I’ve been asked repeatedly about my old 1963 International C1200 and what I’ve been up to with it. I thought I’d give an update.
Throughout the year, I drive a large variety of cars from entry-level models, luxury sedans, trucks, SUVs and crossovers. Undoubtedly throughout this process, I’m going to come across vehicles I just don’t care for. The 2016 Scion iA is one of those vehicles. While the suspension is great, the price is only $16,470 and fuel economy is pretty good, there is little else I found enjoyable about it.
Quite often there are little changes between model years of vehicles, yet the 2016 Lexus ES 350 has a host of changes with probably the largest being a new production facility in the U.S. Yep, the Lexus flagship model is now American made.
As an automotive journalist, I drive a lot, yet normally these are short, around town “evaluation” trips. However, with the 2016 Scion iM, my wife and I had the need to head to Omaha, NE for some personal reasons and the car was my approved choice for the trip. How did it handle the nearly 1k ride and an unexpected blizzard? Mixed results really and it wouldn’t be my top choice, but the value is hard to beat.
True story: when Toyota first unveiled the Quicksand color on the Tacoma I was less than impressed. Now that I get to see it outside, against a natural back drop, well. I’ve changed my opinion.