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by / on February 10, 2016 at 11:22 am / in Drives, Scion

Identity Crisis Aside, 2016 Scion iA is a Gem

Toyota recently announced it will discontinue its youth-aimed Scion brand, a not so surprising move for one of the world’s top automakers. One of the brand’s newest models, the 2016 Scion iA sedan, will continue as a Toyota model. But it’s not really a Toyota, either. The iA is actually built by Mazda and sold elsewhere as the Mazda2, a […]

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by / on January 7, 2015 at 4:41 pm / in Drives, Scion, Subaru

2014 Scion FR-S: Underpowered or just right?

The 2014 Scion FR-S is a real sports car. Just consider the attributes listed in the¬†Wikipedia entry for “sports car”: small (check: the 2014 Scion FR-S is certainly not a large vehicle) usually two-seater (check: the FR-S is a 2+2, but the rear seats are tiny) two-door (check) “designed for spirited performance and nimble handling” (check: this is a purpose-built […]

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by / on November 7, 2012 at 4:09 pm / in Drives, Scion

2013 Scion FR-S: First Look

Here’s a first look at the latest Ride of the Week, the 2013 Scion FR-S. Jointly developed by Subaru and Toyota, Scion’s parent company, the FR-S is a small, 2+2 sports car that arrived this year as an all-new 2013 model. Except for some styling details, it’s identical to the Subaru BRZ. The name “FR-S” stands for “Front-engine, Rear-drive Sport.” […]

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by / on February 15, 2012 at 3:17 pm / in Buick, Chevrolet, Ford, Hybrid/EV, Hyundai, Lexus, Lincoln, Nissan, Scion, Toyota

J.D. Power 2012 Dependability Survey Results – Toyota, Ford Brands Top List

J.D. Power’s annual Dependability Survey results show Toyota brands on top in eight of the fourteen categories. The Blue Oval is a big winner too, with vehicles from Ford brands taking three slots. The survey looks at 3-year-old vehicles, so these 2012 rankings reflect 2009 models. Here are the winners by category: Sub-compact Car: Toyota Yaris Compact Car: Toyota Prius […]

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