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The 10 best-selling cars of all time

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Can you guess which are the top ten best-selling car models of all time?

The Toyota Corolla is the best-selling car of all time, according to 24/7 Wall Street, a business news website.

Introduced in 1966, the Toyota mainstay has sold 37.5 million units over the years. The inexpensive four-cylinder sedan - originally launched in Japan, where its small size and fuel efficiency were well suited - has undergone 10 iterations of upgrades since then. Currently, the Corolla gets 35 miles per gallon and sells for $16,130.

Which cars were runners up?

2. Ford F-Series (1948 - present)
Sales: 35 million
Type: Pickup
Price: $22,990 (most recent)

3. Volkswagen Golf (1974 - present)
Sales: 27.5 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder sedan
Price: $17,995 (most recent)

4. Volkswagen Beetle (1933 - present)
Sales: 23.5 million through 2011
Type: inexpensive rear-engine four-cylinder
Price: $19,795 (most recent)

5. Ford Escort (1968 - 2000)
Sales: 20 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder two-door/four-door
Price: $11,950 (2000)

6. Honda Civic (1972 - present)
Sales: 18.5 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder sedan
Price: $15,605 (most recent)

7. Honda Accord (1976 - present)
Sales: 17.5 million
Type: inexpensive four-cylinder mid-sized sedan
Price: $21,380 (most recent)

8. Ford Model T (1908 - 1927)
Sales: 16.5 million
Type: first mass-production sedan
Price: $260 (1920s)

9. Volkswagen Passat (1973 - present)
Sales: 15.5 million
Type: mid-priced five cylinder four door
Price: $19,995 (most recent)

10. Chevy Impala (1958 - present)
Sales: 14 million
Type: mid-priced V6 coupe
Price: $25,760 (most recent)

Readers, did you find any unexpected models on this list? Was anyone else surprised to see the Ford Model T among the top 10, considering it's been out of production for the last 85 years?

Photo: Toyota

via [24/7 Wall Street]

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Channtal Fleischfresser

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Contributing Editor Channtal Fleischfresser has worked for The Economist, WNET/Channel 13, Al Jazeera English, Wall Street Journal and Associated Press. She holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She is based in New York. Follow her on Twitter. Disclosure