The Toyota Sienna features a bubble machine on its roof (Credit: Bob Roberts)

SpongeBob Minivan Turning Heads At Chicago Auto Show

There are cars that are new, different and one-of-a-kind at this year’s Chicago Auto Show. And then there is one that is just plain weird, and the kids love it.


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Tech Issues Hurt Auto Reliability Scores

Lexus finishes tops in Consumer Reports reliability study, followed closely by Toyota. Buick is top domestic brand.


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List Of Cars Affected By Airbag Recall

A defect in the devices can possibly kill or injure the driver or passengers. Is your car on the list?


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US Agency Warns Nearly 8 Million Car Owners To Get Air Bags Fixed

The inflator mechanisms in the air bags can rupture, causing metal fragments to fly out when the bags are deployed in crashes.


2012 Ford Mustang equipped with SYNC AppLink

New Studies Point Out Dangers Of ‘Talking’ To Car

Just because you can talk to your car doesn’t mean you should. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse instead of better.


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Automated Driving Is The Future

General Motors, Toyota, and Honda have each indicated what the future holds for automobiles, announcing upcoming automated models of their vehicles.


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Toyota: Automated Cars Won’t Be Driverless Cars

Automaker lays out plans for “partnership” between the car and the driver.


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Toyota Not Expecting Driverless Cars Soon

Your car will soon do more to help avoid a crash. But as for leaving the driving to the vehicle while you relax, don’t get your hopes up. That’s the message from Toyota.


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New Tesla For The Price Of A Prius?

Electric Automaker Unveils Tesla Model 3 Sedan For $35,000


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Google Building Car With No Steering Wheel

Google will build a car without a steering wheel with hopes of having 100 prototypes on public roads in a year.


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American Cars In Decline? GM’s Role In The International Recall War

GM is on track to break the American automaker record for the most recalls in a single year, ever.


2015 Toyota Camry (Photo credit: Toyota Motor Corporation)

Toyota Camry Gets A Top-To-Bottom Makeover

The redesigned 2015 Camry, unveiled Tuesday at the New York Auto Show, is longer and wider, with a more aggressive design.


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Toyota Owners Wondering How Settlement Affects Them

It all started with hundreds of lawsuits against Toyota, but tonight, it is ending with a billion dollar payout and the Toyota-owners are asking how much of that billion they’ll see.


"It has six airbags throughout the car."


“The first car I ever had was a stick shift.” – Demis and his Toyota Matrix


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Toyota Offers Chance To Win Free Car

Toyota is offering charities a chance to win a free car.

WBBM Newsradio–03/14/2012

"I also like that it's a really classic car."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Ozzie At Segal’s Jazz Showcase

“I’m a fast driver. The faster I can get to 80 the better.” – Ozzie and her Toyota Camry


Chicago Auto Show

Incentives Coming Back In Auto Industry

If you have held off on buying a new car because of the price, you have had plenty of company. But incentives are beginning to reappear.

WBBM Newsradio–02/16/2011

Photo Of Toyota Sign (AP Photo)

Toyota Undertaking Image Repair

Now that the U.S. Department of Transportation has absolved Toyota of any problems with the electronic throttle control in its cars, the automaker is undertaking image repair.

CBS Chicago–02/10/2011

Toyota Prius is displayed at the Chicago Auto Show (Credit: Frank Polich/Getty Images)

Gas Savers Shine At The Auto Show

As Chicago flutters with the highest gas prices in the nation, it is no wonder Hybrids will be the buzz at this year’s Chicago Auto Show.

CBS 2–02/09/2011

Cars sit in the snow on Lake Shore Drive on Wednesday (Credit: Steve Miller/Newsradio 780)

Dude’s Car Is Still Missing

Chicagoan Drew Siegert has been hounding the city for days about his 2001 Toyota Camry, which he says was among the hundreds stuck on snowbound Lake Shore Drive last week.

CBS 2–02/06/2011