What Is the Toyota 86?

Originally branded as the Scion FR-S, the Toyota 86 is the same vehicle (with updates–see below–in 2017!) but proudly wearing the Toyota name. 

The Toyota 86 is Toyota’s only two-door, rear-drive sports car. 

Handling and Braking
86’s advanced chassis has been engineered to optimize the center of gravity, plus front and rear weight balance, for optimal performance.
Exterior Design
Long hood. Short rear deck. The standard in sports car design. With its blend of form and function, 86 flaunts its pedigree from every angle.
Sporty Interior
86 shows off its sophisticated side with all-new Granlux trim accents on the door panels, upper-seat bolsters and dash.
860 Special Edition
An elite sports car. Crafted for the select few. Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG. Additional premium features include Smart key with push-button start and touch-activated door unlock, as well as dual-zone automatic climate control.
Each special edition will come with a 4.2-inch multi-information display that features a G-force meter and stop watch, and displays vital information such as horsepower and torque curves, engine coolant and oil temperatures and MPG.

860 Special Edition

Where Did the Scion Brand Go?

In 2016, Toyota decided to bid adieu to the Scion brand, allowing for select vehicles to take the Toyota badge in 2017.  The Scion iA, iM and FR-S have officially joined the Toyota family as the 2017 Yaris iA, Corolla iM and Toyota 86. 

  • Scion iA becomes Toyota Yaris iA
  • Scion iM becomes Toyota Corolla iM
  • Scion FR-S becomes Toyota 86

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SUNSHINE IS COMING!!!!

Can you tell how excited I am for sunshine and warmer weather? I think it’s safe to say that most Chicagoans are eagerly awaiting better weather and lucky for us, it’s coming this weekend.

After you visit us for a little sunny weather car shopping, here are a few other fun things to do in Chicago this weekend!

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Top FIVE Annoying Driving Habits

Even the best drivers make mistakes behind the wheel. ¬†I’ve narrowed down the top five annoying habits drivers make. ¬†Did I forget any or do you disagree with me? ¬†Comment below! ¬†(I left out the obvious and abhorrent ones like driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol because–duh!– you shouldn’t do that. ¬†EVER!)

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  1. Signaling: ¬†the turn signal is there for a reason–USE IT (please) to warn fellow road warriors that you’re turning or changing lanes. ¬†Once you’ve accomplished said turn or lane change, it’s time to turn off the signal. ¬†Don’t be the person driving six miles with their left turn signal blinking.
  2. Distracted Driving: ¬†whether you’re fighting with your girlfriend on the phone, texting your husband, or eating a double bacon cheeseburger, you’re not focusing on the task at hand and that puts YOUR life AND everyone else’s in danger. ¬†Even if you don’t get in an accident, your distracted driving is BAD driving and BAD driving leads to traffic jams. ¬†(For more on Illinois’ distracted driving problem, click here.) Continue reading