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Despite recalls, Toyota still on top

By Karen Cohilas - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Despite massive recalls by Toyota in the last year, the automaker still sold more cars than any other automaker.  At Toyota of Albany, the recalls did impact business, but you wouldn't know it now.    They were busy when we went by Friday.

Dennis Phipps was one of several customers making a purchase.   He already has a 2010 Camry but decided to trade in for the newest model because he likes the cars so much.

He said, "It's a good, reliable car and you can put a couple hundred thousand miles on it and depend on it."

General Manager Mark Wamsley said, "Toyota Motor Sales stood behind the dealers and the dealers went up and beyond to fix all the problems for the customers.  Obviously, we had a lot of hiccups, but the best thing is, they've moved forward, their cars are very safe and they've proven now to the public that we're here to stay."    

Toyota sold more than 8.4-Million cars in 2010.  General motors and Volkswagon came in second and third place.

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