People often scoff at Toyota for making tiresome and uninteresting vehicles, but a recent consumer behaviour research by Consumer Reports suggests that in spite of whether people may say, but the Japanese auto maker has a number of best used cars on the market and people are still interested in buying used cars from Toyota. In the study of Consumer Reports on used cars from 2004-2013, the Japanese automaker was able to capture 11 places on the list of brands and models and it is more than any other brand or car maker.
This study was broken down in two parts for a better response, price was considered as major factor while the size of the purchased vehicle was another influencer in this buying behaviour study. On almost every price variation point, Toyota has at least one entry and in almost every segment from SUVs to SAVs and saloons to city cars.
The study only recommend cars with electronic stability control. They compiled a list of 28 recommended vehicles, in which Honda/Acura had the second most point at six, and Ford, Hyundai and Subaru managed two each. The Detroit brands also managed to be on the list, but not in an optimistic way.
On the part of most worst and least reliable vehicles Consumer Reports there is a list of 22 vehicles. This list consists of not recommended car models on the base of reliability and bad reputation for more than one year. General Motors had the most number of models on the list at six, but Chrysler and Ford weren’t far either.
Toyota has retained its number one spot as the world’s biggest manufacturer beating its closest
rival GM by 270,000 units. Toyota sold 9.98 million vehicles during 2013 up 2% from the year before as Toyota also announced plans to sell 10.32 million vehicles in 2014. Toyota has still managed to revive its fate after the damages it faced in the 2011 tsunami. The tsunami and earthquake in 2011 caused extensive widespread devastation which affected car suppliers and production.
Toyota has also been facing reputational issues after a series of recalls and safety issues as more than 14 million vehicles have been recalled since 2009. However, at the end of 2013, Japan’s exports saw their biggest annual rise for three years. Car exports also rose to 31.3% year-on-year, as the Japanese yen saw big falls in value against the dollar. Toyota has been the top manufacturer in the world for more than 70 years. Toyota was the king of automakers till 2011. However, it regained the number one position in 2012.
GM sold 9.71 million vehicles last year, while Germany’s Volkswagen came in third with sales of 9.5 million vehicles. Toyota’s leading models have been Lexus and Prius hybrid models. Toyota’s sales target for 2014 is 10.32 million which is significant as no carmaker has gone beyond the 10 million mark. The three largest carmakers all had a strong 2013, and the figures are an indication of a healthy global automotive sector.
The Toyota Celica is famous for racing but it also has other models that provide all-round
performance. At its launch, the Celica came with only one model and the first significant update came in 2000. A powerful 190bhp Toyota Celica engine was added to the range with extra equipments also. The Toyota Celica engine for Sale has more pulling power than its predecessor 140bhp version, however the less powerful 140bhp Toyota Celica engine is also quick in the real world. Toyota also released the limited production version of the seventh generation called TRD Sports M. It was mounted with the more blasting 200bhp Toyota engine that featured with a reinforced unibody in TRD engine. The European models have the six speeds manual gearboxes and just marketed as 1.8VVT-i and 1.8VVTL-i 190 or simply T-Sport. The first and third generation models used rear wheel drives with the Toyota R-Series engines, the Celica was sometime privately raced in stock car racing, generally in four cylinder classes at the entry level. Celica used widely in racing since 2000 with sixth and 7th generation bodies but a steel tube frame racing chassis and a production based V6 engine. The 2003 Dash series Championship was also won by the Celica car.
Toyota Celica Engine
The 7th generation Toyota Celica engine for Sale has the Toyota ZZ engine of 1.8 litre VVTL-i GT that are capable of producing the rocking power of 188bhp at 8250 rpm but it has no problems to beat a car on the racing track with its punchy torque of 133.09 Lb-ft at only 6800 rpm. It was available in the UK Celica models with the chassis code of ZZT231 and engine code of 2ZZ-GE. The most powerful Celica engine belongs to S-series with the chassis code of ST185 and engine code of 3S-GTE; it was capable of producing the great punch of 205hp to 232hp at 6000rpm and the punchy torque of 199 lb-ft at 3200 rpm.
The Celica was first introduced in 1970, and shared a platform with the also-new Carina. It was offered with a variety of engines, and although none of them were especially powerful, the car was incredibly light. Weighing in at just under 2,000lbs, the Celica’s debut just before the onset of the energy crisis was very well timed, as these lightweight sport compacts would for a time be the only kind of affordable performance on the market. The rear-wheel-drive Celicas would last for three generations, until 1985, and even though it is the later Celicas which got the attention from tuners, it was while the Celica was RWD that it first made its name in motorsports.
1978 saw the introduction of the Celica Supra, which we’ve covered before, but it also saw the Celica GT Rally, and this is where the Celica made its own name. Celica rally cars racked up a string of victories during the early Eighties, but when the platform was switched to a FWD setup, Toyota had to rethink its rally strategy. Fortunately, it can generally be agreed that it took the right path in creating a rally car. This car was the Celica GT-Four, the holy grail of the Celica world. It was a turbocharged and full-time all-wheel-drive version of the Celica built as a homologation special.
This is a tribute to my Celica Turbo. It has been swapped in winter 2007. A 2L turbo engine from Japan + some extra mods. Filmed here in Quebec! Voici mon film Tribute pour mon Celica Turbo. Il a été swapper en hivers 2007 avec un moteur 2L turbo du japon + quelques extra mods. Filmé ici au Quebec! (Sherbrooke)