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Toyota model Scion's appeal to young drivers seems to be waning

There are 31 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 12, 2008, titled Toyota model Scion's appeal to young drivers seems to be waning. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Five years after Toyota rolled out the inexpensive and fuel-efficient Scion , the Japanese automaker still sees it as a tool to attract young buyers, but sales of the eye-catching vehicles have been slowing.

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I Wonder

Powder Springs, GA

#22 Sep 14, 2008
Ignorance Central wrote:
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Would you rather give the money to an American union worker or mail the money to another country, weakening your own money?
Stop sweating the small stuff and look at the bigger picture.
I think your explanation might be too simple for many on this discussion to understand. But, for me, you drove the point very eloquently. BUY AMERICAN!
hmmm

Hobe Sound, FL

#23 Sep 14, 2008
Truth Hurts wrote:
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Yup, buy union made stuff. Why does an American car cost $45K? Unions. They had their time and were truly necessary then, not now. The guy that cleans the bathroom at the plant makes $32 hr. They strike when they don't want to work. Burn down Management's houses, then complain the raises when they go back. Get it? Clearly you don't...
hey aunt !@#$%, is this your post?
A1ACharles Sees Hypocrisy

West Palm Beach, FL

#24 Sep 15, 2008
I Wonder wrote:
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I think your explanation might be too simple for many on this discussion to understand. But, for me, you drove the point very eloquently. BUY AMERICAN!
bush said himself that the kind of car America would make would "cost Americans their jobs".
Ignorance Central

Advance, NC

#25 Sep 15, 2008
A1ACharles Sees Hypocrisy wrote:
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bush said himself that the kind of car America would make would "cost Americans their jobs".
Sure. You would not need to buy another one after just a few years because it would last a long time.

“Share the Road.”

Since: Jul 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#26 Sep 15, 2008
I have owned all types of cars. the simple truth is that forein cars are built better and have better resale value. In my family right now, I drive a Ford P/U, Just bought my wife a Mazda CX-7 (nice car, 4cyl turbo w/244hp), My 16 year old daughter just got a used VW Beattle and my 19 year old daughter has a Scion TC. My ford might be the best car I've ever owned w/120k miles on it now, but I took extra good care of it.

As far as people shopping at WalMart. Whatever keeps more dollars in the pockets of Americans by paying less for goods, is just fine with me.
camry junk

Plymouth, NH

#27 Sep 15, 2008
Google 07 camry transmission problems.
Learn the truth about toyota's latest lemon!!
Blame it on society

Vancouver, Canada

#28 Sep 26, 2008
Why do you think America outsources so much of it's labour and imports so many products? Is it because we as customers voluntarily want to pay top dollar for an inferior product just cause it's made in America? No, instead corporate leaders face a public who looks at the bottom line and pays the least amount for a product as possible. As a result, they must either look for a way to cut costs or go out of business. Why they don't figure a way to improve quality is beyond me!
So rather than pointing a finger at the CEO's of corporations - no, I'm not one myself - consider this. Are they partly to blame, absolutely! Are we also part of the problem? absolutely! But we EACH have a responsibility to improve things in our country. If all we do is just keep pointing fingers nothing will ever change - except our dominance in the global economy.
A1ACharles Sees Hypocrisy

West Palm Beach, FL

#29 Sep 27, 2008
Ignorance Central wrote:
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Sure. You would not need to buy another one after just a few years because it would last a long time.
I didnt understand his logic.
camry junk

Plymouth, NH

#30 Sep 29, 2008
Hope its not like the 07 camry!!
Google 07 camry transmission problems!!
Toyota moving forward?????????
taxman61571

Fredericksburg, VA

#31 Sep 29, 2008
If you want me to buy an American car, then build a God Damned car that has the long term reliability of that "Jap Crap". Somewhere along the line some genius figured out that it was cheaper to fix problems after they occur than to raise quality standards so the problems occur less frequently. Too bad that same genius didn't figure into his equation that the people who have problems with vehicles get tired of the hassles of taking time off work to get their car repaired, paying big bucks to get stupid stuff fixed after the warranty expires, and finally decide that they will never buy a car of that make again no matter what anyone says about how quality has really improved in the last few years. I've been hearing that tired old line about the quality improving ever since I can remember. You know what, Toyota and Honda never had to say that their quality was improving.

That old thing about "cheaper to fix an American car" has fallen by the wayside also. Most of the time, at least half the cost to fix a vehicle is in the labor which is the same no matter what you drive. Nowadays, the parts aren't that much more expensive anyway.

I made the sorry mistake of owning a 1995 Ford Winstar minivan a few years back, and I speak from experience when I say that stuff was breaking faster than I could keep up with getting it fixed. Maybe that was a particularly bad model year, but frankly I don't freaking care anymore. There comes a point after which a person simply loses all faith in a company, and that point came a long time ago for me. I say buy American as long as you buy new and sell before the warranty runs out. I don't happen to have the kind of money required to do that.

“MANGLER”

Since: Dec 06

Atlanta, GA / Seattle, WA

#32 Sep 30, 2008
We had a 95 Windstar for 4 years and never had any problems with it, other than the green color it came in. Perhaps you drove it hard?
taxman61571 wrote:
If you want me to buy an American car, then build a God Damned car that has the long term reliability of that "Jap Crap". Somewhere along the line some genius figured out that it was cheaper to fix problems after they occur than to raise quality standards so the problems occur less frequently. Too bad that same genius didn't figure into his equation that the people who have problems with vehicles get tired of the hassles of taking time off work to get their car repaired, paying big bucks to get stupid stuff fixed after the warranty expires, and finally decide that they will never buy a car of that make again no matter what anyone says about how quality has really improved in the last few years. I've been hearing that tired old line about the quality improving ever since I can remember. You know what, Toyota and Honda never had to say that their quality was improving.
That old thing about "cheaper to fix an American car" has fallen by the wayside also. Most of the time, at least half the cost to fix a vehicle is in the labor which is the same no matter what you drive. Nowadays, the parts aren't that much more expensive anyway.
I made the sorry mistake of owning a 1995 Ford Winstar minivan a few years back, and I speak from experience when I say that stuff was breaking faster than I could keep up with getting it fixed. Maybe that was a particularly bad model year, but frankly I don't freaking care anymore. There comes a point after which a person simply loses all faith in a company, and that point came a long time ago for me. I say buy American as long as you buy new and sell before the warranty runs out. I don't happen to have the kind of money required to do that.

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