Toyota Corolla Spacio Review: 2001-2005 Model Improvements Features and Changes

Toyota Corolla Spacio Review: 2001-2005 Model Improvements Features and Changes

The Toyota Corolla Spacio was first introduced in 1997, the second generation of the Toyota Corolla Spacio replaced the first in 2001. It is a compact seven-seater minivan with three rows, which can be reconfigured to two rows for 5 passengers with a large luggage space at the back. In 2000, the Corolla Spacio achieved … Read more

Top 4 Used Toyota Cars That We Should All Drive

The history of the Toyota Motor Corporation is well known. The company began producing cars in 1933, and by 2012 became the world’s largest automobile manufacturer by production volume. Revered for their range of features, durability, and safety, here we are going to take a closer look at 4 of the most popular used Toyota cars on sale that offer the economy, safety, and comfort that you deserve.

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BE FORWARD’s 5 Top-Selling Used Compact Cars

Despite plummeting oil and petrol prices, many of the best-selling cars across the world are compact saloons and hatchbacks. The strong sales in what many would predict to be a down market for small cars may well stem from the lower price tag, as well as  improved quality, styling, and safety across the class. Whatever the reason may be, sales are pushing record levels. Here, we take a look at 5 of BE FORWARD’s best-selling compact cars.

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A Brief Toyota Corolla History: Generations of Success

By the mid-1960s, countries around the world were beginning to settle back into peace and adding a little comfort and convenience to their lives. Car ownership was soaring. Eiji Toyoda and Toyota Motors introduced the Toyota Corolla in 1966, in the midst of a very receptive period of car ownership in Japan. In Latin, corolla loosely translates to ”small crown,” or ”crown of flowers.” It symbolized the hope that the Corolla would blossom in the hearts of buyers. It lived up to its name, meeting many of the needs of Japanese families at the time, namely a desire for fuel economy, plentiful seating, compact size, and dependability. It quickly became the best selling car in Japan, and by 1974 grew to become the best selling car worldwide. Even today it remains in the top five. By July 2013, Toyota sold more than 40 million Corollas with sales showing no signs of slowing in the near future.

So how has Toyota managed to keep the world interested in the Corolla for more than 40 years when other models have gone stagnant or disappeared? Keep reading to find out about the changes Toyota made over all eleven Toyota Corolla generations.

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2015’s Popular Sedan Selection

Toyota Corolla

The most popular new vehicles are only the most popular because they are the best. Sure, cheaper vehicles might steal the limelight, but not for very long. Poor quality or short-lived technology catches up with owners, sooner or later, and they quickly tire of paying for constant repairs. Of course, that’s not the only reason people buy vehicles. Sometimes there is a certain brand appeal, which makes a vehicle popular. If you are looking for a good deal on a used vehicle, it is pretty much a sure bet that you will find the best used-car deals on the best-selling new cars.

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Toyota, Nissan, and Honda: Africa’s Favourite Automobile Brands

What do Toyota, Honda and Nissan have in common? Many things, but the most important one is that they are all Japanese. Of all the Japanese used car exports to Africa, Toyota, Honda and Nissan make the top list. Some quick research online will show you that these brands are also very popular throughout the world.

Perhaps it is the Japanese engineering and technology, the very efficient but affordable machines or maybe it is just that these brands have been very popular in Africa for a long time.

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What Makes the Toyota Corolla Great?

More than 40 million Toyota Corolla cars have been sold since its debut in 1966, selling just over one million in 2012 alone. The Toyota Corolla maintained its lead for about 15 years, surpassed in 2013 by the Ford Focus, by less than 100,000 vehicles (depending on who you ask, Toyota and Ford still don’t agree which car sold more in 2013). Here, we take a closer look at the history of the Corolla and its variants to uncover just what makes the Corolla great.

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Africa’s Choice: The Continent’s Top Toyota Models

“Sell this? We wouldn’t dare!”, says Mr. Mureithi, a primary school teacher in Central Kenya. “It has been in the family for more than 15 years now, and it still runs as good as new,” speaking of his old blue Toyota Hilux pickup. In Africa, those lucky enough to own cars treat them like heirlooms.

In Africa, Toyota is synonymous with off-road terrains, especially for humanitarian organizations that have to reach people in the remote interiors. In many ways, since its establishment in 1936, Toyota has been changing lives all over the world. However, it is in Africa where the positive impacts of this brand name have been felt the most. It is the everyday car for the urban family, for farm work, law keeping, tourism, hardware, and various other businesses.

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Toyota Makes the Best-Selling Cars In New Zealand

Take a look around, and you’ll probably see a lot of Toyota vehicles on the road. This really should be no surprise, since Toyota makes some of the most-reliable vehicles. This means they stay on the road longer. Not everyone likes buying a new car every three years, or making expensive repairs every few months. In New Zealand, Toyota, including the Lexus luxury line, has been the best-selling brand for 26 years running. For 2013, Toyota / Lexus captured 21.4% of sales, just under the combined sales of Ford and Holden.

In fact, three of the top six best-selling cars in New Zealand are Toyotas, including the Toyota Corolla, in its sixth year at number one, the Toyota HiLux, now 32 years as the best-selling commercial vehicle, and the Toyota RAV4, in sixth place. Ford Ranger came in third, but just barely, Suzuki Swift came in fourth, and Holden Commodore came in fifth in total vehicle sales for New Zealand in 2013.


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Top Ten Best-Selling Used Cars of 2013

The general rule of thumb for determining which used cars will sell best is by taking a look at the previous year’s best-selling new cars. Chances are, you’ll also find some of the best used-car deals on the best-selling new cars of the previous year. For example, for over fifteen years, the world’s best-selling car has been the Toyota Corolla. As is to be expected, the Toyota Corolla was also one of last-year’s best-selling cars in many African countries. Waiting just one year to buy a Toyota Corolla, that is, buying one used, some have reported saving up to 34% off the price of a new one. It does make sense to wait, as a lightly used car is just as good as a new car.

 Top Ten Used Cars 2013

Here are the top ten best-selling used cars for 2013, unsurprisingly dominated by the world’s two biggest automobile manufacturers, Toyota Motor Company and Volkswagen Auto Group.

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