7th Feb 2007, 16:18

Please enlighten us as to how imports are not dominant when ALL the news recently is about how Toyota is surpassing Ford and will surpass GM this year or next. How Hyundai just built a billion dollar plant in Texas while the big three can't close them fast enough.

These claims of high mileage domestics ARE aberrations since the marketplace, JD Power, Consumer Reports, and endless other sources PROVE that they are NOT the norm. Once again, if domestics are SO superior why are the big three in such financial trouble? Makes ZERO sense using your 'logic', especially since GM, Ford, and Chrysler spend MORE on advertising/marketing than any other foreign brand in America. Also explain why, if they are soooo great, American cars have horrible resale value and the ONLY way to sell them is to discount them to the bone. Once again, proves you WRONG since this would be the reverse if ALL these cars were sooooo superior.

7th Feb 2007, 17:23

I agree. They are the ones thinking going to Jiffy Lube is great for their car and there is no such thing as bad gas.

Most of them somehow come into money so upgrade from crappy domestics.

8th Feb 2007, 13:08

Steven Jackson: Can you please close this review off to new comments? The troll that lurks around in the domestic auto reviews has found this one and is dominating the discussion. You should have a registration system that requires users to log in before they can comment.

8th Feb 2007, 15:50

You seem confused. The words "is" and "will" are different than "has". You see, if Toyota "will surpass" GM, they have yet to do so. Understand how it works yet?

Of course this switch in tactics is an obvious admission of defeat in your feeble arguments concerning American vehicle reliability. You have done your best to post all the "evidence" you can about how unreliable American cars are. It won't change the REALITY that tomorrow I'll be driving my '85 Dodge with over 250,000 miles to work. It won't change the reality that my family will still be driving their 1997 Mercury Topaz with 160,000 miles, and their 1994 Cadillac Seville with 170,000 miles. Remember the Seville? That was the subject of this review before you ruined it with your trollish twaddle about fragile BMW.

8th Feb 2007, 16:02

Once again, your blind hatred of American cars has caused you to jump to an untenable assumption. A profitable bottom line has nothing to do with offering a quality product. Good engineers and craftsmen often make poor businessmen. You will see the diminution of Toyota and Honda when Chinese auto manufacturers undercut them.

Since you have failed to prove your argument regarding American vehicle unreliability, it seems that you have once again deftly shifted ground to a new tangent to avoid another losing battle.

8th Feb 2007, 16:13

Funny how you had to own so many BMW's and lots of Japanese cars. Apparently they are fragile after all if you had to keep replacing them so often. Perhaps the mysterious incantations of the Import Priests failed to protect these sophisticated (i.e. fragile) machines. I wonder how you can comment on the reliability and longevity of cars that you owned for such a short time. Reading about them in JD Power or Consumer Reports doesn't count.

8th Feb 2007, 16:22


How can one dominate a discussion when ANYONE is free to post as often as they like?

How is one a troll when one presents indisputable facts that debunk the American car myths as well as myths about general car maintenance?

People come to this site to get allegedly factual information about their cars. When they read "facts' that can actually be to their disadvantage (like buying a rental car is better, using any gas is better, anyone can fix any car without training) I would think those should be corrected.

Trolls are the one that post disinformation that clearly comes from their own agenda, as the rental car proponents prove.

8th Feb 2007, 19:34

I see, so this latest argument is that Ford, Chrysler, and GM - ALL companies that were world leaders in their industry, are NOW run by "good engineers and craftsmen" that put quality ahead of any profits and that is the reason they are all failing and Toyota has a greater market cap than all three combined.

And why again would anyone buy any import? Because they crave inferior quality and couldn't stand owning a domestic that drove without fail for 300,000 miles?

8th Feb 2007, 19:36

Yes, why aren't they driving good American cars like the Ford Fusion, Chrysler PT Cruiser, and Buick LaCrosse? Great cars that keep Mexican and Canadian labor working overtime.

8th Feb 2007, 19:43

Gosh, if your Chrysler product is sooooo superior you'll have to explain these sites. I mean, after all, are all these people threatening class action lawsuits lying?



8th Feb 2007, 22:49

My wife's family are fabulously wealthy people who are all self-made millionaires. The wives all drive Mercedes C-class convertibles except for one who drives a Jaguar. The husbands, all of whom are the savvy business men who had the brains to EARN the money to pay for the Mercedes convertibles and the Jag ALL drive Ford F-150's or Chevy Suburbans as their personal vehicles. The wives know only ONE thing about cars: Snooty rich people drive outrageously expensive cars. The husbands know what real VALUE is.