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Sharp GF-4646 radio and cassette tape player. Known as 'Ghetto Blasters', sheer size and volume counted for everything. Being seen, and heard, with one was as important as the entertainment provided. In the 1990s, mobile phones assumed a similar role. (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)

Pirate Radio Paralyzes Keyless Entry Systems In Hollywood

The next time your keyless entry doesn’t work, don’t check the device’s battery…check your car’s radio.


Toyota Prius Recall

Toyota Recalls 2.77M Vehicles, Including Prius Hybrids

More trouble for Toyota which announced Wednesday it would recall around 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, including certain models of the Prius. The recall was prompted by problems with the vehicle’s steering shaft and electric-powered motor pumps. This is Toyota’s second major recall in as many months.


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New Regulations Mean Vehicle Gas Mileage Will Double

New regulations for fuel economy will save families up to $7,400 over the life of a vehicle, according to the Obama administration.

CBS Miami–08/29/2012

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Toyota Recalls Nearly 800,000 RAV4 SUVs

First Ford, now Toyota. On Wednesday, Toyota Motor Corp. joined the recall fray by recalling 778,000 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S.

CBS Miami–08/02/2012

"There aren't that many cars out on the market with a third row."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Cheree At John Williams Park

“Toyota got over the issues and it’s a good car.” – Cheree and her Toyota Highlander


"It’s a better value than the Subaru."

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Todd At The 74th Street Beach

“I did exhaustive research. I’ve been researching cars for about a year.” – Todd and his Toyota Camry


“I’ve always had a thing about Toyotas.“

DEFEND YOUR RIDE: Amy At Pompano Beach

“I saw the ScIon and said those little things are so cute.“ – Amy and her Toyota Scion



Toyota Recalls Thousands Of Cars, SUVs

Thousands of Toyotas sold in South Florida are part of a worldwide voluntary recall by the automaker over a problem which could impact the vehicle’s steering.


(Source: CBS)

Autonation Reports Sales Drop In August

Ft. Lauderdale based AutoNation Inc. said Tuesday its new vehicle sales fell 3 percent in August.


Toyota Prius Recall

Toyota Recalls 106,000 Prius Cars

Toyota is recalling 106,000 first-generation Prius hybrid cars globally for faulty steering caused by a nut that may come loose.