Each year Cars.com names a "Best Of" winner that our editors pick as the ultimate car we've driven over the past 12 months. This year, the award went to two cars, the nearly identical Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ sports coupes. Before we determined the winners, we had already decided that whichever car won our Best Of award would get a spot in our long-term test fleet.
Our winner was decided late on a Friday, and we put a deposit down by the following Thursday.
I was tasked with buying one of the two cars, and it turned out to be one of the simplest car purchases I've ever made. Here's why.