ann other, just encase you did not notice, i wrote my reasoning for this, i have worked for toyota now for a good while, and i know the older ones were the most reliable cars inthe world! the fact toyota are now building cars in uk (the avensis and corolla) france (the yaris and aygo) turkey (the corolla estate) and croatia (the new avensis 2.2 diesel), the likes of their jeeps and sporty models, ie t sports, celica's and mr2's are only made in jap world now
the fact their cars are being made in other countrys, does not mean they send the bits out to get assembled there, infact it's the complete opposite! they make everything from scratch, engines and all, and use lower quality materials, hence why they are not as reliable now as they were
as for sticking to my novas, this will maybe stick something up your nose when you find this out, the vauxhall nova was designed and built by toyota!!! this was supposed to be their starlet, but vauxhall at the time had technology that toyota wanted, so toyota swapped vauxhall the nova plans for the vauxhall technology, known as lean burn!
toyota have done this an many's an occasion, the new prius technology has recently been sold or exchanged to vauxhall also, the hybrid system this is, as no matter what toyota's engines are not as economical as vauxhalls ecotec's, so they done an exchange, toyota got the ecotec plans, vauxhall got the toyota hybrid details!
dont speak on something your not 100% sure on, thank you please as you can see im a bit of a toyota and vauxhall buff!!!
[Edited on 3-11-2005 by nova bibby]