Posts from ‘Scion’

Apr
23
What was the Aston Martin Cygnet

Aston Martin Cygnet

Why would Aston Martin, a British company known for building ultra-luxury high-performance coupes, contract with Japanese automaker Toyota to build an Aston-branded version of one of the smallest, least-powerful Toyota-built cars on the market? Turns out there’s a good answer to that question, but it gets a little complicated.

Dec
14
Volkswagen GTI, Cool Cars for Under $5000, Cars Under $5000

One of Rick’s Cool Cars for Under $5000, the Volkswagen GTI

You just can’t bear the thought.

Whether you’re right out of college, replacing a car that’s given up the ghost, or adding a needed vehicle to your existing fleet, “Go with the flow” has never been your automotive mantra.

Of course, many cars are popular because they’re really good cars. “Really good,” that is, for everyone else.

Apr
26
2017 Toyota Yaris iA

2017 Toyota Yaris iA in Graphite

2017 Toyota Yaris iA manual    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Subcompact Car

Miles Driven: 481

Fuel Used: 11.5 gallons

Mar
24
2017 Toyota Corolla iM in Barcelona Red Metallic

2017 Toyota Corolla iM in Barcelona Red Metallic

2017 Toyota Corolla iM    Consumer Guide Automotive

Class: Compact Car

Miles Driven: 234

Fuel Used: 8.6 gallons

Feb
16
2017 Toyota 86

2017 Toyota 86

Chicago radio legends Steve and Johnnie take the 2017 Toyota 86 for a video test drive. What did they think of their test vehicle? Watch the video and find out.

Jan
26
2017 Toyota 86

2017 Toyota 86 in “Hot Lava” paint

2017 Toyota 86    Quick Spin

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Miles Driven: 407

Fuel Used: 16.9 gallons

Mar
23
2016 Scion tC

2016 Scion tC Release Series

2016 new York Auto ShowIt was back in 2002 that the Scion brand made its debut at the New York Auto Show, so perhaps it was fitting that its departure occurred there as well.

Feb
09
2016 Scion FR-S

2016 Scion FR-S

Test Drive2016 Scion FR-S Automatic

Class: Sporty/Performance Car

Dates tested: 9/09/2015 – 9/24/2015

Miles Driven: 419

Fuel Used: 16.2 gallons

Feb
03
Scion xB

2006 Scion xB

After 13 model years Toyota is pulling the plug on the Scion brand. Launched as a marketing ploy to lure young shoppers into new-car showrooms, Scion-brand vehicles were sold alongside Toyota cars and trucks at the same stores, but by staff trained to work with younger consumers.

Jan
19
2016 Scion iM

One of the Scion iM’s strengths is its value equation. Despite its lengthy list of standard features (plus a few minor options), our manual-transmission test car came in at less than 20 grand.

Consumer Guide Automotive2016 Scion iM with manual transmission 

Class: Compact Car

Dates tested: 12/28/2015 – 1/11/2016

Miles Driven: 448

Fuel Used: 15.2 gallons

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