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.

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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Customer Testimonial – Mary East

Mary East is a driving school operator and one of Toyota of El Cajon’s many happy customers. She recently bought her third car here at our dealership, a new 2013 Toyota Corolla, and was kind enough to share her thoughts and experiences with us in a short testimonial. Check out the video below to see what she said!

Welcoming Christmas Season

‘Tis the season… to decorate and get into a festive Christmas holiday mood.
Here at Toyota of El Cajon we all helped out to decorate our lobby with Christmas trees and Santa’s workshop, and some of the cars in the showroom with ribbons and reindeer gear.
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Visit our Facebook Photo Album to see all the pictures!

Live Love Last – Tony’s Video

A couple of months ago Mr. Tony Von Dwingelo stopped by Toyota of El Cajon to show us his Toyota truck. The truck was originally bought here and our dealership has reached over 400,000 miles and still runs great, which is why Tony decided to make a video with the slogan “Live Love Last” in honor of  Toyota’s long lasting vehicles.
Go to our Live Love Last blog post to read the whole story

Here is the Toyota Live Love Last video by Tony Von Dwingelo

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Toyota of El Cajon! We hope you all have a relaxing weekend filled with friends, family, love and thanks. Take care of each other and eat until you are as stuffed as the turkey.

Here at the dealership we celebrated Thanksgiving with a big potluck including all the traditional deliciousness.

  

  

Check out our Thanksgiving potluck photo album to see all the pictures!

New Owners Event – October 2012

Last night, Thursday October 25th, we had the pleasure of hosting yet another New owners Event here at Toyota of El Cajon, where all of the happy new car owners got to enjoy a night of catered food, raffle and a tour around the facilities. Continue reading

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.