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Auto Channel FR-S review up
This review may not be worth bothering with for some of you--I almost didn't post about it, but a few sentences resonated strongly with my experience yesterday during a short test drive :
I don't want to replay the "is it too good for its own good" arguments here, but coming from a car of similar size and proportions but 200 lbs lighter (the sole one I have owned - a 1st gen Tiburon) I had pretty much the same thoughts as the reviewer when I drove my own car again. Although in every way far more competent, the FR-S "feels" a little bigger, heavier, and more imposing than the Tiburon. It's a wonderful experience driving it, but something also seems to be lost in translation. Part of it may be due to the more-damped steering feel and lower NVH of the FR-S, part of it a result of its reduced visibility forwards and aft (see my test drive comments for a discussion of the latter). Another forum member who drives a G37 currently and has owned other vehicles (BMW, I believe a Supra) found the FR-S light and nimble by comparison.
Anyway a much longer test drive should help clarify things.
Last edited by Sport-Tech; 05-06-2012 at 06:00 AM.
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