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Kia Adds Some Soul
Kia Adds Some Soul

What is happening over at Kia? I was asked to check out some inexpensive cars for my sister-in-law, who is replacing an aging Chevrolet Malibu and I was shocked to see the choice Kia had on offer. Not only does Kia have inexpensive small cars like the Rio and Rio 5, but they have a fully equipped...Read More»

Used car salesman
Help! Doug: How Do I Find A Great Used Car For My Kid?

Q: I used your services for a $10,000 car. This time my 17-year-old needs a cheap car around $2,000 cash. I'm afraid he'll end up in a car that will cost more to fix than what he pays for it. Any advice to help me help him? A: Going cheap can quickly become expensive. Finding a great car on a small...Read More»

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Toyota Extends Incentives, Adds Free Maintenance

It's official. As we anticipated last week, Toyota has extended its largest-ever incentive program through April, and it served to jump-start Toyota’s sales after recall woes that put the brakes on showroom activity in January and February. The so-called March Sales Event helped Toyota finish...Read More»

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Toyota Will Renew Incentives Through April, As Sales Soar

Thanks to the strong incentives offered over the past month, Toyota sales have recovered nicely despite multiple recalls and highly publicized federal investigations. But it looks like the automaker isn't going to ease off them quite yet. The original March Sales Event incentives, slated to expire...Read More»

2010 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan L4 CVT Grille
Honda Counters Toyota Incentives With New Leasing Deals

Honda has announced its biggest set of lease deals ever, which market experts are identifying as an effort to stoke sales and save its market share against the aggressive incentives now being offered by archrival Toyota. The so-called Feature Special Lease program that runs through May 3 allows a...Read More»

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Even This Month, GM And Ford Outspending Toyota On Incentives

Toyota might have rolled out more incentives for March—including factory-subsidized financing and lease deals plus free maintenance—but GM, Ford, and Chrysler are still offering deeper discounts. During March, GM will have spent an estimated $594 million on incentives, while Ford will spend...Read More»

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With Incentives, Toyota Taking Back Its Market Share

The aggressive incentives offered by Toyota (NYSE:TM) appear to be working, bringing shoppers back to Toyota dealerships—and the automaker back from a recall-related sales slump. For the first half of March (through 3/14), Toyota has more than 14 percent of the market, according to the pricing...Read More»

2010 Nissan Altima Hybrid
Frugal Shopper: The Ten Most Discounted Hybrid Models

If you're considering one of many hybrid models but think that there are no deals to be had on green vehicles, now would be the time to think again—and potentially head out shopping in the near future. Data from the pricing-intelligence firm TrueCar shows that a lot of hybrid models are selling...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
U.S. Auto Sales: SAAR Jumps To 12.5 Million

The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) for U.S. auto sales bounded to 12.5 million in early March. Aside from last August, when Cash-for-Clunkers sales were in full swing, that's the highest SAAR on record since September 2008. The bounce is credited to the vast number of sales incentives...Read More»

2010 Mazda MAZDA6 4-door Sedan Auto i Grand Touring Steering Wheel
Mazda To Install Brake Overrides On Future Models

Mazda Motor Corp. (7261:JP) plans to install so-called smart throttles—incorporating brake overrides—in all of its future models, reported Automotive News, citing automaker officials in Japan. The move appears to be a purely preemptive measure, or an added safety feature, as the Japanese...Read More»

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Toyota Offers Zero-Percent And Free Maintenance To Some Buyers

Toyota (NYSE: TM) rolled out an all-new incentive program aimed at jump-starting sales that have slumped due to bruised consumer confidence from the ongoing accelerator-related recalls, the related hearings in Washington D.C., and several other issues and recalls. The automaker calls the new...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry
2010 Toyota Camry SE V6: Sporty And Fast With Quality And Reliability

The Toyota Camry continues to be the most popular midsize car sold in the United States. It has long been known for its quality, reliability and resale value. The Camry made its US debut over 20 years ago and has earned a reputation for great build quality and long-term durability. The Toyota Camry...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
Old-School/New-School: Toyota Uses Twitter, Incentives To Lure Customers Back

In the early days of the Toyota recall fiasco, car buyers seemed to ignore the bad news. But as Cleopatra once said, denial only goes so far, and Toyota's troubles are finally having a negative impact on sales. To its credit, though, Toyota isn't taking this lying down: the automaker has turned to...Read More»

Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA
Toyota Recall: Feds Might Require Brake Overrides

It's already looking like the Toyota recall hearings will bring us at least one new safety feature to all new vehicles: brake overrides. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood might recommend that every U.S. new vehicle be equipped with so-called smart throttle systems—meaning, most importantly...Read More»

2010 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan I4 Auto LE (Natl) Engine
Toyota To Repair V-6 Models For Oil-Leak Issue

Just as Washington is winding up for another round of Congressional hearings Tuesday, news of yet another Toyota mechanical issue has spread. In affected models equipped with V-6 engines, an engine oil hose might degrade to the point of leaking, potentially causing engine failure. According to...Read More»

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Garage Door Manufacturer Thinks Toyota's Deadly Safety Flaw Is Hilarious

It's not easy making light of tragic events. Cracking jokes about fatal tornadoes, mudslides, and building collapses is best handled by really good comedians and/or really big idiots. Take a look at the ad at left and guess which category Danish garage door manufacturer Dansk Port Teknik falls...Read More»

2010 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door V6 5-Spd AT Ltd (Natl) Grille
Toyota Recall: Ford, Honda, And Hyundai Gaining The Most

Ford, Hyundai, and Honda—not GM or Chrysler, as some sources have claimed—look to be making the most conquests from customers who've had it with Toyota due to recall uncertainties. In looking at the market share that Toyota has lost, that's what the pricing intelligence service TrueCar found...Read More»

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U.S. Transportation Chief: Don't Drive Recalled Toyotas

In a House Appropriations panel hearing this morning Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood stated that his own advice to owners of the 2.3 million Toyota vehicles recalled due to potentially sticky accelerator pedals would be to not drive them at all. Up until now, Toyota—and the official recall...Read More»

2005 Toyota Avalon
Toyota Recall: Older, Higher-Mileage Vehicles More At Risk

Toyota's recent recall for an issue that might lead to a sticky accelerator pedal covers about 2.3 million vehicles going all the way back to 2005. But is the owner of a 2005 Toyota Avalon with 150,000 miles more likely to experience this as, say, the owner of 2010 Toyota Corolla fresh out of the...Read More»

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