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Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster
Toyota adds 543,000 Lexus, Scion, Toyota vehicles to Takata recall roster

One week before a new U.S. president is sworn into office, a second major automotive scandal--the one involving Takata's fatally flawed airbags--is coming to an end. But while today's agreement may wind down the government's investigation of the Japanese supplier, the recall and repair of vehicles...Read More»

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Toyota expands Takata recall by 1.6 million Toyota, Lexus, and Scion vehicles

Earlier this month, we heard reports that Takata would soon expand the recall of its fatally flawed airbags by as many as 40 million devices. Without waiting for Takata to act, Honda quickly enlarged its recall by some 20 million. Now, Toyota has announced its own expanded recall plan, affecting...Read More»

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2 Million Toyota & Scion Vehicles Recalled: Camry, Corolla, Highlander, RAV4, Sequoia, Tundra, More

This morning, Toyota issued a massive recall affecting 2,000,000 U.S. Toyota and Scion vehicles from the 2007 to 2011 model years. According to a statement from the automaker, a manufacturing problem with the power window master switch could in some cases cause a fire. The problem stems from a lack...Read More»

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RIP, Scion xB

Years from now, you will be able to tell your children or your grandchildren or your flat-voiced AI companion about the time when boxy cars were a thing. Scholars will debate how the trend began. Some will point to the Lego-like minivans that roamed the roads in the long-ago 1980s and 90s. Others...Read More»

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TCC's Most Popular Reviews for November 2010

We're plowing through the list of 255-plus vehicles on sale in the 2011 model year here at High Gear Media--and as we cull our latest drives into full reviews, we're watching what you're reading. Each month we scan Google Analytics to see which reviews are most popular. Some of the time, those...Read More»

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General Motors May Skip TV Ads For Youth-Oriented Vehicles

In case you hadn't noticed, General Motors has been pretty quiet on the advertising front lately. The company hasn't launched any snazzy new-media campaigns like the highly successful one Ford put together for the Fiesta -- but then again, neither has GM opted for any controversial, full-scale...Read More»

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The Future Is Smaller: GMC Teases The Urban Utility Concept

GMC isn't known for making small anythings, but that reputation may change after the 2010 Detroit Auto Show. The brand associated with behemoths like the Suburban has just released a couple of teaser images for a small concept vehicle that will be shown at NAIAS called the GMC Urban Utility...Read More»

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Scion To Energize Its Lineup In The 2011 Model Year

2009 has been a dismal year for automakers, but Scion has taken an especially rough hit, with sales down by nearly 58% compared to last year. That's blamed largely on Scion's lineup, which many in the industry feel has stagnated -- ironic, given that when the brand launched just seven years ago, it...Read More»

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Rendered: Kia's New Premium VG

Korean automaker Kia seems to be on a roll these days -- at least on the design front. Its boxy Scion xB/Nissan Cube competitor, the Kia Soul, has held its own in the face of discerning auto journalists, and the sporty Kia Forte Koup looks to do similarly well. Now the company has shared renderings...Read More»

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New Study: Minicars Ranked By Fender-Bender Repair Bill

If you live in a crowded urban environment, you understand the value of minicars. No, they can't haul sheetrock, and trips to the grocery store become more like social calls, but where parking and (occasionally) fuel economy are concerned, they can be a condo-dweller's dream. Until, of course, they...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: $2.30 Summertime Gas, Plus Vids Of Maserati GranTurismo MC, Electric Racecars, And Crazy Lady Drivers

He said, she said-- Remember when Tesla's Elon Musk called that New York Times reporter "a douchebag...and an idiot"? Remember the journalist who was interviewing him at the time--how she sort of giggled her way through it? Well, Sarah Lacy's colleagues are calling foul on her. And still no one's...Read More»

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Link Love From The Car Connection: 2009 Scion xB Walkaround, Man Defeats Lambo Diablo, Plus The Fast And The Bi-Curious

Another gift shop for you -- James Bond fans have reason to celebrate: a collector in Cumbria, England has just opened a James Bond Museum, featuring Bond's Mustang from Diamonds Are Forever and his Lotus Esprit Turbo from The Spy Who Loved Me. Also on display: the Octopus from Octopussy. Let the...Read More»

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Pricing Announced For 2009 Nissan cube (No, not 'Cube')

The 2009 Nissan cube hits dealerships in May, and pricing has just been announced. The base model will run an affordable $13,990, with various custom packages pushing that figure higher. The cube will come in four flavors: cube 1.8, cube 1.8 S, cube 1.8 SL and cube 1.8 Krom. Not surprisingly, each...Read More»

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TheCarConnection.com's Eight Best Cars for College

With the fall term about to start at schools across the country, you may be looking for the perfect car for your parents to “subsidize”—or for your child to take off to college along with your furniture, your computer, and your life savings. It doesn’t take an economics major to find a...Read More»

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Scion xB, tC Priced for 2009

Scion's released prices for their 2009 xB and tC models. The only change the xB has undertaken is in color: Stingray Metallic will replace Nautical Blue. With a five-speed manual transmission, the xB starts at $15,750. Shoppers who want a four-speed automatic are ready to go at $16,700. Both prices...Read More»

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Big Oops: New Kia Soul Hits the 'Net

How do you say "oh, crap" in Korean? We're listening hard for it, now that clean shots of the production-ready Soul have hit the Web (thanks to kia-world.net and Autoblog). The Soul, destined either for the afterlife or the New York auto show, will show up next week looking remarkably like the Soul...Read More»

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2007 Chicago Auto Show

NEWS New Highlander Coming to Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/20/2007)Hybrid version on the agenda at McCormick Place, too. New Scions To Bow in Chicago by Marty Padgett (1/19/2007)Second-gen xB, new xD coming to Feb. show. Titan Facelift Coming to Chicago Show by Joseph Szczesny (1/15/2007)Big trucks...Read More»

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GM spending million in Michigan

Spy Shots: 2008 Scion xB Scion's hot-selling xB is due to be redesigned soon, and the replacement vehicle is expected to be larger than the current model.  This photo captures a prototype mule, obviously based on the current xB, but stretched, which seems to confirm that the new xB will be at...Read More»

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2006 Detroit Auto Show, Part XI

2006 Detroit Auto Show Index by TCC Team (1/7/2006)   GM Slashing Prices, Hoping to Cut Incentives General Motors will slash prices on about 80 percent of the cars, trucks and crossovers it sells in theU.S. the automaker announced Tuesday, a significant ramp-up of the Value Pricing strategy the...Read More»

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