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Japanese Cars That Changed the Game

Cheapism Logo By Liane Starr of Cheapism | Slide 1 of 21: The first Japanese cars arrived in the United States in 1957 when Toyota shipped two of its Crown sedans to California. But it would take more than a decade before U.S. drivers, especially younger ones, began to take notice. By the time baby boomers were having babies of their own in the '80s and '90s, Japanese car companies were going head to head with Detroit's Big Three for market dominance. How did they do it? By building game-changing cars like these, including one iconic Toyota that just reached a big milestone: 50 million vehicles sold. Related:Reliable Cars You Can Drive Into the Ground

Game-Changing Japanese Cars

The first Japanese cars arrived in the United States in 1957 when Toyota shipped two of its Crown sedans to California. But it would take more than a decade before U.S. drivers, especially younger ones, began to take notice. By the time baby boomers were having babies of their own in the '80s and '90s, Japanese car companies were going head to head with Detroit's Big Three for market dominance. How did they do it? By building game-changing cars like these, including one iconic Toyota that just reached a big milestone: 50 million vehicles sold. 

Related:Reliable Cars You Can Drive Into the Ground

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