General Motors and Ford can have all the success they please, but it doesn't seem like America's two largest manufacturers are going to topple Toyota in the first half of 2013. According to Reuters, Toyota moved 4.91 million vehicles in the first six months of 2013, representing a 1.1-percent drop from the same period in 2012.

GM is on the rise, though, with a four-percent increase in global sales, to 4.85 million. Volkswagen, still sitting in third, saw a 5.5-percent jump to 4.7 million vehicles in the first half of 2013.

If this pace continues for Toyota, it'll finish 2013 in the top sales spot for the second year in a row. The manufacturer fell to third, behind GM and VW, in 2011 after earthquakes and tsunamis ravaged its production capacity.


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      Darryl Smith
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      I love my 2013 Rav4! I will never buy an American made piece of junk again. I had my share of American lemons to last a life time. This is what happens when you have alcohol drinking, pot smoking unions building cars.
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        @Darryl Smith
        You don't have a clue.
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      Time
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      Funny how some of you Americans think that the world revolves around you and just because you happen to not like Toyota you think foolishly of it. Fact is, Toyota is a leader with their Hilux, Land Cruiser and Fortuner SUVs. These cars are actually the cars used to drive the economy in many developing and developed nations. So maybe one day when you take a step back and realize Toyota doesn't just revolve around the Corrolla, you'll see what a pioneering brand it actually is.
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          True...and remember something like 60% of Americans don't have passports so this concept of a world outside America is very hard for them to fathom.
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      nassau
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      Number 1 in unintended acceleration. Has put up $1+ billion to prove it.
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      toyotab1
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      Everyone knows that TOYOTA is the best car in th world. Most reliable, beautifull and modern design, very comfortable and the best technologies!
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      nicola ciaccio
      • 2 Years Ago
      it is absolutely disgusting how an asian company like toyota is allowed to crap out trash cars on italaian streets i shake in rage every time i see one of these cars..........they are complete pieces of trash............ugly and slow. asian cars shouldn't even be allowed to be sold in western countries.............they are all low quality, ugly and slow.
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        nicola ciaccio
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        @nicola ciaccio
        only a boy racer would be stupid enough to buy one.
          clquake
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          @nicola ciaccio
          Your definition of boy racer must be different that the rest of the world's.
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        mt1975
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        Yep you got it, My Tacoma rides and drives like a High Quality Cadillac, I would have said Cadillac, but that would have meant LOW quality. Americans only produce JUNK.
        redwingirish
        • 2 Years Ago
        To each his own...I wouldn't be caught dead in a toyyoyo!
      stevendy1
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      thought it was for the number# 1 recalls of all time..
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          pasturemuffins
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          Well the Japanese have the integrity to do a recall for a bad stitch in a carpet mat. The big three won't do a recall until 100 people are killed from the defect, and even then, admit no guilt. Remember the Pinto?
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      fpj321
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      Toyota taking America one UGLY car at a time.
      owen brown
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      Quick! Delete this post before the Obama administration get a hold of this.
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          ctizzle
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          Shoulda KNOWN the Neo-Cons would come out for this one!!
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      rsaillant1
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      Tell that to my Avalon, it is disintergrating and self destructing in front of my eyes. It began with front and back bumpers fading, then the clear coat on the rear deck spoiler started to bubble up and peel, and now...the dashboard is beginning to crack from one side to the other. I took photos with the Nikon, not cellphone, wrote a letter explaining my long history of Toyota ownership (since 1970) explaining that I had under 50K miles on the odometer. One would think that thay might recognize a loyal customer and would do whatever it took to rectify the situation. I told them I was not looking for a replacement vehicle, money or such. Just make the car right so I could once again be proud of ownership. ZIP, that's what I got. The representative from their National office in Torrance, CA., blew me off, after admitting she never read my letter or saw the photos. Toyota, you used to be a class act. Never again.
        jamesbrown395
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        @rsaillant1
        next time buy americian and stop buying those rice burners
          mt1975
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          @jamesbrown395
          Sure if YOU foot the bill, I refuse to spend my hard earned money on American Crap, I wasted money with my previous 9 American Clunkers, NOT ANY MORE. If you want to live at the dealership, borrowing and haggeling to find a loaner vehicle while your junk is getting fixed yet again, So be it. My time is too valuable to waste on creations of engineers that graduated in the bottom of their class.
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        redwingirish
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        @rsaillant1
        honda is the same way. They don't honor their warrenties either!
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