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    New York: 2013 Toyota Avalon looks to shed geriatric image
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    When we read through the press materials for the new 2013 Toyota Avalon, we had to double-check... had we downloaded the release for the wrong car? Because right here it says, "In Sport mode, throttle response is enhanced and steering effort is weighted... to offer a sportier character." And ...

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    Spy Shots: Next Toyota Avalon spied wearing its sleek new shape
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    We got our first glimpse at what the 2014 Toyota Avalon may look like thanks to a an artists rendering that appears to take some creative license. The teaser really only shows us that Toyota wasn't kidding when it said it was taking the Avalon upscale, with a dramatic, sloping roof line that ...

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    New York: Toyota teases all-new Avalon ahead of New York debut
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    Toyota has just released a teaser image of what it says is an all-new, designed-in-America sedan that will debut at the 2012 New York Auto Show next week. It isn't immediately clear if the vehicle will be a concept or production car, but Toyota has issued no showcar qualifiers, suggesting it's ...

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    Report: Next Toyota Avalon to best Fiat 500's fuel economy?
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    The Fiat 500 is 139 inches of A-segment fury, with a heaping dose of cute and a dash of fuel efficiency. In fact, the manual transmission-equipped cinquecento averages 33 miles per gallon in mixed driving, which is better than most things on the road. Impressed? Toyota isn't. The Detroit Free ...

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    Consumer Reports lauds Chrysler 300 improvement, Hyundai Genesis still tops
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    "The best Chrysler sedan we've seen in decades," says Consumer Reports, in reference to the 2011 Chrysler 300. At the risk of damning a very fine car with faint praise, that may not be all that much of an accomplishment. And we'd have to add that the last all-new Chrysler 300, which hit the ...

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    Report: Toyota shows next Avalon to dealers, rumors suggest it looks like A7, XJ
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    When we think Toyota Avalon, phrases like 'social security', 'medicare' and 'Denny's Grand Slam' come to mind. The reason? The majority of Avalons out on the road are driven by old folks and curtain rod salesman, but a report from Automotive News suggests that this could all change in the very ...

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    Camry pedal recall prompts secondary repair, Toyota denies it's recalling a recall
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    "On November 30, 2010, Toyota issued a Technical Service Bulletin that instructs technicians how to repair two weld nuts that may be damaged when removing the bolts used to attach the accelerator pedal to the bulkhead." So says the automaker in a statement you'll find after the jump. It seems ...

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    Toyota recalling 1.66 million vehicles globally over brake and fuel pump woes [UPDATE]
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    Embattled automaker Toyota is staring down another massive recall. The safety action affects 1.53 million Toyota and Lexus vehicles globally, with the U.S. making up around 740,000 of that total and about 600,000 units coming out of the company's home market of Japan. Stateside, models covered ...

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    Review: 2011 Toyota Avalon
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    Sexagenarians Rejoice! Your Ride Has Arrived

    2011 Toyota Avalon – Click above for high-res image galleries
    Have you seen the TV commercials for the 2011 Toyota Avalon? One particular 30-second spot sticks out. It's shot through a 1960's filter and features an old-fashioned voiceover, ...

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    BREAKING: Toyota to recall 373,000 2000-2004 Avalon sedans in U.S. over faulty steering locks
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    2003 Toyota Avalon XLS – click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota Motor Corporation's recall woes have resurfaced today with official word that the company will recall some 373,000 second-generation Toyota Avalon models built between the 2000 and 2004 model years. According to the ...

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    Three Toyotas latest to earn IIHS Top Safety Picks
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has just announced that a total of three new Toyota vehicles have been given Top Safety Pick awards. Both the 2011 Toyota Avalon and 2011 Toyota Sienna were awarded the institute's highest ratings in front, side, rollover and rear crash tests. The 2010 ...

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    Video: Consumer Reports makes the case for brake override for all
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    Click on the image above to watch the video after the jump
    We've seen demonstrations that show how to stop a vehicle experiencing unintended acceleration before, but this newest video from Consumer Reports demonstrates just how crucial a brake override function can be in stopping a throttle ...

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    Toyota prices redesigned Avalon, Sienna minivan w/Auto Access Seat [w/video]
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    2011 Toyota Avalon – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Toyota has officially announced pricing for the updated 2011 Avalon which made its public debut at this year's Chicago Auto Show. Additionally, pricing has been released for the Sienna with Auto Access Seat, which is the first ...

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    Toyota looks to boost March sales with "biggest offers ever"
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    Toyota has been getting hammered on Capitol Hill and on the showroom floor, but the Japanese automaker isn't going to take the punishment sitting down. To spur sales during this time of crisis, Toyota is betting big on incentives that included 0 percent financing and leases under $200 on its ...

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    Toyota offering to fix oil lines on nearly 1M six-cylinder models
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    "This is not a safety recall." Toyota is making it perfectly clear that this latest limited service campaign involving V6-powered vehicles sold over the past few years is not, in fact, a safety recall, as it does not have the potential to harm drivers. What's happening, however, is the rubber ...

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    Consumer Reports may restore Toyota "Recommended" ratings next week
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    Consumer Reports may be ready to offer a vote of confidence in Toyota, depending on the outcome of the Japanese automaker's current Congressional Hearings on Toyota Safety here in the United States, says CR Senior Director David Champion. At the end of January as news was starting to pile up ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #166 - Chicago recap/Geneva preview
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    It's Chris² as both Shunk and Paukert join Dan and for Episode #166 of the Autoblog Podcast this week. First up, as usual, is the Autoblog Garage, housing a Suzuki Grand Vitara and a Kia Soul this week. From there, we take a ...

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    Report: Toyota idling two U.S. factories in wake of sales shortfall
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    The recall of over eight million vehicles has Toyota in the crosshairs of the world media, and all that negative attention is predictably hurting the Japanese automaker's U.S. sales. A report from Breitbart claims that Toyota is stopping production at its Georgetown, Kentucky Camry and Avalon ...

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    Chicago 2010: Refreshed Toyota Avalon "boldly redesigned" to look exactly like predecessor
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    2011 Toyota Avalon – Click above for high-res gallery
    Perhaps the only 'surprise' at this year's Chicago Auto Show thus far has been the appearance of Toyota's refreshed-for-2011 Avalon sedan. According to this morning's presentation, even the automaker itself debated ...

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    Report: Toyota continuing to sell recalled vehicles without a fix
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    Toyota is in the beginning stages of a new voluntary recall that affects 2.3 million vehicles. The recall involves accelerator pedal mechanisms that could stick due to wear and cause unintended acceleration, though it is technically not related to an earlier, larger recall to fix floor mats on ...

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