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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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.

Trading Up

Carlos and Krys came to Toyota of El Cajon with their 2004 Toyota Expedition to see if there were any newer Toyota models that might catch their attention. They were not  sure they wanted to get another car but primarily made their way over to see what their options were.

After talking to our sales team they realized they did not even have to get a second car, but had the option of trading their 2004 Expeditions for a newer Toyota model and only pay the small difference.
They decided on a 2011 Toyota Tacoma and said they could not be happier with the trade.

 

Calixto With His New Corolla


Calixto came into Toyota of El Cajon last week to have a look at the Toyota Corolla, to see if it might be the car for him. Our salesman Ben showed him one of our many Corollas and within a few seconds Calixto decided this really was the car for him.

“My experience here was great. It’s my first time here and everyone was really helpful.” – Calixto

 

Connie and Benjamin With Their New Corolla

On Friday afternoon, Connie and Benjamin came in to Toyota of El Cajon and bought a brand new 2012 Corolla. Connie mentioned that she was very pleased with their visit and even said it had been the best experience ever and that everyone had been really professional and helpful.
Along for the ride were their three beautiful children who enjoyed the visit as much as their parents and were cheering and doing cartwheels when their new car was delivered.

Efficiency

Local musician, Joey Chess, came in to Toyota of El Cajon last week expecting the process to be long but was surprised of how efficient and smooth it all went.

“I came in and said I wanted the car, but that I would come back on Monday to pick it up since I thought it would take like 6 hours. They then told me it would take 1 hour and 30 minutes, but we were done in only 1 hour. I had a great experience here!”

– Joey Chess

That’s what we call efficiency!