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Junkyard Find: 2000 Toyota Echo

The Toyota Echo, known as the Platz in its homeland (the hatchback was named Vitz), was available in the United States for the 2000 through 2005 model years. It was an inoffensive and reliable little commuter appliance, but something about its proportions seemed wrong to American car shoppers and few …

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The 2017 Toyota RAV4 Adventure Is Not The RAV4 Trail, Or Is It?

Ridicule it if you must, but the 2017 Toyota RAV4 Adventure gives the people more of what the people want. Yes, consumers are buying utility vehicles for reasons related to hatchback practicality, all-wheel-drive availability, and peer review equivalency. But they’re also buying SUVs and crossovers — more often than cars now …

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2017 Toyota Prius Review – Don’t Make Fun of the Nerds

Attentive readers will have, by now, recognized that my automotive choices tend to run towards the, shall we say, flamboyant side. Our family daily is an inky-black Dodge Charger with a vanity plate which is guaranteed to enrage bumper-ogling Methodists. New, oversized rims are scheduled to be fitted the minute …

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