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2012 Celica – Wesley Chapel Toyota

About 2012 Toyota CelicaThe manufacturers are looking to introduce a sales winner into the new lineup for Toyota. However, a lot has to be done in order to make that happen given the intense competition in the auto market today and this is expected to stay the same with the coming year. Hence, the 2012 Toyota Celica will be subjected into the magnifying glass as consumers are curious to see what new things are in store for them.

Several reports were claiming that this is being developed by Toyota as a sports car and will therefore be amped up in terms of the powertrain capability, managing to edge out the likes of Subaru. The 2012 Toyota Celica is undeniably a head-turner with the exterior enhancements introduced here. This is a two-door, four-seater sports coupe that will surprise you in terms of price, but impress in terms of what it can do. If you have long been wanting to get yourself a sports car, now is the time to do so.

The exterior features of this vehicle model really does exhibit the modern look. It comes with a sloped roof and comes with a high price looks. But don’t be deceived now that you know better! On the interior aspect, this one is primarily built for comfort. However, it might not be as roomy as most would have hoped when carrying adult passengers, so don’t depend on this for long trips.

In terms of powertrain performance, the 2012 Toyota Celica has got it. It is equipped with a four-cylinder engine and a rear-wheel drive system. The exact details as to what this engine is capable of doing is not yet provided. However, the manufacturers have assured fans that it is a high performing and relatively low cost sports coupe.

Pro’s of 2012 Toyota Celica

*Modern look and styling to offer a stylish ride;

*Reliable powertrain performance;

*Affordable price tag in comparison to some other sports cars in the market;

*Comfortable seating;

*Feels and drives like it is built for performance.  


Con’s of 2012 Toyota Celica

*Not ideal for long trips due to the limited space, especially in the back seat.

Release Date of 2012 Toyota Celica

2011 toyota Celica will be available from early 2012

Pricing Details

Since the release of the 2012 Toyota Celica won’t be happening until about the first quarter of the year 2011, price information on this new vehicle model is still a bit sketchy at this point. However, many of you who might be expecting that the $17,000 US price tag on this model will happen most lower your expectations. Even the manufacturers at Toyota cannot guarantee that. And is expectedly so, given the wide range of improvements that has been accommodated in this vehicle’s development.


The Bottom Line

The arrival of the 2012 Toyota Celica is truly a wonderful gift for those auto consumers who have long been aspiring to own a sports car but just could not afford them. With the look and performance of its higher priced counterparts, you will surely delight with the value for money that this all new model has to offer consumers.

2012 Toyota Celica


Wesley Chapel Toyota – Toys For Tots Drive

Once again it’s time for Wesley Chapel Toyota’s annual Toys for Tots drive. It couldn’t be easier to show your support — Simply place an unwrapped, new toy in the bed of the 2010 Tacoma in our showroom decked out in Toys for Tots banners and we’ll do the rest. If you want more information, just give us a call at 813-973-8888.

Now, I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit of a history buff — and the Toys for Tots program has a pretty interesting origin. Here’s some info about them that you probably didn’t know, courtesy of www.toysfortots.org

Toys for tots Began in 1947, when Major Bill Hendricks, USCR and a group of Marine Reservists in Los Angeles collected and distributed 5,000 toys to needy children.  The idea came form Bill’s wife, Diane.  In the fall of 1947, Diane crafted a homemade doll and asked Bill to deliver the doll to an organization, which would give it to a needy child at Christmas.  When Bill determined that no agency existed, Diane told Bill that he should start one.  He did.  The 1947 pilot project was so successful that the Marine Corps adopted Toys for Tots in 1948 and expanded it into a nationwide campaign.  That year, Marine Corps Reserve units across the nation conducted Toys for Tots campaigns in each community in which a Marine Reserve Center was located.  Marines have conducted successful nationwide campaigns at Christmas each year since 1948.  The initial objective that remains the hallmark of the program today is to “bring the joy of Christmas to America’s needy children”.  Bill Hendricks, a Marine Reservist on weekends, was in civilian life, the Director of Public Relations for Warner Brothers Studio.  This enabled him to convince a vast array of celebrities to support Toys for Tots.  In 1948, Walt Disney designed the Toys for Tots logo, which we use today.  Disney also designed the first Toys for Tots poster used to promote the nationwide program.  Nat “King” Cole, Peggy Lee and Vic Damone recorded the Toys for Tots theme composed by Sammy Fain and Paul Webster in 1956.  Bob Hope, John Wayne, Doris Day, Lorrie Morgan, Tim Allen, Kenny Rogers and Billy Ray Cyrus are but a few of the long list of celebrities who have given their time and talent to promote Toys for Tots.  First Lady Nancy Reagan served as the national Spokesperson in 1983.  First Lady Barbara Bush served as the national Spokesperson in 1992 and in her autobiography named Toys for Tots as one of her favorite charities.


2011 Scion iQ Review and Prices

Reprinted by Wesley Chapel Toyota from howstuffworks.com
2011 Scion iQ Review and Prices
by Chris Poole
2009 New York Auto Show
Scion displayed an iQ concept at the 2009 New York Auto Sho
w.­Consumer Guide’s Impressions of the 2011 Scion iQ
Toyota is out to get Smart with a clever new microcar. Though designed for Europe and Japan, the iQ is coming stateside with Scion badges to help us cope with soaring fuel prices and growing urban congestion.


What We Know About the 2011 Scion iQ


As if to answer critics of its big, thirsty, and environmentally hostile trucks, Toyota is launching a thrifty Earth-friendly microcar called iQ. The petite 2-door hatchback bowed as a concept at the autumn 2007 Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany and was shown in production trim at the March 2008 Geneva Auto Salon in Switzerland. Billed as an “intelligent solution to urban transport,” the iQ was designed at Toyota’s ED2 studio in southern France, but is built in Japan. Toyota hopes to sell 100,000 in 2009. Europe and Japan are the intended markets, but the iQ is being whispered for U.S. sale as a 2011 Scion model. If it comes here, it would be our market’s first direct alternative to the Smart ForTwo from Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler AG, a car generating much interest amid soaring fuel prices and a worsening economy.




The 2011 Scion iQ uses a new, dedicated architecture and differs from the Smart in many ways despite a similar phone-booth silhouette and wheels way out at the corners. Where the German-brand mini drives its rear wheels with a small 3-cylinder engine mounted in back, the iQ has an up-front engine and front-wheel drive. The Scion is also larger than the Smart, standing some 10 inches longer, nearly 5 inches wider, and 2.4 inches lower on a 4.7-inch-longer wheelbase.

These larger dimensions combine with several packaging innovations to make the iQ a nominal four-passenger runabout versus the two-seat Smart. Toyota says the interior furnishes “3+1” accommodation, with room for one adult behind the front passenger and a second rear seat that can carry a small child or be folded up for cargo.
Updated by Don Sikora II 08.25.2009

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Auto Detailer’s Secret: The Clay Bar

Reprinted from http://www.web-cars.com/detail/

What is “Claying”?

Claying is a process that is new to the world of automotive detailing and has found enthusiastic acceptance. It’s not hard to understand why, as its resume reads like a miracle cure, and after reading it you may think that it’s too good to be true. But claying delivers.

The clay we are talking about is similar to the toy “Play-doh” that kids enjoy although a special type is required for car detailing. It performs it’s function by removing the contaminants from the surface of the paint. It works by virtue of its flexibility as it easily forms the exact contour of the surface it is in contact with. What it does for a painted surface is similar to the function of polish, but unlike polish, clay is not an abrasive. This is an advantage for the beginning or casual detailer, as no harm can be done to the paint. Claying also does not remove wax, so unlike polish, there is no need to reapply it after an application. It works on surfaces that might not be appropriate for polish, such as glass, brightwork and trim items. Claying is also relatively quick and easy when compared to a polish job. Clearly a winning situation all around!

How to Clay

 To work with clay you will need a lubricant. Fortunately what you use is not critical and many products will work fine. Many clay kits ship with a “Quick Detailer” spray which works. Our recipe consists of a tablespoon of car wash detergent in about 20 oz. of distilled water and dispensed using a spray bottle. Others have reported that Windex and other glass cleaners work well. Some Experimenting The “baggie test” is the way to go and is recommended as an easy way to demonstrate the power of claying. Put your hand in a ordinary sandwich baggie (the thin kind, not the thick rugged ones) and spray a test area of the paint with the above described clay lubricant. Then go over the paint surface as shown with just enough pressure to get a feel for the surface. You’ll detect all sorts of bumps and defects, many more than are apparent with even a close visual inspection.

Claying is done after the car is washed, but before it is waxed, assuming that you are planning on a wax job. To use the clay, apply some of the clay lubricant to the area you are going to work on, which shouldn’t be larger than about 2′ x 2′. Then glide (in other words, use only minimal pressure) the clay over the surface. If the lubricant is working, the effort to move the clay over the surface will be next to nothing; you are really guiding its movement more than anything else. A lot depends on how much the clay has to pick up. As you progress, you’ll note that the clay bar gets thinner. You’ll then have to rework the bar so that it is thick again by kneading it. Some detailers like to just fold it over, the reasoning is that it will have a cleaner surface. You’ll get a feel for how it is working by the way it glides over the paint surface. This “feel” will also tell you when the clay bar is losing its effectiveness (it’s resistance increases) and needs to be replaced. When you are finished with a section, dry it using the same towels you use after you wash the car. It’s a good idea to rinse the entire car with a hose after you are finished with the claying task. When you are finished, do the “baggie test” again. The results will be easily felt.

Claying is an odd process. If you haven’t tried it, it can be difficult to understand as it doesn’t seem to conform to most of what we know about car detailing. If this is your thinking, we encourage you to give it a try. It really is easy! Many amateur detailers are a bit wary of the concept but after they try it, they are sold big time. A clay bar is good for about four to five treatments. This depends on factors such as the size of the vehicles and how dirty they are. One important note: if you ever drop a clay bar, you MUST throw it away. The potential for causing scratches from material it picks up is just too great. If you intend to reuse the clay bar, store it in a box or baggie to keep it clean.

Black Friday: Best day to buy a car

If you’re looking for a new car, the day after Thanksgiving is the best day of the year to buy.

By Peter Valdes-Dapena, CNNMoney.com senior writer
Last Updated: November 19, 2009

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — When people think of Black Friday shopping, they usually think of things like flat screen TVs, toys and sweaters. Now you can add cars, trucks and SUVs.

Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, is the best day to buy a car, according to car pricing researchers at the Web site Truecar.com.

Analysts looked at day-by-day car pricing for the last several years. That data revealed that discounts on Black Friday are, on average, the biggest of the year.

“The discounts from dealerships, as well as manufacturers’ incentives, generate the highest discounts of the year on Black Friday,” said Jesse Toprak, an analyst for Truecar.com.

Unlike typical Black Friday sales where customers know exactly what they’ll pay for an item, car prices are individually negotiated the day of the sale, so it’s difficult for customers to know ahead of time they’ll be getting a deal. But there’s been a clear trend, Toprak said.

The average new car discount on Nov. 27 is projected to be 7.5%. The average discount the day before and after is expected to be just over 6%. On a typical day throughout the year, car shoppers usually pay about 4.7% less than the sticker price.

Truecar.com projected particularly large Black Friday discounts on certain models. For instance, consumers should be able to pay about 28% off sticker price for a 2009 Suzuki SX4 compact car, 26% off for a 2009 Nissan Titan or Ford F-150 pick-up or 20% off a 2009 Hyundai Sonata sedan.

Getting in on the Black Friday madness

Car dealers are trying to get a piece of the Black Friday shopping frenzy, Toprak theorized, and that may to lead to the bigger discounts found in the data.

“There’s a lot of noise in the market that day, and we have to stand out,” agreed Brian Benstock, general manager of New York City’s Paragon Honda.

Paragon Honda will send bicycle riders dressed in gorilla costumes to a nearby Best Buy store, Benstock said. The gorillas will be draped in sandwich-board signs advertising car deals available just down the road.Paragon Honda will also be relying on more traditional advertising methods to pull customers in, Benstock said, including TV and print ads touting a “$5-a-day” Honda Civic.

Michelle Primm, managing partner of Cascade Auto Group in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, said her dealerships don’t usually do big, splashy ads, except on the Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving.

“Those are the only two days when we buy full-page ads in the paper,” she said.

Primm says her dealership does get more business on Black Friday although according to Truecar.com’s Toprak, average dealership traffic doesn’t tend to be particularly high that day, said Toprak.

“Dealerships always spend a lot of money on marketing for that day,” said Toprak “but for some reason it’s not a particularly big day for car shopping.”

That may be part of the reason for extra-big discounts, Toprak theorized. Dealerships that aren’t getting the business just keep trying harder.


Not everyone is playing, though. Bob Goldberg, general manager of Premium Nissan in New Rochelle, NY, denied that Black Friday is particularly special at his dealership. “Every day is important to us,” he said. “I don’t consider it different from any other day.”

Crunch time for car dealers

Adding to the sales pressure, Black Friday this year happens to fall very close to the end of the month. Car deals typically sweeten as the month goes on because many dealerships are approaching quotas they must meet in order to get additional manufacturer incentives.

“I mean the push is on as we get close to the end of the month,” Nissan dealer Goldberg conceded.

Besides monthly deadlines, dealers are also under pressure to clear out 2009 model year cars and trucks before the end of the calendar year. Those cars will be much harder to sell after Dec. 31, when they become “last year’s” models. To top of page www.wesleychapeltoyota.com