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Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys all things automotive including wrenching on his collection of old pickups. He also plays an absurd amount of golf. Like really absurd.

Performax Converts Toyota Tundra for Australia

Australian demand for the Toyota Tundra is so high that a Queensland company has decided to convert the sports utility vehicles for use on Australian roads.

Performax converts Toyota Tundra for Australia

Australians will soon to able to drive the DoubleCab Tundra thanks to Performax.

Toyota Warranties Air Injection Pump System – Reimbursement Available

In response to reports of air induction pump assemblies and/or air injection switching valves issues on their 2007-2010 Tundra and 2008-2010 Sequoia models, Toyota has decided to increase its warranty on these parts and is even offering a reimbursement if you already had this issue fixed. This is a great relief for owners since it was an such an expensive fix as we reported in April, 2010, Tundra and Sequoia $4000 Air Injection System Problem.

Toyota Air Injection Pump System

Toyota Tundras like this 2010 might have an issue with the air injection system that could cost up to $4,000 to repair. Toyota now offers a longer warranty and reimbursement.

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SEMA 2011 – Scion Showcases New Cars

Scion continues its trendy designs by bringing a new crop of exciting cars to the 2011 SEMA show in Las Vegas, NV.

Here is a list of all the cars that were at the show:

SEMA 2011 - Scion iQ Pit Boss by Cartel

The 2011 Scion iQ “Pit Boss” by Cartel features a convertible top.

2011 Scion iQ “Pit Boss” by Cartel

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Toyota’s Profit Plunges with Supply Shortages

Toyota recently announced a 32% plummet in third-quarter profit margin thanks largely to the March earthquake and September flooding in Thailand which has caused a significant parts shortage and corresponding production issues.

Toyota's Profit Plunges with Supply Shortages

It has been slow going in Thailand thanks to historic flooding that has affected Toyota's production.

Toyota Increases Export of American Made Cars

Between the relatively low value of the dollar and the steadily increasing demand for vehicles world-wide, Toyota has announced that they will continue to increase the number of U.S. made vehicles exported around the world. This increase in exports is great news for U.S. workers, and it challenges the notion that so-called ‘foreign’ automakers are bad for the U.S. economy.

Toyota Exports American Made Cars

The Toyota Sienna will join other vehicles like the Tundra in being exported to other countries.

Specifically, Toyota announced that the U.S. built Sienna van will now be exported to South Korea. While the initial expectation is that there will only be a small number of Siennas sent overseas, this is good news for the folks that produce the Sienna at the Toyota Motor Manufacturing plant in Princeton, IN (TMMI) and the American economy in general.