Need to buy a new motor and it would seem that TOYOTA are one of the best these days with a good reputation for engineering reliability.
Have you purchased a car from their range recently and can you advise if the dealers were able to offer discounts, I hear that they are against reductions and would appreciate information re the possibilty.
I currently drive a Subaru, previously I had six Toyotas of various vintage and model and all were extremely reliable and a pleasure to drive, if it wasn't for the fact I need AWD I would most likely still be driving a Toyota.
BTW, I have seen Koi Carp being discussed on this forum with the FE's blessing so what the heck, carry on with your quest.
It really comes down to what specification you want, and how much you can afford.......bit like buying a PC really.
The Japanese always come out tops in consumer surveys on reliability. Suggest you get a copy of 'What Car' and use the tables to narrow down your choice. Once you have decided on the make and model, then shop around for the best prices.
I have worked on Toyota's for 27 years. In my opinion they rate as the most reliable cars on the road. When ever I have had a major repair to do it has nearly always down to owner abuse or neglect. Of course we do get the odd niggle now and then but you can't go wrong in bying a Toyota. All models are equally reliable.