Read the info contained in the link.
Toyota was given a Pass on quality for a long time. People thought It's a Toyota so its a quality product. Come to find out that the once assumed quality wasn't as high as previously thought.
From the link:
Toyota's expansion also led to slips in the renowned quality of its vehicles. Most recently, its standing fell in the influential Consumer Reports magazine, which said it would no longer automatically recommend new Toyotas.
Toyota is now trying to recover from that and in joining the Big 3 on EPA mileage with these ad campaigns about being environmentally friendly and economical impact. Toyota isn't the only company with environmentally friendly plants. GM has several. The import guys often are unaware of these facts and swallow every thing the import manufacturers put in front of them.
I find it hard to believe that the import sites aren't full of American cars suck threads. I seldom see any thread that doesn't have some butt wad bashing American cars about 3 posts in.
Last edited by USA1Camaro; 11-06-2007 at 02:30 PM.
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