No group bought more passenger cars than the Toyota Camry owners,
according to my Motor Trend post today. Toyota outsold all American
passenger cars for the past 8 of 9 years, if their data is correct.
If not, argue with Motor Trend, not me.
Mike Hunter wrote, "Actually, from what I've read the average Toyota
owner is a male over 45, or female."
OK, so Sarge was slightly off...sounds like Toyotas are for chicks and
middle-age men (how exciting).
I don't think anyone can deny you see a hell of a lot of girls driving
So see, sarge? They are NOT for 'fairies'...they're for GIRLS!!
I'll take a gm product any day--truck or car.
Hehe. I suppose that could be true. But then, guys that want to
drive what girls like.. what do you call them? :)
On Thu, 6 Apr 2006 03:15:52 -0500, firstname.lastname@example.org (James
While waiting for my wife in the doctor's office today, I was reading
latest Motor Trend magazine (March, 2006).
Toyota sold about 400,000 Camrys last year in the USA, according to Motor
making it the most popular, most purchased, passenger car in the USA.
Buy the copy, argue with them, if you like.
We have now test driven VW Passat, Toyota, and Honda. The Honda was
appointed with respect to coachwork, interior, etc. The 4 cyl was gutless,
and the ride
was a bit harsh.
The Toyota was better in every respect, except that the 4 cylinder was still
a bit limp.
The VW Passat with turbocharged 4 cylinder was AWESOME in every respect. We
have read that the reliability is not as good as the rice-rockets. Maybe.
But they can
get 34 mpg with excellent handling, and dammittohell power (when your foot
is in it, and
when you are getting instantaneous readings of 7 MPG).
What will we buy?? Don't know yet.
400,000 'Faries' chose Toyota.
That is true the Camry is the number one selling single model car in the US.
The number one selling vehicle in the US is the Ford F150 at a rate more
than double that of the Camry. In the list of best selling vehicle in the
US the Camry is number four. Eight out of ten Camrys sold have 4cy engines
and are underpowered. If you buy a Camry or the Accord the V6 is the better
So this one guy says that the best selling apple (passenger car) in the U.S.
is the Red Delicious (Toyota Camry).
This provokes Mike Hunter to note that the best selling orange (truck) in
the country is the Naval (Ford F150).
The neutral observer, while noting that there are so many versions of the
F150 (regular cab, extended cab, short box, long box, 2wd, 4wd, etc.) that
it is a little hard to even call it a single type of orange, asks Mike why
he wants to compare apples with oranges? It is highly unlikely that anyone
shopping for apples (cars) will for a second consider an orange (pickup).
As an aside, the nice apple growers at Toyota have come up with a new orange
(Tundra) that is very likely to give the folks at the orchards of Ford, GM,
and Daimler-Chrysler a night or two or more manning the smudge pots.
I started it as a bit of comedy relief. This is a GM group and it
gets tiring with all the Toyota shills in here. This group isn't
about or for Toyotas, so if Toyotas are your bag then please, stay out
I am no Toyota shill, nor do I intend to go anywhere. You are no moderator
on this group.
I own two GM product and one Dodge. No Toyotas.
But I'll be damned if I will defend the shit that GM has put out and
the way they have treated their customers.
GM has produced a ton of crap, and has not even attempted to bring their
products up to quality. They have dodged repairing their engineering
I WILL buy a new car soon, but haven't made up my mind what it will be.
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