You have to look at it from Toyota's perspective. UAW plant in
expensive California.... Just the overhead in dealing with California
government greed and complexity would need a small army of accountants,
legal, HR and others to keep it going. Why not just close it? Excess
capacity and make them elsewhere.
Good cost cutting move. Stupid place to put a auto manufacturing plant
in anyway. Probably was subsidized by California government at one time
before they went broke.
Toyota pulled out of NUMMI after GM suggested something, I can't recall
now, but it was something similar to Democrats trying the same thing over
and over and expecting a different result, and Toyota said, "ENOUGH!!!"
It was discussed on the group some time ago.
IIRC, GM pulled out related to the cost cutting times around the bankruptcy.
The plant had always been a disaster, too expensive.
Toyota had no reason to continue to use this plant with Pontiac gone and
no Vibe to make. The high cost of California did this one it.
Not likely to happen, but I agree with your statement otherwise.
Bernie Madoff, $50 billion into a black hole and goes to jail, Obama
drops $2 trillion, of which $100 Billion or so into GMs black hole.
Even more for "select" banks because the select rich deal there. Pretty
hard to explain to Warren Buffet, Bill Gates and others the FDIC limits.
Ever wonder why one bank gets assistance and another does not? Bet the
government would not want people to see the client lists and cash in
accounts for a little scruteny.
And Congress is looking at Bernie like a top criminal. While Wagner
gets a $20 million pension from Gm-Caryle. Just depends on who you are
Go figure. Have to feed the biggest corruption engine in the USA,
Washington DC. Times are tough, some will not be paying for the
senators and congress people this upcoming election. I wonder who will
In Canada at least, you a WRONG.
Customers cars are first. Those with any sign of stiffness get
priority. Then come sold cars on dealers lots, then dealer inventory.
New cars are unlikely to have a problem as it is a "combination of
wear and humidity" that is causing the problem. This whole thing is
being blown WAY out of proportion.
And the "braking" problem on the Hybrids???
Do you realize FORD has had to reflash the code on some of their
hybrids for the same problem?? Switching from regen to friction brakes
is NOT seamless, so the "impression" of reduced breaking is there.
Not a safety issue at this point as far as anyone knows - but
definitely a "driveability" type problem.
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