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Is Scion's iQ A Smart Move? #YouTellUs
Is Scion's iQ A Smart Move? #YouTellUs

The 2012 Scion iQ is finally coming to the U.S. to do battle with new small cars like the Fiat 500 and Smart ForTwo. While some small car fans may be rejoicing, one has to wonder if the Scion iQ is a smart move. Priced at $15,995, the new iQ is cheaper than the Ford Fiesta, comparable to the Fiat...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
2012 Scion tC and xB Models Priced

If you’re in the market for a new Scion tC or xB, we’ve got good news and bad news. Since we’re glass-is-half-empty people, we’ll give you the bad news first: you’ll pay more for a new Scion than you did in 2011. Now the good news: you’ll get more content, and...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
2011 Scion tC: New NHTSA Ratings Confirm It's A Safety All-Star

Small, sporty coupes tend to have some of the riskiest drivers. That's what insurance claims data points out, and it's why insurance rates tend to be quite high for compact two-doors. But if you're still drawn to this type of car, compact coupes aren't inherently bad. The 2011 Scion tC has emerged...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sequoia 4WD LV8 6-Spd AT SR5 (GS) Angular Rear Exterior View
Price Increase Coming For Toyota, Scion And Lexus

If you’re in the market for a new Toyota, Lexus or Scion, you may want to make a purchase decision soon. Toyota has announced price increases, ranging from just four-tenths of a percent on the Scion xD, up to 2.2 percent on the Toyota Sequoia. Only the Tacoma compact pickup, Yaris sedan...Read More»

2011 Scion xB
Akira And The Scion xB: Standing Out

As the news was blaring about the nightmare in Japan, all I could think of was an anime classic film called Akira that was heavy-duty post-apocalyptic and full of crazy motorcycles and cars, among other wild stuff. Then I thought, why think only of the bad and look instead for some good, and in...Read More»

2012 Scion xB 5dr Wagon Auto (Natl) Open Doors
TCC's Most Popular Reviews for November 2010

We're plowing through the list of 255-plus vehicles on sale in the 2011 model year here at High Gear Media--and as we cull our latest drives into full reviews, we're watching what you're reading. Each month we scan Google Analytics to see which reviews are most popular. Some of the time, those...Read More»

Scion AV website
Scion Makes Movies For Millennials, But Will They Help Sell Cars?

If you keep tabs on our parent site, TheCarConnection, you might remember the launch of Scion's AV website last December. ScionAV.com was envisioned as a sort of online magazine -- a way for the automaker to buff its brand by engaging Millennials on art, music, and lifestyle topics. Recently, Scion...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
The New 2011 Scion tC Overview

Despite the fact that the 2011 Scion tC isn't exactly...pretty...I was very impressed with several aspects of the second gen. First of all the handling was incredible. I took corners and switched lanes like an F1 driver. The power assist in the steering was good enough to the point where if there...Read More»

2010 Hyundai Sonata
Fire Sale: 2010 Models Dealers Are Desperate To Get Rid Of

If you learn only one thing about the car buying process, car shoppers, let it be this: dealers don't own the cars they sell. They're making payments on them, just like you will be if you buy. A dealer's loan, of course, is much more complex than the one you will probably take on if you buy the...Read More»

2010 Nissan Cube 5dr Wagon I4 CVT 1.8 S Angular Rear Exterior View
Don't Call Them Box Cars

Consumers are a finicky lot. We like what we like--and we don’t like some monikers attached to our preferred set of wheels. On the other hand, many of the target-market buyers of the funky-styled yet innovative and fun-to-drive small cars today couldn’t care less what others call their...Read More»

2011 Scion xD Release Series 3.0
2011 Scion xD Release Series 3.0 Will Cost You At Least $17,625

Toyota's Scion brand has released its first special edition of the 2011 model year into the wild--and it's safe to say if you like teensy hatchbacks and the color brown, you're in luck. The new xD Release Series 3.0 may sound as if it needs an engineer to write a bug ticket, but it's the long-ish...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
2011 Scion tC: First Drive

Scion has been in the U.S. since 2002, introduced as a sub-brand to Toyota aimed at younger buyers. Lots of companies try to target the youth with marketing schemes and clever advertising, and most of the time they fail. Younger Americans know a thing or two about marketing and advertising as they...Read More»

2010 Scion xD: Weeding out Toyota's little boxes

Little Boxes, They're Not All Alike Toyota’s youth-oriented Scion brand offers two, two-box cars: xB and xD.  Most people are aware of the former but unfamiliar with the latter.  Here’s an xD primer. Start with a Toyota Yaris platform, wrap it in a five-door hatchback cab-forward body, give...Read More»

Abarth Fiat 500C
Video: Fiat Launching This Year With 165 Dealerships In 119 U.S. Markets

A week ago, we told you that Chrysler's Sergio Marchionne was planning to meet potential Fiat dealers and explain his vision of the American Fiat network. Yesterday, the CEO did just that, and he seems to have generated lots of enthusiasm among attendees -- even though other dealers are clearly...Read More»

Screenshot of the Scion tC 'Take on the Machine' microsite
Scion Uses Search Engines To Promote The tC

Scion's been fairly quiet the past couple of years. The once-brash brand for tuners-in-training has been given a run for its money by other automakers like Kia and Nissan. But now that the new tC has arrived, Scion has put the gloves on and come out swinging -- and it's enlisted search engines in...Read More»

2008 Mitsubishi Lancer
Five Cars With Surprisingly High Insurance Costs

Get a more expensive car, and you might expect the insurance premium to be quite a bit higher.But that's not always true. Instead, the most expensive cars are often those models most often involved in accidents. Insurance companies know they're more likely to have to pay out a claim on cars that...Read More»

2011 Infiniti G37 Coupe IPL
Today at High Gear Media: Infiniti IPL, GM IPO, And More Acronyms

GM's CEO, Ed Whitacre, is calling it quits. He's the company's third CEO in 18 months, which makes Daniel Akerson the company's fourth CEO in 18 months. [TheCarConnection] GM's also landed a $5 billion line of credit that could help it file an IPO later this year. Coincidence? [TheCarConnection]...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
Today in Car News: Corvettes, Porsches, and Mustang II

It's Wednesday--the less glamorous middle sister to fabulous Friday--and High Gear Media is settling down in the Bay Area, ready for this weekend's Pebble Beach Concours and classics weekend. While we're putting up the tents and setting up the wireless connections, here's what we're browsing from...Read More»

2011 Scion tC
Today at High Gear Media: Scion tC, Hawaii Five-0, and Our Late Nissan Leaf

Six months after the brouhaha kicked off, has Toyota been badly bruised by all those recalls? Today at High Gear Media, our own Bengt Halvorson peers into the recall abyss and reports on TheCarConnection that Toyota may have lost 200,000 sales and 1.5 percent of the entire U.S. market as a result...Read More»

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