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Someone should care, maybe not you....

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40+ year old former teacher, linguist, interrogator, soldier, and lastly convict. We all do stupid things every once and awhile. I am an economic conservative and a firm believer in civil rights. Starting a new life now and frankly not sure what I am going to be doing.

07 February 2010


I am amused and disturbed that currently an executive of the largest shareholder of one of Toyota's largest competitors is ordering investigations into Toyota's actions and telling people to stop driving their cars. (although he did back off that last one) Isn't Socialism wonderful.

There have been 19 deaths in ten years from the accelerator sticking thing. They are recalling more than 8 million cars. That works out to about a .00023 percent chance of being killed in your Toyota.

I suppose drumming up a hysteria and forcing Toyota to hire lots of new mechanics and order more than 8 million parts from an American supplier is one way to create jobs. Not perhaps an ethical one but it works.

Just to be clear, if I had the money, I would buy a Toyota tomorrow. Without hesitation. The same can not be said about a Chevy.


Blogger The Appalachianist said...


4:06 AM  
Blogger Knot said...

Funny how foreign cars are better made than American and last longer. Why can't Detroit understand we want cars that last longer?

8:17 AM  
Blogger exMI said...

Because then they couldn't sell us a new car very three years

7:34 PM  
Blogger opit said...

I've had a number of Toyotas. There is a reason. Cars made for the Japanese domestic market have to be built to a higher standard. When you learn how to do that, even not using some of those tricks still allows you to do more with less because you know how.

10:35 PM  
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8:38 AM  
Blogger opit said...

BTW http://www.toyota.com/about/our_business/operations/manufacturing/tmmtx/ Define 'foreign'

3:11 PM  

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