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Toyota Recalling Some Camry, Venza Models For Stop-Lamp Switch
Toyota Recalling Some Camry, Venza Models For Stop-Lamp Switch

Toyota is recalling 186,500 vehicles—including some 2009 Toyota Camry models and some 2009-2011 Toyota Venza models—for an issue with the stop lamp switch that could cause a range of issues. The description of the problem sounds simple: “During installation of the contact-type...Read More»

2012 Scion tC RS 7.0
Southeast Toyota Offers Grads & Grad Students $1000 Rebate

If you're in college now, it may seem as if life is an endless blur of beer pong, keg stands, and all-nighters. But soon, you're going to emerge from your ivy-covered cocoon, and you're going to join the ranks of working adults. (Well, um, hopefully.) To make that transition a little smoother...Read More»

Honda, Toyota, Ford, and mid-market car sector rankings from YouGov's BrandIndex
Consumers Show Their Love For Honda, Ford, Toyota

2011 was a tough year for Asian automakers. True, their vehicles have fared well in various rankings, like Consumer Reports' recent list of "Top Picks". But between the March 11 Tohoku earthquake and tsunami, the flooding in Thailand, and the strong yen, many companies along the Pacific rim had a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry Hybrid
Toyota Snags Five Top Spots In Consumer Reports’ 2012 Top Picks

While Consumer Reports named Subaru as the “best overall automaker” in the magazine’s 2012 Top Picks list, it was Toyota that came out with five of the 10 top picks. Toyota products singled out for the honors include the Camry Hybrid, RAV4 small SUV, Highlander SUV, Sienna...Read More»

J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study
Lexus, Porsche, Cadillac Top J.D. Power 2012 Dependability Study

The results of J.D. Power and Associates' 2012 U.S. Vehicle Dependability Study have just been released, and there's plenty of good news for auto fans. Power's Dependability Study looks at problems associated with vehicles that are three model-years old (so the 2012 study examined rides from the...Read More»

2007 Toyota Camry XLE
Camry Investigation, 2013 Lexus RX Leaked, 2015 Tesla Roadster: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Kia is preparing its flagship sedan while BMW might be working on three-cylinder 3-Series. The second-gen Tesla Roadster has been pushed back, and BMW revealed the new 2012 M6. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. A new study says...Read More»

2007 Toyota Camry
2007 Toyota Camry, RAV4 Under Investigation For Door Fires

If you drive a 2007 Toyota Camry or RAV4, you might want to pay particular attention to the news in coming weeks. According to the Detroit Free Press, those vehicles are being investigated for reports of fires originating in the driver's-side doors. Neither Toyota nor the National Highway Traffic...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C, drive event, La Jolla, CA, Feb 2012
2012 Toyota Prius C Driven, 2013 GMC Acadia Revealed: Today's Car News

Acura finally revealed the refreshed RDX at the 2012 Chicago Auto Show. We drove the 2012 Toyota Prius C, and liked it. Hyundai introduced the 2013 Elantra Coupe to go up against the Honda Civic Coupe. Better get your order in for the Aston Martin One-77, as there's only one left. The 2013 Acura...Read More»

2011 Toyota RAV4
2011 Toyota RAV4: Recall Alert

Toyota is conducting a voluntary safety recall of certain 2011 model year RAV4 compact SUVs over concerns about a defect in curtain shield airbags. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) site lists the potential number of affected units at 427. Affected vehicles were...Read More»

2011 Toyota RAV4
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»

Matthew Broderick in Honda's Super Bowl ad for the 2012 CR-V
Super Bowl XLVI Play-By-Play: Which Ads Run When (With Video)

If you're a football fan, it's easy to keep track of this Sunday's Super Bowl match-up. After all, at 6:30pm Eastern, you have a pretty good idea which teams you'll be watching, right? But do you know what commercials will run and when they'll appear? We thought not. That's why we've put together a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Camry 'Camry Effect' sweepstakes on Shazam
How To Win Two 2012 Toyota Camrys During The Super Bowl: Video

Toyota is giving you the chance to win not one, but two 2012 Toyota Camrys this week. It's part of a promotion called "The Camry Effect", which involves a new ad campaign, the Shazam smartphone app, and Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. Sound confusing? That's because is. Let us break it down for you...Read More»

2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe  -  2012 Detroit Auto Show
Survey: Hyundai, Subaru, Lexus Score High With Dealers

Each year, thousands of consumers answer surveys about cars and the people who sell them. Those studies -- like the ones we recently mentioned about brand loyalty and the shopping habits of men and women -- can tell us a lot about buyers, but for an insider's look at the auto industry, you need to...Read More»

Lamborghini Gallardo on fire at 2012 Portland Auto Show. Photo credit Lary Coppola.
2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Leaked, 2013 Mazda6 Spied, Lamborghini Fire: Today's Car News

Today at High Gear Media, Murilee Martin reveals his new guilty pleasure while a new study says some people don't care what kind of car they drive. Kansas is considering a new type of tax for electric car owners and there's a new solution for distracted driving. All this and more in today's car...Read More»

Toyota TS030 HYBRID Le Mans prototype
Super Bowl Commercials, Toyota TS030 Hybrid, NASCAR Fusion: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, Ford unveiled the 2013 Fusion Sprint Cup race car and Toyota revealed the TS030 Hybrid Le Mans prototype. BMW's M division wants its own sports car and muscle car wars are in full swing. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. The Super...Read More»

Car lot
Do You Really Care What Car You Drive?

Once upon a time, consumers were fiercely brand-loyal. Many of our parents and grandparents drove Fords or Chevys or Plymouths, and that's all they drove. But as we've seen over the past few years, brand loyalty is becoming a thing of the past -- a fact that's confirmed by new study from Consumer...Read More»

Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad
Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during the game. As we've discussed before, spending upwards of $3 million for 30 seconds of advertising is a risky venture, but a...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius C launch, Detroit Auto Show
2012 Toyota Prius C: 50-MPG Small Hybrid, $19K

Toyota used the occasion of the 2012 Detroit Auto Show to introduce the fourth member of the Prius family: the 2012 Prius C hybrid hatchback. Key attributes of the new small Prius hybrid that may make it a compelling commuter car, or second or third family car, are its 50-mpg combined fuel economy...Read More»

2012 Toyota Prius
Toyota, Lexus Offer Returning Troops A 'Welcome Home' Deal

Thousands of military personnel have recently returned from overseas deployments, and to mark the occasion, Toyota and Lexus are offering America's men and women in uniform special financing on new vehicles for the next several weeks. Cash-back rebates are included in the deal, too. On the Toyota...Read More»

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