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 |  Nov 12 2012, 12:02 PM

Toyota Corolla

Toyota’s Corolla may be lacking in passion, but its family-focused merits spread out more abundantly than an all-you-can-eat buffet. Customers around the world have been eager to gobble up this small car for more than four decades.

Introduced in 1966, the Corolla is now in its 10th generation. To date it’s the bestselling nameplate on the planet, with about 40 million examples delivered. Reliability, comfort and fuel efficiency are but a few of the things this car has excelled at over its long history. And given that sales success Toyota shows no sign of stopping. The Corolla will almost certainly be around for another 10 generations, something that makes it one of the most significant cars in history.

  • http://www.facebook.com/kostas.kritsilas.1 Kostas Kritsilas

    The Veyron was included as one of the 10 most important cars? I don’t understand that. It is such a limited production vehicle, and the technologies used in it are nowhere near usable on any other vehicle. If you want an important sports car that has had significant influence on the cars of today, how about the Lamborghini Muira, the first mid-engined volume production car? Its influence can be seen in cars from any number of manufacturers from Ferrari (many), Audi (R8), Pontiac (Fiero), Ford (Pantera and GT40), almost all Lamborghinis since the Muira), Maserati (Bora and Merak), and on and on. The Veyron itself uses the same layout.

    Kostas

  • Urbanwheelman

    How can the title have the most obvious of spelling errors. Importat?  Tsk. Tsk.

  • Rod

    “The Bugatti Veyron is none of this…”
    Yeah, and it’s damn ugly, too.

  • Guest

    Most disappointing list ever.

  • prius04

    The $250 price you quote for the Model T has no context.   In 1927 the average weekly wage was $30 a week or so.  Thus it took about 8 weeks to afford the car.  Today the average weekly wage is about $800 so after 8 weeks you would have about $6500.  This shows it would still be quite cheap but you would have better context.

  • Calvin_guest

    Worst list of anything that Ive ever seen ever. die. die slowly.

  • Op Industries_1

    How did the Volvo 240 “brick” not make this list??

  • Mick

    To add to the Airflow’s importance, the first car Toyota ever made was basically a copy of the Chrysler: the Toyota AA.