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'Beautiful Corolla': Afghan love affair with Toyota endures the ages

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By Joe STENSON and Qubad WALI

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Great story - and no surprise. I've always said Corollas are the most reliable, toughest and best cars on the road. Mine has done 300,000kms with zero issues and is still driving perfectly.

When Toyota bring out the all electric Corolla in 2 to 3 years I'll be first in the line!

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Over the years I have driven and ridden almost anything of 4,3,2, and even 1 wheel and when it comes to automobiles Toyota is the ultimate in reliability. Yes European are better lookin but who wants a pretty face that doesn't Put Out!??

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It seems so many countries still love gasoline engine very much, but EVs in developed countries.

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I wonder if the Toyota Isis is a popular model in Afghanistan.

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It seems so many countries still love gasoline engine very much, but EVs in developed countries.

I'm going to take a guess that there arent that many charging stations in Afghanistan. Plus, electricity would be a terribly unreliable power source compared to gasoline.

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Even more beautiful as an EV with widespread usage of Solar to charge batteries, both within vehicle and separate solar home battery charging also used to charge vehicles, that's CLEAN & Great ROI!

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When Toyota bring out the all electric Corolla in 2 to 3 years I'll be first in the line!

Do you think its possible to own an electric car without a charging station at home (in Tokyo)?

Would love to try one as it seems the maintenance (all kinds of oil changings etc) is cut in 1/10, but I dont want to invest in a private charging station as I live in a condo.

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I wonder if the Toyota Isis is a popular model in Afghanistan.

Who knows? But AR -15s rifles are very popular in the west. Just read the news.

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Those things have one of the best motors for an economy car. Super reliable, very easy to work on.

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Let's just hope Toyota isn't still selling them there. A car is NOT essential for life.

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I have jealousy because my parents gave me an old triumph herald but my younger brother got a brand new Toyota Corolla.

you can’t put machine guns on the back of those cars, so that is a positive point.

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'T' for 'Taliban'.

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The Toyota Hilux. Terrorists SUV of choice.

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Over the Taliban's 20-year insurgency, the Corolla became the vehicle of choice for car bombers.

> Expendably cheap and camouflaged in plain sight, they were packed with explosives and rammed into targets with devastating effects.

I don't think this should be a selling point for Toyota, pretty poor taste JT.

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yes corolla is not simply car name but...living legend

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We, in Russia, Corolla is also a very popular model

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Oh, my Honda Cub 50 is great too, since 1958. The newest model, i heard, can do 102 km per liter on a level at 30 kmph, and looks pretty much like the first ones sold in these united states. Has only two wheels, you know.

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The Toyota Hilux. Terrorists SUV of choice.

Yep, the one and apparently only thing IS and the Taliban have in common. I burn with anger at Toyota every time I recall those long lines of shiny new Hilux trucks loaded with IS fighters or a big cannon in the bed, wishing whomever sold all those trucks to them could be arrested, tried and sent to jail for the rest of their life. And where were the Toyota brass when all this was happening? Sitting in Japan counting their yen while people bled. Sorry for going ot.

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