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Toyota Make Overview

Passenger Cars

Toyota Camry Solara Overview
2008 - 1999 (used)
Toyota Celica Overview
2005 - 1971 (used)
Toyota MR2 Spyder Overview
2005 - 2000 (used)
Toyota Matrix Overview
2014 - 2003 (used)



Pickup Trucks

Toyota Questions

Jim Campbell

1995 Corolla O/d Off, Speedometer Stops Working

I got this car for free and I don't want to put a lot of money into it. I need to know if this is a serious problem. Last night while driving about 15mph on city streets the "o/d off" light came o...

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Car Will Not Start Sometimes, Why? Seems Related To How It Senses It Is In ...

I have to reposition the gear shift in my 2000 corolla excessively in order to start my car. Push shift up and back and forth while depressing shift release button.

3 views with 1 answer (last answer 4 hours ago)
Irina Melnik

Toyota Camry 2007 Won't Start, Battery Is New

The car won't start, battery is 1 month old

17 views with 5 answers (last answer 6 hours ago)
Ayo' Minna

How Do You Know If The Motor Is Blown? My Car Has Smoke Coming From The Exh...

376 views with 22 answers (last answer 8 hours ago)
Reba McHargue Osteen

I Have 1987 Toyota Pickup That Won't Start Unless I Put A Little Gas In Car...

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Older Toyota Models

Toyota 2000GT Toyota Allion Toyota Alphard
Toyota Altezza Toyota Aristo Toyota Aurion
Toyota Auris Toyota Avanza Toyota Avensis
Toyota Aygo Toyota Caldina Toyota Carina
Toyota Chaser Toyota Corona Toyota Cressida
Toyota Crown Toyota Estima Toyota FJ40
Toyota Fortuner Toyota Hiace Toyota Hilux
Toyota Hilux Surf Toyota Kluger Toyota Land Cruiser Prado
Toyota MR2 Toyota Opa Toyota Paseo
Toyota Premio Toyota Previa Toyota Qualis
Toyota Rush Toyota Sera Toyota Soarer
Toyota Sprinter Toyota Starlet Toyota Supra
Toyota T100 Toyota Tarago Toyota Tazz
Toyota Tercel Toyota Van Toyota Vios
Toyota Vitz Toyota Wish Toyota Yaris Verso

Toyota History

Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in 1933 by Kiichiro Toyoda. The first Toyota, the Toyota Model AA, rolled into production in 1936, and Toyota has maintained a solid reputation for dependability, value, and reliability ever since. Toyotas are very reliable cars.


Toyota has gained very positive publicity in recent years with its Prius (well, unless you count the South Park episode in which they lampooned "Pious" drivers =D).  Toyota is very environmentally conscious and continues to test hybrid technologies and means of achieving cleaner emissions.


Despite these lofty goals, among the most popular vehicles from Toyota are their SUVs. The Four Runner has been around since 1984 and has an almost cult-like following. It is known for its safety, reliability, and creature comforts. The Highlander is a slightly smaller SUV around since 2001. Shrinking further, we get to the ultra-popular RAV-4, which began production in 1994 and has been growing ever since. At the high-end size-wise are the Land Cruiser and the even-bigger Sequoia, produced since 1954 and 2000, respectively.

Sports Cars

Of course, Toyota isn't just small and clean or big and powerful. They also have a line of small, sporty cars.  The 2000GT is among the few classic foreign muscle cars.  Building on this history, the Celica arrived on the scene in 1970, followed by the Supra in 1979 and the MR2 in 1984. The Celica was phased out and replaced by the Scion tC and the Camry Solara in 2005. The Supra maintains great popularity, in part to the tunability of these supercharged vehicles.


For the more conservative among us, Toyota offers a superior line of sedans, including the small Corolla (actually considered a compact), mid-size Camry, and luxurious Avalon. All are omnipresent on roads throughout the States. The Cressida was phased out in 1992 after 20 years of production. Smaller cars include the teeny ECHO and the now-defunct Tercel and Paseo.

Pickups and Vans

Last in the Toyota line are the pickups and vans. The T-100 got Toyota into a bit of a spat with Ford over naming conventions, and was eventually phased out in favor of the popular Tacoma and Tundra.  Minivans of the Toyota line include Previa and Sienna.