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GM Engineer Says Tacoma Is Truck Of The Future

GM Engineer Says Tacoma Is Truck Of The Future

In what might have been the most shocking statement at the 2011 Detroit International Auto Show, a GM engineer said that “smaller, lighter trucks” are the wave of the future. To our way of thinking, he’s talking about the Tacoma. From Automotive News (sub. req’d): To meet proposed higher fuel […]

by January 20, 2011 0 comments Latest News
When Ford Discontinues Ranger and Sport Trac, Will Tacoma Benefit?

When Ford Discontinues Ranger and Sport Trac, Will Tacoma Benefit?

2011 is the last year that Ford will produce both the Ranger and the Explorer Sport Trac as both are scheduled to be discontinued. If we look at 2010’s truck sales figures, we see that nearly 72,000 Ranger and the Explorer Sport Trac were sold last year. The question is, […]

by January 13, 2011 4 comments Latest News

Toyota Pays $32 Million Dollar NHTSA Fine

Earlier today Toyota announced that they had “settled” with NHTSA and paid a $32.4 million dollar fine as a penalty for being too slow to report two separate recalls: Toyota was slow to report multiple known instances of pedal entrapment due to floor mats between 2007 and 2010 Toyota was […]

by December 20, 2010 0 comments Latest News
Toyota Cleans Up in “Bravest Trucks” Article

Toyota Cleans Up in “Bravest Trucks” Article

Sometimes the fact that the Toyota Tacoma (and the Toyota Pickup before it) have been so successful in the US and Canada helps us all forget that two of the world’s most popular 4×4’s – the Toyota Land Cruiser 70 and the Toyota Hilux – aren’t available in the USA. […]

by December 14, 2010 0 comments Latest News

2011 Tacoma NHTSA Crash Test Results

2011 Tacoma Crash Test Footage Just published yesterday, NHTSA has announced the following crash test ratings for the 2011 Tacoma: Frontal collision – 3 stars Side collision (barrier) – 5 stars Side collision (pole) – 4 stars Rollover – 4 stars Overall safety rating – 4 stars If you’re shocked […]

by November 24, 2010 0 comments Latest News
KBB Says Tacoma Resale Value Industry Best

KBB Says Tacoma Resale Value Industry Best

The Toyota Tacoma has won a lot of accolades over the years, but for some reason quite a few people don’t trust awards. Maybe it’s the belief that media companies selling awards to the highest bidder, but there seems to be a popular mistrust of recognition like┬áthe IntelliChoice “Best Overall […]

by November 17, 2010 1 comment Latest News