In my house - such equipment is bought for life, the Miele Front loading washing machine is running since 1987 - without missing a beat. And it will run for 20 more. similarly the gas cooker is made by Glen Gas in Italy, and it still is good as new also bought in 87 - When bought my parents told me that they could have got 10 local items in their combined price, but we would have had to replace them in 5 years. - You get what you pay for, simple as that. The siemens refrigerator I bought for my khi home in 2001 - is like a white square cabinet and considered ugly compared to the newer LG, Haier etc, brands but it does its job very efficiently and professionally too. and is good for at least 2 decades.
I have repaired the gas cooker once, and yes I had to get the gas injectors from outside Pakistan, but in all its life - it required 4 out of its 5 feeders to be replaced at that one time. I consider that heavy duty service.
back to cars, the fear of being a blacksheep and the local uneducated ustaad mechanic not being able to repair an out of market car is what has dictated the corolla to be the market leader for the general buyer.
As for corolla being heavy duty and durable, it requires parts changing quite often and every expensively too, it offers a wide cargo space and seating area - but when loaded up with its required passengers and luggage, it literally sags and stresses to the point of failure. So what good is such a large cargo space and seating area, advertising maybe?