Ask AutoGuide No. 21 – Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey vs. Chrysler Town & Country

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Ask AutoGuide No. 21 – Toyota Sienna vs. Honda Odyssey vs. Chrysler Town & Country
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Congratulations, you’re all grown up! At this point in life you’ve probably made it through college with more than an associate’s degree in the field of interpretive dance; you’ve more than likely claimed a life partner that’s the opposite gender and of breeding age and, consequently, you’ve manufactured a genetic replica or two. You’re going… Continue Reading...

2014 Honda Odyssey Gaining Standard 6-Speed Auto

2014 Honda Odyssey Gaining Standard 6-Speed Auto
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Minivans are the most economical way to move lots of people and stuff. They’re spacious, comfortable and pretty carlike from a driving perspective. Good news for enthusiasts of the genre, Honda is updating its class-leading Odyssey for the 2014 model year. Continue Reading...

BMW ActiveE Getting an Electrically Streamlined Home

BMW ActiveE Getting an Electrically Streamlined Home
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Coming to grips with the taxing nature EVs can have on a residential power grid is causing some car companies to explore products more akin to the housing market than the auto industry. BMW is the latest company to announce special plans and research designed to counteract that burden by rethinking how homes use electricity. The German… Continue Reading...

Toyota Corolla, Sienna Recalled For Faulty Installation Of Aftermarket Equipment

Toyota Corolla, Sienna Recalled For Faulty Installation Of Aftermarket Equipment
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Toyota has issued a recall for 2010-2011 Corollas and 2011 Siennas sold through Southeast Toyota Distributors (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North and South Carolina) that were installed with non-Toyota aftermarket entertainment, navigation and Bluetooth systems on the A-pillar. The dealer-installed aftermarket equipment may not have been installed properly with the retention clip for the A-pillar trim… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Export 6,000 Camry Sedans To South Korea

Toyota To Export 6,000 Camry Sedans To South Korea
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The South Korean auto market has long been dominated by domestic automakers like Hyundai and Kia, but Toyota is planning to make a play by sending 6,000 American-built Camrys to South Korea. Deliveries will begin starting in January, 2012. Toyota has been exporting the Sienna minivan since November, and also sells the Corolla, Prius and… Continue Reading...

210,000 Toyota Siennas Recalled For Labeling Issue

210,000 Toyota Siennas Recalled For Labeling Issue
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Toyota is issuing out a recall of 210,000 Siennas from their 2011-2012 model year for a labeling issue. The recall is relatively minor, with Toyota equipping the Siennas with stickers displaying the incorrect vehicle capacity weight. The recalled Siennas do not comply with the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard Number 110, “Tire Selection and Rims.”… Continue Reading...

Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Camaro Lead Sales In Respective Markets

Toyota Sienna, Chevrolet Camaro Lead Sales In Respective Markets
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With November vehicle sales numbers released, Toyota‘s Sienna still tops the minivan market, but Dodge‘s Caravan in closing in closely for the year while Honda‘s Odyssey and Chrysler‘s Town & Country are no real threat to take the 2011 sales lead. Chevy‘s Camaro however is at the top by a huge margin, compared to its… Continue Reading...

Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan Frontrunners in 2011 Minivan Sales Race

Toyota Sienna, Dodge Grand Caravan Frontrunners in 2011 Minivan Sales Race
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In the stretch for the 2011 minivan sales winner, it’s Dodge and Toyota out in front, and when the results are this close, it could still be anyone’s race. The Toyota Sienna and the Dodge Grand Caravan are neck-in-neck to become the top selling minivan of 2011. What it will come down to will most… Continue Reading...

Are Minivans Still Popular Today?

Are Minivans Still Popular Today?
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Do people still buy minivans? That’s what Polk Research wants to find out. With a common aversion to minivans that lies somewhere between stubbing a toe on furniture and ebola, it’s interesting to see that from last year, minivan sales have actually gone up. From a nice, even 3 percent of light vehicle sales in… Continue Reading...

Toyota To Donate Cars To 100 Non-Profit Groups Via Facebook Vote

Toyota To Donate Cars To 100 Non-Profit Groups Via Facebook Vote
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Toyota is launching its “100 Cars for Good” program, where the company will donate 100 cars to various non-profit groups. Facebook users will choose which groups will receive the vehicles via a voting process. The winning organizations will get to choose from a selection of vehicles, including the Prius, Tacoma, Tundra, Highlander Hybrid, Sienna or Sienna Mobility. The… Continue Reading...

Will Moms Ever Think Minivans are Cool?

Will Moms Ever Think Minivans are Cool?
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Soccer moms sometimes get a raw deal because of the vehicle of choice. But it’s not like they have much of a choice – a minivan is the best-equipped vehicle to haul their aspiring David Beckhams to games and practices. It’s time to stop mocking the soccer mom, and automakers are setting out to make… Continue Reading...

Forbes Compiles “America’s Dirtiest Vehicles”

Forbes Compiles “America’s Dirtiest Vehicles”
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We regret to inform you that the subject matter behind the enticing title won’t live up to whatever thoughts are circulating in your head. Rather, Forbes’ list of “Americas Dirtiest Vehicles” has to do with pollution and gas mileage, and is mostly comprised of cars we ourselves would want to own. Forbes used a variety… Continue Reading...

2011 Kia Sedona Updated With New Styling, Engine

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2011 Kia Sedona Updated With New Styling, Engine
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Kia‘s Sedona minivan, an often ignored but solid bargain in the minivan segment, gets a new grille for 2011, along with an upgraded powertrain. The Sedona’s new V6 puts out 271 horsepower and 248 lb-ft of torque with power being put down through a 6 speed manual transmission. This gives the Sedona a 27 horsepower… Continue Reading...

Minivan Sales Are Up Again

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Minivan Sales Are Up Again
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Minivans are deeply uncool. For men especially, buying one carries the same emasculating stigma that wearing a pink shirt once held. But after a long period of poor sales (and having the segment ravaged by crossovers) minivan sales are on the rebound, thanks to some especially strong product. On the other hand, right now isn’t… Continue Reading...
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