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2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Review – Impressive SUV

Toyota has redone the Highlander and it is quite the improvement. This SUV is one of the best vehicles I have driven in a while. Here is my review.

2014 Toyota Highlander Limited Review - Exterior Overview

The all new Toyota Highlander has great styling throughout especially the exterior.

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro – Denver Auto Show Closeup

We got the chance to see the new 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro up close at the 2014 Denver Auto Show. One thing is for sure, these vehicles are getting a lot of attention.

2015 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO - Denver Auto Show Closeup

The TRD Pro Tundra on display at the 2014 Denver Auto Show.

2014 Denver Auto Show Recap – Tundra Frame Changes?

I was recently at the  2014 Denver Auto show for the media days. Between eating and drinking too much, I learned a few things. Here is a recap.

I found this Tundra TRD PRO sitting next to the Tacoma and 4Runner. What’s interesting is this truck is the same one used in the videos and it is the same one which was unveiled in Chicago. Apparently, there really is only one Tundra TRD PRO in the world. I climbed underneath and you could see all the dirt and how much Toyota has beat this truck up testing it. I hear the testing period is over and they are making final adjustments before it goes to production. Look for it in the fall.

2014 Lexus IS 350 Review – No F SPORT, No Problem

Our latest trip through the Lexus IS lineup is the base 350 model. While this model lacks to the F SPORT performance package, it doesn’t disappoint. During the week I spent driving it, one thought kept going through my mind. Is the F SPORT package worth it? 

2014 Lexus IS 350 Review - Front Profile

The Lexus IS 350 is really sharp looking.

Is It Wise To Finance Vehicle Accessories When Buying A New Truck?

Dealers LOVE to sell vehicle add-ons, like TRD performance upgrades, bedliners, etc. This is probably because new vehicle buyers love to purchase these add-ons. Dealership finance departments are often able to add the cost of accessories or new parts to the cost of a new truck, which means it’s often very easy to buy add-ons at the dealership. Dealers take care of adding all the gear you want, and you get a nicely customized truck for a monthly payment.

Is this practice of buying accessories at the dealership and financing them into the vehicle purchase price a good idea? Not really.

Is It Wise To Finance Vehicle Accessories When Buying A New Truck?

Financing vehicle accessories isn’t a great idea. Here’s why.