Wednesday, March 10, 2010

looks like a duck to me

For the last few weeks, there has been incessant bashing of Toyota Motors. Despite the fact that incidents with Toyotas have been few and far between and that Toyota immediately offered fixes for problems they were being criticized for, our unreliable and often incoherent media has been beating the anti-Toyota drum long and loud. At this point, I can't help but think that there is a deliberate effort to discredit Toyota in order to steer american buyers to Ford and GM vehicles to try to keep these two wretched companies afloat. What puzzles me the most is that Ford and GM are in position they are in because for the last thirty-odd years, american car manufacturers have been putting out products that have all of the build quality and reliability of a 1978 Yugo. I own a Toyota and it is the most reliable and best-constructed vehicle I have ever had. I've also had five Fords in the last twenty years (all purchased new) and their build quality left something to be desired and without exception, the Fords all developed problems that included mysterious electrical problems as well as cylinder head and valve problems that were costly to repair out of warranty.

If our government and our media have any ulterior motives for this nonstop lynch-mob mentality and actually are trying to prop up american companies despite their lack of quality, let's give them all Ford Pintos to drive and see how they feel about Toyota then.


Anonymous R J Adams said...

Ha! My thoughts entirely. I couldn't agree more. It's a ruse to blacken Toyota and steer more US customers towards GM, Ford, and Chrysler.
The Toyota problems have received top coverage for weeks. How many people know that GM has just recalled 1.3 million Cobalts and Pontiac G5s after 1,100 complaints of steering failure, 14 crashes, and one injury?
I haven't heard so much as a whisper from the US media on THAT one.

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