2016 Scion iM 5-Door Hatch Test Drive

“2016 Scion iM” A Sporty and Versatile Hatchback Late last year, the Scion team of Toyota Motor Sales launched two new models for the 2016 model year. One represented the first sedan model for the Scion brand – the Scion iA, a compact four-door, five passenger sedan. The other was the Scion iM – a…

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2016 Scion iA Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Toyota introduced the Scion brand nationally in 2004, but out of the six models it’s produced since then, there has never been a sedan, until now Meet the first Scion sedan, the 2016 Scion iA. It actually shares its platform, mechanicals and a bunch more with the Mazda 2. The…

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2016 Scion iA and iM First Drive

By Barbara & Schaffer San Francisco – Automakers like to toss out statistics and Scion has a big one as they increase their model lineup by nearly 67 percent. That’s what happens when you expand your model lineup from three to five. When Toyota created the Scion brand in 2002 to appeal to Generation Y…

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2015 Scion FR-S Sport Coupe Test Drive

“2015 Scion FR-S 2-door Coupe” An Affordable Sport Coupe to be reckoned with Two years ago (for the 2013 model year), two Japanese auto manufacturers joined forces developing a formidable, yet affordable sports coupe. The result was a most capable sports coupe that was extremely fun to drive under the guise of two distinctive marques….

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2014 NWAPA “Run to the Sun” – Part 3

By Bill Schaffer Photos by Doug Berger Portland, Oregon – This year the group of cars was the best ever with cars like the BMW i8, Rolls Royce Wraith, Nissan GT-R, Dodge Viper, Bentley Continental GT Convertible, Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Mercedes-Benz S550. The first day of the drive started in Portland and went through the…

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Test Drive: Scion iQ

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer As small cars start to gain acceptance from American drivers, Scion has entered the market with a new one that ranks high on intelligence – the iQ.  As the name implies, this little car has some smart features and is much more than simply small and economical. To put the…

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$24,200 Scion FR-S Sports Car

Scion officials pegged the price of the FR-S at $24,200 price tag, as the highly anticipated sports car gets ready to go on sale this spring. The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; will compete with the Mazda MX-5 and the upcoming Subaru BRZ which was developed jointly with the FR-S. Configured as…

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A True Sports Car for Scion

Scion’s fifth model promises to add a new dimension to Toyota’s youth-oriented brand, when the 2013 Scion FR-S goes on sale in the spring of 2012.  The rear-wheel drive sports car offers a new level of excitement, especially for enthusiasts, who want more performance and road handling capabilities. The FR-S, which stands for Front-engine, Rear-wheel drive, Sport; is…

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Test Drive: Scion iQ

Seattle — As the Scion brand ages, it’s getting smarter too or at least the names would indicate that – xA, xB, tC, xD and now iQ.  The iQ, arriving at western Scion dealerships now, is the latest for the youth-oriented Scion brand, and in many ways, it shows a certain level of “smartness” in…

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2012 Scion IQ

“2012 Scion IQ: Move over Smart” Seattle, Washington – Scion’s latest entry into the marketplace is the premium Micro-subcompact IQ. Scion claims that it is the world’s smallest four-seat production automobile. The IQ becomes the fourth vehicle to join the Scion family, and it is hoped that it will define the premium micro-subcompact segment and…

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