Archive for the ‘Toyota’ Category

Will Toyota bring back the FJ Cruiser?

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019
A green 2014 Toyota FJ Cruiser drives along rugged earth with a Toyota logo in the upper lefthand corner.

Back in 2014, the acclaimed Toyota FJ Cruiser was given one final special edition and then discontinued, an action that struck straight to the heart of its often-fervent fanbase. This rugged, off-road oriented small SUV paid homage to the adventurous powers of the famed Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40. It provided its niche market with exactly what they were yearning for (perhaps without even realizing it). And then it was all taken away.

To this day, Toyota execs report getting continuous requests for the return of the FJ Cruiser. There have been many hopeful rumors circulating and fading for years. Is it just wishful thinking? Or will Toyota truly bring back the FJ Cruiser? (more…)

Available Used Truck Models with Financing in Austin TX

Monday, January 21st, 2019
A Certified Pre-Owned Dodge Ram with the Ram logo in the lower-right corner.

What Truck Models Do We Have in our Inventory?

We like our trucks here in Texas, and we decided it was time to highlight some of the great pickup models we currently have in our inventory here at Third Coast Auto Group in Austin. We offer great prices and financing options on all these vehicles to help make owning your dream vehicle a reality. We’ve already told you about our used Ford F-150, so here we’re going to look at some of our other trucks.  (more…)

Highlights from the 2019 Detroit Auto Show

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019
Three 2020 Toyota Supra sports cars cruise around a corner on a track at sunset.

2019 Detroit Auto Show First-Day Overview

The 2019 North American International Auto Show, held annually in Detroit, kicked off its press preview yesterday. This year is the show’s last time taking place in January, as the traditionally winter show will be moving to June starting next year. Let’s look at some of the yesterday’s most exciting highlights. (more…)

What’s the most popular car in Texas?

Monday, January 7th, 2019
A blue 2019 Ford F-150 pulls a big camper through a ranch.

Texans’ Favorite Vehicle(s)

We’ve often wondered at the question: what’s the most popular car here in Texas? Is it really the pickup truck, the vehicle we’re so commonly associated with? Or does a sedan or SUV take the real lead? Well, we decided to delve into this all-important issue, and found that, unfortunately, the answer is not completely straightforward. (more…)

Does Honda or Toyota Offer Better Standard Safety Features?

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018
car on a highway with computer code graphics surrounding it

Many car manufacturers are offering ever better driver assistance features in their new vehicles. This technology can do everything from notify a driver that there is someone in their blind spot while they are driving on the highway, to stopping automatically if a pedestrian is detected in a crosswalk. Even better, more and more of these safety suites are coming standard on new vehicles. In this blog we are going to check out two heavy-hitters in the driver assistance market and pit Honda Sensing vs Toyota Safety Sense. While individual vehicles will offer different sets of features, we can share some general information about these two systems. (more…)

What’s the difference between trims and feature packages?

Friday, February 9th, 2018
What do trim levels mean on cars? with a generic car background

When it comes to shopping for a car, there can be a lot of confusing terminology. In addition to things like automatic transmissions vs CVTs , and the differences between compact or midsize sedans, you may have hear words like “trim” level, or “feature package”. While most of us have a decent grasp of what a make or model is, what do trim levels mean on cars? And how is that different from a feature package? (more…)

Are minivans or crossovers better for families?

Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
a Honda Odyssey and Chevy Suburban side separated, with a caption "Best for families" a minivan or three-row crossover?"

When it comes to getting yourself and your family where you need to go, it’s important to find the right vehicle. While a compact or midsize sedan, or a smaller crossover or SUV might be just fine if you have a smaller family, more than two or three kids will require a larger vehicle. That is where minivans and three-row crossovers come into play. But are minivans or crossovers better for families? Explore some of the factors below. (more…)

Where can I find my car manual online?

Thursday, December 7th, 2017
SUV semi-abandoned in the desert with the caption "Find your owner's manual online"

When it comes to figuring out what kind of gas to put in your vehicle, or how often you need to check or replace your timing belt, the advice often comes down to checking your owner’s manual to find the right maintenance interval or recommended fuel. But what if you have an older car, a pre-owned model, or just can’t remember where you put the thing? Fortunately for everyone whose owner’s manual has vanished, most car manufacturers also put their owner’s manuals online for anyone to access. But if you are wondering “Where can I find my car manual online?” we’re glad you asked! (more…)

Best Cars and Crossovers for Your Day-To-Day Commute in the Austin Area

Wednesday, November 29th, 2017
Rear View of a Lin of Cars and Crossovers in a Traffic Jam

What is the Best Commuter Car?

Did you know that the average day-to-day commute in America is 26.4 minutes or about 15 miles? In the Austin area, the average daily commute is 12.3 miles with commute times that range from 5 minutes to 75 minutes. If you live in the Austin area and are looking for a high-quality, pre-owned car, you may have asked – what is the best commuter car? With an extensive inventory of used cars, trucks and crossovers at Third Coast Auto Group, we have what you need for your day-to-day commute with available on-site financing and affordable prices. (more…)

What is the most dependable used vehicle?

Friday, April 7th, 2017
Do Toyota vehicles break down?

When you are looking for a used vehicle with affordable financing, another big factor to consider is the quality of the vehicle. A new-to-you car will do you no good if it breaks down the second it get off the lot. With our large used inventory and four dealership locations, we strive to offer the very best in quality used cars that can fit into your financing needs and budget. We also carry a variety of used Toyota cars in Austin TX. Do Toyota vehicles break down? This brand recently took top marks in the 2017 J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study, which means they have very few problems. (more…)