Well, this is way off topic... so I moved it to the political section.
What Toyota executives get when they sell Kamikaze Kars in America.
Be American. Buy American. Drive American.
New Berlin Joe,
I find your above signature offensive.
So? I find your above statement offensive. Guess we are even.
Most of the Toyota's built sold in America are built here by American workers (are you saying that we should take jobs away from US citizens?
And if we didn't have those Asian companies building cars over here (and sending the profits back to the motherlands) the Big Three would be employing more Union workers, building more cars, and likely would not have required a bailout.
In addition, the faulty parts that have caused the recall of US Toyota cars have been made in America. The Japanese parts for the same cars work fine. Buy American?
Odd, there are a million or Kamikaze Kars on recall in Europe, China and Israel. Toyota's been quiet as to where those gas pedals came from. Denso is their own company which makes the parts for them in Asia.
And actually, while based in Indiana, CTS produced the parts in Canada to Toyota's specifications. Toyota has traced the problem back to 1999, and CTS didn't start producing them until 2003 (Hmmmm). They also produce the pedals for GM and Ford. Perhaps it was a poor design by Toyota engineers...
But let's see. First, in November, it was a floor mat problem (uh, huh), then moved to the gas pedal when there were fatal crashes with the floor mats in the trunk
a month or so later. I'm still betting this is a software problem.
What vehicle do you drive by the way?
In my stable I have:
- 2006 Pontiac G6 GTP (which replaced a 1993 Grand Am GT, which replaced a 1986 Grand Am LE)
- 1999 Harley-Davidson Sportster 883
And my mom (a Greendale Original) drives a 2007 Ford Freestar (which replaced a 1996 Ford Windstar, which replaced a 1987? Ford AeroStar). Yes, this family supports American workers and real American companies. Trying real hard to keep inferior rice burners out of our garages.
Since I answered your question, I think it is only fair I ask what is in your garage?
In the meantime, I'll be watching my rearview mirror for any Toyotas behind me. Would hate to have one mess up the back of my now-classic American-made Pontiac when they decide to move forward uncontrollably.
Perhaps I should add, "Remember Pearl Harbor" to my signature as well.