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Toyota Prius Reliability

Posted on: November 21, 2015

The Toyota Prius continues to rank high in reliability.  The Prius was first released in Japan in 1997, in 2000 the Prius was available worldwide.  Over 5 million Toyota Priuses have been sold worldwide,  making it the best-selling hybrid vehicle globally.  More than 2 million Priuses have been sold in the United States.  The Prius has been Japan’s best-selling car since 2009.

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It’s no secret that Americans have a long fascination with the internal combustion engine and many of us were reluctant to embrace the hybrid technology, but the Toyota Prius has set the standard and has been embraced by the public.  Whenever new technology reaches the masses there is a long list of skeptics that will wait a few years before purchasing, the Toyota Prius is now on the short list.

Using data from over 36,000 Toyota Prius hybrids, Consumer Reports has given the Toyota Prius high marks for reliability.  Prius owners also experience low ownership cost due to few repairs.

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The Padres, San Diego River Park Foundation, and Toyota of El Cajon Team Up!

Posted on: May 14, 2015

Forester Creek and the San Diego River require attention in order to keep it clean and Toyota of El Cajon has graciously offered their time to do just that! The San Diego River Foundation, Padres Volunteer Team presented by Toyota and Toyota of El Cajon will be working together on June 6th to create a better quality of life for our community through the conservation of San Diego River’s 52 mile river ecological, cultural and recreational resources.San Diego River Park Foundation

Let’s help make a difference as Toyota of El Cajon partners with the San Diego Padres and The San Diego River Park Foundation! Saturday, June 6th, from 9AM-11AM we will be hosting a river clean up exclusively for Toyota of El Cajon/Toyota Certified Center of Santee employees, friends, and family!

Simply visit www.padres.com/volunteer and during the registration process be sure to choose Toyota of El Cajon as your group. If you have any questions or would like assistance with registration, you may contact Dana Sterpe at 619-270-3095 or dsterpe@toyotaofelcajon.com.

We’ll see you there!

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How the Toyota Mirai is Made

Posted on: February 24, 2015

A production ceremony was held at Toyota’s Motomachi Plant in Toyota City, Japan today to mark the milestone for the future of vehicles with the production of the Toyota Mirai.

The Motomachi Plant has over 50 years of production under its belt and has produced other great vehicles such as: “Corona”, “Soarer”, “Supra”, “RAV4”, and the Lexus “LFA” supercar – among others. The highly skilled craftspeople of the Motomachi Plant are no stranger to an intricate building process, hand-building the 500 series limited Lexus supercars to some of the highest standards ever seen in the industry.

The same detail oriented craftsmanship will be shining through the production of the Toyota Mirai with an estimated 3 units produced each day.

Take a look at the care used during the entire manufacturing process of the Mirai.

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What is a LEED Certified Business?

Posted on: October 10, 2014

Our loyal customers know us here at Toyota of El Cajon as the friendly dealership that they can count on for generations. We take great pride in the satisfaction we are able to deliver with our services and products. However, what most of you don’t know is that our dedication to the community goes beyond our cars!

When we had the opportunity to move into our current building in 2009, we wanted to do more than provide great cars and truly exceptional services to our friends and neighbors. We wanted to give our future generations the opportunities they deserve. How do we do that, you ask? Well, we got ourselves and our buildings LEED Certified!

So what is LEED? What does it mean to be LEED Certified?

LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, it is an internationally recognized certification and rating system issued only by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) to improve the built environment. To earn this LEED Certification, a project like ours must receive credits in these 5 major categories established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):

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Planting Trees

Posted on: September 26, 2014

We, at Toyota of El Cajon, pride ourselves in being environmentally conscious. From the production of our facility to our company’s vision, we strive to better the environment and our community. Check out our video to see what we’re all about!

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