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Jun 04, 2009 (11:12 am)
But isn't the Venza in short supply at the moment? Also, 4 cylinders are just hitting the lots as I recall. They may be in really short supply in areas like the midwest. I'm sure it's just a niche model for Toyota, but still they seem to be pretty popular around here.
I also stand by my original point. I think the Venza is a breakout model for Toyota, style-wise. It's got some prescence to it and the interior is pretty classy IMO, not as cost cut feeling as cars like the Camry. Yeah, I guess it is sorta Ford Edge ripoff or maybe Murano ripoff, but there are some pretty neat curves on it that make it look less vanilla than other Toyota cars.
#768 of 786 Re: . [anythngbutgm]
Jun 04, 2009 (11:16 am)
I've seen more than a few also, but there is a Toyota dealer about 2 miles from my home.
Toyota usually plays it safe so I agree, the Venza does push the envelope for them a bit.
I have a Sienna and I've looked at the Venza and RAV4. The RAV4's interior feels cheaper than my Sienna, but the Venza seems nicer. Of course it costs a bunch more, way more than a Sienna with the same equipment.
#769 of 786 Re: . [ateixeira]
Jun 04, 2009 (11:39 am)
If Toyota really wanted to push the envelope, they'd bring back the Supra.
Jun 04, 2009 (12:05 pm)
Well, they're working on an affordable sport car based on a Subaru platform, one that will have AWD and a target price starting under $20k.
More like a modern, RWD Celica, than a Supra, but I'm looking forward to it.
Hopefully the designers that did the Venza will work on that project. Rumors say a convertible may come, too, though that was before the crisis hit. We'll see.
Subaru will hopefully offer an AWD version.
#771 of 786 Re: . [ateixeira]
Jun 04, 2009 (12:21 pm)
Latest artist renditions (R&T this month) look nice, and 200 hp/140 lb-ft from the Subaru JDM 2.0 sounds good too. But I bet Toyota drops it, you watch. Hopefully Subaru will bring it to fruition.
#772 of 786 why oh why did GM sell GMAC?
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Nov 08, 2010 (7:10 pm)
"Toyota's operating income from financing new vehicles - as well as gains the financing unit made via loan spreads and used-vehicle residual values - was nearly double the profit it made from actually selling new vehicles."
Toyota Makes More Financing Vehicles Than Selling Them (AutoObserver)
#773 of 786 Another year for the Prius
Nov 09, 2010 (6:32 am)
2011 Toyota Prius is EPA fuel economy leader for one more year
The United States Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy have released the latest Fuel Economy Guide, listing the most fuel-efficient vehicles available in the States. Once again, the Toyota Prius tops this chart, besting the competition with its EPA ratings of 51/48 miles per gallon city/highway.
#774 of 786 Re: Another year for the Prius [anythngbutgm]
Nov 09, 2010 (3:53 pm)
It gets good mileage. But it is still Ugly. Kind of like riding a Moped. OK as long as your friends don't see you....
#775 of 786 Re: Another year for the Prius [gagrice]
Nov 09, 2010 (6:09 pm)
A lot of Prius drivers seem to smugly enjoy poking around on Interstates and backing up traffic...arrogant green weenies.
#776 of 786 Re: Another year for the Prius [berri]
Nov 10, 2010 (6:44 am)
Criticize all you want, fact is making the Prius look distinctive is one of the main reasons it totally POWNED the Civic hybrid.
Sure, it looks like a aeroblob, but buyers like that about it.