Archive for the ‘New Scion Cars’ Category
We’ve had another great week at Gresham Toyota, and a lot of that is due to the customers we’ve been privileged to meet. Whether they drive five hours to get here or just live down the street, we’re thankful for everyone who comes onto the lot. As our way of saying thanks, here’s our weekly blog showcasing all of the great men and women who joined the Gresham family!
Great choice with that 2012 Scion tC, Patricia!
Have a blast this summer saving on gas. That’s a great 2012 Toyota Prius, Rhonda!
We’re so glad you chose Gresham for your new Toyota Prius!
GT-You found a great 2012 Toyota Camry there, Jim. Thanks for coming in!
It’s been another great week at Gresham Toyota. Throughout it we’ve met some amazing customers and outfitted them with some amazing vehicles. We’re thankful for everyone who joins the Gresham family, and we’re proud to showcase them here!
Congratulations on your 2008 Toyota Yaris, Kelsey! Thanks for coming into Gresham Toyota.
Have fun tearing up the roads in that 2007 Toyota Tacoma, Julian!
Napoleon, thanks so much for coming in. Enjoy your new 2009 Toyota Corolla!
We hope you have a blast with that 2012 Scion TC, Riley!
We loved meeting you, Doug! You made a great choice with that 2012 Toyota Camry SE.
We’re so glad y’all came in, Allen and Tatyana! Enjoy that new 2012 Toyota Highlander with your new little bundle of joy
When it comes to proper maintenance of your car, there’s the typical stuff you hear all the time. Most of it involves fluids: changing your oil, changing your coolant, changing your transmission fluid. On the hardware side, replacing fuel filters, windshield wipers and checking your tire pressure are all important maintenance habits.
But there are several less-obvious things you can do to make sure your car stays running smoothly:
Use your parking brake on hills If you depend on your transmission to keep your car in place on a hill — by putting it in park — you are putting a lot of pressure on a tiny pin called a parking pawl. Add years to the life of your transmission, and use the parking brake on hills.
Change the differential fluid About every 60K miles, you will want to have a mechanic change the differential fluid. Like the transmission, the differential is extremely important to the forward motion of your car and expensive to replace.
Make a complete stop before shifting It’s easy to get lazy when you’re backing out of a spot and want to get going, but shifting into drive before your car is ready is a sure way to cook your transmission—not right away, but over time. Bring your car to a full stop and then shift. A transmission is a terrible thing to waste.
Good news, sports car fans: Subaru and Toyota have teamed up to bring an affordable, six-speed, rear-wheel drive coupe to life. The 2013 Scion FR-S boasts 200 horsepower, better fuel economy than its competition, and Recaro-style seats. Early reports unanimously indicate the FR-S handles like a dream and is likely to be a booming success once it hits the American market in spring 2012.
Unlike many of its counterparts, the FR-S will be light (under 3,000 pounds), with 17-inch tires and an amazingly low center of gravity (lower than the Porsche Cayman!).
With a trunk large enough to fit two golf bags (with the rear seats folded down), a Pioneer sound system, Torsen-Limited slip differential, and a price tag under $26,000 the FR-S is a sports car for the budget-minded enthusiast.
sources: automobilemag.com, insideline.com, motortrend.com