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Link Love From The Car Connection: 2009 Scion xB Walkaround, Man Defeats Lambo Diablo, Plus The Fast And The Bi-Curious
Link Love From The Car Connection: 2009 Scion xB Walkaround, Man Defeats Lambo Diablo, Plus The Fast And The Bi-Curious

Another gift shop for you -- James Bond fans have reason to celebrate: a collector in Cumbria, England has just opened a James Bond Museum, featuring Bond's Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever and his Lotus Esprit Turbo from The Spy Who Loved Me. Also on display: the Octopus from Octopussy. Let the...Read More»

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Celebs Vs. 'Celebs' At The Toyota Grand Prix Of Long Beach

On April 18, Toyota returns to Long Beach, California for the 35th Annual Toyota Grand Prix. Amid all the weekend hoopla and product-positioning, the company will sponsor a celebrity race, pitting nearly two dozen stars (plus Raven-Symoné and Carlos Mencia) in a ten-lap, 19.7-mile throwdown. To...Read More»

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Pricing Announced For 2009 Nissan cube (No, not 'Cube')

The 2009 Nissan cube hits dealerships in May, and pricing has just been announced. The base model will run an affordable $13,990, with various custom packages pushing that figure higher. The cube will come in four flavors: cube 1.8, cube 1.8 S, cube 1.8 SL and cube 1.8 Krom. Not surprisingly, each...Read More»

2009 Scion xB
2009 Scion xB Gets New Series 6.0 Edition

The latest special edition from Toyota's teenybopper brand will be a tweaked-out version of the 2009 Scion xB hatchback. Set for a fancy unveiling next week at the 2009 Detroit auto show, the new xB Release Series 6.0 gets a round of customizing that puts an emphasis on entertainment. It's themed...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average, Ford continues to build the most reliable American cars." But the comprehensive test also revealed that reliability of European...Read More»

2009 Ford Focus
TheCarConnection.com's Eight Best Cars for College

With the fall term about to start at schools across the country, you may be looking for the perfect car for your parents to “subsidize”—or for your child to take off to college along with your furniture, your computer, and your life savings. It doesn’t take an economics major to find a...Read More»

2008 Scion xB
Daily Debate: Is Scion Still Cool?

This month's five-year anniversary of the Scion brand begs the question: Is Toyota's youth division too old to be cool? When Scion was launched with the '04 xB and xA, they presaged a new generation of cheap-and-cheerful compacts to come. Everything from the Honda Fit to the Chevrolet Aveo owes...Read More»

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Scion Celebrates Its 5th

When the e-mail landed in my mailbox, it prompted me to think that at five, Toyota's youth-oriented "brand within a brand" isn't all that much older than its average buyer. OK, cheap shot, but there's little doubt that Scion has come as close as any nameplate too capturing the hearts, minds, and...Read More»

2008 Scion xD
Hot Lava! Scion xD Launches Series 1.0

Isn't it about time Scion launched another of its home-brewed Release editions? Of course it is. And possibly inspired by the B-52s, the new Scion xD Release Series 1.0 gets a fabulous Hot Lava paint job to go with its added kit. For $1,999 more than the base manual-gearbox Scion xD (priced now...Read More»

Scion xB, tC Priced for 2009

Scion's released prices for their 2009 xB and tC models. The only change the xB has undertaken is in color: Stingray Metallic will replace Nautical Blue. With a five-speed manual transmission, the xB starts at $15,750. Shoppers who want a four-speed automatic are ready to go at $16,700. Both prices...Read More»

Scion Spins New Remixes

Following the success of its Daptone Records Remixed CD, Scion’s private record label, Scion A/V, is launching three new releases in May featuring Ghostface Killah, 45 King, and Rhythm Roots Allstars. As with all the other Scion A/V projects, Scion will cover all the costs that go into the...Read More»

Scion: Forget the Cars, Make Your Own Crest

Toyota has taken the next step in generating more hype for their hip and boxy cars at Scion. Scion owners (or, well, anyone) can now create their very own logo crest that matches their personality, hobbies, and beliefs at Scionspeak.com. Click over to the Web site and what's surprising is what you...Read More»

Big Oops: New Kia Soul Hits the 'Net

How do you say "oh, crap" in Korean? We're listening hard for it, now that clean shots of the production-ready Soul have hit the Web (thanks to kia-world.net and Autoblog). The Soul, destined either for the afterlife or the New York auto show, will show up next week looking remarkably like the Soul...Read More»

Scion Coupe Concept Confirmed for New York Show

Scion's bringing a new coupe concept to the New York auto show, and now we know the name. The new Scion will be called the Hako (which might mean box, but pardon us for not reading and writing kanji). In a press release, Toyota's newest brand says that the "sporty interpretation of the box concept"...Read More»

Scion’s Second '08 Release: tC 4.0

While a few automakers staged introductions of important new vehicles at the Chicago auto show--the Chevrolet Traverse, the redone Acura RL, and Ford’s Transit Connect among them--Scion’s low-key effort in the Windy City came in the form of a limited edition of the tC coupe. The second...Read More»

Scion Releases xB 5.0; Steve Jobs Fails to Take Credit

While we finish mopping up after the press days at the 2008 Detroit auto show (lots of shredded paper, spilled lattes at the Acura stand and sweaty lanyards, ew), here’s the info on the Scion special-edition xB that was quietly let out for the Cobo crowds. Scion says the xB Release Series 5.0...Read More»

2007 Daihatsu Materia
Daihatsu Plays Scion xB Again

Europeans are aware of the success of Scion in theUnited States, even if the brand isn’t sold on the Continent. The Scion xB has been especially noted, since there is nothing quite like the boxy compact in Europe. Europe won’t get the Scion after all, but in Geneva, Toyota showed off the latest...Read More»

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2007 Chicago Auto Show

NEWS New Highlander Coming to Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/20/2007)Hybrid version on the agenda at McCormick Place, too. New Scions To Bow in Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/19/2007)Second-gen xB, new xD coming to Feb. show. Titan Facelift Coming to Chicago Show by Joseph Szczesny (1/15/2007)Big trucks...Read More»

2006 Scion FUSE concept, New York Auto Show
New Scions To Bow in Chicago

The second generation of the Scion xB, and a new model dubbed the xD, will be on display at the 2007 Chicago Auto Show. Toyota says that it will conduct a simultaneous virtual press conference, complete with computer-simulated versions of the new 2008 models, for the media and members of the Second...Read More»

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