes up a significant group of owners.

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      05-15-2012 08:26 AM #19
      The classic "sports car" definition has been butchered for years, so I don't have any problem calling it a sports car.

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      05-15-2012 08:29 AM #20
      Sporty car, but I'm not sure why that matters.

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      05-15-2012 08:38 AM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Mike! View Post
      Bull. This car is the successor to sporty but practical cars that Toyota built in the mid eighties that came with a rear seat. It's meant to have a measure of practicality, hence the rear seat, hence the sizeable trunk. I really don't think they care what insurance companies might or might not charge their customers.

      After all, sports cars like the Miata, Boxster, or Corvette are often cheap to insure due to the grey-hair demographic that makes up a significant group of owners.
      Have you tried squeezing yourself into the backseat of the FR-S or BRZ?

      yes, the FR-S is supposed to be a spritual successor to the AE85/86, and to a lesser extent, the AE82 (since the old FX-3 was a FWD chassis)... but you can actually squeeze people into the backseat, so in addition to its sporting pretentions, it was still a practical car to use as family car.

      Toyota/Subaru designed the FR-S/BRZ from the ground up as a balanced sports car. If it was a true successor to the mid-80's practical sport cars... it would have been based on the current Corolla E140, or if that was too big, then the Yaris XP130 chassis.
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      05-15-2012 09:14 AM #22


      teklord FRS trolling + sports car definition trolling = epic failure
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      Something has gone horribly, horribly wrong when cockerpunk is representing the voice of reason. Holy ****.

    23. 05-15-2012 09:23 AM #23
      Where's the RWD econobox option?! Oh wait, this ins't an AE86, its another RX-8...
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      I'm more amused by the scientific formulas people bring up to justify why a BRZ lost to a Megane. Like really? All that college education you paid for and a BRZ is that important to you to go into some asinine explanation about how it's still a good track car?

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      05-15-2012 09:23 AM #24
      I saw both FR-S and teklord in the thread title yet I clicked anyway. Shame on me.

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      05-15-2012 09:25 AM #25
      It's a sports coupe/sporty coupe/2+2/whateverthe****youwannacallit.

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      05-15-2012 09:31 AM #26
      any car built with the primary intent of driving enjoyment should be considered a sports car.

      this doesn't mean that all sports cars are good or even fast...however, it does mean the FRS, the RX-8, Nissan Z's, Mustang, Camaro and Porsche 911 are sports car. when their manufacturer built them, the main goal was making them fast/fun.
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      05-15-2012 09:33 AM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      any car built with the primary intent of driving enjoyment should be considered a sports car.
      Jeep Wrangler. Go.
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      05-15-2012 09:33 AM #28
      This THREAD.....


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      05-15-2012 09:37 AM #29
      Quote Originally Posted by compy222 View Post
      any car built with the primary intent of driving enjoyment should be considered a sports car.
      Wrong. You are describing a performance car, not a sports car. The miata is a type of performance car labeled as a sports car, as is your s2k. The FRS/BRZ is a type of performance car labeled as a sports coupe, just like a mustang, Z, RX-8 etc. I suppose if you want to use old school terminology for the "sports coupe" name, you could also call it a GT car.

    30. 05-15-2012 09:37 AM #30
      this thread will go nowhere good.
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