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These Japanese Toyota retromods prove everything new is old again
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26th Aug 2020
5 min read

These Japanese Toyota retromods prove everything new is old again

You may be familiar with the concept of a restomod, taking an old car and bringing it up to date with later-model tech and engineering, but have you considered retromodding instead? The idea isn’t entirely new, of course. Japan is home to Subaru Sambars with Kombi-style faces, Nissan Cubes with Chevy C10 identity issues, and Suzuki Everys that think they’re American school busses, not to mention the many ways to restyle a Jimny.
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Kez Casey
Toyota recalls 45,683 cars due to fuel pump issue
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6th Apr 2020
2 min read

Toyota recalls 45,683 cars due to fuel pump issue

Toyota Australia has issued a recall of 45,683 of its Camry (GSV70), Corolla (ZRE172), FJ Cruiser (GSJ15), Kluger (GSU50 and GSU55), HiLux (TGN121), Prado (GRJ150) and Landcruiser (URJ202) models spanning model-years 2013-2019. Affected vehicles were sold between 11 October 2013 and 3 April 2020. Lodged with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC), the defect relates to a fuel pump that may fail.
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Liam Murphy
Toyota LandCruiser: 200 Series V8 petrol axed
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4th Sep 2019
2 min read

Toyota LandCruiser: 200 Series V8 petrol axed

The Toyota LandCruiser 200 Series has had its V8 petrol engine culled, leaving the more expensive twin-turbo V8 diesel the sole powertrain option in Australia. After the petrol variant disappeared from the company's local consumer site, a Toyota Australia spokesperson confirmed the changes with CarAdvice, issuing the following statement:
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James Wong
CarAdvice podcast 158: Interviewing Charlie Cooper, the grandson of John Cooper
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21st Jun 2019
1 min read

CarAdvice podcast 158: Interviewing Charlie Cooper, the grandson of John Cooper

On this week's podcast, Scott Collie and James Wong join Mandy Turner. In car news, the Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder, 718 Cayman GT4, and the 2020 Renault Zoe have been revealed. Also, Toyota Australia is chasing the Tundra and Tacoma to tackle American challengers, and the Holden Astra sedan and Sportwagon have been axed. Speaking of, the Toyota LandCruiser V8 could be done for, and increased stamp duty on luxury cars is to be challenged in the High Court, as we talk to Josh Dowling.
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Mandy Turner