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Introducing theToyota Carina. Itmight be new to you butwe've been living with it a long time. We froze, drenched, buffeted, skidded and crash-tested the Carina prototypes without mercy. So just in case you don't show yours much mercy, it'll be better prepared. What emerged is a car priced just under our Corona and a little over our low priced Corolla 1600. But that price includes an awful lot. Reclining bucket seats. Carpeting. Even an electric rear window defroster. Under the hood there's a spirited 1588 cc hemi-head engine that really performs. Outside there are four headlights. Each set into a grille that gives the Carina a styling personality all its own. The bumpers were built to take bumps. And the large vertical rear lights give the driver behind you plenty of notice. The Carina comes with power-assisted front disc brakes, whitewalls, wheel covers and a lot more standard features. (Options include air conditioning and a 3-speed automatic transmission.) All this and we still haven't mentioned Toyota quality. Because we believe quality isn't something you just say. It's something you work on, sweat over, pound in, rip out, check and re-check. Until you get what you want. Like the Toyota Carina. For your nearest dealer call 800-243-6000 toll-free. In Connecticut, 1-800-882-6500. TOYOTA See how much car your money can buy.