Toyota Furia Concept Arrives

Toyota reveals Furia concept for Corolla at the 2013 Detroit Auto show. Toyota describes the design as “Iconic dynamism”.

“The Corolla Furia Concept is an early indicator of where our compact car design may lead in the future,” said Bill Fay, group vice president and general manager of the Toyota Division. “It blends a heightened emphasis on dramatic design and modern elements of high technology to generate curb appeal that will surprise a lot of people.” 

– Toyota Usa Newsroom

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Party Mode

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Happy Friday everyone!
Did you know that all later editions of the Toyota 4Runner and the new 2013 model are  equipped with with a PARTY MODE button?
Pressing the “Party Mode” button will not make a DJ or a disco ball appear out of nowhere but it will  boosts the stereo’s bass and push the equalization to the two back speakers, which makes it perfect for a tailgate party.

“Standard on all audio systems is a unique “Party Mode” audio setting that is ideal for tailgating, raises bass response and shifts sound balance to the rear of the vehicle. Party mode is in addition bolstered by rear liftgate-mounted speakers, which function with or without party mode selected.”
– Toyota USA Newsroom

 

Bear vs. Sequoia

ATT00001There are no scratches on the outside of this car, but the vehicle was completely destroyed !
A man in Waterton Park  in Alberta , Canada, came out to find the inside of his 18 month old Toyota Sequoia trashed.
A grizzly bear had somehow got a door open and once inside it got trapped when the door shut behind him, probably by the wind.

The Toyota was the Platinum edition.  All the door panels were ripped off, the head-liner torn to pieces, all headrests, the leather seats, the dash shredded, and the steering column was twisted Sideways. Two of the six airbags went off and the other four the bear ripped to pieces.
Can you imagine a trapped grizzly being hit with an airbag in an enclosed space ? He must have figured he was in for the fight of his life, and by the looks of this car he definitely won the fight.
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When the bear ripped off the door panels he also clawed all the wiring harnesses out before breaking out the rear window. Toyota figures every wire he pulled or clawed at resulted in alarm bells, voices or sparks.
The head mechanic at Calgary Toyota doubted they had the expertise to put this vehicle back together, even if they had enough parts to do it.  This Toyota Sequoia had seen it’s last day.
Fish and wildlife officers have inspected the damage and figure it was a 3 year old Grizzly bear who accidentally ended up inside the car.
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photo (5)The vehicle has been written off by the insurance company, the cost of this fully optioned vehicle new was over $70,000, and they stopped count-ing the repair costs at $60,000 plus.

Lesson learned! Do not leave your car doors open when there are Grizzly bears in the neighborhood…
Instead come in to Toyota of El Cajon and get your very own TEDDY bear with the purchase of a new Toyota.

2013 Avalon is HERE

When the all-new, North American designed and engineered 2013 Avalon goes on sale later this year, consumers can choose between a powerful V6 gasoline powertrain and Toyota’s proven Hybrid Synergy Drive. The efficiency offered by the new hybrid model will help the all-new premium mid-size sedan achieve excellent fuel economy with an EPA-rating of 40 mpg combined.
In addition to offering a hybrid powertrain, the new Avalon features a stunning design, improved dynamic performance, a greater degree of refinement, and a highly spacious, comfortable interior experience with an abundance of outstanding convenience technologies.

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Get a Teddy with your New Car

What is better than a big hug from a cuddly friend…?
Until the end of the year, we are giving away a huge human size Teddy Bear with the purchase of your new car here at Toyota of El Cajon. The bears come in different shades of brown and beige and make for a perfect Christmas present to anyone.
So, come on in to Toyota of El Cajon today to get a new cuddly friend to snuggle up with during the Holidays!
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John Got The 2013 Tacoma!

John was just driving by Toyota of El Cajon one day when he saw the brand new 2012 Toyota Tacoma in our parking lot. He instantly knew he wanted it!
Only a short while after our salesman Michael showed him the truck he had spotted, John in now a happy new 2013 Tacoma owner.

The 1976 Celica

In 1976, Mr. Joseph “Joe” Trentacosta  bought a brand new Toyota Celica at a local San Diego Toyota dealership. Now, 36 years later, we have the pleasure of displaying Joe’s 1976 Celica for everyone to see in our showroom here at Toyota of El Cajon.
Before Joe bought the Celica he owned a ’69 Corona which he drove for three years and then a ’73 Buick which unfortunately got flooded in a storm on a cross-country road trip. So when Joe came into the Toyota dealership in 1976 to buy a Corolla for his ex-wife he decided to also treat himself to a new car and traded in his Corona and Buick for the new ’76 Celica. Continue reading