The Toyota gas petal fiasco My Take
The new media overacted
Government found a way to look good
People found ways to fix the problem without knowing what the problem is.
Toyota didn't react when NHTSA went to Japan in December and asked for them
to do something.
There are safety recalls on many products every day, all auto company have
had bad recalls and they
have all come out of it pretty good. I think the NHTSA call for people to
take their cars back to Toyota
and park them until they are fixed is beyond the pale. That's just our gov.
showing how much power they have
right or wrong. I think I could handle acceleration, I would be more afraid
of the braking problem with Prius's
Today's top 5 or 6 auto companies are probably within a percent of each
other in quality, some better in areas
some in another. There are many American and Canadian jobs at risk in the
and I don't want anyone to fail
I do want all companies to have a fair shake in the fight but thanks to our
political environment and the bias
with the news media and who is spending the most money it wont happen.
All that being said I think Toyota has been praised as having best quality,
yet if you see all the problems
with sludged engines, rusted frames shows they are not any better than
I only have knowledge directly of two toyotas, a corolla and a Chev made in
NUMMI, my sons Chev.ran for
5 years with no problems, my sister in laws has had numerous problem all
small but annoying, push buttons