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Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains
Ford Continues To Generate Most Buzz, But Toyota Makes Biggest Gains

Plenty of surveys measure attitudes toward the auto industry. Some determine how much motorists like their vehicles, some focus on the dealership experience, and others zero in on areas like auto insurance. Marketing firm YouGov measures something a little more elusive: buzz. Every weekday, YouGov...Read More»

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Toyota Announces $1.1 Billion Settlement In Acceleration Recall

Remember last week when Toyota coughed up $17.35 million for "the single highest civil penalty amount ever paid to NHTSA for violations stemming from a recall"? That was chump change compared to Toyota's next payout. In a press release posted yesterday, the world's best-selling automaker has agreed...Read More»

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2013 Toyota Avalon: First To Offer Wireless Charging For Phones

Tired of the tangle of cables, or misplacing them? Wireless charging for your smartphone sounds like a great idea, especially in the car. And if you're considering a 2013 Toyota Avalon, that seemingly-futuristic feature of wireless charging is can now come fully integrated from the factory...Read More»

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2013 Toyota RAV4: First Drive and Video Road Test

It's been a rough year for fans of white bread. The last oven timer's gone off at Hostess. Justin Bieber's sprouted chin hair number two. Mitt Romney is just Mitt Romney, no President prefix. The Mayans may as well be right--could any river of lava be worse? All hope is not lost. For proof, here we...Read More»

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Lexus To Replace Emergency Trunk Release On ES, GS, IS Models

Score two for Consumer Reports. Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency said that it would investigate fuel efficiency on the 2013 Ford C-Max and Ford Fusion Hybrid -- in part because Consumer Reports had been so vocal in its criticism of those vehicles' claims. Now, the magazine's...Read More»

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Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed an easier road to recovery than others. Reporting on the strong state of the U.S. auto market, Detroit News mentions that...Read More»

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2013 Toyota RAV4 Video Preview

The Toyota RAV4 is one of the best-selling compact crossovers, and for 2013 it's all new with fresh styling, revised powertrain options, and less seats. Will these updates help keep sales strong? For 2013 Toyota has made two big revisions to the RAV4: there's no more V-6 engine option and the...Read More»

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2001-2004 Toyota Tacoma Pickups Recalled In Cold Weather States

Toyota is conducting a safety recall of certain 2001 through 2004 Tacoma pickups in cold-weather states over concerns that rust in the spare tire carrier assembly may cause the tire to come loose while driving. A bulletin posted on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website...Read More»

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Toyota, Honda Retain Value Longer Say Analysts At KBB, ALG

Some car buyers get so wrapped up in the excitement of purchasing a new car that they forget one important thing: their car is an investment that will someday pay dividends. According to two new studies, Toyota and Honda vehicles pay off better than their competitors by retaining more of their...Read More»

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Ford’s Frugal EcoBoost Fiesta, Rental Car Shortages, 2015 Mustang Spied: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media we bring you news of a frugal new three-cylinder, 1.0-liter EcoBoost engine option for the 2014 Ford Fiesta, warn you about a potential Thanksgiving rental car shortage caused by Hurricane Sandy and bring you spy shots of the eagerly-anticipated 2015 Ford Mustang caught in...Read More»

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Toyota Prius In Recall Of 2.77M Vehicles Worldwide (UPDATED)

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide over concerns about flaws in the steering and water pump systems of certain of its gasoline and hybrid vehicles. A report in Bloomberg BusinessWeek cites a Toyota spokesman in Japan who said that the automaker will...Read More»

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Toyota Rolls Out $25.5M Settlement To Shareholders: Are You One?

Remember the Toyota recall fiasco of 2010? Apparently, it's not over yet -- at least not for investors. They filed a lawsuit against the automaker at the height of the crisis, and now, nearly three years later, Toyota has agreed to compensate them to the tune of $25.5 million. According to Detroit...Read More»

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Hurricane Sandy’s New And Used Car Toll: Up To 200,000 Vehicles Could Be Scrapped

The floodwaters may be receding and the massive cleanup in progress from the worst Atlantic storm ever recorded, but it’s just the beginning of getting back to normal for automakers and consumers who lost vehicles due to flooding or other storm-related damage To-date, automakers have lost...Read More»

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Mazda To Build New Toyota Subcompact In 2015: What'll It Be?

In Japan today, Mazda and Toyota announced a new partnership that should be of keen interest to drivers. Beginning in the summer of 2015, Mazda will build a new Toyota subcompact for the North American market. The car will be manufactured at Mazda's new plant in Salamanca, Mexico -- a plant that's...Read More»

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The Auto Industry's Response To Hurricane Sandy

One week ago, after Hurricane Sandy's violent landfall, residents along America's eastern seaboard awoke to starkly different landscapes than they ones they'd known a few hours earlier. Homes and offices had been destroyed, mementos and landmarks ruined, lives changed, taken, forever altered. But...Read More»

2013 Toyota Avalon
2013 Toyota Avalon: First Drive

Youthful readers: This is your father's Avalon. There's nothing shameful or denigrating about this declaration. If you're old enough to be shopping for an Avalon, you might recall that Olds once advertised its products as “not your father's Oldsmobile.” After going after the grandpas...Read More»

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Car Sales Cool In October, But Small Rides Remain Hot

Cooler weather often puts a chill on auto sales, and this year is no exception. However, the industry is still poised to see huge year-over-year growth -- especially where small cars are concerned. The news comes from analysts and Kelley Blue Book, who've looked at sales data from the first three...Read More»

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder Driven, 2014 Chevy Corvette Logo: Today's Car News

Today at The Car Connection, we drove the new 2013 Nissan Pathfinder and spied the 2014 Acura MDX. General Motors revealed the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette logo, and Porsche announced the 2013 Panamera Platinum edition. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. Lexus...Read More»

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2013 Lexus ES, GS Flunk Emergency Trunk Release Tests

The 2013 Lexus ES and GS luxury sedans may have a defective emergency interior trunk release that could be a trap risk for trunk occupants, according to Consumer Reports. The flaw was discovered by accident by Jake Fisher, one of the publication’s testers, during an evaluation of the two...Read More»

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