THIS IS AN ESPECIALLY NICE CAR. ALTHOUGH ALL THE WHITE HAWK AND BLACK HAWK EDITIONS CAME WITH ALUMINUM "MAG" WHEELS-- IN ADDITION TO OTHER UPGRADES--THIS CAR IS IN REALLY GREAT CONDITION, WITH ABSOLUTELY NO RUST, DENTS OR OTHER DAMAGE. VERY SIMPLY, THIS IS ONE OF THOSE "SPECIAL" VEHICLES THAT ARE ABSOLUTELY BULLET-PROOF, REGULARLY EXCEEDING 400,000 MILES ON THE ODOMETER WITH LITTLE MORE THAN REGULAR OIL CHANGES AND AN OCCASIONAL SET OF TIRES AND BRAKES.
I PURCHASED THIS CAR ABOUT 2 YEARS AGO FOR MY DAUGHTER. THE PREVIOUS OWNER SUNK SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS INTO THE CAR--WITH NEW TIRES, NEW SHOCKS, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE. HOWEVER, HE WAS A LARGE MAN, AND BY THE TIME HE GOT AROUND TO REGISTERING THIS CAR HE HAD GAINED QUITE A BIT OF WEIGHT, AND COULDN'T FIT INSIDE IT ANY MORE. MY DAUGHTER DROVE IT FOR 2 YEARS BUT RECENTLY PURCHASED A NEW HONDA, SO THIS LITTLE SCREAMER HAS GOT TO GO.
HERE A LIST OF WHAT IS NEW OR RECENTLY INSTALLED ON THE CAR
1) NEW WHITE PAINT, APPLIED LAST WEEK. PAINT IS THE SAME HEAVY-DUTY RUST INHIBITING PAINT THAT IS APPLIED TO NEW YORK STATE SPREADER HOPPERS. IT WAS ACTUALLY PAINTED IN THE SPREADER/HOPPER PLANT, WITH THREE COATS OF GRAY PRIMER FOLLOWED BY THREE COATS OF FINISH PAINT APPLIED.
2) NEW DRILLED-AND-SLOTTED ROTORS WITH CERAMIC BRAKE PADS. CALIPERS HAVE BEEN PAINTED WITH RUST INHIBITING RED PAINT.
3) NEARLY NEW TIRES HAVE ABOUT 4000 MILES ON THEM.
4) NEARLY NEW CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND EXHAUST
5) NEW SPARK PLUGS, WIRES.
6) NEW WATER PUMP, THERMOSTAT.
7) NEW TIMING BELT
8) NEW SERPENTINE BELT & ALTERNATOR BELT
9) NEW CAMSHAFT AND CRANKSHAFT SEALS.
10) NEW PERFORMANCE CLUTCH AND FLYWHEEL.
11) NEW FUEL INJECTORS
12) NEW COIL PACKS
13) NEW WALKER SHOCKS
MOST OF THE ABOVE PURCHASES--OTHER THAN THE DRILLED-AND-SLOTTED ROTORS AND CERAMIC PADS, COIL PACKS, FUEL INJECTORS AND SPARK PLUGS --WERE MADE BYTHE PREVIOUS OWNER, AROUND THE TIME THE CAR TURNED 195,000 MILES. i HAVE A STACK OF RECEIPTS THAT YOU CAN LOOK THROUGH DOCUMENTING MUCH OF THIS WORK.
THIS TOYOTA RUNS REALLY STRONG, AND THE AVERAGE COMBINED CITY/HIGHWAY MPG IS 32 MILES-PER-GALLON. BY THE WAY, ONE ADDED BONUS: BECAUSE THE HEADLIGHT LENSES ARE THICK GLASS--AND NOT PLASTIC--THEY WILL NEVER TURN DULL, CLOUDED OR WORN LIKE THE CHEAP PLASTIC LENSES.
THE CAR HAS A CHECK ENGINE LIGHT, HOWEVER THIS IS A MOOT POINT SINCE IT IS APPARENTLY NOT IN THE SYSTEM AND THEREFORE HAS NOT BEEN CALLED FOR EMMISSIONS. IF YOU WANT TO GET RID OF THE IDIOT LIGHT, MY MECHANIC FRIEND INQUIRED WHEN THE LIGHT COMES ON, AND WHEN I INFORMED HIM THAT THE LIGHT CAME ON WHEN I FLOORED THE THROTTLE GOING UP A HILL (WHICH COULD CAUSE A BRIEF "STUMBLE") HE ADVISED ME IT WAS A CLOGGED "EGR" VALVE.
THIS TERCEL IS VERY CLEAN, HAS NO RUST ISSUES, NO TEARS IN THE UPHOLSTERY, AND NO DENTS OR DEFECTS.
THIS TERCEL IS AN EXCELLENT VALUE, AND AS WITH ALL MY AUCTIONS I NEVER INSULT A POTENTIAL BIDDER'S INTELLIGENCE BY USING A "BUY-IT-NOW" OR SUGGESTING A MINIMUM PRICE. ALL MY AUCTIONS START AT $.99 CENTS AND END WHEN THE WINNING BIDDER DETERMINES THE FINAL SALE PRICE.
PLEASE NOT AND BY THE WAY--BECAUSE E MY 100-PERCENT "FEEDBACK" RATING. LOOK THE PHOTOS OVER CAREFULLY AND CONTACT ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO INSPECT THE VEHICLE AND TAKE A TEST DRIVE. I AM LOCATED IN NORTHWEST CONNECTICUT, IN A SMALL "BEDROOM" COMMUNITY. YOU CAN FEEL COMPLETELY SAFE EITHER INSPECTING, TEST-DRIVING OR PICKING UP THIS CAR.
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Hybrids have come quite a long way from their roots as dull, slow, boring ecomobiles. Today, Porsche sells three hybrid models, one of which is the amazing 918 Spyder. BMW will soon sell four, including a low-slung, two-seat sports car. Even Ferrari and McLaren, full-fledged hypercar manufacturers, are embracing the tech. And all of these cars are sold alongside the same sort of boring cars that popularized hybrids in the first place. According to Toyota Chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada, though, we should see an even bigger increase in the number of hybrid vehicles in the coming years.
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"I foresee hybrid models pretty soon reaching 20 percent of global sales from about 13 percent to 14 percent now," Uchiyamada-san told Automotive News. Uchiyamada is the man behind the original Prius, which gives him some degree of authority on making predictions about hybrid adoption.
What's remarkable, though, is that the 20-percent figure doesn't include plug-in hybrids, just gas- and diesel-electric models. "Suppliers need higher volumes to slash costs of components specific to plug-in models, including batteries that should be bigger and more capable than the ones used in traditional hybrids," Uchiyamada told AN.
While slow sales and a $50,000 price tag may have been contributing factors to the Aston Martin Cygnet being cancelled last month, Aston Martin CEO Ulrich Bez is pointing the finger at Toyota for the demise of this luxurious little city car. In a discussion with Autocar, Bez is quoted as saying that the ultimate reason the Cygnet was cut is because Toyota plans on dropping the iQ (on which the Cygnet is based) in 2014 - a claim denied by the Japanese automaker.
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Interestingly, the article also cites another publication reporting that a Toyota importer in the Netherlands heard the same news as Bez, and it has already stopped importing the cars. If the European Toyota iQ is cancelled, that would likely spell the end of the slow-selling Scion iQ in the US, which has sold just 3,365 units through September (a drop of 51 percent year over year).
Regardless of why production of the Cygnet ended, Bez also says that a lack of support from Toyota on the project prevented it from being offered in the US or receiving a supercharged engine, which are two factors that likely would have made the car appealing to more buyers.
Toyota has announced pricing details for its refreshed 2014 Tundra, with the fullsize pickup offered in five grades. Naturally, that doesn't include the buyer's choice of three cab styles, the option of two- or four-wheel drive, and a choice of a 4.0-liter V6 base engine or 4.6-liter and 5.7-liter V8s.
The base SR starts at $25,920, while the volume SR5 model starts at $29,465. Toyota notes that all SR5s ordered with the big V8 hold the line on pricing from 2013 while including a further $650 in standard equipment. The first of three high-end trims, Limited, starts at $36,940, while the Platinum and 1794 Edition both start at $44,270, with all prices subject to a $995 destination charge. Also noteworthy on the cost-savings front, Limited CrewMax 4x4 models are priced $2,000 less than their 2013 equivalents, (4x2 buyers save $1,900).
As is typical for a model as as customizable as a pickup, Toyota's pricing structure is far from simple. Adding the 5.7-liter V8 at one trim level can cost several hundred dollars more or less than another trim level - the same goes for adding four-wheel drive. So, rather than break out the Enigma Machine to try and decipher what options cost what on which trim, we've just rolled the whole pricing chart in. Scroll down for a look, including Toyota's full press release, and then check out our recent First Drive feature of the truck.