We Have the Must-Know Details on the Toyota 86

Toyota 86

Since the Scion brand was retired last year, the auto industry has been abuzz with news of the Scion FR-S being rebranded as the Toyota 86.

If you haven’t heard about the new Toyota 86, where have you been? Since the Scion brand was retired last year, the auto industry has been abuzz with news of the Scion FR-S being rebranded as the Toyota 86 beginning in 2017.

A joint creation with Subaru, the 86 sports car brings new verve to the Toyota lineup at a competitive price. The two-door 2017 86 coupe is offered in seven different body colors, including Ablaze, Raven, Oceanic, and Halo.

Under the hood of the 2017 Toyota 86 rests a rough-and-tumble 2.0-liter four-cylinder, horizontally-opposed engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission (or available automatic, if you prefer).

While its 205 horsepower and 156 lb-ft of torque may be expected, what is surprising is the 27 mpg combined city/highway fuel economy the 86 gets with automatic transmission. Its 2,774-pound curb weight keeps it light on its toes, able to soar from 0 to 60 mph in 6.4 seconds.

The 86 doesn’t come in a million trim levels like other vehicles that expect you to pay more to get what you want. Instead, this Toyota coupe offers all its standard features in the sole “L” trim—from sport bucket seats and backup camera to eight-speaker sound system and keyless entry.

Best of all, the 2017 Toyota 86’s starting cost slides in under $27,000. For more details on the Toyota 86, contact us at Dick Dyer Toyota.

Check Out These South Carolina Halloween Attractions for a Good Scare

South Carolina Halloween Attractions

South Carolina Halloween Attractions

There is no shortage of Halloween attractions here in South Carolina. From the haunted houses that run year-round in Myrtle Beach to the enormous spectacles that are re-constructed annually this time of year, South Carolina is a haven for Halloween lovers.

Here are just a few of our favorite South Carolina Halloween attractions for you to consider this year.

Ghosts and Legends

Myrtle Beach – The various live action shows put on at Barefoot Landing will teach you all about local legends and real life tales. Check out their website here.


Ford Mill – Every year, the Carowinds amusement park turns into the terrifying SCarowinds for a select number of days. Check out their website here.

Boo at the Zoo

Columbia – Ever been to a spooky safari? Now is your chance at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden’s Boo at the Zoo. Check out their website here.

Dark Knight’s Terror Trail

Elgin – Lastly, this location is incredibly nearby and offers three separate haunts that are sure to scare. Check out their website here.

Wherever you go this year, be sure to stay safe, and have a spooky good time! For more info on local attractions and how to get there, visit us at Dick Dyer Toyota.

Start Your Engines for NASCAR Night!

Ladies and gentlemen…start your engines! NASCAR night is coming to the South Carolina State Fair and we want to see you there! The event will take place on Wednesday, October 15 from 7-9PM. Stop by the WIS tent for your chance to see Dick Dyer Toyota sponsored driver Jordan Anderson along with Jeremy Clements, Jeffrey Earnhardt, Rex White and Jeremy Clements along with some of their cars.

This year is special for the state fair because it marks the 145th anniversary of the founding of the State Fair by the State Agricultural and Mechanical Society of South Carolina. The fair is a vital part of keeping agriculture alive in South Carolina.

The South Carolina State Fair runs through Sunday, October 19th.  You can check each day for different deals and events that are running. Don’t miss out on your chance for some great family fun!

The Fully Loaded Series: Toyota Prius V Five

Toyota Prius V


We’re taking this month’s fully loaded series in a little bit of a different direction: a hybrid. The Toyota Prius V Five is fully loaded and fully ready to take your family out on an eco-friendly ride.

The Prius V Five comes with considerably more cargo room thanks to the 60% more cargo space that it offers in comparison to the traditional Prius. In addition, the V Five offers 60/40-split rear seats as well as a forward-folding front passenger seat.

Just take a look at some of the additional features and see for yourself why the Prius V Five is the way to go:

  • Hybrid system net power with 1.8-Liter Aluminum DOHC engine
  • 44 mpg city/ 40 mpg highway*
  • LED headlights with auto level control, auto on/off feature and headlight cleaners
  • Integrated fog lights
  • 17-in. 10-spoke alloy wheels
  • Display audio with navigation and Entune® App Suite, 6.1-inch touch screen, USB port, Bluetooth® wireless music streaming
  • Integrated backup camera
  • SofTex®-trimmed heated front seats
  • SofTex®-trimmed tilt/telescopic steering wheel with audio, climate and Bluetooth®
  • Smart Key System
  • Auto-dimming rearview mirror with HomeLink®

*EPA estimates only.

Are you ready to take the leap into the fully loaded Prius V Five? We have one in our inventory waiting to be driven away. Stop by our showroom and take a test drive today!

The Dick Dyer Toyota Difference


Dick Dyer Toyota StorefrontAs much as we might try to avoid it, there are tons of choices for car dealers and service centers in the greater Columbia area. More than ever, drivers are presented with endless possibilities for their car buying and maintenance needs. So why choose Dick Dyer Toyota out of all the options out there? Well, simply put, we’re different.

How are we different you ask? For starters, our motto is “Your Satisfaction is Our Number One Priority.” But with us, this slogan is more than a sales pitch to get people in the door; it is actually the motivation behind everything we do.

From our sales process to our special programs to our facilities, everything is done with the customer in mind. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Check out some of the amenities and offers you will find at Dick Dyer Toyota that make all the difference to the drivers of Columbia:

Dick Dyer Toyota Inventory LotOur Inventory

For the past three years, Dick Dyer Toyota has been the number #1 Volume Toyota Dealer in all of the Columbia Metro Area, based on total retails sale of new Toyotas (as defined by R.L. Polk per SET). That means we have the largest selection of new Toyota cars in town!

In addition, we have a huge used car department, specializing in new trucks. More than that, we offer used car sales every month as well as a selection of used cars under $10,000.

Our Lifetime Nationwide Warranty

Sure, other dealers might offer extended OEM warranties, but are they valid for the life of the car? Or anywhere across the nation? Yeah, we didn’t think so.

Dick Dyer Toyota’s exclusive Nationwide Lifetime Warranty duplicates the Factory Powertrain Warranty for as long as you own the vehicle – unlimited miles, unlimited time. In addition, this warranty is valid at any licensed repair shop in the US.

Oh, and did we mention it’s free? That’s right, you will receive the Nationwide Lifetime Warranty free with the purchase of every new Toyota and select used vehicles.

Our $1,000 Advantage

In addition to our Lifetime Warranty, every new Toyota car comes with our $1,000 Advantage. This extra value plan comes with tons of perks, including roadside assistance and towing for the first 2-years or 25,000 miles, 30% off your first 30,000 mile service, a full detail in the first year of ownership, tire rotations for as long as you own the vehicle, free car washes at every service, 10% off accessories, rental car discounts, touch-up paint service, and more!

Dick Dyer Toyota Customer LoungeOur Facilities

When you bring your car in for service at Dick Dyer Toyota, you get to experience our state of the art and newly renovated customer lounge. Our spacious lounge area features flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, new chairs, a children’s play area, pet-friendly policies, and a café with free coffee and popcorn. You may want to hang around here even after your car is ready!

As you can see, Dick Dyer Toyota is dedicated to delivering the best car buying experience possible for our valued customers. Visit our website at http://dickdyertoyota.com or come to our showroom to see everything we have to offer the Columbia area.