Toyota Repossesses Murdered Mother’s Camry, Gives It Back Later

Toyota Repossesses Murdered Mother’s Camry, Gives It Back Later
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24-year old Aaron Knudsen, sadly, has a lot to deal with right now. His mother was murdered by her estranged boyfriend in May, and between dealing with investigators and grieving over the loss of a family member, he also had to deal with outstanding payments on her mother’s 2005 Toyota Camry. Police investigators had impounded the… Continue Reading...

What Percentage Of Your Car Was Made In America? [Video]

What Percentage Of Your Car Was Made In America? [Video]
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Are you curious to know how much of your car is made in America? Well if you are, Diane Sawyer takes a look into the automotive manufacturing business. ABC World News lauched “Made in American Summer” which focuses on American manufacturing, the economy and how ordinary Americans can help create more jobs in their country…. Continue Reading...

Toyota To Begin Sudden Acceleration Trials In February 2013

Toyota To Begin Sudden Acceleration Trials In February 2013
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Toyota will begin its first trial related to its sudden-acceleration issues in February 2013, says a U.S. District judge. The first of the lawsuits will happen in federal court, and will pertain to a 2010 crash that killed two people in a 2008 Camry. The families of the victims are suing Toyota, alleging that a… Continue Reading...

Honda, Toyota Falling Behind in Key Market Segments

Honda, Toyota Falling Behind in Key Market Segments
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According to Eric Nobel, of the Orange, California based consulting firm The Car Lab, both Honda and Toyota are losing ground because their products haven’t been competitive in crucial market segments since the first half of the last decade. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Selling Cars in May: Honda and Toyota Absent from List

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Top 10 Selling Cars in May: Honda and Toyota Absent from List
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The May auto industry sales numbers are in and things continue to look down for Honda and Toyota. Both brands saw big drops in their May sales, with Honda down 23 percent and Toyota down 33 percent. While the earthquake and tsunami are to blame for supply issues, it’s hard to ignore the fact that… Continue Reading...

2012 Toyota Camry to Bow This Fall

2012 Toyota Camry to Bow This Fall
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The most popular mid-size sedan in the North American market is the Toyota Camry, and later this year we should see an all-new model. The seventh generation model is set to debut this fall, as indicated by Toyota’s vice-president and general manager Bob Carter. Toyota sold 327,804 Camry’s last year, and while that would be… Continue Reading...

2012 Toyota Camry Coming This Fall, Expects Prius To Become Sales Leader

2012 Toyota Camry Coming This Fall, Expects Prius To Become Sales Leader
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The current Camry was last redesigned in 2006 and Toyota is preparing for the next model due this fall, according to WardsAuto.com. Toyota faces fierce competition from the latest offerings out of Korea and the U.S, so the new model is of the utmost importance to the company. Toyota sold 327,084 Camrys in 2010 still leading midsize family… Continue Reading...

Nissan Altima Is America’s Best Selling Sedan, Unseating Toyota Camry And Honda Accord

Nissan Altima Is America’s Best Selling Sedan, Unseating Toyota Camry And Honda Accord
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For the first time in its life, the Nissan Altima has outsold both the Toyota Camry and Honda Accord, taking the title of America’s Best Selling Sedan. Altima sales were up by 27 percent compared to last year, helping Nissan achieve a record month in sales. Currently, Nissan is offering a number of incentives, including… Continue Reading...

Subaru To Cut Production Of Legacy, Outback, Tribeca Due To Parts Shortage

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Subaru To Cut Production Of Legacy, Outback, Tribeca Due To Parts Shortage
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A shortage of parts means that Subaru‘s Indiana plant will have its production cut in half through the end of the week, and the company will assess the situation on a day to day basis to examine whether a continuation is necessary. Each of the two shifts will have 4 hours cut from their length…. Continue Reading...

Toyota Factory Catches Fire, Prius Production Suspended Temporarily

Toyota Factory Catches Fire, Prius Production Suspended Temporarily
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A fire at a Toyota assembly plant in Japan temporarily halted production at a facility that assembles the Prius, Camry and Scion tC. The fire broke out around 10 A.M. but was put out by now. Toyota reports that no production equipment was damaged, but the fire did affect the factory’s ceiling. An investigation is being… Continue Reading...

Toyota Unintended Acceleration Report Exonerates Electronics

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Toyota Unintended Acceleration Report Exonerates Electronics
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An investigation by NASA has cleared Toyota‘s electronics systems of causing the unintended acceleration phenomenon that was widely reported in 2010. The Department of Transportation, who oversaw the investigation, released a statement claiming “NASA engineers found no electronic flaws in Toyota vehicles capable of producing the large throttle openings required to create dangerous high-speed unintended… Continue Reading...

Ford F-Series Continues Its 34 Year Reign As America’s Best Selling Vehicle

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Ford F-Series Continues Its 34 Year Reign As America’s Best Selling Vehicle
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Ford‘s F-Series truck is America’s best selling vehicle for the 34th straight year, moving an astounding 528, 349 units, up nearly 28 percent from 2009. In second place was the Chevrolet Silverado, which moved a relatively paltry 370,135 trucks, but saw a 17 percent jump in sales. The Toyota Camry and Honda Accord duked it… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen Passat Replacement To Debut At 2011 North American International Auto Show

Volkswagen Passat Replacement To Debut At 2011 North American International Auto Show
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Volkswagen‘s New Midsize Sedan will debut at the 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit this month, as part of VW’ quest to increase sales in American to 800,000 units by 2018. The NMS, like its smaller sibling, was designed with the North American market in mind, and will compete head-to-head with the Honda… Continue Reading...

Goldman Sachs: Toyota To Lose Money Through 2013

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Goldman Sachs: Toyota To Lose Money Through 2013
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Analysts at Goldman Sachs’ Japanese arm have a dim forecast for Toyota, projecting an operating loss through the 2013 fiscal year, with Goldman predicting continued sales downturns in the United States, Europe and Japan, which comprise Toyota’s three biggest markets. Toyota sales, hammered hard by recalls earlier in 2010, are not projected to keep pace… Continue Reading...

Violence In Mexico Sparks Demand For Discrete Armored Cars

Violence In Mexico Sparks Demand For Discrete Armored Cars
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Armored cars are an expensive proposition, nearly always costing well above $100,000, and for this reason, they’re rarely anything but luxury sedans or SUVs. The problem with this phenomenon is that the places where armored cars are really needed, discretion is often better than driving an ostentatious bling-mobile. Texas Armoring, one of the leading armored… Continue Reading...

Toyota Camry May Lose Spot As America’s #1 Selling Car

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Toyota Camry May Lose Spot As America’s #1 Selling Car
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Toyota‘s Camry has long enjoyed a plum position as America’s best-selling car. But a strong dip in sales, combined with a resurgent Honda Accord and the success of the new Hyundai Sonata could conspire to knock the Camry off of its pedestal. Camry sales have fallen by about 8 percent this year, with November sales down… Continue Reading...

NICB Releases Top 10 Stolen Vehicles For 2009

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NICB Releases Top 10 Stolen Vehicles For 2009
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The National Insurance Crime Bureau released their list of the top 10 stolen cars for 2009 , and the perenial favorites, the Honda Accord, Honda Civic and Toyota Camry are in the Top 10 yet again, taking the top 3 spots respectively. The trade in spare parts, and in the Honda’s case, engines, make them… Continue Reading...

Hyundai Sonata Takes 3rd Place In Mid-Size Sedan Sales

Hyundai Sonata Takes 3rd Place In Mid-Size Sedan Sales
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The Hyundai Sonata has officially bumped off the Nissan Altima to take 3rd place in the mid-size sedan sales race. The Sonata sold 21,399 units in August, closing in on the Honda Accord, which sold 22,506 units. The Toyota Camry enjoys a comfortable lead, selling just over 30,000 units in August. The figures exclude fleet… Continue Reading...

Toyota Camry V6 To Get Fuel Economy Bump For 2011

Toyota Camry V6 To Get Fuel Economy Bump For 2011
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Everybody stop what you’re doing. The 2011 Toyota Camry has received a slight fuel economy bump for 2011, with the V6 model  20 mpg in the city and 29 mpg on the highway, up from 19 and 28 mpg from last year’s model. New low-rolling-resistance tires help with the fuel economy raise, and for those… Continue Reading...

Mazda Celebrates Building 2,000,000 Mazda6 Cars

Mazda Celebrates Building 2,000,000 Mazda6 Cars
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Mazda‘s excellent sedan, the Mazda6, is not really on the radar of most North American consumers, even though it’s a worthy competitor in the segment. That’s not to say that the car is a flop, but it’s not as strong a seller as, say the Hyundai Sonata or Ford Fusion, let alone the Toyota Camry… Continue Reading...

Kyle Busch Makes NASCAR History, Sweeping the Podium at Bristol Driving Toyotas

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Kyle Busch Makes NASCAR History, Sweeping the Podium at Bristol Driving Toyotas
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Kyle Busch isn’t without controversy both on and off the track. And while his fellow NASCAR drivers might have an unflattering thing or two to say about him, there’s no denying Busch is a force to be reckoned with on the race track. In an unprecedented set of events at Bristol, Tennessee, Busch drove two… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Get “Family” Styling

Toyota To Get “Family” Styling
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As part of a world-wide recovery plan, Toyota vehicles will get a standard front end treatment designed to unify the global lineup of Toyota vehicles. The new move is dictated by head honcho Akio Toyota’s directive to make Toyota cars have more “emotional appeal”, although its hard to see how the company can inject that… Continue Reading...

Bomb Hoax Causes Panic At 4 Toyota Sites Across America

Bomb Hoax Causes Panic At 4 Toyota Sites Across America
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An Indiana post office was evacuated Tuesday after a suspicious package was discovered, addressed to a Toyota factory. The package was determined harmless by a local bomb disposal technician, but the scare follows 3 other suspicious packages sent to other plants as well as Toyota USA headquarters. According to police, the package originated in Nigeria,… Continue Reading...

Report: Toyota Corolla Tops Cash-for-Clunkers Purchase List

Report: Toyota Corolla Tops Cash-for-Clunkers Purchase List
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With the Cash-for-Clunkers program officially ending last night, the U.S. Department of Transportation has now released its top 10 list of the most purchased vehicles under the program, with the most popular car purchased being the Toyota Corolla. Toyotas actually took three of the top 10 spots, with the Camry placing third and the new… Continue Reading...