When it comes to purchasing cars, some of us tend to get a bit crazy and start doubting every brand and every manufacturer out there. Nothing seems to be quite right and we don’t really know what is it exactly that we want.
I’ve been there a couple of times, and so I can speak from personal experience that it’s no fun at all. I mean, buying a car is like going to college or landing a great job – that’s how you’re supposed to feel when standing at your local dealership.
But, it doesn’t always go perfect, and if you don’t know the subject, and/or if the staff is a bit pushy and doesn’t necessarily have your best interest at heart, then it could turn into a disaster. So, what you should do is make a list of top-dog companies with perfect reputations and only then let your heart choose from the selected bunch.
A Perfect Reputation For Almost 60 Years
Now, speaking of trust-worthy automobile giants, I gotta tell you about Toyota – a Japanese manufacturer that has been in America since 1957 – that’s almost 60 years now. Toyota is considered to be a member of a very tight circle of companies that always put customer satisfaction first and deliver only the best quality possible. Yep, they are on top of the “food chain” and definitely one of the biggest names in the business. With a long reputation of reliability, safety, and, of course, affordability, Toyota offers the sweatest deals, and we – the customers – have a pretty big bunch of reasons to trust the Japanese brand. So, if you’re in the market for a no-BS type of car that will serve you for long-long years and will take care of all your (and your family’s) needs, then, please, let me tell you about the top 6 reasons why picking Toyota would be one of the best decisions you ever made.
Reason #1 – Safety
Hey, everybody knows that in terms of safety the Japanese are ahead of the whole white world. And Toyota is the obvious leader. Actually, with all that money they’re spending on developing just the right materials and safety equipment, along with the talent they’ve got working on the concepts day and night, this should not come as a surprise. Gotta say – the hard work definitely does pay off: folks these days are more than ready to pay for safety, especially couples with kids. And Toyota took this whole thing a step further when they managed to make safety look cool again. I mean, take their famous sedans – Camry, Corolla, Avalon – or SUVs – Highlander, RAV, 4Runner – they’re super-duper safe, and, at the same time, they look and feel pretty damn cool. Back in the day that wasn’t really a possibility.
Speaking of safety, make sure to check out my “Toyota – The Safest Brand In History” post. I’ve got tons of useful info for you, including IIHS’s latest safety ratings for Toyota cars. Check it out to learn which models got the highest praise and why a bigger and larger vehicle is your best pick in terms of safety.
Toyota Sienna getting crash-tested by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
By the way, Toyota spends each year over 9 billion dollars on Research And Development towards the future concepts, ideas, designs and all kinds of automobile technologies. See more these really exciting things here in this post “10+ REALLY COOL FACTS about Toyota”.
Taking It One Step Further
As I said, safety is the #1 concern among Toyota drivers, and the company does everything in its power to hold that high standard. In 2013 the company got more IIHS (the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety) safety picks than any other manufacturer out there – 10 vehicles got the highest praise. The newest Toyota editions also feature the triple S system (the Star Safety System) that includes tons of amazing safety features that come standard on all cars. So, if safety is important to you, then you won’t find anything better than Toyota: with equipment like stability control, anti-lock brakes, electronic brake-force distribution, and such, they’re just the best at it. And, to honest, safety should always be the number one thing you pay attention to when picking your next car. Because your life depends on it – nothing more, nothing less.
Reason #2 – Reliability
Reliability is Toyota’s second heavy weapon after safety. JD Powers ranks Toyota cars highest in reliability ratings – they practically “live” there. The level of reliability is simply legendary and no other brand in history can match up. Every year for God knows how long Toyota tops the Consumer Reports listing of the most-trusted cars. The best brands in this category are the Camry, Corolla, Scion, and Lexus (two wildly successful branches of the empire), and their key features are great design and the longest-lasting parts in the industry. What can I say – when it comes to safety and reliability, there’s simply no competition for Toyota. And, combined with the company’s trade-mark generous service warranty that gives the owners free check-ups and tune-ups for the first 24K to 36K miles (that’s a lot of mileage, by the way), this makes a brand-new Toyota model one of the best (if not the best) deals on the market.
Reason #3 – Durability
Some folks mistake durability with reliability, or even safety. And while those three do have some things in common, they’re, in fact, different things. Still, the Japanese managed to top this category as well. It’s no secret that Toyota vehicles are among the longest lasting ones on the world-wide market.
Check this: of all the company’s models sold over the past 20-some years, about 80 percent of them are still on the road! And they work perfectly fine! That fact also makes the purchase of a Toyota brand a very good (and long-term) investment.
If you’ve got kids who are gonna be old enough to drive in a couple of years, then you can buy a new car now (it might be a Toyota again) and – when they grow up – give them your pre-owned Toyota that you can trust to take care of them on the road. Durability is another one of those win-win factors that give Toyota those astonishing year-end profits. People want certainty in these uncertain times, and, with the economy being unstable as it is, they just try to get the perfect combination of safety, reliability and durability. The heads at the company know this very well, and they spend lots of money on crash-tests and such in a constant search for a better offer for the customers.
Reason #4 – Amazing Fuel-Efficiency
Again, with the state of economy in the States (and the world), I’m afraid that gas prices are only going to get higher; so, fuel-efficiency is starting to become more and more important to common folks. And that’s another strong suit of Toyota’s: this manufacturer has a pretty great selection of various hybrid cars that will save you some substantial amounts of money. I have to say, though, that hybrids are generally more expensive than the standard editions, so, if you don’t have that kind of money right now, you should go with a standard Toyota, because it will still have better fuel economy than most models on the market.
The 2015 Toyota Corolla returns about 38 miles per gallon on the highway, while the 2015 Camry is good for 35 mpg hwy. And the money you save with a fuel-efficient car might not seem like much at first, but, over the years, you’ll notice that your wallet gets bigger and bigger.
Reason #5 – Best Suited For A Modern Family
You’re a proud father/mother of a beautiful large family? Then Toyota is your perfect pick! The company offers some of the most comfortable and spacious vehicles in the business. Popular and loved SUVs like the 4Runner, Venza and RAV4 are best known for their impressive storage capacity, convenient and very “warm” interiors, as well as tons of additional features and equipment to keep your loved ones safe and comfy on the long trips.
Probably the best Toyota SUV – the Highlander – provides 3 rows of adjustable seats and that’s just super versatile and useful in daily routines. No parent out there wants his/her children to be uncomfortable in the back seats, and with a Toyota vehicle you won’t have to worry about that stuff. Ever.
Reason #6 – Best Resale Value On The Market
KBB (Kelley Blue Book), which is one of the most trusted online resources for selling cars, ranks Toyota highest in terms of resale value. As the team behind the project says, all you have to do is make a great car that helps people in everyday routine, give it an affordable price-tag, and also make sure that your vehicle is super comfortable, durable, reliable, safe and fun to drive. That’s it! And Toyota fulfills all of the aforementioned demands in pretty much every model they’re got on the market, and that’s why the company has only the highest praise from KBB.
By the way, Toyota is also the leading manufacturer when it comes to 4WD and AWD cars. I mean, they’ve got a lot of those. If you’re a sucker for that full-drive experience, then Toyota is your best choice. With some of the greatest designs in the industry their models are super popular among active and wild folks who put style, functionality and durability above all. And most of the 4-wheel drive Toyota cars are made right here in the United States, which created a lot of jobs and opportunities for our citizens.
Ok, that should give you a pretty good idea about why Toyota is a great choice for you today.
With almost 60 years of experience on the American market, the company knows the business from inside out and always delivers only the best quality and value – and that’s exactly what the customers want.
If you’ve got some of your own reasons why this Japanese brand is a solid pick, tell us all about that in the comments.
Watch this Crash Test of Toyota 4Runner to see it’s safety by your own eyes: