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#4 of 53 I wanted a seperate thread, thanks for your input
Jan 29, 2010 (6:25 am)
I posed the question in the Camry and Corolla forums, and was told to come here and ask the question. Then I come here and am told why do I ask it here? Jeez!
#5 of 53 Re: I wanted a seperate thread, thanks for your input [hoyafan]
Jan 29, 2010 (6:28 am)
Relax man, I thought it was funny.
#6 of 53 Re: Simple question: will you buy a Toyota in the future? [hoyafan]
Jan 29, 2010 (7:43 am)
Absolutely.A resounding emphatic YES. Toyota is not going anywhere.Was getting complacent ,needed a kick up the backside and a wake up call. Soon they will be back to being the best in the business !!
#7 of 53 Re: Simple question: will you buy a Toyota in the future? [deltheking]
Jan 29, 2010 (8:47 am)
I'm in wait and see mode.
The only Toyotas I've ever bought were used cars that happen to fit in what I was looking for - a cheap sedan for my daughter (99 Camry) and a convertible big enough for me to lug a guitar and small back seat passengers here and there (99 Celica). I bought both very used so they've both had their share of work done but nothing unusual on the Celica. The Camry had engine problems. Fixed and working fine ow but if I knew that in teh first place i'd never have gotten it.
Toyota peaked on bang for the buck at least 15 years ago so they'll have their work cut out for them. I imagine i'll buy another some day but right now folks like Subaru and Mazda interest me more.
#8 of 53 Nope and it has nothing to do with the recall
Jan 29, 2010 (10:36 am)
The car choices are lacking style and something when it comes to the driving experience. IE they are too bland and boring.
For our SUV choice which we own a Toyota SUV the milege sucks! And Toyota has 100% said NO to the idea of a refined diesel for their large SUV's. They are trying to apply their Hybrid tech to every model they make. Which is of no value to me given my SUV does long road trips where a diesel choice would be preferred and provide a much better service over the long run.
So no my next vehicles will not be built by Toyota.
Jan 29, 2010 (10:50 am)
My vivid memories of Pearl Harbor and the following war in the Pacific prevent me from adding to the treasuries of the present Japanese manufactures who built the material aimed at defeating us.
#10 of 53 Re: Nope and it has nothing to do with the recall [watkinst]
Jan 29, 2010 (10:51 am)
Other than spending another 20 grand on a Toureg or an M-class what other options are out there that will meet your needs?
#11 of 53 YES, two in fact
Jan 29, 2010 (10:57 am)
When my 05 Prius reaches 275,000 to 300,000 miles in about 4 more years I'll get a Gen 3 Prius to take me another 300,000 miles.
My wife OTOH has had 5 Toyota's in 10 yrs . She wants to trade the 04 Highlander in on a Tacoma D-Cab 4WD to haul her Harley. But I'm sure that she'll want to change those shoes soon after that so I wouldn't be surprised if she ends up in the new hybrid sports car that will be hitting the streets in 3-5 yrs.
#12 of 53 Re: Nope and it has nothing to do with the recall [anythngbutgm]
Jan 29, 2010 (11:02 am)
Right now replacing my 7 passenger Landcruiser - the only product on the road that offers similar or more space is the MB GL CDI which posts better milege than my Subaru Legacy. I'm not happy about the choice but I'm more than willing to support an automaker who is offering the right power plant in their product.
Toyota builds fantastic diesels - even very clean one's but they have the American Public so Hybrid centric and have spent soo much money on their Hybrid PR they think they can sell us their Hybrid tech even in vehicles where it is not the right application.
How did that hybrid suburban work out for GM? Last I checked it was one of their biggest loosers.
#13 of 53 Re: No, because [euphonium]
Jan 29, 2010 (11:11 am)
No offense intended but those people who did that are probably long gone by now. Are we to persecute a whole Country based on events that happened 70 years ago?
I have a beef with terrorists who originate in the middle East who attacked NYC. But I'm not going to call for their annhililation based on a group of radicals.