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2011 Toyota RAV4 Recalled For Airbag Flaw
2011 Toyota RAV4 Recalled For Airbag Flaw

Toyota has issued a recall of its 2011 Toyota RAV4 crossover over airbag concerns. According to a bulletin issued by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the issue stems from assembly of the SUVs’ side curtain airbags. After the airbag inflators’ initiators had...Read More»

2008 Toyota RAV4
Toyota Recalling Some RAV4, Highlander Models For Airbag Issue

Toyota has announced that it will recall some 2007 and 2008 RAV4 models, along with some 2008 Toyota Highlander and Highlander Hybrid models, to replace a potentially defective airbag sensor assembly. The issue concerns the vehicles' roll-sensing side-curtain airbag system; the failure of one of...Read More»

2010 Audi Q7
Are SUVs Making a Comeback?

Automakers are busy with plans to introduce a fleet of smaller, more fuel-efficient cars in the coming months---cars like the 2011 Chevrolet Cruze, 2012 Ford Focus, and the 2011 Hyundai Elantra. Sales numbers from this year could give them pause, as the results for this year show a surprising...Read More»

2011 Toyota Camry 4-door Sedan V6 Auto LE (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View
Toyota Holds the Line on Pricing

A rough year for Toyota makes for a great year for Toyota shoppers. With some signs that the auto market is in recovery, oversupplies of newly built cars mostly gone, and many manufacturers pulling back on heavy incentives, some manufacturers will surely use the 2011 model year to raise prices. ...Read More»

2001 Toyota RAV4
Transmission Woes Prompt Warranty Extension On Toyota RAV4 Models

Toyota has announced that it will provide an extended warranty on 2001-2003 model-year Toyota RAV4 models, according to the New York Times Wheels Blog, for an issue with the automatic transmission and electronic control module. The issue, which affects around 235,500 vehicles, can lead to a...Read More»

2009 Toyota RAV4 FWD 4-door 4-cyl 4-Spd AT Sport (Natl) Front Exterior View
2009 Toyota RAV4 Four-Cylinder: No Longer The Baby Of The Family

The RAV4 Sport four-cylinder ($24,600 as tested) had a handling-tuned suspension and P235/55R18 tires on alloy wheels, plus fog lamps, a roof rack with cross bars, heated outside mirrors, color-keyed trim outside and unique charcoal fabric inside. Options expand to include a JBL premium stereo with...Read More»

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander SE
2010 Mitsubishi Outlander V-6 Versus 2010 Toyota RAV4 V-6

In all reality the four cylinder versions of these well engineered, agile "cute-utes" (or small SUVs if you prefer) are probably the far more rational models to choose not necessarily because of their fuel economy but more for their lower sticker prices. For instance, four cylinder versions of the...Read More»

2010 Mazda Mazda5
Best Five Vehicles With Third-Row Seating For Under $25k

Need a few more seating spaces but have some challenging budget constraints? Pick your vehicle carefully, and you won't have pay much more at all. For under $30k there are many vehicle choices with a third row, but you even have a number of choices for less than $25k—or even, in a couple of...Read More»

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Looking For A Sweet Deal? Vehicle Incentives Hit Record Highs

If you're in the market for a new ride and you've been waiting for the current wave of incentives to peak, you might want to head down to your dealer now. According to a study from Edmunds, more auto shoppers scored 0% financing last month than at any time in recent memory, and we're not so sure...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»

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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»

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»

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»

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»

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Toyota Recall: Dealers To Start Fixing Gas Pedals This Weekend

While Toyota has been accused of being extremely slow to respond in issuing a recall for its floor-mat-related, unintended-acceleration issue, the automaker has responded remarkably quickly with a solution to its other, unrelated recall—regarding sticking accelerator mechanisms. Toyota (NYSE: TM)...Read More»

The 2010 Toyota Prius
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»

2010 Toyota RAV4
2010 Toyota RAV4 Sport: Cleaner Look, More Convenient Layout

Last year the Toyota RAV4 got a little bit of a facelift, with a refreshed front and rear appearance, a stronger and more refined base 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine, and an upgraded feature set. But it was a little surprising—as it had been when the RAV4 was last fully redesigned for 2006—that...Read More»

Chery Tiggo in Ukraine
WTF Tuesday, Special Edition: Evil Russkies Poaching Cheerful Chery Tiggos!

Just when you think the auto world is ending in an onslaught of grim grey Korean econoboxes ... life gets better. And sometimes you just can't make this [stuff] up. Take last Friday's little news item from WardsAuto, for example. A Russian company that was supposed to assemble copies of a Japanese...Read More»

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