Everyday Driver is one of our absolute favorite blogs, and they have done the world a major favor with this test!
Why have we had to wait so long for somebody to do it? As the hosts of Everyday Driver say, the FR-S (also known as the Toyota GT-86 or 86 – depending on where you live in the world – or Subaru BRZ) world is “full of hype”. No one would dare to say anything negative about it when the usual magazines do their usual kowtow road tests and sing its praises.
But in this test, a test the usual car magazines can’t do (because they would risk their press credentials and advertising revenue), the S2000, a car designed in the mid-nineties, which went on sale in 1999, beats the FR-S hands-down. With clear results so there shouldn’t be any controversy. And it beats the RX-8.
Of course owners will always find controversy. But personally, as an owner and driving enthusiast, and as a driving instructor who has put significant miles on all three ourselves, we enthusiastically agree with the results of the test.