22nd Feb 2007, 20:25
To 16:29; your facts are incorrect. I have done research. Fifteen recalls is not even close to the most "ever" in a year. Last year, either Ford or Chevy, can't remember which, both junk so what's the difference, had something like 26 recalls, affecting 15 million vehicles if I remember correctly. It was at least 26 recalls, maybe more.
If you're going to comment here, at least have some idea about what you are talking about BEFORE you write in. Either you're just making stuff up, or you misinterpreted something you read.
Toyota, in it's worst year, is still way, WAY better than any Ford or Chevy.
23rd Feb 2007, 06:45
2004 Silverado 90,000 miles brakes, tires and oil changes only. Quantity of recalls means nothing. It can be a power window clip, a defective lighter... however air bag failure, brakes, transmission failures, steering etc all Toyota issues can be on some late models. Live in the present. I also have a 2007 Silverado racking on daily miles working great...
23rd Feb 2007, 10:46
Ha ha ha ha!! You use LA as your example of how Japanese cars are not effeminate? You just proved my point exactly! Men don't drive Japanese cars. Boys may drive them, whipped 30-somethings may drive them, and nerds may drive them, but MEN don't drive them. Funny--urban areas vote blue and drive Japanese cars; rural areas vote red and drive American cars. The cities are a different world out of touch with the rest of the country, and this is just another example.
23rd Feb 2007, 12:19
So 2/ 425,000 Camry's had an actual airbag failure and then a recall ensued... I think people get on here and like to rike on Toyota because they are supposed to be Godly vehicles that fly and never need oil changes!!
23rd Feb 2007, 13:43
Thank you 6:45 for finally admitting what the rest of the world already knows: American car manufacturers treat their customers like beta testers, not like customers buying a COMPLETE product.
Maybe you enjoy heading to the dealer every week for endless recalls, but in the real world most people don't have the time or the money (rental cars) for them.
I'll take the imports anyday.
24th Feb 2007, 06:58
It a vast right wing conspiracy. OMG.
Should have bought a Buick. Toyota and Honda build the worst vehicles ever made. The big 3 build the best cars and their dealerships NEVER make mistakes.
The big 3 stand behind everything they make, and with a smile.
There are plenty of horror stories with GM, Ford and D-C. So distort the truth all you want. Say it has a cheap interior, it rattles, it's a death trap, blah blah. Oh I forgot the myth of reliability.
Why did GM AND FORD, just choose this model year to up their warranties?
Houston. We have a problem.
24th Feb 2007, 07:39
20:38 is just grasping at straws. The Camry, like any popular import, is a lightning rod for the "America builds better cars" crowd. So the reviews that are insanely negative are suspect.
Want proof? Go to the Accord reviews. You read that and the Accord must be one of the worst cars ever made. YET Road and Track magazine did a review of 2002 - 2005 Accords, hearing from nearly 400 OWNERS, and their experiences were VERY different. 95% would buy another Accord, FEW had any of the problems cited on this site, and virtually every review loved the car.
So I'll take a sampling of 400 PROVEN owners (they had to submit registration numbers) over Internet postings from alleged owners.
Of course the irony in all this is that Toyota, Honda, and others employ more Americans than the domestics depending on car built, and those jobs not only exist today, but will exist in the future unlike the endless layoffs at GM, Chrysler and Ford.
24th Feb 2007, 08:49
There has been so much corruption with the use of this site I have not clear indication that half those reviews are legit. The 2006 Camry is the same as the 2002, 02, 04 Camrys. In the last year of a design cycle a car does not just get worse does it? On a recent trip to a GM dealer they were clearly not busy at all and probably had time to go on the internet and write bogus reviews on Camrys.
24th Feb 2007, 10:55
13:43 my last import a new Acura TL cost $34,000 and was the worst vehicle I ever owned. I was a staunch import owner and after 2000 saw quality dramatically go downhill. I switched in 2004 to GM and am extremely satisfied. I use the courtesy free shuttle at my GM dealer which has only been oil changes to date... they drove me to and from work. I bought 2 more GM's in 2007.
24th Feb 2007, 20:47
Your exactly right. Toyota's are crap these days. I believe my car was one of those that you may have test drove from your shipment. It seems as if some of these comments are from some of those Toyota sales reps. trying to keep their reputation up. For all of those who've commented that Toyota is the best, you are sadly mistaken. When you have the sales reps. who sold you the car tell you that your car is a lemon and to do what ever it takes to get it replaced, then you know there's a problem. Understandably, that car salesman stretch the truth to sale a car, for the most part when you personally know one of them, that makes a difference. For those who continue to defend Toyota, take the time out of all your comments to actually read, print, and share the so called good ratings offered. I bet you find more negative. Move on, trash the Toyota and buy yourself a real car and not a has been.
24th Feb 2007, 23:54
A co-worker of mine had a 1999 Camry whose starter caught fire. The Camry also had a transmission leak that allowed the flaming starter to erupt into a VERY scary situation! The fire was contained by the FD, and luckily no one was hurt. This could have been a major lawsuit with Toyota!
I would also like to mention seeing an older model Toyota RAV 4 that caught fire the same way as the above mentioned Camry. I was parked about 12 cars down from the flaming RAV 4.
I remain skeptical about the bias automotive press. Their puffery on Japanese and European vechiles can be debunked at times. I'm not saying they're all bad, but over-rated indeed.
25th Feb 2007, 10:38
To the ship man. Did you know that the cars are not ready to go until they have their PDI at the dealer. I have tried before to drive one off a dealer lot before it has been inspected and made ready to sell and it did the same. The car does not come out of the factory ready to go for hundreds of miles... they do this to keep the car packaged together for shipping. Now I have had a few cars right out of the factory and they were prepped from the start because my family was taking delivery from the factory... but the average car is not prepped out of the factory.
25th Feb 2007, 11:11
What if I told you my dad, 53, drives a Toyota? Is he a woman? My god, some of these comments are so discriminating it's not even funny.
And to 1052, I agree with you. That's exactly what the dealer asked me, if I wanted my oil changed and I'd have to pay extra for a new transmision.
C'mon people, my Grandpa owned a 1984 Nissan diesel pickup; 400k + miles on the odometer - still running, or would have been if he hadn't hit a deer going down a country road. I very much doubt Ford or Chevy could get 30+ miles per gallon out of a diesel vehicle. That's what this one got - you don't see them around much anymore. They're rare - but buy one if you can. No 4wd, but excellent engine. No problems whatsoever.
Say that about Ford, Chevy or Dodge and you'll be believed by 1/200000 people - but people who do their research would probably believe me. And if you don't, shame on you. Go do your research.