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U Haul Car-Sharing Adds Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid
U Haul Car-Sharing Adds Toyota Prius, Ford Escape Hybrid

U Haul has just reduced prices for its U Car Share car-sharing service, and added more fuel-efficient EPA SmartWay vehicles, the company reports. Vehicles being added to U Car Share's fleet include the Toyota Prius, Ford Focus, Toyota Yaris, MINI Cooper, and Ford Escape Hybrid. Up until now, the...Read More»

2009 Toyota Yaris
Rumor: Toyota Launching Yaris-Based Subcompact Hybrid In 2011

Toyota's subcompact Yaris will allegedly serve as the basis for a new hybrid model, set to launch sometime in 2011. The car (name TBA) will feature new styling and a new hybrid system that's apparently less expensive than those found in Toyota's other hybrid vehicles, which should have a nice...Read More»

Warning Sign - Moose versus car - by Flickr user lesleyhyphenanne
Moose Vs Toyota Yaris: Who Wins, Who Pays?

Residents of the southern states, who most likely have never met a moose, may not realize how much damage they can do. Deer will damage your car, but moose can kill you. Brigham Young University student Cassi Elton, however, wasn't even in her Toyota Yaris when the moose shattered her windshield...Read More»

2009 Toyota Yaris 5-door
2009 Toyota Yaris: No Hybrid, No Diesel, No Hypermiling, Yet 41 MPG!

With all the talk about hybrid systems and clean-diesel powertrains as the current be-all and end-all for green-car shoppers, it’s easy to forget that there are a few simple small cars out there that are nearly as frugal—without paying thousands more. You still can get a basic, lightweight...Read More»

2010 Mazda3
16 Cars for $16,000---Or Less

If you’re looking for a new set of wheels despite the recession, you’re in for a surprise. New cars can be far more expensive than you recall from your last trip to the showroom. According to figures from Comerica Bank, which compiles an annual study on affordability, the average new car sold...Read More»

2009 Toyota Yaris
Toyota Yaris Recalled For Seat Belt Defect

Toyota Motor Corp. has issued a worldwide recall for 1.3 million Toyota Yaris subcompact sedans and hatchbacks due to a safety belt defect. 134,900 '06 and '07 U.S. models are affected. The Yarisis (Yari?) contain seatbelts that, in the event of a severe frontal collision, could cause a foam pad in...Read More»

Mean AND Green? Detroit Auto Show to Feature Cars That Are Both

Green or mean? You’ll have your choice at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. With mounting concerns about global warming, never mind record oil prices, and with a tough new federal fuel economy law going into effect, the auto industry has suddenly gotten religion when it comes to the environment...Read More»

What's a Real Gay Car? The New York Times Postulates

What makes a gay car? Other than being parked in TheCarConnection.com's SE HQ driveway, a car becomes gay (unlike people, who're born that way) when it acquires a gaggle of fans in the rainbow community. It's taken the grey lady, the New York Times, just 38 or so years to realize there are "gay...Read More»

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