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Frugal Shopper: Best Local Prices Could Broaden Your Horizon

Frugal Shopper: Best Local Prices Could Broaden Your Horizon

If you're heading out to do some new-car shopping this weekend but not entirely comfortable with what comes after the test drive, you're not alone. It's easy to get overwhelmed, especially in the negotiation stage. Exactly how much of a discount, in light of all the incentives, should you be asking... read more

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NUMMI plant in Fremont, California

Toyota-GM Joint Venture Now Shuttered, But Lessons Remain

NUMMI (New United Motor Manufacturing Inc.), the manufacturing plant set up in the 1980s as a revolutionary venture between GM and Toyota, has closed its doors, with the last... read more April 6, 2010 by 6

The play 'Amor Galactico', written as part of a marketing campaign for the Ford Ranger in Argentina

In Argentina, Ford Uses Theatre To Sell The 2010 Ranger Pickup

Product placement isn't a new idea. For decades, companies like General Motors, Coca-Cola, and McDonald's have paid big bucks to have their products featured in TV shows and... read more March 22, 2010 by 0

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Forbidden Fruit - Inside Line Drives The VW Amarok!

Edmunds' Inside Line drives the new VW Amarok compact pickup and comes away impressed!   The folks over at's Inside Line auto enthusiast blog recently attended a... read more March 11, 2010 by 0

2009 Mahindra Pik Up

Mahindra Pickup On Track For Late Spring, Insists U.S. Distro

Despite some reports that the automaker might be lagging in its certification of its upcoming compact pickup model, the TR20 and TR40, the U.S. distributor for Mahindra... read more March 1, 2010 by 6

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Toyota Recalls - Good Time to Buy a Toyota Truck?

Most of our readers are probably aware of the fact that Toyota's pickups, both small and great, have fallen prey to highly publicized recalls. But could this be a great time... read more February 28, 2010 by 0

2006 Toyota Tacoma Access X-Runner 127" V6 Man (Natl) Grille

Toyota Adds Tacoma Pickups to Recall List for Brake Override System

Toyota has announced that its Tacoma compact pickups will be added to a vehicle recall for the retrofitting of a brake override system. Autoblog recently reported that Toyota... read more February 23, 2010 by 0

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Safety Advocate Set to Testify on Electronic Design Flaw at Congressional Hearings on Toyota

Safety advocate Sean Kane is set to testify before a Congressional committee on Tuesday, February 23, 2010 regarding his claims that faulty electronics are at least partly to... read more February 22, 2010 by 0

Akio Toyoda

Toyota Opens Lines Of Communication While Its President Dodges Congress

Toyota's response to the current recall fiasco has been a little slow -- and that's being generous. As new details emerge from memos and other documentation, it's clear that... read more February 18, 2010 by 0

2007 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Double 128 V6 AT (Natl) Angular Front Exterior View

Toyota Investigates Tacoma Unintended Acceleration

Toyota Tacoma gets added to Toyota's list of vehicles being investigated regarding reports of unintended acceleration. The folks at Autoblog have reported that Toyota has... read more February 15, 2010 by 0

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Ruh-roh! More Toyota Recall Woes. Tacoma Takes A Hit!

Just when Toyota thought it was safe to go back in the water, the company is hit with another (small) recall! This time the Tacoma pickup compact pickup truck is the model... read more February 13, 2010 by 0

2010 Toyota Tacoma

2010 Toyota Tacoma 4WD Trucks Recalled For Driveshaft Issue

As the media din surrounding Toyota's recall of millions of vehicles for accelerator-related issues is just fading slightly, but the recall of the iconic Prius remains in the... read more February 12, 2010 by 3

2010 Toyota Tacoma

Dogpile on Toyota - NHTSA Considers Electronics as Trouble Source

It looks like there's more bad news on the horizon for Toyota. There is scuttlebutt that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is going beyond the... read more February 6, 2010 by 0

2010 Nissan Frontier

2010 Nissan Frontier: Only Small Pickup With Strong Roof Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has rated five small and mid-size pickups and found that roof-crush protection isn't so good overall. The only truck of the... read more February 4, 2010 by 2

2010 Toyota Tacoma 2WD Access V6 AT PreRunner (Natl) Front Exterior View

Why Don't We Have a Choice of Compact Pickups in America Anymore?

It took years for the major truck makers to give us a choice of midsize four-door trucks. Now, the American market has only two choices for compact pickups. Ford's Ranger is... read more January 21, 2010 by 1

Scion xB L-Con City Safari Pickup Concept

Scion Considers Adding a Pickup to Its Line-up

Scion, Toyota's youth brand, seems to have lost some of its mojo of late with sales dropping 49.1% during 2009. The folks at Scion are reportedly looking to kick it up a... read more January 19, 2010 by 0


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