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 |  Sep 20 2014, 3:43 PM

Zombie Transmissions That Just Won't Die


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It’s 2014 and there are STILL cars out there with four and five-speed gearboxes. You may be asking “What’s wrong with that?” and the answer is “Everything!”

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 |  Sep 18 2014, 3:18 PM

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Several Toyota models are being recalled for a possible fire hazard.

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 |  Sep 17 2014, 1:29 PM

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Automotive enthusiasts can now enjoy the Toyota FT-1 Vision GT… virtually.

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 |  Sep 15 2014, 7:26 AM

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Toyota is heading to this year’s Paris Motor Show with a new crossover concept.

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 |  Sep 11 2014, 12:31 PM

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Mexico is fast becoming a huge producer of automobiles and Toyota is now investigating the country for a location to build a new plant. 

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 |  Sep 10 2014, 11:02 AM

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Toyota is testing the waters in the small utility van segment with the newly revealed Urban Utility concept vehicle, also known as the U². 

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 |  Sep 09 2014, 1:07 PM

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Thanks to stricter emissions laws than the rest of the country, California alone accounts for nearly half of plug-in vehicle sales in the US. 

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 |  Sep 09 2014, 7:31 AM

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The on-again, off-again turbo Toyota GT86 rumors are on again.

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 |  Sep 04 2014, 11:05 PM

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The Toyota Prius is getting a special edition for the 2015 model year before it heads off to retirement.

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 |  Sep 04 2014, 2:24 PM

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Toyota showcased several future safety technologies today during the fourth annual Toyota Advanced Safety Seminar.

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 |  Sep 04 2014, 12:02 PM

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Toyota plans to make collision avoidance technology available on all its models and might even add it to the standard equipment list on each of its vehicles.

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 |  Aug 29 2014, 3:01 PM

Senior Moments


Top 10 Geriatric Vehicles

Cars like the Mercury Grand Marquis and Buick Roadmaster are quintessential examples of “old-person transportation,” if we may make a blatantly ageist statement.

Potentially offensive remarks aside, these large, rear-wheel-drive sedans were a favorite of the grandparent set; it’s hard to believe they didn’t come from the factory with wrap-around sunglasses, AAA stickers and boxes of tissues on their parcel shelves.

Even though these smooth-riding, body-on-frame cars are gone and their breed just about extinct, there are still quite a few current-production vehicles with plenty of elderly appeal. In our opinion, here’s a list of the 10 Most Geriatric Cars and Trucks on the Market Today.

 |  Aug 28 2014, 3:47 PM

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Toyota is bringing back a classic to celebrate its 30th birthday.

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 |  Aug 28 2014, 11:57 AM

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Toyota has announced pricing for its new off-road ready Tundra, which will start at $42,385. 

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 |  Aug 27 2014, 3:23 PM

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The collaboration between Toyota and BMW could result in even more sports cars.

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 |  Aug 27 2014, 8:31 AM

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Imports and European automakers still reign supreme in customer satisfaction.

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 |  Aug 21 2014, 2:10 PM

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Add Toyota’s CEO as another person that has taken on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

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 |  Aug 18 2014, 4:01 PM

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Toyota has improved its ranking in the annual J.D. Power seat quality study, and ranks first among automakers for the most cars with seats on the list.

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 |  Aug 17 2014, 3:07 PM

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Toyota is dropping a not-so-subtle hint this week that its push for a new sports car as a spiritual successor to the Supra are alive and well.

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 |  Aug 13 2014, 8:48 PM

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It’s the most kick-ass, badass super race car you could ever imagine.

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 |  Aug 13 2014, 5:10 PM

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If you weren’t fond of the Toyota FT-1 concept in a blistering red finish, perhaps this is more your style.

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 |  Aug 08 2014, 8:11 AM

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A new Toyota FT-1 concept is coming and it’s shaping up to be even more impressive than the original.

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 |  Aug 06 2014, 3:32 PM

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Toyota has announced a recall for the 2014 Sienna minivan and issued a stop-sale order to its dealers.

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 |  Aug 05 2014, 5:15 PM

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Toyota is gearing up to compete in this year’s Baja 1000.

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