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2010 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Concept Ready For SEMA
2010 Toyota Tacoma X-Runner RTR Concept Ready For SEMA

The annual Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show is quickly approaching its 2010 opening and in the lead up to the event Toyota has revealed details for one of the concepts that it plans to unveil. The new concept is the Tacoma X-Runner RTR (Ready to Race) pickup truck, which the...Read More»

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Today in Car News: Tacoma, iPad and Mahindra

Former GM CEO Fritz Henderson has completed his brief consultancy for the automaker, so he can go to work for Sunoco. [Detroit News] We've shown you the new Benz iPad installation; now take a read at how dealers will use the magic-hypno-tablet to woo new customers. [KickingTires] Toyota wants truck...Read More»

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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»

2011 Toyota Tacoma
Toyota Unveils Tacoma T|X and T|X Pro Performance Packages

The Specialty Equipment Marketing Association's (SEMA) annual show in Las Vegas is known for producing some wild concepts, but few of them make it anywhere near production. The Tacoma T|X and T|X Pro accessory packages are an exception to that rule. Unveiled today, the packages are available only...Read More»

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2011 Toyota Tacoma: Production Moved To Texas, More Automatics

Toyota has announced pricing and released details regarding its Toyota Tacoma compact (or mid-size) pickup for 2011. Air conditioning is no longer an option on four-cylinder Regular Cab models—all of them get it—and upgraded 15-inch styled steel wheels are now standard on the base 4x2 Regular...Read More»

Custom dash installation of the Apple iPad in a Toyota Tacoma
Video: Apple iPad Installed In Toyota Tacoma Dashboard

We knew it was only a matter of time until someone managed to trick out their ride with a custom iPad installation -- and in this case, "matter of time" meant less than a week. The tuners at SoundMan Car Audio in Santa Clarita, California have already popped one of the first-gen devices into the...Read More»

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 vehicle, a Toyota Corolla, rolling off the line last week. Over the years, the plant has assembled a number of vehicles...Read More»

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 movies. But Ford has come up with an interesting twist on product placement: in a fascinating new campaign for the 2010 Ford...Read More»

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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 Edmunds.com's Inside Line auto enthusiast blog recently attended a VW-sponsored event introducing the company's new Amarok compact pickup to the media. I'd normally file this bit of info...Read More»

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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 reassures that U.S. plans are proceeding as planned. "Timing stays the same," insisted Global Vehicles USA spokesman Mike Geylin...Read More»

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 to purchase a Toyota Tacoma or Tundra pickup? Our colleagues at Edmunds.com recently published an article on how to be a...Read More»

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 has expanded its recall related efforts to install brake override systems on select vehicles, including the Toyota Camry and...Read More»

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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 blame for Toyota's unintended acceleration woes. Our colleagues over at Autoblog recently reported on an ABC News report...Read More»

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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 Toyota officials have spent much of the past few years hiding their heads in the sand, hoping this would all go away. Now the...Read More»

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 added the Toyota Tacoma to the sizeable list of its vehicle models subject to investigations. Autoblog indicated that the...Read More»

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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 under fire. The folks over at our flagship blog The Car Connection reported that Toyota is recalling only around 8,000 or so...Read More»

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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 headlines, another Toyota recall looms. According to PickupTrucks.com, Toyota is initiating a voluntary recall of some 2010...Read More»

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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 mechanical fix that Toyota has prescribed for recalled vehicles and will be looking into electronics as a source of some reports by...Read More»

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 five tested to earn the top rating of 'good'—just barely—was the 2010 Nissan Frontier (also sold, structurally similar...Read More»

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