Who ever said Toyota buyers were smart? Obviously Toyota should sell for
less than GM vehicles, but Toyotas sell for a lot more.. Why are people
willing to pay so much for a Toyota when most or the vehicles they sell in
the US are made in low wage countries. They pay less and offer fewer
benefits and do not give a pension to their workers in their US plants that
assemble car of mostly lower cost imported parts. I switched form Toyota
products in 1999 and have been saving thousand of dollar ever since
You are free to spend your money wherever you choose, I could not care
less.. The fact is there are a half dozen other cars on the market that will
do everything you expect from a car for far less than the drive home cost of
a Corolla. ;)
Contrary to what Toyota would have you believe less than 40% of the vehicles
Toyota Motors sells in the US are assembled in the US. Those that are
assembled it the US are assembled of mostly of parts made outside of the US.
Listen closely to Toyotas TV ads
Incorrect. Over half of Toyotae sold in NA are built in NA. In 2005, Toyota
built over 1.5 million cars in the NA, and sold just over 2.5 million cars
in NA. That is about 60%. And, these numbers are going up, not down.
Most of the parts for cars built in the US come from the US. Almost half of
all parts come from the US come from the US 47%. So, it doesn't take much to
realize that most of these parts go into US cars.
The numbers for NA production are from Toyota's website. The parts
percentage is from published media reports
If you want to use VINs in this discussion, you not to support any
contention that the VINs have anything to do with content with real
That may be your opinion but it is not based on fact. It costs around
$1,500 less to build a vehicle car in Canada, on average. Less than half of
what Toyota sells in the US are assembled in the US and they are assembled
in lower cost and lower wage states of mostly stuff not made in the US.
Toyota build vehicles is Canada. Ford and GM also build in Canada and
Mexico but over 80% of what they do sell in the US are made in the US of
mostly US materials.
It should be noted that GM, Ford and DamnYourCrapsler have cut jobs at their
Canadian assembly lines in recent years to stay afloat. Meanwhile, Toyota
is going to add a second assembly line in Canada soon, and I thought I heard
sometime ago that Honda may do the same.
Mikey Hunt(er) is just a troll. So is Ed White. Please don't feed them.
The build cost in Japan and Canada is less than in the US. Assembling
vehicles in the US, in lower wage states of what Toyotas calls 'world
sourced parts' cost less to build as well. Why then does it cost so much
more to drive home a comparable size and equipped Toyota is my point?
Cause you get a better car that will last longer.
Some of us find that a plus.
I also don't miss all the local automotive craftsmen I had
to become aquatinted with when I drove American Junk...
You have decided to waste money buying new cars every two years or so.
I would rather waste money on fine lenses for my Canon digital SLR....
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