Thursday, February 18, 2010

Lexus RX and IS win Best Overall Value

Toyota and Lexus Dominate 2010 Best Overall Values of the Year Awards
CHICAGO, February 10, 2010 - - Toyota and Lexus once again captured more trophies than any other automaker in the 23rd annual “Best Overall Values of the Year” (BOVY) awards, announced today at the 2010 Chicago Auto Show. is a leading source for automotive ownership cost and value analysis of cars, trucks, crossovers and sport utility vehicles (SUV’s). The annual BOVY awards identify best-in-class vehicles that deliver outstanding value and lower than expected costs over time.

“’s annual BOVY awards are designed to instruct buyers on the cars, trucks and SUVs that deliver the most value for the money over a five year period of ownership,” said Charlie Vogelheim, executive editor of “We rank every model on the market based on the most important cost of ownership factors, including retained value, fuel, maintenance and repair, insurance, licensing and fees.

Toyota and Lexus garnered five of the eight overall rankings for cars and trucks, and 11 of 31 total vehicle segments. Toyota winners included the Prius hybrid, Yaris hatchback, Avalon full-size sedan, FJ Cruiser mid-size SUV, Highlander mid-size crossover, Sequoia full-size SUV, Sienna minivan, and both Tacoma 4x2 and 4x4 compact pickups. Lexus award winners included the RX luxury crossover, and the IS 350 luxury sedan.

The Prius, Yaris and Lexus RX were all repeat winners. The Prius has taken top honors in the BOVY mid-size car segment every year since 2004. Listed below are Toyota and Lexus winners:

2010 Toyota/Lexus Best Overall Winners
• Best Car Value Under $24,000 – Toyota Prius

• Best Crossover /SUV Value Under $28,000 – Toyota FJ Cruiser

• Best Crossover/SUV Value Over $28,000 – Lexus RX

• Best Truck Value Under $28,000 – Toyota Tacoma

• Best Van Value Under $26,000 – Toyota Sienna

2010 Toyota/Lexus Best Overall Values of the Year

• Subcompact – Toyota Yaris Hatchback

• Mid-size Car – Toyota Prius• Full-size Car – Toyota Avalon

• Luxury Sports Sedan/Wagon – Lexus IS 350 Sedan

Sport utilities and Crossovers

• Midsize Crossover – Toyota Highlander

• Luxury Crossover – Lexus RX

• Mid-size SUV – Toyota FJ Cruiser

• Full-size SUV – Toyota Sequoia


• Compact Pickup 2WD – Toyota Tacoma 4x2

• Compact Pickup 4WD – Toyota Tacoma 4x4


• Minivan – Toyota Sienna

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Watch Kelly Spires compete in the Fontana and Las Vegas Races!

Kelly Bires Birthdate: August 25, 1984

Hometown: Mauston, Wisconsin

Resides: Kannapolis, N.C.

Kelly Bires became JR Motorsports’ newest talent in September 2009, signing with the company to take over the highly competitive and extremely visible driver’s seat of the No. 88 Chevrolets in 2010.At just 25 years of age, the Mauston, Wisconsin native had already frequented the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series and NASCAR Nationwide Series for two years, the latter of which he scored three top-five and 11 top-10 finishes.

* By the age of 12 he had already nailed down two Regional Karting Titles.

* By 14 he had added consecutive national championships.

* He entered the Allison Legacy Car Series at 15 and in two years, he won the two most prestigious awards, Rookie of the Year (2000) and Series Champion (2001).

* After making the move to the late model ranks in 2002, Bires ran locally in Wisconsin for two years before moving to Charlotte to pursue a career in NASCAR.

* He showed up to the ASA Late Model Series in 2006, as he notched seven wins, four poles, 15 top- five finishes and no finishes out of the top-10 in 17 starts. He was the runaway winner of the series championship and Rookie of the Year honors.

Where can you watch him now? The upcoming Fontana and Las Vegas Races

When? February 20th and February 27th

Make sure to look out for the #88 Chevrolet!

Monday, February 15, 2010

View our **SPECIALS** for the remainder of February!

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