I have owned and still have a 10yo toyota. Sold 2 of them within past 2 years. now i have my first vw, kind a risky but i took it anyhow. Toyota for sure is a more reliable and cheaper to buy and maintain. Parts are so cheap because they use the same thing even after 30y for some part. For example my former 1984 1.3 corolla use the same engine oil filter to my former 1995 1.6 corolla and my current 2006 2.4 previa.