Do you have a car that’s a popular target for thieves, but have avoided installing any sort of theft-prevention devices because you can’t find anything that resembles a 19th-century anti-masturbation device to suit your tastes? Well, thanks to an ingenious Russian inventor, your problems are solved.
Toyota just recalled 340,000 examples of its questionably-styled new Prius because the cable-controlled foot-brake might not work. And that’d be a big problem on an incline, where the little sedan’s low rolling resistance tires and slick drag coefficient would turn this thing into a rolling hybrid of destruction.
I’ll admit that when I first heard of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime, I wasn’t really sure what to expect. Part of me thought that it may be that performance variant of the Prius I’ve been imagining. Another part thought it was just a Prius that can only be divided by one and itself. Both parts were wrong: the Prius…
The Toyota commercial with the “Prius Four” outlasting the police has always been silly, especially when the cops agree that “to catch a Prius, you’ve got to be a Prius.” No, you won’t catch many people—like the people two Prius drivers tried to pull over in California, they may think the cop car is fake.
Behold the Toyota Racing Development Prius Hybrid, because that’s actually not a contradiction in terms or an oxymoron. Apparently. [Photo: Kat Callahan/Jalopnik]
Have you seen the new Prius? Have you forgiven yourself yet? I haven’t. Can somebody explain to me why the redesigned Toyota Prius looks like a hairless cat while this Australian Corolla Hybrid looks like that perfectly respectable Business Cat meme?
After considerable thought, I have decided to devote today’s column to cars we hate. This may seem like an unusual diversion from the norm, until you remember that I spent last year writing about a Hummer.
Regardless what you think of the Toyota Prius, it’s an extremely important car for one of the world’s biggest automakers, so it’s quite possible there’s a bunch of angry people flinging phones at walls at Toyota right now, because images of what is possibly the 2016 Prius have just leaked on a Taiwanese website. Oh…
Unnamed sources have stated that Ford is planning to produce a dedicated hybrid specifically to compete with the Toyota Prius sometime around 2018. This would be Ford's first dedicated hybrid car, and not a hybrid that's derived from one of their gasoline models, like the hybrid Fusion, or that Pinto your uncle…
Recently, there's been a lot of hype and attention given to the practice by some diesel truck owners/operators known as "Rolling Coal." Essentially, too much fuel is dumped into the engine, creating huge, billowing black clouds seemingly designed to make Prius drivers whine online. I have a solution.
If you were to ask me, "What is the quintessential California car?" I would say the Toyota Prius. They are popular among among the environmentally conscious Hollywood set, in addition to your average buyer. However, yesterday the LA Times reported that the Prius's two year sales dominance has now been overtaken by the…
Last week, the European Parliament ruled that all electric and hybrid cars must add artificial engine noise so that pedestrians can hear them coming. While the mandate is mostly to protect visually impaired pedestrians, the noise will also benefit anyone on the street who's ever had a near-miss with a Prius.
Everyone needs a hobby, but what if you're a Toyota engineer and building technologically advanced prototypes is your hobby? Don't you get enough of that at work? Apparently not, since that was the motivation behind the plug-in sportscar you see here. Built on an old MR2 platform using from Toyota's corporate…
TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 – It just got a little easier for drivers to maximize their fuel savings and be environmentally responsible.
Toyota’s most advanced technology passenger car, the Prius Plug-in, will be available to customers at a substantially reduced price beginning with the 2014 model year.
A Prius brake master cylinder is $2700? I guess I didn't realize how much fellating those things do.
We have seen many, many terrible things people do behind the wheel from reading to schtupping, but playing a flute is a new one.
We love to rag on owners of BMWs or exotics for their asshat parking jobs, but it's easy to forget that asshats come in all shapes, sizes, and cars.
Man, nothing ruins your day like getting your car stolen. I hate when that happens to me! I can't get to work or run errands, and then I have to take hours out of my schedule to go on a vengeance quest against the people who stole it. So inconvenient.
The last few years have not been good for Toyota in the "not recalling cars" department.