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Do Insurance Companies Believe You're Driving a Risky Vehicle?

Do Insurance Companies Believe You’re Driving a Risky Vehicle?

In most places within North America, auto insurance represents one of the most costly ongoing expenses attached to automotive ownership. A monthly or annual cost that varies wildly between driver, we barely understand the number of factors affecting our individual insurance rate. Driver’s age, gender and history behind the wheel plays the key part in […]

Turbocharged Scion FR-S Laps Laguna Seca

Turbocharged Scion FR-S Laps Laguna Seca

When it comes to cars, we’re always looking ahead to the next thing. Toyota and Subaru have been hard at work for the past few years on the new FR-S/BRZ sports car, and they didn’t want to answer many questions about future iterations. Why? Because sometimes talking about future product too soon can depress sales. […]

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Most Anticipated New Vehicles Coming in 2012

With a new year dawning in just a few more days, the choice of a new car could be a pending resolution. Presented with a wide variety of vehicle brands, model and types in 2011, the 2012 calendar guarantees customers will have even more to choose from at dealership lots. Impressive fuel economy, pint-sized performance […]

2012 Scion iQ

First Drive: 2012 Scion iQ Review

And so the micro-car wars begin. Here in the States, anyway. They’ve had city cars (as they call them) in Europe for decades, but only recently have they caught on in the States, as we push for cars with higher and higher MPGs. Hybrids have been around for a while, but they’re expensive, boring, and […]

Scion iQ Minicar Comes In at $15,995, First Hits Dealers This October

Scion iQ Minicar Comes In at $15,995, First Hits Dealers This October

Rebadging is a practice most automotive industry buffs aren’t a fan of (including us). One of the most striking examples of it happening lately has been with Aston Martin and Toyota. Many have questioned if the Cygnet minicar is a real Aston Martin, and the answer is no it definitely isn’t. Aston Martin didn’t branch […]

The High Voltage 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0

The High Voltage 2012 Scion tC Release Series 7.0

Seeded by the smartphone and tablet market, a consumer’s desire to personalize our possessions has been taken to a new level. Even as the modern automobile have successfully scared individuals from modifying new vehicles in fears of interfering with electronic or voiding warranties, auto manufacturers have given some desirable whimsy. The Scion division of Toyota […]

Fast Times at 2011 Georgian College Auto Show

Fast Times at 2011 Georgian College Auto Show

Through the early months of 2011, the latest and best visions of the second century of the automobile were displayed inside stadiums or convention centers in North America. Within the climate-control environments where the only threatening element is the oil through human contact on vehicle surfaces, cars and trucks have little trouble looking presentable through […]

Scion FR-S Concept Shows FT-86 A Step Closer to Production

Scion FR-S Concept Shows FT-86 A Step Closer to Production

With the New York International Auto Show under way, Scion is taking the wraps off the FR-S Concept Car. It is a vehicle we’ve known before as the Toyota FT-86 Concept. The FT-86 Concept was a result of Toyota’s slipping consideration in the the youth market. This problem led to Toyota head Akio Toyoda creating […]

2011 Scion tC

A Week with the 2011 Scion tC

Back in November, I published a preview of the 2011 Scion tC from a media event Scion held, concluding that the all-new tC is an evolution for the better, offering more power, more economy, more room, a more modern feel, and an overall better drive. I was impressed as a whole, but media events – […]

Scion xB RS 8.0

Scion Uncovers the Ultra-Blue xB Release Series 8.0

Another year, another Scion Release Series. This time it’s the xB RS 8.0, which will be officially unveiled in a few days at the 2010 LA Auto Show. As the name suggests, this will be the eighth version of the limited-run RS xB. What does Scion have in store for this one? First up, and […]

2011 Scion tC

Media Preview: Scion Introduces the Second Generation tC

UPDATE: 2011 Scion tC Review In the early 2000s, Toyota’s demographic was quite a bit older than industry average, and the Lexus brand only made their typical customer even more mature. In an attempt to capture a younger crowd, the Scion brand was launched in 2003. The xB came first, nothing but a funky box […]

Toyota/Scion Stretches out for SEMA Introduction

Toyota/Scion Stretches out for SEMA Introduction

Showing a kink in their corporate armour with the rash of very public recalls, Toyota has also developed an image as a ‘bread and butter’ car builder. For the 2010 SEMA Show, Toyota and their younger, hipper Scion brand want to spice up their overall presence in the motoring landscape. Viewed as a party on […]