Here's the scenario: You're shopping for your dream car, a Toyota Camry, but you come to realize it is hardly "an experience above all else." You find that it lacks "superior comfort," "refined driving performance," and is not "built exclusively in America."
For enthusiasts of the cars-you-kind-of-forgot-about segment, today's a big day. It's the day Toyota unveils the 2013 Toyota Avalon, and its all-new design. From the side, it's clean, sleek, and reasonably handsome, though in almost the exact same ways every new mid-size sedan is clean, sleek, and handsome. Right down…
Car enthusiasts don't particularly care about the Buick-wannabe Avalon. It's an expensive FWD car for older people. Judging by this teaser of a new American-designed sedan for the New York Auto Show next month, Toyota's at least trying to shave the average buyer age in the sub-AARP zone.
Few vehicles ever came closer to the pinnacle of beige than the Toyota Avalon, an attempt to out-Buick Buick. Yet with some bodywork one Avalon has become the ToyUteA. Lose some doors, add a bed, get a reason to exist.
Toyota bought back at least two cars in 2009 after dealer technicians reported unintended acceleration that couldn't be diagnosed, according to new filings in a class-action lawsuit.
Toyota recalls another 1.5 million vehicles. This time? Lexus, Avalon and Crown brake fluid and fuel pump problems. Oy, what a feeling... [DetNews]
Toyota to voluntarily recall 373,000 2000-2004 Avalons to fix the steering lock bar. It could break and cause... fiery death! [Toyota]
Concerned your Toyota floor mat may kill you? Us too. Luckily, Toyota's provided this handy guide for what to do if you think your Toyota/Lexus is part of the recall. Click "more" to avoid a fiery death.
It looks like consumer demand for more fuel-efficient models is affecting the super number one greenest manufacturer from the land of the rising sun, too. According to the folks with the corporate Inside Line, the 2011 Lexus LF-A-based 2011 Lexus SC has been canned. Additionally, it looks like the 2011 Toyota Avalon…
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety apparently likes it like we do — releasing the results over the weekend of the 2006 side impact crashworthiness (we didn't even make that word up!) tests, and now we're treated to 75 articles in papers across the country all saying "Study: Side Air Bags Improve Safety." Well…