If you ever were a Toyota mechanic you must have been fired shortly after
being hired (minutes later?) for your Detroit attitude toward customers.
As has been noted here-there are a LOT of *former* Detroit customers out
there that, when buying a car, would never think to consider a Detroit
product after being treated so shamefully by them. Detroit has shot itself
in both feet repeatedly and has brought the ongoing disaster on themselves.
Toyota and Honda quality is the average with an occasional blip whereas
Detroit's "quality" is sub-standard on average with an occasional blip up.
Your comprehension level is about as high as your mentality
level.......extremely low. I said for many years as a toy mech, all at the
same shop. And I can say for absolute certainty, they are no better. I 've
seen all kinds of crap from management all the way to corporate levels, to
hide and bury things. And a lot of mechanics will tell you also, if they are
You were a Toyota mechanic for many years. Were you also a Ford,
Chrysler, or GM mechanic so you have something to compare to?
I was a Toyota mechanic for 12 years of the 25 I spent wrenching for a
living. I was also an AMC and Mazda and Jeep and International Trucks
mechanic, as well as working in general repair, where I got to work o
and see it all.
Was Toyota perfect? Nope. They had their issues - most of which were
shared with the other manufacturers of the specific time period.
Body rust (when fords crumbled at the curb) brake rotor issues(when
asbestos was legislated away- and everyone had trouble) some radiator
problems (when plastic tanks were adopted by EVERYONE, and they all
had failures) They had some first model year issues like everyone else
- but all told, they had fewer problems, and TMS/CMI (Toyota Motor
Sales /Canadian Motor Industries) got them solved, and the customers
looked after in a more timely manner than most other manufacturers.
The rusty body seam on the 2 peice pickup box side was the one issue I
cannot figure out why it took so long to remedy. The other buggaboo
was the steel cored plastic trim that had a tendancy to self destruct
after about 7 years in good conditions, and 3 in less than optimum
conditions. But to be fair, at that time a 7 year old FORD had totally
disintegrated in many cases, and a 7 year old Chevy door had bottom
vents that didn't come from the factory, so bad trim wasn't a real big
issue in the grand sceme of things.
If it was not for Toyota and a few other Japanese manufacturers
holding Detroits feet to the fire, we'd all still be driving 73
Torinos and LTD 2s. (shudder at the thought) Or Dodge Ash Bins and
Ominous Omnis, and Horendous Horizons. Don't forget the Vega and
Pinto, and the AMC Spirit (the 4 cyl descendent of the Gremlin).
The biggest mistake GM made on the Chevette was putting a single
exhaust on it. It's kinda hard to push a wheelbarrow with only one
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What's wrong with Torinos? My first car was a 73 Montego. Even at 11
years old when I bought it it was in good shape and ran well. I wish
Ford still made cars like that
On Apr 1, 1:35 pm, clare at snyder.on.ca wrote:
I owned a couple of Torinos and Montegos. I owned three Pintos, '71,75,79.
I put over 150K trouble free miles on the 75 and 79 then gave them to my
relatives who put another 100k on them. I still own the '71 that cost me
$1,885 in 1970. 300K on the clock still looks great, all original interior,
and drive train. I repainted it in 1988, just did a C & V job a few moths
ago. It still blows the doors off the Jap cars that like to race me on the
mountains round here. It always wins awards, in it class, at old car shows.
By the way I seldom if ever see any old Jap cars, except for a low mileage
'Z' or RX7 on occasion, at any of those shows ;)
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