CarMax Beefs Up Search Capabilities and More

CarMax, the nation’s largest used car retailer (publicly traded:NYSE:KMX) has dramatically increased search capabilities on its website:  Car buyers can narrow their search by price, mileage, type, popular features and other options as specific as a third row of seats. 

The company has always offered search by brand, model, locations and other factors, but this new web tool makes the specifics more accessible and the search more direct.

In other news, the company also announced an increase in searches for hybrid vehicles including the For Escape Hybrid, Toyota Prius and Toyota Camry Hybrid.  From October to November of 2007, searches for these high-mileage specialties have increased by 43%, and, for the year, hybrid searches have accounted for 10% of vehicle searches on the carmax website.

To check it out, go to: and do a search for yourself.


Toyota Foundation Increases Educational Endowment to $100-Million; Grants in 2007 Top $4-Million

Long a supporter of science and math teaching throughout the United States, Toyota has increased the funds in its endowment to $100-million for these education program and other community-based activities throughout the country.

In the second half of 2007, education grants were awarded to learning programs in California, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Nebraska, Michigan and Maryland.  In total, including grants awarded in the first half of 2007, the program has distributed more than $4-million to a highly diverse group of well-established teaching institutions who will provide their specific expertise to kindergarten through grade 12 students.


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