2014 Scion FR-S

The new thing the Porsche Cayman S and 2014 Scion FR-S have in common

These two vehicles are more alike than it might seem. Now they have one more thing in common.

The 2014 Porsche Cayman S and the 2014 Scion FR-S have a lot in common. Both are not the fastest car for your dollar. However, they might just be the best driver’s car for the dollar. Both use horizontally opposed, normally aspirated, boxer engines. That is a unique thing they share. Both are rear wheel drive, and can come with a wonderful 6-speed manual transmission, something now on the endangered list. All of these things they share are not new though. What is new is that both are Automobile Magazine All-Stars this year.

The 2014 Porsche Cayman S has a price of around $68,000. The one thing it is really best at is back-roads bombing. The car is sublime and a driver will always feel like a hero driving this car. Regardless of one’s skill level the Cayman S will deliver perma-grin. Interestingly the 2014 Scion FR-S delivers exactly that same feeling, and has exactly that same mission, but it sells for $28,000.


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200hp in a $40k car? I would rather have the Veloster from Hyundai which are now discounted to $21k fully optioned. With the difference in money aftermarket exhaust, cold air and 60 hp nitrous setup would seriously take this Veloster to the next level. Now to get Hyundai to drop in the Genesis V6 add a $10k premium price and bang, the best rocket on earth.
The FR-S retails for about $25K, $40K was the price difference between the FR-S and the Porsche.