When Toyota makes cars that destroy their customers, they're GM :lol:jonas1022 said:It's all the result of Toyota wanting to be GM.
Yup! I still won't buy one either...I had a Pontiac 6000 STE back then. Car and Driver said the Audi was the car to buy in a comparison test too! I think that turned out to be mostly owner error, not an actual issue with the Audi's. They didn't handle it any better than Toyota. GM still doesn't handle it any better now...... :doh: Even after that nasty PR lesson with Ford and Firestone.Ajax said:When Toyota makes cars that destroy their customers, they're GM :lol:jonas1022 said:It's all the result of Toyota wanting to be GM.
Seriously, I see what you mean. They say they grew too fast but I think they're being targeted a bit too much, quite possibly due to patriotism and the fact that the U.S. government owns a big chunk of them. Everyone has recalls- Ford, Honda etc etc. This is something the media helps blow out of proportion, eggs on the people until they "demand action!" Remember when Audi almost went out of business?
Did not know this.. that's some good information.Ajax said:One thing that does bug me about Toyota is I read their car's data recorders (similar to an aircraft's little black box) can only be read by a very few Toyota owned computers only. In the article I read, GM Ford and Chrysler all have the same easily read recorders (police computers can read them) and Honda has a proprietary one but you can still buy their software and read it. I believe Toyota did say records would be available to NTSB if they asked for them but still. Police now use these to help determine how accidents happen, for safety and legal reasons.