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Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Kelley Names Toyota, Lexus Best Brands For Resale Value

Residual value is a common concern of car buyers, especially during tough times like these. Accordingly, shoppers might be interested to know that Kelley Blue Book's kbb.com® 2010 Residual Value Study has given the Toyota brand its Best Resale Value Award. (Curiously, this is the first time that... read more

December 9, 2009 by  - 1
 
Active Parking Guidance System - in Lexus LS 600h

Does The 2010 Lexus LS 600h Park Itself As Well As A Ford?

For several years Lexus has offered an Advanced Parking Guidance System (APGS; also called Intelligent Parking Assist) option on its Lexus LS 460 and Lexus LS 600h, and the... read more November 30, 2009 by  3


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Toyota To Shorten, Then Replace, 3.8M Accelerator Pedals In Safety Recall

Toyota announced today that it would recall 3.8 million of its vehicles to replace the accelerator pedals, to alleviate once and for all any chance of uncontrolled... read more November 25, 2009 by  2


 
Third-gen Toyota Prius test drive

Toyota Floor Mat Safety Recall: My Prius Goes On Notice

You're well aware that Toyota is recalling the 2004-2009 Prius--among a list of vehicles--for an issue with floor mats. Here at High Gear Media, we have at least two vehicles... read more November 18, 2009 by  7


 
2009 Chevrolet Aveo5

Chevrolet Aveo The Most Toxic New Car?

Do you avoid drinking out of clear plastic water bottles, using antiperspirants with aluminum, or cooking in non-stick pans? Use a water purifier and ionizer everywhere you... read more November 13, 2009 by  1


 
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Raising The Gas Tax: Auto Execs Push An Unpopular Solution

We’ve been here before. The government mandates more fuel-efficient vehicles across the board, yet the American public continues to gravitate toward what’s big and... read more November 4, 2009 by  7


 
2009 Volkswagen New Beetle

Ugliest Cars Of The Past 50 Years? You Might Be Surprised.

Think that the design of the Volkswagen New Beetle is more hideous than iconic? Apparently you're not alone. Business Week has posted its "Fifty Ugliest Cars of the Past 50... read more October 30, 2009 by  7


 
Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan Eats Words: Prius-Driving Carnivores Are OK!

Last week, author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, etc.) made headlines when he said, "A vegan in a HUMMER has a lighter carbon footprint than beef-eater in a Prius"... read more October 30, 2009 by  0


 
2010 Toyota Prius

Thefts Down, But LoJack Looks Ahead To Hybrids and Electrics

In any normal vehicle, a slight drain on the battery is no big deal. But if you have a hybrid—or, for that matter, if you have a finicky old British roadster in the garage... read more October 28, 2009 by  2


 
Flower developed by Toyota to offset emissions from its Prius facility

Toyota Develops A New Plant (But Not The Kind You Think)

Global warming's a hot topic these days (no pun intended), but there's another that's even hotter: geoengineering, or using technology to decrease atmospheric temperatures... read more October 26, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

The Ten Most Fuel-Efficient Cars For '10

Most ordinary gasoline models look like guzzlers next to the hybrids—and a few compact diesel models—that dominate the upper echelon of this year's EPA fuel economy... read more October 21, 2009 by  5


 
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Honda Officially Considering Battery Electric Vehicle

Back in August, Viknesh Vijayenthiran reported on rumors that Honda would launch a zero-emission battery electric vehicle in the US by 2015. The vehicle in question was... read more October 20, 2009 by  10


 
2010 Toyota Prius

For 2010, Toyota Prius Again Tops EPA Fuel Economy Ratings

The 2010 Toyota Prius is again the most fuel-efficient performer in the U.S. market, at 50 mpg Combined, while runners-up include the 2010 Honda Civic Hybrid (42 mpg), Honda... read more October 16, 2009 by  1


 
Loose all-weather floor mat jams accelerator pedal. Photo: NHTSA

Toyota-Lexus Floor-Mat Problem Is Now Officially A Recall

One week ago today, owners of eight Toyota and Lexus models got an urgent plea from the U.S. Department of Transportation, delivered via the media: Remove your driver's side... read more October 6, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: High-Mileage Achiever, Everyman's Interior

40 miles per gallon. That's what we at TheCarConnection.com just saw in a week's worth of driving—driving in which we really made a point to treat the Fusion Hybrid much... read more October 1, 2009 by  4


 
2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid

2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Honest-To-Goodness 40-MPG Mid-Sizer

While Toyota and Honda have laid claim on most of the lofty fuel economy figures in the 40-mpg and above range in recent years, Ford now has serious bragging rights in its... read more September 30, 2009 by  0


 
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