Toyota now the choice for buyers, employees

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John Mettler lost his machine operator's job in a struggling Fort Wayne axle plant in 2000 and figured he'd never find secure Indiana factory work again.
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some Jack

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#132
Oct 14, 2007
 
I agree! I LOVE my Toyota! I hate UNIONS!
some Jack

Fairmont, WV

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Oct 14, 2007
 
KRM472190 wrote:
I will not sell my country out, I got brains to know if it don't have a AMERICAN name on it, I will not buy it. I got a chev. pick-up 1994 that gives 43mpg. I change my oil ever 3000 miles and Maintenance is very low. My pick-up got 250.000 + miles, my wife's car is a buick 2007 60 mpg. a wouldful car drives like a dream...We do not buy gas at all, I run my pick-up and car on WHITE-LIGHTING from the hills. The oil co's can kiss my gas tank!!
I love your sense of humor! Cheers to you and your cars!!
Trouble

Wimberley, TX

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#135
Oct 15, 2007
 
When America began putting profit before it's own people, then that is when I started looking for the most cost effective quality product for my dollar. Sony TV (Japan) Toyota 4Runner (Japan) Bowers and Wilkens Home Theater Speakers (England) Tequila (Mexico) Beer (Belgium, Ireland, Germany) etc...etc...etc... Do not tell me how I should spend money I worked for and I'll do the same. Anything else, speak to your state representative...
lastrep

Indianapolis, IN

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#136
Oct 15, 2007
 
Revenge is Sweet wrote:

To you Americans who have bought Japanese, you should be ashamed of yourself, for the hundreds of thousands of job losses (union and non-union jobs) at the Big Three. You should be ashamed of yourself for the hundreds of thousands of job losses in our
communities. You have affected waitresses, bank tellers, retail employees, small businesses (going bankrupt), communities and schools that have had to cut back in essential services, because of the loss of tax revenue, created by the loss of over 400,000 jobs in the Big Three and thousands of jobs by their suppliers. You should be ashamed of yourselves for all the hardships you have brought to blue collar families (union and non-union). You should be ashamed of yourself for helping the Japanese defeat the Big Three. The war is over, the Japanese smell victory over the Big Three Automakers, that brought defeat to them in World War II. Revenge is complete for Japan. One last thought, how many Japanese citizens are fighting and dying for you in Iraq today?
Oh please, spare me the drama. We did buy cars from the big three in the millions and if the quality and dependability had stayed the same, we would have continued to buy American cars. But no, thinking the Americans wouldn't dare buy anything else, the unions and management of the big three became complacent in the manufacturing process, and produced cars with lots of problems, panels that didn't fit, etc. For example, the K Car was supposed to be the naxt best thing since sliced bread. I bought one and quickly found out it was absolute junk. The very next car I bought was a Honda, and guess what, no problems at all and it was dependable enough to let my three teenagers drive it and it survived the experience. Put at least some of the blame on yourself for demanding more and more to the point that every car sold by GM was at a loss. Do you adjust your thinking or the thinking of your precious union? Am I ashamed? Not in the least. I was a union worker for three months and couldn't stand being told that I couldn't pick up a broom if the line went down, or clean the machine while there was nothing going on. My father worked union, all he wanted to do was work and support his family. Every time the company was doing well, the union called a strike, and many time my father had to then go find another job to tide us over until the company and the union agreed on a contract. Jobs going overseas? That is your fault, not mine, period.
I didn't demand too much to the point that the Japanese cars became the better buy. The war that you attempt to use was over more than sixty years ago. How long are you going to use that as an excuse? What about the British? Are we to quit buying Jaguars also? BMW's? Volkswagen?
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Apr 10, 2008
 
When you do something wrong you try to justify if by blaming anything except yourself. It's all about "me". Not what's good for America. I'll buy what I want and justify if. They both make Good Products your going to get a lemon with either one.In the name of Globalization out politicians have given japan anything they want. Free land to build on, They pay 2.5% sales tax on each vehicle while The Big Three have to pay 8.5% per vehicle into out Treasury where your retirement will come from!!! Wise up do the research.
annmarie mccormick

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Apr 24, 2008
 
i have a 1941 army camp bed and i am looking to sell it is it worth my while is it worth anything
Barbra

Cincinnati, OH

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#140
May 13, 2008
 
Maybe in 30 years you will be able to buy an osama bin laudin vehicle.For all of you anti-americans,this should make you happy.I believe you would sell your soul for the right price.The money from the sale of foreign cars goes back to that country.WAY TO SUPPORT USA.

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