Toyota FJ Cruiser Ultimate Edition

Farewell To The Toyota FJ Cruiser

The last Toyota FJ Cruisers will roll off the assembly line with the conclusion of the 2014 model year. To commemorate the departure of the iconic off-roader, Toyota is building 2,500 “Trail Teams Ultimate Edition” FJs. Features include the special “Heritage Blue” color that harkens to FJs of yore, TRD suspension, a skid plate, bead-lock…

Hate Cars? I Finally Understand.

Few adore their means of conveyance the way I do. Most people don’t lovingly detail their car’s interior every week, powerwash road salt off their undercarriage all winter, or require maintenance only be completed by themselves or overpriced brand-specific specialists. That’s because while I treat my cars, trucks, and motorcycles like pets, others chose to treat them…

Survivor: 1985 Toyota Corolla

How?  Why? …and hundreds of ancillary questions popped into my head when I saw this 1985 Toyota Corolla, in what appears to be damn good condition, sitting on an auction lot with less than fifty thousand miles on the clock. Yes, it started and ran just fine.  Though the engine block was coated in a…

Toyota Scion FR-S Gauge Cluster

Driven: Toyota Scion FR-S

At the end of last fall, I was lucky enough to get some seat time in one of those pokey little Toyotas everyone got so excited about when they arrived on the public stage twelve months ago. Why didn’t I write it up then, like a real journalist?  I think that question just answered itself.…

Triple Black Toyotas Takeover Culver City

The “triple black” look ( known more iniquitously as “murdered out”) remains popular across the entire demographic range here in L.A.  Cruising Culver City yesterday I spotted two Toyotas, on opposite ends of the brand’s lineup, sporting the ever-intimidating black paint/black rims/black interior formerly reserved for the only the most gangsta-asses of, well, another part…

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Road Roving Goin’ Racing

…well, at least our stickers are: Matt Weaver of Bootleg Racing is down for the cause and was kind enough to slap some RoadRoving.com livery on his Toyota Corolla rally car known as “Gurple” …which I’m guessing refers to paint, looking especially green/purple in this camera phone picture. It’s no Evo, but in the capable…

Prius destruction

The Hybrid Family Grows

The debate rages on about whether or not hybrid cars are “better” for the environment than, say, a 1984 Honda Civic (of course, the answer is that they are not). But the fact remains that some people would just rather have a new car- and can actually afford it. When first introduced in the 1990’s…

Google RechargeIT.org car

Google’s RechargeIT Electric Car Program… What Can It Do For You

In the next stage of its world-takeover scheme, internet superbrand Google has set up “RechargeIT.org” an electric-car initiative that puts- you guessed it- electric cars in the hands of their employees to use as commuter vehicles. They’ve got a large garage of plug-in electric hybrids called the “GFleet” made up of Toyota Priui and Ford…

Does a Toyota Conspiracy Exist?

Alright, what’s the deal. The “sticking gas pedal” situation was sketchy… and still misunderstood by many.  Then there was that dude who ran from the cops in his Prius and claimed the car “wouldn’t stop accelerating.” The other day the Lexus GX460 was called out for being “too easy to roll over.” Now, the Toyota…