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How Reliable is a Used Toyota?

Used cars aren't made like they once were. While an old view of used cars is that they're falling apart at the seams, in recent years vehicles were designed to be a bit harder to destroy than that.

How hard to destroy is a used Toyota? Top Gear decided to test this out, and to do that they didn't pull any punches.

In fact, their tests go above and beyond anything you would ever put your car through intentionally, unless you're the star of an action movie or a madcap sitcom.

When crashing the truck isn…

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How Viable is Hydrogen Fuel?

The 2016 Toyota Mirai, as we've previously discussed, will be fueled on hydrogen, touted as the green fuel of the future.

But how clean and green is hydrogen? Where does it come from?

Hydrogen can come from many places, including steam-reformed methane, and water via electrolysis.

Both of these have their own issues. For instance, methane can come from natural gas, a fossil fuel, and the electricity used to power electrolysis can come from coal-burning plants.

Not so green.

However, unlike gasoline which inherently must derive from fossil fuels, with a little green-thinking, hydrogen

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When is it Time to Replace Your Tires?

Driving on bald tires is bad. You know that, we know that. But what about it exactly is so bad?

Well, if you've been driving on bone-dry California roads, it could be worse. The purpose of tire tread is to give water a place to go, so it doesn't come between the rubber and the road. Tread can also provide grip on loose dirt, sand, or gravel, but on a flat, dry tarmac, you might not notice a huge difference.

And that's dangerous.

Because as soon as a cloud bursts overhead and the rains finally come, if…

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The Evolution of the Hybrid Car

You might think of hybrid cars as new and fairly cutting-edge technology. They've only been around for 15 years, after all.

Or have they?

There was been a tremendous resurgence of hybrid, electric, and hydrogen cars in the past decade, but the origins of these technologies go farther back than you might expect.

In 1834, Thomas Davenport created the first electric motor. By the 1880s, electric motors were used to power "horseless carriages." These primitive electric cars faced the same issues of short battery life that our modern electric cars still face today.


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Toyota 4Runner vs Chupacabra!

What's that noise in the woods? It's the deadly Chupacabra! Only you and your Toyota 4Runner can survive this perilous adventure.

Rick and his 4Runner, "Skullcap," are the winners of Toyota's Más Que Un Auto contest. Toyota asked for your submissions of a great commercial idea starring you and your Toyota, and filmed the best one.

It turns out, this poor mythical creature's rows of sharp teeth are misleading. He…

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Enjoy this summer season with the Toyota Avalon or Avalon Hybrid

There's little that's not to love about the full-size Toyota Avalon and Avalon Hybrid. With the spacious cabin you need, the fuel-efficiency you desire, and the luxury you crave, this is one Toyota model you shouldn't miss this season. Here's why:

Road trips abound: The gas-powered Avalon delivers up to an impressive 31 mpg on the highway, while the Hybrid Synergy Drive-powered Avalon Hybrid boasts an EPA-estimated 40 mpg combined. Either…

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Are You Making These Car Service Mistakes?

Your car is making a weird noise. Shoot.

That's the worst, isn't it? When you know that you're going to have to bring the car into the shop and have it looked at. You cross your fingers and hope, maybe, the sound will just go away on its own.

But of course, it doesn't.

It gets louder.

With a groan, you buckle down and call up a mechanic. But who do…

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The 2016 Toyota Mirai, Fueled By What Now?!

Here in Tracy, we are no stranger to cattle- especially the odoriferous fragrances wafting through the breeze on a spring day. What if we told you Toyota could scoop up the pungent gasses emanating from so much cow-doo, and harness it to power a car?

In our previous posts about the Toyota Mirai, we introduced the Hydrogen Fuel-Cell Vehicle. This is an engine with no moving parts to break down, whose only emissions are pure…

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Making a New Name for Minivans Everywhere: 2015 Toyota Sienna

If you're one of the (far too) many who consider minivans dull, demure or downright uninspiring, your friends at Tracy Toyota have something to share with you: the 2015 Toyota Sienna is none of those things.  This charismatic family cruiser breaks the free from the mold set by its contemporaries, and instead, offers up something way more sporty and stately than we ever imagined possible for a minivan.  Have a look at it in…

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Efficient, Stylish, and Fun to Drive: the 2015 Toyota Yaris

Getting behind the wheel of a gorgeous little subcompact with European styling, tons of interior space, and plenty of peppy power is easy when you choose to take a closer look at the 2015 Toyota Yaris! Offering a style brought to us by French designers, it's certainly not lacking for handsome looks and, with comfortable seating for five, you and your passengers will be smiling all ride long.

The 106 horsepower engine delivers plenty…

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