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  1. Toyota Corolla Thread

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    Toyota Abandons Dowdy Compact Strategy with Bolder, Roomier Corolla Toyota Motor Corp. is tossing aside a reliable but aging compact recipe by adding room, refinement, and bolder styling to the redesigned Corolla. The venerable Corolla, the best-selling nameplate in the world and a longtime...
  2. Toyota RAV4 News

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    2013 Toyota RAV4 These are Japanese terms we heard quoted by Toyota representatives when describing its 2013 RAV4. Apparently the 1st 1 means "go and see for yourself" and the 2nd means "heart pumping, adrenaline racing." Nice expressions, but not exactly the ones we'd choose. So we'll...
  3. Toyota Avalon Thread

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    Next Toyota Avalon Spied Wearing Its Sleek New Shape We got our 1st glimpse at what the 2014 Toyota Avalon may look like thanks to a an artists rendering that appears to take some creative license. The teaser really only shows us that Toyota wasn't kidding when it said it was taking the Avalon...
  4. Toyota Supra News

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    Toyota Considers Supra Revival 2 more sports cars could be developed by Toyota, including a spiritual successor to its cult car, the Supra. The man responsible for the development of the company's new 86 sports car, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, says there is room for a 3-tier sports car...
  5. Honda & Toyota Increase Incentives

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    Honda, Toyota Boost Incentives to Ignite Sales The 2 biggest Japanese automakers are offering buyers an unusually high level of incentives to try to pack showrooms and regain sales market share. Honda is offering the biggest sales incentives in its history, say online car buying research...
  6. Scion iQ News

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    1st Drive: 2012 Scion iQ Inching along in shoulder-to-shoulder rush hour traffic in a roaring city with pedestrians swarming crosswalks -- all while desperately searching for a parking space -- is nobody's idea of a good time. Scion has a proposition for urban dwellers in the form of its new...
  7. Toyota Camry News

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    Toyota Plans Media Blitz for Camry Launch this Fall Toyota Motor Corp., seeking to rebuild U.S. sales momentum for its flagship Camry sedan, plans to position the redesigned car as "smart, safe and worry-free" during a fall media blitz, The Wall Street Journal reported. Toyota executives told...
  8. Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million

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    Toyota Recalls 1.7 Million Vehicles for Fuel Leaks TOKYO (AP) — Toyota recalled nearly 1.7 million cars worldwide Wednesday for fuel leaks, the latest in a ballooning number of quality problems that could add another dent to its tarnished reputation in the crucial U.S. market. Toyota's latest...
  9. UAW: Calls Honda a Human Right Violator

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    UAW Sets Sights on Organizing Non-Union Auto Plants DETROIT — The United Auto Workers union is positioning itself as a car company partner rather than an adversary as it renews a campaign to sign up workers at U.S. plants owned by foreign-based car companies. Yet Bob King, the union's...
  10. Toyota Recalls 1.53 Million

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    Toyota to Fix 1.53 Million Cars WorldWide TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp. will repair about 1.53 million Avalons and other vehicles globally for problems with the brake master cylinder seal and fuel pump wiring, with most of those to be recalled in the United States and Japan. The...
  11. Honda Remains the Greenest

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    UCS: Honda Remains Greenest AutoMaker Chrysler Named Most Polluting In 2009, Business Car claimed that Toyota was still the world's greenest automaker. That same year, the folks at Dow Jones named BMW the greenest automaker for the 5th time in a row. Apparently, an organization's methodology...
  12. 2011 Scion tC

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    1st Drive: 2011 Scion tC is a Bolder Swipe @ Generation Y There's no demographic that's targeted more often than young, affluent males. Though these buyers may not have quite as much expendable income to throw at new car purchases, automakers are still very keen to cater to the needs of...
  13. 2011 Toyota Sienna: Consumer Reports Score Plunges

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    Toyota Sienna Score in Consumer Reports Plunges No Longer Top Rated It's generally accepted that every new iteration of any vehicle is somehow better than its predecessor. And that's true of the 2011 Toyota Sienna minivan, which is festooned with more goodies (like a 16.4-inch widescreen...
  14. Toyota Tundra Lives On; Sequoia, Not So Much ...

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    Sources Say Toyota is Sticking w/ the Tundra, Designing Next-Gen Half-Ton The 2007-10 Toyota Tundra hasn’t been quite the success that Toyota envisioned, but that doesn’t mean the automaker is ready to give up on its sales-challenged half-ton hauler. The company is planning a thorough redesign...
  15. Will Honda Fit Hybrid Start a Price War

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    Will Honda Fit Hybrid Start a Price War? Reuters speculates this morning that a hybrid price war is about to break out between Honda and Toyota. The initial skirmish, the bureau says, will come in Japan. But if a discount battle were to start, it's hard to imagine it being contained in the...
  16. Toyota/Lexus Recalls HS250h

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    Lexus Recalls Hybrid Over Risk of Pinto-Like Explosion We've exclusively obtained this document detailing the plan for a stop sale of the 2010 Lexus HS250h and a voluntarily recall of all 17,000 vehicles sold following NHTSA testing showing excessive fuel leakage after a standard rear-end...
  17. Toyota's Chief Test-Driver Dies in LFA

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    BREAKING: Toyota's Chief Test-Driver Dies in Lexus LFA Crash Outside Nurburgring Reports coming out of Germany say that Toyota’s chief test driver, 67 year old Hiromu Naruse, has died in a collision involving the Lexus LFA Nurburgring prototype. Reports state that Naruse, a Toyota employee...
  18. Accord CrossTour vs Venza vs Murano

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    Tall Wagon Comparison For nearly two decades, the Toyota Camry, the Honda Accord, and the Nissan Altima have been slugging it out atop the mid-size car segment. After so many years of close combat, it's only natural that the feud has spilled over into a new arena -- tall wagons. Nissan was...
  19. Lexus LS Recall

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    Toyota Prepares to Recall 11,500 Lexus Cars Globally TOKYO (Bloomberg) -- Toyota Motor Corp. is preparing to recall 11,500 Lexus vehicles worldwide for problems related to steering. The company plans to recall 7,000 vehicles overseas, including 3,800 in the U.S., and 4,500 units in Japan, said...
  20. Honda Accord Currently #1

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    Toyota Camry Loses Top Spot to Accord Toyota's troubles may cause it to lose perennial position as top-selling car in U.S. market By Scott Sloan - [email protected] With four months of 2010 in the rearview mirror, the Toyota Camry, long the top-selling car in the United States, might be...
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