Because Obama is paying attention to these problems which Bush tried to
From following link:
"Six times since 2003 in fact, the safety agency opened inquiries into
possible Toyota safety problems, and six times it closed them without any
In 2008, for instance, the agency examined a request from the owner of a
Toyota Tacoma pickup to investigate "sudden and uncontrolled acceleration."
After a preliminary review, the safety agency concluded in a memorandum
given to House investigators that: "In view of the need to allocate and
prioritize N.H.T.S.A.'s limited resources to best accomplish the agency's
safety mission, the petition is denied.""
A friend, a very strong democrat sent me 15 political cartoons. Funny
thing, half were anti-Obama!
My favorite is the one of a carwash, with the caption "And for an
additional $5, we can remove the Obama sticker..."
And this explains why Toyota has become the main topic on a GM newsgroup?
Most other auto newsgroups discuss topics like: how to fix things, where to
find parts, what new models will be like or, past owner experiences. There
are some threads like these discussed on this GM newsgroup but they have
become the minority.
Back in the day when NGs first started is was a forum for engineers and tech
to exchange information. Those of us in engineering got to see what was
happening in the field and the techs leaned what was behind the engineering.
We learned from each other.
Eventually those looking for information on their own vehicle joined us.
However most of the engineers and techs started to leave and go to our
satellite systems for the information we had been exchanging, when the brand
disparagers looking for a free of cheap fix for their worn-out vehicles,
Now the kooks have taken over. For example look in the cross posted Toyota
NGs, it is filled with a bunch of political kooks who can not get anyone in
real life to listen their nonsense
If you want to reply to the kooks, do what I do, delete your brands NG name
from all of the cross postings, WBMA
We need to fix GM by shuting them down. No more bailouts on the backs
of taxpayers. And pay back or die.
GM is a scum bag corporation expecting taxpayers to bail them out.
That is what needs a fixing.
Want this out of GM groups, fine, get GM (and other corrupt
corporations) the hell out of my pocket.
Otherwise, GM can take the heat.
On 10/02/2010 9:14 AM, JimG wrote:
That easy, Toyota loyalist are going into other brand NGs and bringing up
their old recalls in an futile effort to divert attention from the fact that
Toyota CURRENTLY is in the midst of the widest ranging world wide recall,
ever since the various governments around the world enacted legislation to
REQUIRE auto manufactures recall their dangerous vehicles.
The Tribune Newspapers reported TODAY that Toyota CURRENTLY has over
9,000,000 various and different types of vehicles, all around the world,
that are CURRENTLY subject to safety recalls.
Customer complaints to the various governments have include, but apparently
are not limited to, unintended acceleration, steering and brake problems and
fires. Toyota problems range from the smallest of their vehicles all the
way up to their luxury vehicles, hybrids and trucks
That is largest number of different types of vehicles, as well as the
highest total number, ever recalled by ANY other vehicle manufacturer in
history according the AP story.
I guess the Toyota loyalist are worried they may get injured or killed at
worst and the retail value of their cars will plummet at best.
Thanks I'll pass. Didn't like Toyotas before the recall, don't like
'em now. Their trucks have always been a joke.
BTW, I heard on the news that Kelly Bluebook has revised many Toyota
prices downward as demand plummets.
Well, that may actually make them a good buy! My biggest complaint
about Toyotas is that they are over priced compared to other vehicles
that are similar in quality and performance. In my opinion Toyota has
enjoyed an undeserved reputation for exceptional quality for several
years. I don't think Toyota builds bad vehicles any more than other
main line manufacturers, but I don't think they build exceptionally
good vehicles either. As a friend of mine said, Toyotas are
extra-ordinary, not extraordinary....
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