Toyota Starlet
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Make: Toyota
Model: Starlet
Toyota Starlet

Well, the name of this vehicle really does not fit the model that it is meant to describe. Normally, the Toyota Starlets were known as being dependable but dull automobiles. There were exceptions though, such as the Toyota Sera, which was made in the early 1990s and was officially sold only in Japan. Only about 16,000 were ever manufactured due to their poor performance in frontal-impact crash tests. The Toyota Starlet itself was a small automobile manufactured by Toyota from 1973 to 1999. It replaced the Toyota Publica; however, the Publica name continued to be used in some of Toyota's export markets down the road. The Starlet was very briefly exported to North America from 1981 to 1984, at which point it was replaced by the Corolla FX in Toyota's North American lineup. Several turbocharged sport models of the Starlet were also sold in Japan. These included the EP71 Turbo S, the EP82 GT Turbo and the EP91 Glanza V. These models have become excessively popular in recent years in regions such as Malta, the UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. Additionally, they were some Special Edition 80-series sold in Europe such as the 1.3 Jeans in UK and Germany, the 1.3 Dance in Switzerland, and the 1.3 Westwood in Belgium. It must be noted that this manner of naming has thankfully been dropped. Anyhow, the last 80-series in Indonesia was marketed as the Fantastic Starlet. This model was the 1.3 SE-G with the bumpers, grille, headlights, and hood from the Japanese 1.3 Gi. The range was supplanted by the Toyota Yaris range in 1999. However Toyota had been missing from the city car business in Europe until the Aygo was launched in 2005. This was another Japanese replacement, which is sold as the Scion xB in the United States.

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