Toyota and Nissan enter the American market

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There’s hardly a person who doesn’t know Toyota or Nissan. But it hasn’t always been this way. In the US, before 1958 only a handful of people held their hands on the wheel of a Toyota or Datsun – the export name of Nissan.

Officially, both brands entered the US market on January 9, 1958, at the Los Angeles Imported Car Show, featuring Toyopet Crown and Datsun-1000.

The American drivers and auto critics alike weren’t impressed by Toyopet. Although marketed to the ...

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Toyota Corolla: The most faithful car

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But what makes this car so reliable? Why millions of people worldwide consider it one of the most faithful cars? And what to do with your Corolla when moving?

In this short guide, we will answer all of these questions. But first, let us take a look at the history of this car.

During the mid-1960s, the needs of Japanese commuters were constantly changing. As Japan’s industry was rapidly expanding, the daily commuting time of Japanese consumers was increasing as well. People ...

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Why do we keep that old Toyota Corolla?

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A lot of folks feel a weird sense of attachment to their older vehicles. It is not that you would not buy a new one – you just rather keep the old too. Why? For starters, we are psychologically wired to not give up on stuff. That is why hoarding is becoming a problem nowadays. Yet… that still does not tell us the exact reasons to hang onto our old ride. So let’s explore that!

Even though older vehicles can sometimes ...

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The Most Comfortable Cars for Long Distance Travel

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On average, we spend hundreds of hours each year inside a car: whether for a daily commute or long distance trip. Hence, one of the most important qualities we look for in a car is the comfort. There is nothing more annoying than back pain after a long day in a driver’s seat or even passenger’s for that matter.

And here we are, in the midst of summer, at the peak of the season devoted to planning family vacations and road ...

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Toyota Tesla 2012 EV Collaboration

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In the summer of 2011, Toyota Motor Corporation announced its plans for a partnership with the newest automaker in the world, Tesla Motors. Almost four years later, the partnership has ceased, but the efforts toward sustainability continue with full speed.

In 2011, Toyota and Tesla joined forces to develop Toyota’s first electric vehicle. The news did not come as a surprise since Toyota acquired a 3 percent stake in the Silicon Valley upstart a year earlier, which many considered a sign ...

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