22nd Jan 2013, 16:16
There are almost daily news reports about how Toyota has failed its customers. Yet another story in today's news told of another settlement against Toyota in the deaths of a Utah family who were killed when their Camry accelerated out of control into a wall. It truly amazes me that people continue to buy these death traps.
23rd Jan 2013, 18:59
Do you spend all day every day digging up dirt on Toyota?
I must admit, I would be very reluctant to buy one, in fact I'm sure I wouldn't, but holding onto hostility like that just can't be good for your blood pressure.
Reduce your stress, find a new hobby, build ships in bottles, take up golf or tennis.
Really, it is not worth spending so much time finding negative things to post about a car maker - any car maker.
Or is there a category in the Guinness Book of World Records for "World's Greatest Toyota Detractor" now?
24th Jan 2013, 10:42
Never could I understand why non Toyota owners would get offended by these comments.
24th Jan 2013, 12:08
Toyota is no longer the best buy out there. Massive recalls, lots of quality control problems, behind in innovations.
I would recommend a new Hyundai or Ford; both these companies are leading now in value and innovation, and have stepped up considerably in the past few years, while Toyota is just riding on their reputation they gained in the 90's.
24th Jan 2013, 12:45
Reading the daily newspaper is hardly "digging up dirt". If people are being killed and injured by a company's product, the public needs to know. There are many people who don't even know about Toyota's massive court-ordered recalls, fines, and billion dollar settlements for deaths and injuries. If a product was killing your friends and neighbors, wouldn't you feel a duty to warn them?
16th Mar 2013, 23:18
I drove for a very short distance, a Corolla 2012 with basically no mileage. The steering wheel was wandering in the center, probably the electrical rack was out of adjustment. Check with your dealer. Also check if the steering wheel is visually centered when the car goes straight, especially on the highway. If it looks even slightly off center, either side, the car is out of alignment. If the steering wheel is centered but the car still veers, then the front wheels might have too much toe in, that is they are out of alignment and make an angle towards the front of the car. Check the alignment at a private garage.
17th Mar 2013, 20:43
I was talking with a young man today who had never heard of Toyota's massive recalls and court settlements. It is sad that so many car buyers are totally clueless about things that could cost them or their families their lives.
18th Mar 2013, 15:32
They obviously are unaware of this site, otherwise they would be used to this repetitive Toyota bashing by a commenter or commenters by now ;)
18th Mar 2013, 22:32
Another way to interpret your comments is do not own or drive a new Toyota. Stay home and stay safe with other hobbies and pursuits. Well taken.
19th Mar 2013, 09:10
It very likely with the massive recalls that it is not a single commenter. Since the manufacturer does not give you an absolute free car, why lavish praise with multiple issues? Another way is to stick your head in the sand and remain in denial.
I had great imports over 20 years ago from Japan. I bought even when the quality dropped below average. I just thought it was a lemon. After 2 lemons, you look around, especially with low mileage drivetrain issues.
19th Mar 2013, 16:01
It isn't just Toyota now. Honda has joined the ranks of car makers who rush production without regard to customer safety. They are recalling half a million vehicles (thus far) because of out of control braking systems. Not enough thought and testing is going into all the complicated new technology being rushed into production. And it isn't just Japanese car companies, though Toyota does still hold the recall record.