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Old 01-27-2010, 11:35 AM   #31
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Today's news: Toyota made 2 million cars with accelerators that can stick and drive you into a building, lake, person, etc. They're suspending the production AND sales of 8 models nationwide.

I have a co-worker whose daughter had a Highlander's pedal stick on her, very scary. She also has an affected Avalon herself.

This is SEPERATE from their prior "floormat floors it for you" defect/recall.

Toyota's quality continues to go down the drain in the past few years. They've peaked.
Doubt it.

We get it, you're not a Toyota fan.
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Old 01-27-2010, 11:39 AM   #32
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I didn't hear the whole story. UAW makes concessions to FORD. Ford plant up North brings back unemployed UAW workers to meet growing demand. Imagine that? Does anyone have a link to the full story? I heard it on the radio the other day.
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Old 01-28-2010, 08:13 AM   #33
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Ford Reports $2.7 Billion Profit for the Year - NYTimes.com
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Old 01-28-2010, 11:52 AM   #34
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Doubt it.

We get it, you're not a Toyota fan.



No, I am actually hearing complaints from many owners of newer Toyotas and have heard several of them say they're going back to American cars when they get rid of them, specifically Fords.

They have been having some major recalls and quality issues...they HAVE peaked.
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Old 01-28-2010, 12:12 PM   #35
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No, I am actually hearing complaints from many owners of newer Toyotas and have heard several of them say they're going back to American cars when they get rid of them, specifically Fords.

They have been having some major recalls and quality issues...they HAVE peaked.
This sounds familiar. Oh yeah...
http://www.thewarpath.net/parking-lo...tml#post361767 (08' Mercedes C-Class v.s. '08 Infiniti G35 Sedan)
Toyota has kept that issue under the rug, because 2 and a half years later, I still can't find any evidence to back up your claim.

While you're still collecting anecdotal evidence, add my love of my 4Runner to your files.
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It continues for Toyota.


Along with brand-wide accelerator problems, now they discover brake issues with the Prius. Also just heard on the radio (news/talk station) that fines for these safety issues could be in their future.


Toyota's safety woes spread to Prius brakes - Yahoo! News

Japan orders investigation into Toyota Prius' brakes | KING 5 TV | Seattle News, Local News, Breaking News, Weather | News

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TOKYO Could the Corolla be next?

Toyota Motor Corp. said Wednesday it's looking into complaints of power steering problems with its popular compact car and is considering a recall as one option. That would be another blow to the world's largest automaker grappling with a spate of safety lapses ranging from sticking gas pedals to braking problems.

President Akio Toyoda also said he's not going to Washington to appear at congressional hearings next week, preferring to leave that to his U.S.-based executives while he focuses on beefing up quality controls though he would consider attending if invited.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:13 PM   #38
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Holy crap...accelerator, braking and now steering problems. What's next, seats that burst into flames?
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More good news for Ford

Ford Posts $2.6 Billion Second-Quarter Profit on Pricier Cars - Bloomberg
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Count me among the Japanese car fans. But if Consumer Reports backs up JD Power and other quality indicators, then I'm on board.

Consumer Reports is the main voice I'm willing to listen to because they're independently funded and thus unbiased. Ford has gotten decent quality ratings from them recently, so for my next car in a few years, I'll definitely look at Ford.
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Hooray. Good to see.
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Count me among the Japanese car fans. But if Consumer Reports backs up JD Power and other quality indicators, then I'm on board.

Consumer Reports is the main voice I'm willing to listen to because they're independently funded and thus unbiased. Ford has gotten decent quality ratings from them recently, so for my next car in a few years, I'll definitely look at Ford.

I agree with you, I like the styling of the new Fords but lets see if they are still running 5 years from now.
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I agree with you, I like the styling of the new Fords but lets see if they are still running 5 years from now.
Should be interesting to see how they hold up longterm. Their CEO is Alan Mulally, the former head of Boeing Commercial Aviation division, so one would hope he brought some Boeing engineering knowhow along with him.
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Crab pot, eh...
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