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Category Archives: Toyota

2016 Scion iA: The Late To the Party


Have you ever attended a party where the person who made it worth going to arrived late and just before the lights went out and doors closed? That’s the curious … Continue reading

June 3, 2016 · 2 Comments

1982-1985 Toyota Celica: At a Pony Car Crossroads


I’ve always loved cars. My first interests were the cars I saw everyday, the Mustangs, Camaro and Daytona’s of my pre teen years. Later as I neared the age where … Continue reading

January 18, 2016 · 1 Comment

2006-2013 Toyota Corolla: Very Likely Your Mom’s Car


Sometimes the most popular things can be the most mediocre by the standards of others. Take the Toyota Corolla for instance. It’s been America’s favorite small car for longer than … Continue reading

March 23, 2015 · Leave a comment

2012-2014 Toyota Prius C: A Missed Opportunity?


The Prius has grown into a family of cars with the original 5 door fastback remaining the star of the line up. Potentially, the most interesting Prius is the smallest … Continue reading

July 2, 2014 · Leave a comment

2014 Toyota Corolla: The Compact King’s New Clothes


America’s best selling compact car is a little less generic looking this year as it 11th generation design takes a few cues from the surprisingly exciting Furia concept car of … Continue reading

June 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

1967-2013 Toyota Century: Diplomatic By Design


Much of the world has learned to think of Japanese cars as quickly evolving. During the ‘80s automotive trends from Asia’s largest car producing nation appeared at a breakneck pace. … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · Leave a comment

2008-2014 Scion tC: Toyota’s Hidden Treasure?


Product planners sometimes go out of their way to try to create specific images or personas for new cars. A great example of careful image planning was with Scion, the … Continue reading

November 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

2000-2005 Toyota Celica: End of an Legacy


Today the Toyota is sparring with GM for bragging rights for the world’s largest car company. For Toyota’s part, its long term strategy seems to have been to build cars … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

2014 Lexus IS 350 F Sport: Third Times the Charm


Lexus used to have something of an image problem. Well, not a real problem per se. See it had a solid reputation for building cars with robot like perfection. It like … Continue reading

August 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

1994-1996 Toyota Camry Coupe: Growing Pains


The Camry has become a model of what to do correctly in a car. Its become the go to poster child for dependable if not bland transportation in the crowded … Continue reading

August 6, 2013 · Leave a comment