Media is pounding Toyota Hard... But owners are not

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  1. MikeNV profile image80
    MikeNVposted 8 years ago

    Toyota like all car companies has problems from time to time.  They didn't actually manufacturer the gas pedals... most cars are made with parts from many companies.

    I will still buy Toyota.  I also have owned Chev, Chrysler, Ford and Mazda.

    http://autos.yahoo.com/articles/autos_c … ut-toyota/

    1. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      That's because we've been lied to and misled so many times by the media who cares what they say.  They're all going broke and latch onto anything they think they can build into a big story.  This deal with Toyota is a non-event as far as I'm concerned.  Way overblown.

      1. Ivorwen profile image71
        Ivorwenposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree.  I have a Toyota.  I am very happy with it, and would buy another one.  So they have had a problem?  They will fix it, and I will do my research before buying any vehicle.

  2. alexandriaruthk profile image74
    alexandriaruthkposted 8 years ago

    overblown indeed, TOYOTA made cars are best and HONDA as well

    1. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto.  Why isn't everybody else as smart as we are???  I can't understand it.

  3. Ann Nonymous profile image61
    Ann Nonymousposted 8 years ago

    My dad's favorite word when he watches news such as this? Propaganda!

    Take the consumers advice that have bought Toyota and are happy!!!!

    Of course everything will have glitches, if we are imperfect how can our man-made products be anything but?

    Be more concerned when you buy toys for your children and the screws come loose causing your precious baby to choke and they are forced to recall that!!!

    Oh well I am just happy with my ‘x’ amount of years old car-which isn’t Toyota but still…-! Good luck Toyota!!!!!

    1. tobey100 profile image59
      tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Lies is more like it.  Working in law enforcement I can know the most intimate details of a certain case.  When I see it portrayed on the news at night it's unrecognizable.  What they don't know they make up.  What they can't get they invent.  Days later they'll call the correction an 'update' and never admit they were wrong.

      1. Ann Nonymous profile image61
        Ann Nonymousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Update..or BREAKING NEWS! This just in! LOL......

        1. tobey100 profile image59
          tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

          You got it!  No listeners, we weren't wrong.  We just didn't know what we were talking about when we first aired this story.

          1. Ann Nonymous profile image61
            Ann Nonymousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Or sometimes it's just something as superficial as this...."I'm sorry to inform you but we just lost contact with so and so at point such and such who was our main affiliate for this and that...His camera froze. We have never had this technical problem. Therefore we will wing it which we have been doing for the last three hours during this news segment but you have all been taking us so seriously!!!"

            WOW, I feel bad beating them up but they do tend to embellish everything. Even the weather!!!!! LOL

            1. tobey100 profile image59
              tobey100posted 8 years agoin reply to this

              Ah, the weather.  Weatherman.  The only job you can have where you're wrong 80% of the time and get a raise each new contract you sign.  Last Saturday night, our cute, young weather girl actually said and I quote "It might rain or it might not.  We're not sure at this time.  We don't know what it's going to do."  That was classic.  I laughed till I cried.

              1. Ann Nonymous profile image61
                Ann Nonymousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                If I didn't LOVE writing so much I would consider becoming a meteorologist because it is the only job you get paid to lie!!! haha!!! What a life! What a reputation!
                It's summer....100% of precipitation -They are calling for 50% snow...50% rain!

  4. Misha profile image73
    Mishaposted 8 years ago

    Try Honda for a change wink

  5. kirstenblog profile image77
    kirstenblogposted 8 years ago

    I have seen many stories about different car manufacturers having dangerous faults in one or more of their cars and doing nothing about it. I can't help but think about that when I see this story that Toyota is recalling these cars with potential dangerous faults and think well now thats just responsible.

    Here in the UK we have a show called watchdog and it does all the stories about businesses offering dangerous products or scamming customers etc. Some of the car related stories have made me  seriously reconsider my opinion of certain car companies, not because of a fault but because of the total lack of customer care on the part of the companies. Toyota would not likely be featured on this show because they are taking responsibility and that is what you really need from any company.

    1. Ann Nonymous profile image61
      Ann Nonymousposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Responsible...excellent choice of word!!!!

 
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