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Toyota Avalon wins hearts and minds

Posted by on Mar 19, 2017 in Toyota | 0 comments

This review originally appeared in The Spokesman-Review. Can a car and its owner be soulmates? I don’t mean that in the way some people...

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Toyota Tundra excels in tough conditions

Posted by on Feb 23, 2017 in Toyota | 0 comments

This review first appeared in The Spokesman-Review. For weeks, the winding, downhill dirt road between our house and the highway has been...

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S trims extend Camry’s boundaries

Posted by on Aug 24, 2016 in Toyota | 0 comments

The last time I drove Toyota’s Camry XSE, we were locked in winter’s grip. I wrote: Eighteen-inch alloys wear beefy all-season tires...

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4th-gen Prius blends personality, reliability and efficiency

Posted by on Aug 6, 2016 in Toyota | 0 comments

The 2016 Toyota Prius is everything Toyota promised it would be. Already the poster child for fuel efficiency, the fourth-generation Prius...

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Highlander still leads class it helped create

Posted by on Jan 30, 2016 in Toyota | 0 comments

This review originally appeared in The Spokesman-Review. It’s not much of a stretch to see Toyota’s Highlander as emblematic of today’s...

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Taking stock of the green-car scene

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Acura, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen | 3 comments

I’ve been traveling this summer and, though the blog has been sniping at me from the backseat, I’ve been ignoring it. Over the...

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