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Creating a Legacy of Local Artists – Winner Selected!

Posted by Kelly on Jun 20, 2017 10:17:44 AM

We had a great time presenting the winning award from the Creating a Legacy of Local Artists program to University of Iowa Sophomore, Hannah Song.

This summer, Toyota of Iowa City partnered with Summer of the Arts to form Creating a Legacy of Local Artists, a new competition in support of young artists native to Johnson County. This spring, we put out a call for submissions from artists ages 18-22, and we were floored by the quality of the work we received—selecting a winner was harder than we expected!

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3 (More) Great Causes to Support This Summer

Posted by Kelly on Jun 14, 2017 10:23:33 AM

Summer is the best time to get out and explore Iowa City. From festivals to sidewalk sales to the permanent attractions that make Iowa City, well—Iowa City—there’s never a shortage of things to do.

Thanks to a number of nonprofits, Iowa City families have access to free and affordable activities all summer long. Toyota of Iowa City is proud to support the following local nonprofits that help keep our city’s culture alive. Visit or attend any of these and instantly help support our community:

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Creating Lasting Customer Relationships

Posted by Kelly on Jun 7, 2017 10:53:01 AM

Toyota of Iowa City sales team member Derrius (right) is pictured with customer Alex (Natalya's husband),and their daughter in front of their new Toyota Tacoma.

Natalya Postinokov has been a loyal Toyota of Iowa City customer for nearly 20 years. When it came time to find her teenage daughter a perfect—and practical—first car, Natalya got in touch with her longtime sales rep, Derrius, who sold the Postinokov’s their 10th car from Toyota of Iowa City…in a very nontraditional way.

We talked with Natalya to find out more about her experience and ask what she likes about working with Toyota of Iowa City.

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Top 5 Car Features to Make Your Summer Road Trip Unforgettable

Posted by Kelly on Jun 5, 2017 5:12:41 PM

Road trips can be a lot of fun, but they can also be stressful—not just for the driver, but for passengers too. However, when the driver is confident and comfortable, everyone can rest easy and enjoy the ride.

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Toyota of Iowa City Pre-Owned Continued Care

Posted by Kelly on Jun 2, 2017 5:06:27 PM

Toyota prides itself on its commitment to building the most reliable and best-rated cars on the market. In fact, about 80% of all Toyota vehicles sold over the past 20 years are still on the road today. So it’s no surprise that Toyotas like the Corolla, Prius, Avalon, Camry, Prius V, RAV4, Highlander, 4Runner and Tundra all made it on Consumer Reports’ 2017 list of the 30 Best Used Cars Under $30,000.

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Topics: Insider, Car Maintenance

Your 2017 Summer Soundtrack – Road Trip Edition

Posted by Kelly on May 24, 2017 10:00:00 AM



Bags? Check. Snacks? Check. Playlist??? 

Don’t take off without the most important part of the road trip – your soundtrack. Check out Toyota of Iowa City’s Summer 2017 Road Trip playlist, a mixture of old and new tracks to keep you dancing in your seat all the way to your destination. 

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Topics: Car Playlists

6 Podcasts to Make Your Commute More Bearable

Posted by Kelly on May 17, 2017 4:27:55 PM

Commute to work every day? Even when you love driving your vehicle from Toyota of Iowa City, taking the same route, passing the same signs, and listening to the same music day-in and day-out can get boring. Help pass the time and wake yourself up by tuning into one of these podcast favorites:

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3 Great Causes to Support This Summer

Posted by Kelly on May 10, 2017 10:00:00 AM

During the holiday season, there’s no shortage of donors and volunteers to come to the aid of nonprofit organizations. But during the summer when students head home and everyone else is on vacation, nonprofits often struggle to find volunteers and donors.

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6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Used Car

Posted by Kelly on May 3, 2017 10:00:00 AM

You’ve done your research online and you’ve found the perfect car. Now it’s time to go to the lot and take a closer look in person. But before you sign on the dotted line, take the time to ask your dealer the right questions:

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Toyota Safety Sense

Posted by Kelly on Apr 28, 2017 3:26:12 PM

Iowa’s roadways are far from hazardless. Corridor commuters know that accidents on I-380 and I-80 are a common occurrence. And, anyone who drives through Iowa City’s busy downtown district knows to look for pedestrians walking around with their eyes glued to their phones, creating challenges for drivers trying to avoid them.

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