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U.S. Auto Sales: SAAR Jumps To 12.5 Million
U.S. Auto Sales: SAAR Jumps To 12.5 Million

The Seasonally Adjusted Annual Rate (SAAR) for U.S. auto sales bounded to 12.5 million in early March. Aside from last August, when Cash-for-Clunkers sales were in full swing, that's the highest SAAR on record since September 2008. The bounce is credited to the vast number of sales incentives...Read More»

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Mazda To Install Brake Overrides On Future Models

Mazda Motor Corp. (7261:JP) plans to install so-called smart throttles—incorporating brake overrides—in all of its future models, reported Automotive News, citing automaker officials in Japan. The move appears to be a purely preemptive measure, or an added safety feature, as the Japanese...Read More»

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Toyota Offers Zero-Percent And Free Maintenance To Some Buyers

Toyota (NYSE: TM) rolled out an all-new incentive program aimed at jump-starting sales that have slumped due to bruised consumer confidence from the ongoing accelerator-related recalls, the related hearings in Washington D.C., and several other issues and recalls. The automaker calls the new...Read More»

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Old-School/New-School: Toyota Uses Twitter, Incentives To Lure Customers Back

In the early days of the Toyota recall fiasco, car buyers seemed to ignore the bad news. But as Cleopatra once said, denial only goes so far, and Toyota's troubles are finally having a negative impact on sales. To its credit, though, Toyota isn't taking this lying down: the automaker has turned to...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Feds Might Require Brake Overrides

It's already looking like the Toyota recall hearings will bring us at least one new safety feature to all new vehicles: brake overrides. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood might recommend that every U.S. new vehicle be equipped with so-called smart throttle systems—meaning, most importantly...Read More»

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Toyota To Repair V-6 Models For Oil-Leak Issue

Just as Washington is winding up for another round of Congressional hearings Tuesday, news of yet another Toyota mechanical issue has spread. In affected models equipped with V-6 engines, an engine oil hose might degrade to the point of leaking, potentially causing engine failure. According to...Read More»

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Toyota Recall: Ford, Honda, And Hyundai Gaining The Most

Ford, Hyundai, and Honda—not GM or Chrysler, as some sources have claimed—look to be making the most conquests from customers who've had it with Toyota due to recall uncertainties. In looking at the market share that Toyota has lost, that's what the pricing intelligence service TrueCar found...Read More»

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U.S. Transportation Chief: Don't Drive Recalled Toyotas

In a House Appropriations panel hearing this morning Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood stated that his own advice to owners of the 2.3 million Toyota vehicles recalled due to potentially sticky accelerator pedals would be to not drive them at all. Up until now, Toyota—and the official recall...Read More»

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Toyota And Lexus Recall: Everything You Need To Know

Own a Toyota or Lexus vehicle and not even sure if or how it's affected by the recent massive recall efforts? Looking back at the headlines of recent weeks and months—especially in this era of fast-moving, encapsulated news—it's easy to be confused over what's happened and what cars are...Read More»

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Toyota Recalls Another 1.1 Million Vehicles, Brings Tally To 5.4 Million

The number of vehicles Toyota has to recall over the faulty floor mat and stuck accelerator debacle continues to mount, with news breaking overnight that an additional 1.1 million vehicles in the U.S. need to be recalled in order to have their floor mats fixed. This is in addition to the 4.3...Read More»

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GM Offers $1,000 Incentives To Toyota Owners

Toyota’s stuck accelerator pedal debacle has seen millions of cars recalled and now a halt on sales for eight different models (RAV4, Corolla, Matrix, Avalon, Camry, Highlander, Tundra, and Sequoia) put in place. Despite the seriousness of the issue, Toyota has been sluggish to respond to its...Read More»

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Update: Toyota Stops Sales, Production Of Recalled Stuck-Accelerator Cars

Toyota's recall troubles keep stacking up, but the giant carmaker has been sluggish to respond. Cars subject to the latest recall for a stuck accelerator pedal are still rolling off assembly lines, even as the company struggles to repair the 2.3 million affected cars. But that won't last much...Read More»

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IIHS Picks The Safest New Vehicles For 2010

The coveted Top Safety Pick designation from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) used to be quite exclusive—and a way for safety-conscious shoppers to narrow down their possibilities to a few top-rated vehicles in a segment. But since 2007, the number of Top Safety Picks has roughly...Read More»

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Spy Shots Galore, Chrysler Logo, NMS Preview: Today At High Gear Media

Today at High Gear Media we've got a flotilla of spy shots coming by way of Motor Authority, with the latest from BMW and Mercedes-Benz plus news of GM's decision to keep Opel, Kia's entry into U.S. motorsports, a full-detail gallery of the new Aston Martin Rapide and crash test video the Mercedes...Read More»

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2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid: Honest-To-Goodness 40-MPG Mid-Sizer

While Toyota and Honda have laid claim on most of the lofty fuel economy figures in the 40-mpg and above range in recent years, Ford now has serious bragging rights in its 2010 Fusion Hybrid. The 2010 Fusion Hybrid slots closely behind the 2010 Toyota Prius and 2010 Honda Insight and Civic Hybrid...Read More»

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Compared: Taurus Vs. Camry Vs. Accord

When it comes to best sellers, a few names come to mind. Oprah. Clancy. And Taurus. Sure, it's been a while since the Ford Taurus sat atop the monthly sales charts--but in its heyday in the 1990s, the Taurus had a vise grip on the slot. Introduced in 1986, the Taurus went on to be the best-selling...Read More»

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Best of Craigslist: Aero-Awful 1986 Toyota Camry

We know Craigslist is the home of awful: used answering machines that use mini-cassettes (!), miles of baling wire in convenient 10-inch strips, and adult services that aren't so adult anymore. Craigslist is a good place to find a cheap car, though--whether it's a racing lemon, a badly needed set...Read More»

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Toyota Won’t Restart Production Of Camry Solara Convertible

  Production of both the Camry Solara Coupe and Convertible was brought to a halt last year but while sales of the hard-top have already ceased you can still buy the convertible model, but not for too long according to comments from a Toyota rep. Due to poor sales in the midsize convertible...Read More»

Link Love From The Car Connection: Toyota Camry Blinged, Plus Videos For 'Mission One' Electric Motorcycle, Grand Turismo 5, And Jay Leno's EcoJet post thumbnail
Link Love From The Car Connection: Toyota Camry Blinged, Plus Videos For 'Mission One' Electric Motorcycle, Grand Turismo 5, And Jay Leno's EcoJet

♦  There's a lot of car bling on the market, but not everyone knows how to use it. We think the owner of this Toyota Camry did a pretty awesome job of walking the fine line between "80s futurism" and "chromed-out mid-life crisis". And hey: at least it gave gramps a weekend project...Read More»

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