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#15991 of 16273 Re: Most reliable, but not cheap to fix [ateixeira]
Nov 20, 2012 (12:52 pm)
I drove the fintail as an everyday car for several years. No worries about idiot lights there. Heck, when I jumped into the 70s and upgraded to electronic ignition, it was amazing.
#15992 of 16273 Re: Most reliable, but not cheap to fix [fintail]
Nov 20, 2012 (12:55 pm)
You could probably put a mix of grain alcohol and fermented apple juice in the fuel tank and it would run.
#15993 of 16273 Re: Most reliable, but not cheap to fix [ateixeira]
Nov 20, 2012 (1:01 pm)
That would be in the 4cyl or diesel models.
Seems that wasn't ruled out though. This is an actual page from the owner's manual:
Back in those days, a Toyota could probably run on kerosene too
#15995 of 16273 where's VW?
by steve_ HOST
Nov 30, 2012 (2:48 pm)
"Toyota Motor Corp. appears poised to regain its position as the world's largest automaker, a remarkable turnaround after years of safety recalls, huge federal fines and the Japanese earthquake last year.
Toyota is likely to sell 9.7 million vehicles this year, surpassing second-place General Motors Co. by more than 1 million vehicles and setting a record for annual auto sales. That's generating huge profits, with earnings tripling in the latest quarter to $3.2 billion and sales surging almost 20 percent compared with a year earlier."
Toyota on track to become world's bestselling automaker again (Detroit News)
#15996 of 16273 Re: where's VW? [steve_]
Nov 30, 2012 (2:59 pm)
VW's growth outside it's home market will be offset by very weak European sales.
Dec 03, 2012 (12:52 pm)
...have Toyota sales up 17% for November.
People must think the grille has the shape of a pretty woman (hourglass).
#15999 of 16273 NHTSA upgrades Ford unintended-acceleration probe
Dec 14, 2012 (2:41 pm)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it intensified a probe opened in May 2010 to an engineering analysis after receiving 52 complaints
Read more: http://www.autonews.com/article/20121214/OEM11/312149796#ixzz2F45EJZaj
I called it. Ford's complaint rate was double Toyota's before Officer Saylor's crash. Why single out the import brand?
Dec 15, 2012 (10:11 am)
were more than Silverado sales this year, an unprecedented event. That makes it the second-best selling model sold in the United States, after only the perennial winner, the Ford F-150. It is far and away the best-selling car (not truck) sold.
Camry is also the model most affected (largest numbers) by the unintended acceleration recall back then.
So in the end that was a non-event in terms of sales.
I'm more interested in the fact that CR has pointed out that C-Max hybrid real-world fuel economy is way off the EPA numbers, much more so than most other models they have tested. This, even as I watch a barrage of TV ads from Ford comparing C-Max to Prius V, in which the Prius gets crumpled up like waste paper because of the supposedly much better fuel economy of the C-Max.
I wonder how Prius V does in CR's fuel economy testing...
Oh yeah, and I got post 16,000.