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2011 Lexus RX 350: Recall Alert
2011 Lexus RX 350: Recall Alert

Toyota is recalling some 32 2011 model year Lexus RX 350 crossover SUVs to replace brake actuator units. A notice on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) indicates that the potential affected units were manufactured from August 30, 2010 through May 18, 2011, and equipped with...Read More»

Teen driving
Takata, FocusDriven Educate Teens On Distracted Driving

Never heard of Takata? Although it is one of the world’s leading seat belt manufacturers, Takata is a quiet company that prefers to remain behind the scenes, that is until the incidents of teen distracted driving reached today’s epidemic proportions. Searching for a partner to help them...Read More»

2006 Toyota Highlander Hybrid
2006 & 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid & Lexus RX 400h: Recall Alert

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall covering certain 2006 and 2007 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h models. This voluntary recall involves approximately 45,000 Toyota Highlander Hybrid and 36,700 Lexus RX 400h models sold in the United States. The automaker says that no other Toyota or...Read More»

2006 Lexus RX 400h
Toyota Recalls 2006 & 2007 Highlander Hybrid & Lexus RX 400h

Toyota has issued a voluntary recall for certain Toyota Highlander Hybrid and Lexus RX 400h models from the 2006 and 2007 model years. The problem? Some of those vehicles' Hybrid System Inverters were improperly constructed, which could result in reduced power -- or no power at all. According to a...Read More»

Monster Tajima's GoPro Suzuki SX4 Pikes Peak race car
Self-Driving Cars, 'Monster' Tajima, Hot Cars Get Girls: Today's Car News

Nobuhiro 'Monster' Tajima broke his own Pikes Peak Hill Climb world record by breaking the 10-minute mark. [MotorAuthority] Science has proven that a hot car can get men dates. The sky is also blue. [TheCarConnection] The 2011 Lexus CT 200h is in a class of one, the luxury compact hybrid hatchback...Read More»

2012 BMW M5
2012 BMW M5, Class of 2009, Lexus Reinventing, Buick Regal GS: Today's Car News

Late last night official pictures of the 2012 BMW M5 leaked onto the web. This forced BMW to make the 2012 M5 official, slightly ahead of schedule. [MotorAuthority] Do you think Lexus is trying to reinvent itself? Does it need to? [TheCarConnection] Father's day is coming; do you know what you're...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
What Sound Does a Lexus CT 200h Make? Ask Ben

Some time ago I commented on an ad for the Lexus CT 200h and pointed out how it used music to convey the car’s message of clean and exciting fun. It was one in a long series of Lexus ads that used music and sound to define the brand. Music is one of the few things in life that humans are...Read More»

Pay Off Your Sins In Florida, 2012 Mercedes-Benz M-Class: Today's Car News

Kill two pedestrians in Florida? No problem. If you are rich, you can just pay your way out of trouble. [TheCarConnection] Mercedes-Benz has revealed the all-new 2012 M-Class sport utility, now with more LEDs. [MotorAuthority] GM's CEO Dan Akerson thinks that gas taxes should go up to boost...Read More»

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Which Defines Luxury, Audi or Lexus? #YouTellUs

Lexus tells us that it is in the pursuit of perfection. Audi approaches luxury with a progressive mindset. Two big entries into the luxury car class, but which is the winner? So today we want to ask which defines luxury. Audi makes some really nice vehicles. The new A7 is just gorgeous and the A8...Read More»

L2's Facebook IQ survey for 2011
BMW Zooms To The Front Of The Pack On Facebook

If you're on Facebook, you understand its allure, its dazzling ability to connect you with friends, fremenies, people you'd thought you'd forgotten, and others you wished you had. If you're not on Facebook...well, you will be. Facebook -- or at least the social, interconnected, sharable info model...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA Nurburgring Package
Bush, Obama and Electric Cars, Lexus LFA: Today's Car News

Haters gonna hate, but George Dubya Bush is the father of the modern electric car. [TheCarConnection] President Obama's taking the charge now, mandating EVs for federal use and directing funds to more charging stations. [AllCarsElectric] While tornadoes are in today's forecast, we're tapping a...Read More»

2010 Lexus RX 450h
Lexus RX 450h Too Powerful For NYC Taxi Fleet

Why can't Lexus' big hybrids be New York taxis? There are 13,386 medallion cabs in New York City, and over 55 percent of the fleet is made up of Ford’s Crown Victoria sedan. The next most popular vehicle is the Ford Escape Hybrid, which makes up nearly 25 percent of the legal taxi fleet...Read More»

2012 Ford Focus Electric launch, New York City, January 2011 - Bill Ford Jr.
Cadillac ATS Rethink, Bill Ford On Electric Vehicles: Today's Car News May 18, 2011

Bill Ford thinks that a quarter of all vehicles will be electrified by 2020. Impossible? No, but seems ambitious for sure. [TheCarConnection] We hear the 2013 Cadillac ATS is already tipping the scales and causing a rethink. Will Cadillac actually have a true BMW 3-Series competitor?...Read More»

2011 Lexus GX 460
Kiplinger's Picks 2011 Cars With The Best Resale Value

Everybody wants to think they’ve made a great car purchase, one that will hold its value three to five years down the road – especially if it’s a family car. But the decision is sometimes a trade-off between what we really want and what the car experts (the people who study these...Read More»

2011 BMW X5
BMW Leads The U.S. Luxury Market By Just 29 Sales

For several years, the U.S. luxury market has been dominated by Lexus, but as we mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Toyota's high-end marque recently lost ground with American shoppers. Now BMW sits in the driver's seat, ahead of German rival Mercedes-Benz by a super-slim lead of just 29 sales...Read More»

2011 Lexus CT 200h
Lexus CT 200h: The Japanese Got Rhythm

In my last blog post, I was pilloried by some readers for having made some particularly egregious grammatical errors, which, given my professional past, felt like a proverbial triple poke in the eye with a sharp stick soaked in lemon juice and tabasco. In short, I didn’t pay attention to the...Read More»

Kylie Minogue and the Lexus CT 200h
Another Effect Of The Disaster In Japan: Lexus To Lose #1 Spot In Luxury Market

On Friday, we told you about the ways that automakers have suffered following the recent Tohoku earthquake and tsunami. From imaginary problems with Korean companies to very real parts shortages, the disaster has had a direct impact on the way that U.S. consumers view Asian brands. Now, the world's...Read More»

2011 Lexus RX 450h
Price Alert: These Vehicles Will Cost A Lot More...Next Week!

If you're a smart shopper, looking for a small or fuel-efficient car, you might want to consider heading out to the dealership this weekend. That's because even next week, analysts are predicting that prices will be considerably higher. As we reported yesterday, worries over gas prices and...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sequoia 4WD LV8 6-Spd AT SR5 (GS) Angular Rear Exterior View
Price Increase Coming For Toyota, Scion And Lexus

If you’re in the market for a new Toyota, Lexus or Scion, you may want to make a purchase decision soon. Toyota has announced price increases, ranging from just four-tenths of a percent on the Scion xD, up to 2.2 percent on the Toyota Sequoia. Only the Tacoma compact pickup, Yaris sedan...Read More»

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