Posted February 15th, 2013 by Nicole
The LA Times and the Detroit News released the results from the JD Power dependability list and Toyota ranks at the top in the 2013 study. The J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Survey is the best gauge of a vehicle’s long-term reliability and durability. This survey consists of owners of cars after three years of ownership, in this case being 2010 models.
Basically, the study measures problems reported by owners with their vehicles, with Toyota owners reporting the fewest problems. The Toyota RAV4 took first place among compact SUVs with other models also ranking in the top three for dependability in various categories. This is great timing on the RAV4 with the newly redesigned 2013 RAV4 in showrooms now.
For more information click here. To test drive your next Toyota car, SUV or truck visit David Maus Toyota or call today at 407-302-8800.
Posted February 14th, 2013 by Nicole
The David Maus Foundation was honored Monday night with a Community Partner Excellence Award given by the Central Florida Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. The David Maus Foundation donated $25,000 in 2012 during the 8th Annual Celebrity Golf Tournament to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to help fund Camp Oasis, a camp for children with this physical condition.
The David Maus Foundation was founded in 2004 and since then has raised over $850,000 for local charities dedicated to children with life-threatening illnesses. Dr. Matt Leavitt of Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery has been a title sponsor of the David Maus Foundation’s premier golf event for the past five years.
“We were honored to receive such an award. We hope to continue helping children at Camp Oasis and further research to cure this disease,” said David Maus, Founder and Chairman of the David Maus Foundation.
For more information on how you can help the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation visit www.ccfa.org.
Posted February 11th, 2013 by Nicole
This year marks Toyota’s 7th year involvement in the NASCAR premier race series. There have been some great accomplishments since that first race in 2007, but one thing Toyota is still racing after – the coveted Sprint Series Cup championship. This season, however, could change everything.
Clint Bowyer, in his first season driving for Michael Waltrip Racing, finished as championship runnerup to Brad Keselowski in 2012 and there’s no reason to think he can’t be in position to contend again in 2013.
Bowyer’s teammate, Martin Truex Jr., also qualified for the Chase for the Cup. Matt Kenseth is the new face for Toyota in 2013, is replacing Joey Logano in the No. 20 Toyota.
The Sprint Cup Series is set to start February 16th at the Daytona International Speedway at 8:10pm. Following the initial qualifying races, the Daytona 500 will begin at 1:00pm on Sunday, February 24th.
For more information on the Toyota race car drivers visit here or check out the Sprint Cup Series Schedule click here.
Posted February 8th, 2013 by Nicole
Toyota Motor Corp of North America unveiled the new 2014 redesigned Toyota Tundra at the Detroit Auto show, featuring a truck with a bolder, more rugged design and a bigger and quieter cabin. In addition, the automaker added features to the truck considered “firsts” for a the truck segment, including Blind Spot Monitoring and Cross-Traffic Alert.
In recent years Toyota has increased its U.S. design and engineering operations, allowing more U.S. auto creative designers to have a crack at the drawings and design stages of the new models. Toyota is touting the new 2014 Tundra as “American-born” thanks to the intense involvement of the U.S. design and creative division based out of the Calty Design Research Center in Newport Beach, California and Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Development of the third-generation Toyota truck was largely handed through the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Michigan and the assembly will take place at Toyota’s San Antonio, Texas plant. The new 2014 Toyota Tundra is truly “American-born”.
For more information on the Toyota Tundra visit www.Toyota.com or visit David Maus Toyota in Sanford, open seven days a week.
Posted February 4th, 2013 by Nicole
Drivers have voted and Toyota continues to be a #1 brand. According to the 2013 Car Brand Perception Survey by Consumer Reports National Research Center, when it comes to how people perceive car brands, Toyota is at the top. The survey reflects how consumers perceive each car manufacturer in seven categories: quality, safety, value, performance, design/style, technology/innovation, and environmentally friendly/green. Combining those factors gives the total brand-perception score.
To find out more about the Toyota line-up and how each model ranks in these seven categories, visit David Maus Toyota in Sanford or speak with one of our online representatives.
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Posted January 17th, 2013 by Mark
Buying a new car is a big purchase item and car shoppers typically focus on a vehicle’s sticker price when seeking the best deal.
But what about residual value when it’s time to trade it in? When deciding on which new car to pick, you want to also consider what you will get for your vehicle when you are done with it. Auto industry research and information company, Kelley Blue Book “KBB”, has weighed in on this issue. They say consumers can take a big financial hit if they don’t consider how much their cars will be worth when they trade them in.
To help raise buyer’s awareness of resale value, KBB released a list of the 10 new vehicles it expects to retain the highest percentage of their original sticker prices after five years on the road.
Now here’s the good news.
For the second year in a row, Toyota retains their top Best Resale Value ranking. In fact, Toyota has five of the top 10 vehicles on Kelley’s list.
In the number one slot is the Toyota FJ Cruiser–a retro style SUV that is as much fun to drive while it’s keeping it’s value.
Other Toyota vehicles in the top ten–the Tacoma, the 4Runner, the Land Cruiser and the Scion tC.
Depreciation is often the biggest expense for owners during the first several years. According to KBB, an average vehicle from the 2013 model year will retain about 38% of its value after a five year ownership period. That means a $50,000 new car today will be worth about $19,000 after five years. That’s a fact.
They say a well armed consumer is a smart consumer.
This is information that’s good to know.
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To test drive the 2013 FJ Cruiser or any Toyota vehicle visit David Maus Toyota in Sanford or call 407-302-8800.
Posted January 14th, 2013 by Mark
When Toyota Motor Corporation decided to introduce its new car line in the United States 55 years ago, it wanted US citizens to know that they were committed to making a difference in our country both in economic and charitable ways. In that time they have invested over $18 billion in the U.S.
And there’s more.
Toyota has built 10 plants here creating 365,000 jobs, creating 2,000 new jobs in the Mississippi plant alone. These plants have helped Toyota produce over 800,000 new vehicles for US drivers.
There are nine models built in the U.S. – Camry, Sienna, Sequoia and the Highlander in Indiana. The Tacoma and Tundra in Texas. Camry, Venza and Avalon in Kentucky, and the Corolla in Mississippi.
There are 11 Toyota hybrids available in the United States. And did you know that the U.S. is the world’s largest market with over 2.5 million hybrid vehicles sold?
Toyota has spent $1 million on Research and Development every hour.
Toyota has displayed a great commitment to the community. Since 1991, Toyota has contributed over a half billion dollars to philanthropic programs in the U.S.
The focus of their charitable contributions support programs focused on environment, education, and safety initiatives plus Toyota is proud to partner with nonprofit organizations in local communities.
You can test drive one of the many Toyota vehicles at David Maus Toyota in Sanford.
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Posted December 31st, 2012 by Mark
Consumer Reports has come out with its annual list for Best New-Car Values. Who is at the top of the mountain?
The Toyota Prius.
The magazine finds the Toyota Prius to be the best overall value for your automotive dollar. The Prius knocked the Honda Fit out of first place and the Fit had captured that spot the last four years.
What was it about the Prius that caused the jump? Consumer Reports said that at 49 cents a mile to operate, the Prius costs about half as much to run compared to the average car. The magazine looked at over 200 models for its annual buying guide.
Consumer Reports looks at the five year ownership of each vehicle, road test scores and predicted reliability. That’s how well vehicles have held up and the odds that an owner could be inconvenienced by problems and repairs. Predicted reliability significantly influence resale value when you’re ready to replace the vehicle. That means the Prius holds its value, more than other cars, when it’s time to trade it in.
The Prius was tops in other categories as well….
Best Value Small Hatchbacks: Toyota Prius Four
Best Value Minivan-Wagon: Toyota Prius V Three
But don’t take my word for it, take Consumer Report’s word.
You can test drive the 2012 Toyota Prius at David Maus Toyota in Sanford, Fl.
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Posted December 19th, 2012 by Mark
Over the past few years there has been an increase in children injuries due to motor vehicle-related accidents. Toyota has become increasingly involved in Buckle Up For Life, the only national program of its kind, which deals with providing safety education to drivers. Toyota has teamed up with the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center to expand the program.
Here are a couple of key facts to why Buckle Up For Life was created:
• Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children in the U.S. between the ages of 1 and 12.
• Three out of every four car seats are not used or installed
• Almost 50 percent of fatally injured children were
unrestrained at the time of crash.
• African American and Hispanic children are as much as
ten times more likely than Caucasian children to be
unrestrained while traveling in a car.
It’s facts like these that caused Toyota, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles to expand the groundbreaking safety education program, Buckle Up For Life, to Orange County California.
Buckle Up For Life is the first national program of it’s kind. It is “a safety program that helps save lives and reduce the number of injuries and deaths of children while riding in cars,” says Dr. Jeffrey Upperman, the director of the Trauma Program at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles.
Over a six week period, the program’s experts work closely with local clergy to reach parents, caregivers and children with critical, interactive and culturally sensitive safety information. They also help with expanded access to car seats.
This expansion of Buckle Up For Life is part of an effort by Toyota and Cincinnati Children’s to double the program’s reach. They have new programs in Las Vegas, Philadelphia and Houston. There are programs already in place in Chicago, San Antonio and Cincinnati.
Buckle Up For Life began in 2004. It was developed jointly by trauma specialists at Cincinnati Children’s and vehicle safety experts at Toyota.
About Toyota Charitable Contributions
Toyota established operations in the United States in 1957. The company has contributed more than 600 million dollars to nonprofits throughout the United States over the last twenty years.
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Posted December 19th, 2012 by Mark
Toyota has unveiled the new redesigned 2013 RAV4 and it has amazing differences from the RAV4s models that came before it.
Let’s talk about some of those changes….
One good thing is the fuel economy you’ve come to expect from Toyota hasn’t changed. It’s actually gotten better. Although the 2013 RAV4 won’t be available with a V-6, the current V-4 engine doesn’t give up a lot of horsepower—176 versus the previous model’s 179. That translates to an improvement in gas mileage. Four wheel drive models get 24 city and 31 highway and 22/29 for all wheel drives.
The new RAV’s added features include uphill and downhill assistance: the former helps the driver start the car, and the other helps the driver navigate risky downhill conditions, such as snowy or sleet-covered roads, by adjusting the gear selection plus ABS braking for each wheel. Other new tech features include stability control and electric power assisted steering.
The 2013 RAV4 has plenty of creature comforts, as expected, including an eight-way power driver’s seat, heated front seats, leather wrapped steering wheel, Bluetooth connectivity and a top of the line stereo system.
It also has a full complement of safety features including eight airbags, a backup camera, blind spot monitoring, cross traffic alert and GPS navigation–all which are standard.
The side-hinged tailgate has been replaced with a door that swings up like on most other crossovers. The spare tire has been relocated from the rear door to under the cargo floor. BUT the upside is that cargo space has increased.
The RAV4 was the first compact crossover, ever, making it’s debut in 1994. It’s name stands for Recreational Active Vehicle and the 4 was for 4 wheel drive, which was all you could get back then. Since then, all wheel drive has become an option.
Toyota has sold more than 4.5 million units worldwide across three generations of the RAV4 model.
This new generation promises to add to that number.
To test drive the 2012 RAV4 today, visit David Maus Toyota in Sanford, Florida – sales open 7 days a week.
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