Articles by: Tim Esterdahl

Toyota Gives Back – Supports Denver Zoo

Toyota Gives Back – Supports Denver Zoo

Denver, Colorado Toyota Dealers have joined together to provide $5.4 million in funding for the “Toyota Elephant Passage,” a special edition to the Denver Zoo which will house rhinos, tapirs and Asian elephants, slated to open on June 1, 2012.

by December 12, 2011 0 comments TacomaHQ
Canadian Auto Reviewer Tackles the 2012 Tacoma

Canadian Auto Reviewer Tackles the 2012 Tacoma

Recently, Postmedia News in Canada writer Howard J. Elmer, reviewed the 2012 Toyota Tacoma. Here are his thoughts in a nutshell.

by December 8, 2011 1 comment Reviews

Pikes Peak Toyota Tacoma Too Powerful? How is that possible?

When MillenWorks took their Pikes Peak Toyota Tacoma driven by Rod Millen to the Goodwood Festival of Speed it looked like it might have been a little too powerful for the course! Or maybe the track conditions hindered them a bit. Either way, it is a cool video to see.

by December 7, 2011 3 comments Featured Tacomas
A Front Wheel Drive Dakota? Chrysler-Fiat Execs Hint At Building Car-Based Truck

A Front Wheel Drive Dakota? Chrysler-Fiat Execs Hint At Building Car-Based Truck

Car-based trucks are popular in many other countries, could Ram (a subsidiary of Chrysler-Fiat) be the first to bring one to American shores? If Chrysler-Fiat spokesperson Fred Diaz is to be believed, all options are on the table.

by December 2, 2011 3 comments Latest News
Oil Filter Comparison Says Wix, K&N, and OEM Toyota Oil Filters Best Overall

Oil Filter Comparison Says Wix, K&N, and OEM Toyota Oil Filters Best Overall

Many truck owners don’t consider the maker or brand of their oil filter when they change their oil. However, the oil filter can have a dramatic effect on your engine. The results of this Toyota Tacoma oil filter comparison (sponsored by Parts.OlatheToyota.com) conclude that some oil filters are definitely better […]

by November 30, 2011 3 comments Repairs and Maintenance
Scion/Daihatsu pickup coming soon?

Scion/Daihatsu pickup coming soon?

The small pickup truck market has been going through some interesting changes lately with the demise of the Ford Ranger, the introduction of the Chevy Colorado and now Scion Vice President Jack Hollis stating he is ‘very interested’ in developing a Scion compact pickup.

by November 29, 2011 0 comments Latest News
Coming Soon – Toyota Entune Replaced With Intel Technology

Coming Soon – Toyota Entune Replaced With Intel Technology

Toyota’s next generation of in-vehicle entertainment, navigation and communication systems may be powered by Intel according to a recent official announcement. The memorandum of understanding between Toyota and Intel indicates that both companies will engage in research to upgrade and replace the current information and communication systems used by the world’s […]

by November 23, 2011 4 comments Latest News
Broken Fan Speed Control Tacoma Heater Air Conditioner TSB

Broken Fan Speed Control Tacoma Heater Air Conditioner TSB

Owners of 2005-2011 Toyota Tacoma utility trucks should pay close attention to their heater and air conditioner units. Toyota recently published a new Technical Service Bulletin (T-SB-0149-11) which addresses an issue with the fan speed control. Toyota dealers have been notified that some Tacoma vehicles may exhibit a faulty condition […]

by November 22, 2011 3 comments Recalls and TSBs
The CEO Confirms It – Ford Ranger is DEAD 4Ever

The CEO Confirms It – Ford Ranger is DEAD 4Ever

The Ford Motor Company is quietly exiting the small pickup truck segment of the passenger vehicle industry. Over the last few years, the legendary American automaker has been busy trying to restructure its operations and returning to the massive profitable position it enjoyed prior to the global recession. For many […]

by November 21, 2011 2 comments Latest News
Strange Tacoma Heater / Air Conditioner Fan Noise TSB

Strange Tacoma Heater / Air Conditioner Fan Noise TSB

Do you own a 2005–2011 Toyota Tacoma vehicle? Did you hear a ticking and/or clicking noise or sometimes a squealing sound coming from the blower motor? A Technical Service Bulletin (TSB) from Toyota was released dated October 20, 2011 informing owners of an improved blower motor to resolve the strange […]

by November 17, 2011 10 comments Recalls and TSBs