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2016 Scion iA, iM: worthy new underdog sub-compacts

The 2016 Scion iM is a new sub-compact hatchback.

It seems like only a few years ago when Scion joined the automotive community and touted its edgy, inexpensive cars. They were geared toward active young buyers, then called Generation Y, and who had limited funds. But it’s been 12 years since Scion debuted in the United States, and the brand produced by Toyota is ...

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2015 Subaru BRZ: handsome, fun, not so fast

The 2015 Subaru BRZ is a four-seat coupe sports car.

Now in its third year, the 2015 Subaru BRZ, a four-seat compact coupe, has a few updates and the new limited “Series.Blue” edition. The BRZ acronym name means: “B” for boxer engine. “R” for rear-wheel drive. And “Z” for zenith. It remains the Japanese manufacturer’s only model without the brand’s well-received symmetrical all-wheel drive system. ...

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2015 Toyota Prius: great efficiency, but rivals challenging

The Toyota Prius on one of 10 cars Consumer Reports reports is capable of lasting 200,000 miles.

Now a mainstay in the car industry, the Toyota Prius family is ever expanding. It includes five trims of the original hatchback as well as the compact Prius C and Prius V wagon, the largest offering in the hybrid clan. The Persona Series is new for 2015 and adds a half-dozen cosmetic items to the ...

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1957 T-Bird, 2012 Ferrari 458 in rare cars auction

A 1957 T-Bird, one of the iconic cars being auctioned June 28th.

Several rare cars, including a 1957 Thunderbird and a 2012 Ferrari 458 Italia, will be among the diverse group of automobiles and art auctioned June 28 on Invaluable.com, the Boston-based online marketplace of fine and decorative arts, antiques, collectibles and estate sales. Here’s a synopsis of the cars in the auction: 1957 THUNDERBIRD E-CODE. Estimated ...

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