- FRsshopper wrote:
- So my daughter is very interested in the 2013 FRs We ev been looking and I find quite a few around 13,14,15s for around 19,000 to 24,000 that have around 11k - 14k mi on them and I'm wondering why are peeps dropping these cars so soon? Any ideas? Help would be great
Short answer is that there have been problems with Subaru's engine. The FR-S is a joint venture by Toyota and Subaru. Toyota did the exterior designs, Subaru did the engineering and manufacturing of the car. Plus they built the engine, with Toyota adding the direct injection. The engine and transmission are Subaru and are not up to Toyota's standards of reliability. That's why people are dumping the cars. There have been numerous service bulletins to address the fuel pump issues as there are two of them, one for the gas tank, and the other for the direct injection. Many people have had what sound like "crickets" because of this design issue. Other problems are the engine destroying itself on the bottom end (crankshaft), throwing rods through the block, the list goes on.
Some have said "oh it's only a small percentage of cars that have trouble" yeah well I wouldn't want to be one of those people who have those troubled cars. Many lemon law lawyers got involved. I would stay away from the car, that's my advice.
here's a link to the forums where that car is discussed, you and your daughter can read all about it.. and if you're wondering why the website is called FT86 club, is because in the rest of the world the toyota version is called the FT-86 and the Subaru version is the BR-Z.
also Michael Karesh's True delta site (better than Consumer Reports, in my opinion)
After the read you'll probably thank me, it's not an engine you want! Hope that helps!