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Old Feb 4th 2012, 5:46 pm
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We love our Toyota Corolla Verso and were hoping we'd be able to buy the same model in the US but we've discovered they don't sell it there, only in Europe. Bit of a long shot but does anyone know which car would be the most similar?
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Old Feb 4th 2012, 5:51 pm
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Try Toyota Matrix - it's a crossover and the closest to Verso.
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Originally Posted by seawaternow View Post
Try Toyota Matrix - it's a crossover and the closest to Verso.
Which is the same vehicle as the Pontiac Vibe
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Which is the same vehicle as the Pontiac Vibe
I don't think Pontiac exist any more
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I don't think Pontiac exist any more
Yes, GM killed the brand along with oldsmobile. You can still get second hand ones though.
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I don't think Pontiac exist any more
In 2007, when I was looking for a new car, I was seriously considering either the Pontiac Solstice or Saturn Sky. I wanted a little sports car. I decided on a Fort Mustang GT... which, after both Pontiac and Saturn ceased to exist, made me very happy with my decision! I love my Mustang!

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Default Re: which US car is most similar to Toyota Corolla Verso?

Thanks sorry, its Japanese cars all the way for us. We've had our 2002 car for 4 years now with no trouble ever.

We won't touch American cars with a bargepole!
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We won't touch American cars with a bargepole!
An amusing concept... since most Japanese cars sold in the US are built or assembled in the US - including Toyota, Honda, Nissan, Mazda, Acura, Lexus, Infiniti, Mitsubishi, Subaru, and Scion.

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I don't mind if they're made in the US (no idea where my own Toyota was made, guessing they don't ship them all from Japan) but cars made by US brands have a terrible reputation.
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I don't mind if they're made in the US (no idea where my own Toyota was made, guessing they don't ship them all from Japan) but cars made by US brands have a terrible reputation.
Not over here they don't
OH, who used to work in the car industry has always driven US "brands" whereas I've had several "foreign" cars including Audi and Nissan...guess who's never had a problem, and it isn't me and when "foreign" brands go wrong over here they often cost a lot more to sort out
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IMO, the Japanese cars are the best. I prefer Honda - had my Civic 11 plus years and have had no problems with it. I've owned American cars, both Ford and GM and had no end of problems - of course this was a long time ago. The quality of American cars may have gotten better now, but I still wouldn't buy one - too many bad experiences with the American cards I've owned.
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Yes, that's been our experience too. My husband had a pontiac when I met him, he HATED it! Always some problem. Then he ditched it and we got a Toyota starlet which lasted us for years with no problems. And our current Toyota has been fabulous (with an OK for the price Hyundai in between). We've more or less seen the same experience with our friends as well. So, yep, Toyota or Honda for us.
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Default Re: which US car is most similar to Toyota Corolla Verso?

Originally Posted by LillyRobeson View Post
Yes, that's been our experience too. My husband had a pontiac when I met him, he HATED it! Always some problem. Then he ditched it and we got a Toyota starlet which lasted us for years with no problems. And our current Toyota has been fabulous (with an OK for the price Hyundai in between). We've more or less seen the same experience with our friends as well. So, yep, Toyota or Honda for us.
Yes we've stayed with Toyotas and Hondas in the twenty years we've lived in America and never had a problem. The US-based brands have dismal design and ergonomics and generally bad reliability. We don't have any GM, Ford or (whatever the third American brand is?) dealers around here anyway. So not really in the running for us.
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Default Re: which US car is most similar to Toyota Corolla Verso?

Originally Posted by LillyRobeson View Post
Thanks sorry, its Japanese cars all the way for us. We've had our 2002 car for 4 years now with no trouble ever.

We won't touch American cars with a bargepole!
I drive a 2003 Chevrolet S-10 4x4 Crew Cab - No Problems

My Wife drives a 2004 Pontiac Grand-Am V6 - No Problems

My F-I-L drove a 2002 Pontiac Bonneville (Wide Body) with 140,000 miles on the Clock - No Problems

He now drives a 2008 Buick Lucerne (Absolutely Loaded - The Car That Is) - No Problems

My Brother-In-Law drives a 1996 Chevu Silerado Pick Up Truck. He uses it to plow his 1/4 mile driveway and drives it to work on a daily basis - No Problems.

The point I'm getting at is that whoever told you that American Company's cars have a bad reputation hasn't got a bloody clue what they are on about.

Both Ford and Chevrolet have made drastic improvements quality wise over the past 15 years.

You can't beat either a Ford or Chevvy Truck, if you are looking for a 4-wheel drive.

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The point I'm getting at is that whoever told you that American Company's cars have a bad reputation hasn't got a bloody clue what they are on about.
I'd violently disagree here. While the newer models from Ford or GM may have improved (and they needed too!), the older 90s models were abysmal. How do I know? I had the (mis)fortune to own a '98 Chevy Malibu. Nothing but trouble and a lot of it was to do with poor design or build quality. Do a search for "Chevy intake manifold gasket problems" and you'll see what I mean. Also they were famous for going through brake rotors fast, in part because the original spec rotors were too small!

I ditched it in 2005 and bought a brand new Honda Accord Coupe which is still going strong at 87k
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