30th Nov 2006, 22:37
That is the dumbest logic I've ever heard. You have to be kidding. So in other words, buy a vehicle with the MOST RECALLS YOU CAN FIND, and that is the best buy? Why would you write in with something like that? It's the complete opposite of rational thought.
30th Nov 2006, 23:09
So, I guess GM's faulty gas tanks and loose fuel filter FIRE hazard issues recently are minor to you? Good thinking.
1st Dec 2006, 05:53
If a recall is covered under warranty whats the big deal? I had all my Acura TL recalls done under warranty and kept it 4 years. But too many trans for my comfort...
1st Dec 2006, 06:32
Does the faulty GM gas tanks apply to my new 2007's? if so I better make an appt. to have the free warranty done immediately. Well the standard warranty is 100,000 miles so if it happens more than once I have quite a while. I love my new GM's a lot better since the 1980's.
1st Dec 2006, 11:08
The November 30th 17:16 comment is absurd. The Ford Explorer, 1990 - 2002, was the most unsafe vehicle in America, with a built-in design flaw that caused the vehicle to become unstable in any emergency manuever. And then there is the Pinto, the Bronco II, the Crown Victoria...
GM and Chrysler are no better, and the side fuel tank example cited earlier is a classic example.
1st Dec 2006, 12:42
If what happens more than once? You mean if your vehicle catches fire and blows up more than once? Yeah, I guess GM would HAVE TO cover multiple fires and explosions due to faulty workmanship. Good thing you have that warranty, you can feel safe now.
1st Dec 2006, 13:35
What are you talking about?! If the Crown Victoria is so unsafe, then why do all the police officers drive them? Like I've said before, you can't pass off bad design by pointing to other bad design! Did you see that website that someone posted on here that showing an accident where people in that Camry died in an accident where they should have survived. Toyota's are not safer, just look at the stats, you are more likely to survive a crash in a Buick then in a Camry, that coupled with reports finding the Fusion and Milan are more reliable then the new Camry and Accord and the the Ranger is equal to the Tacoma, and I'd say domestics are on equal ground with overpriced Toyota's.
1st Dec 2006, 17:38
Here is some information that people should know about: CNN, the news channel, in partnership with Edmunds.com, has researched and compiled information regarding best vehicle buys, quality, depreciation, etc. First, here are their recent "used car best bets" from '99 to present:
Best car: Toyota Camry, Best SUV: Honda CR-V, Best minivan: Honda Odyssey, Best Truck: Toyota Tacoma, (no surprise there).
Now, according to actual resale, here are the top 10 vehicles to hold their value the most: 1. Toyota 4-Runner, 2. Honda CR-V, 3. Toyota Sequoia, 4. Lexus, (I forget the model), 5. Toyota Rav-4, 6. Jeep Wrangler, 7. Toyota Tundra, 8. Toyota Tacoma, 9. Ford F-350 Superduty, (don't feel bad, Big 3 guys, at least you made the list once with a Ford), 10. Acura MDX.
There was also a top 10 list of the vehicles that lose their value the most, 1 being best, #10 being worst, and the Ford Ranger came in at #8. The Toyota Tacoma was at or near the top of every research category that it could fit into. These results are the product of researching how money changes hands in dealerships across the country. Toyota and Honda took the lion's share in every category in their price range; above that, it was mostly all Mercedes' and BMW's. I could have relayed another 35 or so similar kinds of lists to further embarrass Chevy, Ford, and Dodge, but I think I have provided enough to make my point, and the point is that people should refrain from making stupid comments that claim that Tacoma's and Camry's are anything but fantastic, top of the line cars and trucks. They are the best, and I can provide plenty more indisputable proof of that.
1st Dec 2006, 22:01
I take that December 1st comment with a large dose of salt and give it all the credit it deserves when they say that the Honda CR-V is the best SUV. Ha, what a joke! Best in what category? Hauling groceries home from the soccer field? Obviously the people who rated the CR-V the "best SUV" are out-of-touch yuppies who have never driven off pavement, or seen more than one inch of snow. If the other Japanese cars are top-rated by the same milquetoast criteria, it's no wonder why CNN is termed the Clinton News Network.
1st Dec 2006, 22:05
I guess toyota owners don't watch the news, if you do, you will not argue everything is Toyota.
The latest serious accident happened in Huntsville, Ala on Monday, 20 Nov, killed 4 high school students. The cause is because a faulty steering mechanism of 1990 Toyota Celica driven by another student struck the school bus and caused it to dive off an interstate overpass.
But when asked a Toyota dealer or owner, no one said he believes it, funny, like a lot guys here.
1st Dec 2006, 23:18
Sorry, but Camry's and Tacoma's are anything, but "top of the line". They're frankly very boring and ugly, not to mention overpriced. And also, I really wouldn't pay much attention to anything CNN says, as they would say anything bad about America in general, or American companies. I can't imagine how a Toyota Sequoia was at the top of the list either, reviews I've read claim brake problems, not enough horsepower and a low-quality interior for the high price it costs. Also I heard somewhere that Sequoia sales declined by 45% in one quarter! It's kind of sad too, because if I had to buy a Toyota (highly unlikely), it would be a Sequoia.
2nd Dec 2006, 00:35
To 23;18: The long list of what you can't imagine would take up more space than I have time to fill in with more actual facts. Your comment is pointless and contains absolutely no facts whatsoever. My comment is based on reality, and yours is based on opinions that have no evidence to back them up. You are just another "Big 3" driver that has no clue. You cannot argue with the facts that I stated, and you have no defense for the junk vehicles that you drive.
2nd Dec 2006, 00:44
The reports if actually looked at say the Ford Fusion V6 is more reliable not the 4 Cycle. The Accord 4 banger is still much superior. What do you think that Ford will look like in 6 years when it is worth 2500$?
2nd Dec 2006, 00:50
You wouldn't pay attention to CNN? You probably wouldn't pay attention to anybody that states the FACT that Toyota's are unmatched in quality? You comment is a joke. You know nothing about cars and trucks. Maybe they are "biased" also? Just like every other publication out there that knows that Toyota and Honda are the best you can buy, just as all the facts reflect? Don't waste our time with your jealous and pointless rants.