Friday, friends! I assume everyone's week went well, as the weather
was ideal for the end of October. Actually to be fair, the weather was
far above average. I don't remember in my life hitting 70 degrees or
more this late in October, and usually if it hasn't snowed since the
31st something is awry. Although having just typed that blasphemous
statement, I'm almost certain I'll wake up to three feet tomorrow
morning; let's hope the karma of those two statements cancel each other
out, at least for another few days.
The auto manufacturers are tripping over themselves attempting to bring EVs and traditional fuel-efficient vehicles to the market. The Obama administration has mandated higher corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) standards for vehicles sold in this country. For manufacturers that do not meet these standards, steep fines will be incurred. In essence, they will not be viable and in my opinion will have a very difficult time staying in business. As the world economy strengthens, the?
The Semi Finalist's have been chosen to represent the states through New England in the Hood Cook Off! And [ed. Of course] I will be representing Vermont in the appetizer/side-dish category. The difference this year-hopefully anyway-is last year the Cook Off was new territory for both me and the rest of my opponents; this year at least I know what the atmosphere and rules will be like. Hopefully either I or another Vermonter advances to the finals. Nonetheless it will be fun for all of the participants as there's no better event for amateur chefs than this…
Hello friends. Today's blog is not a cheery one for me to write, but it must be done nonetheless. As you may or may not know depending on the ferocity with which you view our staff page and absorb the information thereon, I am the Internet Manager at the Handy Family of Dealerships, or more poignantly HandyCars.com. I got this job for two reasons: (1) I'm brilliant beyond all ability to fathom, and (2) because I'm simply great. Okay, that's not it-I just thought before I depressed myself I'd inject some humor, lame though…
What do you look for in a new Toyota? Power? Grace? Distinction? The last of the three is something most people don't often put in conjunction with a Toyota; the term I've heard in my life is logo or emblem snobs. To put it another way, a vehicle is only as good as the price tag--but why? How come a vehicle isn't rated by its value, its sustainability, its emissions cleanliness, and…
Recently announced is a fantastic new product of sorts, rather a service really, that combines the preexisting Star Safety System introduced in June of this year to enhance both the overall value that is the Toyota brand while simultaneously turning the safest automotive company into a giant in that landscape. The new system I'm talking about is Toyota Care of course.
Toyota care is an extension of the two-year complimentary maintenance package that was…
Another cruise is in the books and it was great as I expected. Getting there, however, was certainly less than ½ the fun. The Airline Industry is in a state of self destruction, and it's becoming a nightmare for most of us to fly. With every cruise I always look at the high and low points of the trip on a whole, and both occurred, oddly enough, prior to getting on the ship.
Have you broken out the winter jackets yet? Here we are winding down the month of October in a head long rush to November. My two older grandchildren, both of whom are three, can't wait until Halloween. Faye is going to be Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz and Charlie is going to be a fireman. We sent Faye, who lives in Queens, New York City, a pair of "ruby red slippers" to go…
Becoming a new Toyota owner just got a little sweeter. Not only are you getting yourself one of the most reliable cars built in the world (not just the US) but now the Japanese auto maker is offering not one, but two years free maintenance for these new buyers.
This is the first time that any mass-market auto maker has offered over a year of free repairs to their customers.
Toyota is testing smart-grid technology throughout Japan. These grids will connect to plug-in stations at home and to vehicles, where owners can recharge and get their cars mechanically checked out in the process.
The world's biggest automaker said the launch of this home smart grid system will coincide with its plug-in hybrid cars, hitting dealership lots in by 2012. It will be called the "Toyota Smart Center," and allows people to see on TV