Bang for Your Buck: 2016 Scion FR-S vs. the Used-Car Market

Checking out a new car's competition from the used-car market.

It's no surprise that buyers often compare both new and used cars. For a given price point, the market for potential cars explodes once you start looking away from new cars alone. Sure, you might give up the warranty, but if you're looking for something unique, used cars provide a good value ... provided you pick the right one. Bang for Your Buck takes a look at five used cars you could get with the money you'd spend on the new car we've tested recently.

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Volkswagen Overtakes Toyota as World's Largest Automaker

Volkswagen Uber Alles: "Wir sind das Aktiengesellschaft Nummer eins!"

Despite a recent quickly-resolved leadership crisis, German automaker Volkswagen has emerged as the World's number one automaker, edging out Japanese auto giant Toyota in the first half of 2015. VW racked up 5.05 million sales between January and June of this year, while Toyota only eked out 5.02 million, a one-and-a-half-percent decline over last year.

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FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Scion iM

Corolla sensibility blended with Scion quirkiness.

Scion needs a reinvigoration. Its current annual sales are less than single Scion vehicles were pulling back in the brand's early years. With several models on the way out, it's time to bring some fresh faces in. I've already jumped into the iA, the first part of a one-two punch designed to bring some more Millennial heads into Scion showrooms. Now, we're looking at the iM, which is a slightly-altered European-spec Toyota Auris hatchback that provides the right hook to the iA's left jab.

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Here Are Some of the Beautiful Ferraris You Can Bid on at Mecum Monterey 2015

Better crack open your biggest piggy banks, folks.

Monterey Car Week is one of the most exciting weeks to be a car enthusiast. Collectors, fans, drivers, and others collect in Monterey, California for a week of high-profile events catered to car lovers. One of those events is the Mecum Monterey auction, where serious collector-metal ends up on the block for well-heeled folks to take home and enjoy. This year, there's a glut of beautiful old Ferraris to look forward to.

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Hyundai to Allow Users to Self-Install Update to Android Auto

Owners of 2015 Sonatas can apply D.I.Y. patch.

In spite of prolonged delays, Android Auto (and its rival, Apple's CarPlay), suddenly appeared earlier this year, although not in time to make it into any 2015 models. South Korean car maker Hyundai has decided to offer owners of the 2015 Sonata the ability to upgrade their infotainment systems on their own, without needing to schedule an appointment with their neighborhood Hyundai dealer.       Main Image Caption:

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FIRST DRIVE: 2016 Scion iA

Fun-sized sensibility, with an emphasis on fun.

Toyota and Mazda are getting cozy. The two automakers have entered into a partnership, wherein both sides will share different technologies with each other, building upon earlier sharing ventures. One of those earlier ventures is now known as the 2016 Scion iA - at its essence, it's a new Mazda2 subcompact sedan with a Toyota-branded candy shell.

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