Consumer Reports: Toyota ranked most reliable

Oct 24, 2008 Read more: Newsday 1,273
Toyota Motor Co.'s Scion brand tops the list of most reliable cars in Consumer Reports' annual vehicle reliability study, as Asian automakers continue to fill the top of the magazine's rankings. Read more
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Your an idoit

Rialto, CA

#2 Nov 10, 2008
thats a very bold statement coming from an uneducated middle american. Im glad to see that your still living in the 1940s but i thought middle america was only 50 years behind the rest of the US. Im also glad that you can still support a company that is on the verge of bankruptcy and the only companies that are still profiting from auto sales are the ones that you feel are inferior. Toyota is the greatest contributor to environmental protection of any other auto manufacturer. I know that doesn't have any relevance to you in the middle of no where but like i said you're a few decades behind...Toyota also produces the highest quality vehicles, unlike fords that spend more time in the shop than on the road.
Unbiased Observer

Toronto, Canada

#4 Nov 10, 2008
Let's set the record straight, and knock off the childish attack ads!
"How much did toyota pay consumer reports to write that this time"..........
Speculation---not substantiated and certainly not true!
Strike that one from the record.
"Who would buy a japenese truck or a japenese car for that matter in this economy (hello world war 2)"
Lots of people buy them, so be careful, you're marginalizing the choices of millions of people who chose for their reasons.
It's not your call to question what they do, or why they do it.(And besides--WW2 was 70 years ago, it's ancient history.)
"How about this we take a Ford F250 and a Tundra and race them at 70 mph head on into each other"
Two completely different trucks, hence an unrealistic and frankly stupid comparison. Why not take an F250 and an F150 and see if the same thing happens--it would!!
"Why does Ford have more cars and trucks on the road with over 200,000 miles"
Hey stupid--the answer is because Ford has been selling them in this country for over a century--both trucks and cars. Toyota has been in the full size pickup truck business here for less than 10 years!!
Unbiased Observer

Toronto, Canada

#5 Nov 10, 2008
Dont Suffer Fools Easily wrote:
<quoted text>
And you sir, are an arrogant a---hole arguing this point on the internet.
Nice!!
Perhaps you should speak for yourself!!
DBear

Deep River, CT

#6 Nov 10, 2008
I detest my Toyota Carolla. I have spent more money on that piece of crap than any 4 Americam cares I have owned combined. I have only owned 2 foreign cars in my life and the have both been total pieces of junk. I will never own another one.
Black Morpheus

Apopka, FL

#7 Nov 10, 2008
Having owned Both ----

No Contest !

Only a Fool , or a Ford Dealer would choose Ford.
(The Chevrolet is even Worse !)
No Liberal

Addison, IL

#8 Nov 10, 2008
What you all should do is buy the issue and read up on all of them. The results are closer than the trib article leads you to believe.... surprise surprise. As an example, Consumer Reports lists the new Chevy Malibu as being the near equal, and I do mean NEAR EQUAL to both the Accord and Camry and it's considerably less expensive equally equipped, so draw your own conclusions.

In addition, the Malibu, which has won numerous industry awards, and Cadillac CTS are Car and Driver 10 Bests and the CTS was Motor Trend Car of the Year in 2008.
Black Morpheus

Apopka, FL

#9 Nov 10, 2008
DBear wrote:
I detest my Toyota Carolla. I have spent more money on that piece of crap than any 4 Americam cares I have owned combined. I have only owned 2 foreign cars in my life and the have both been total pieces of junk. I will never own another one.
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Yours is a Truly Unique Experience.

MILLIONS of Americans have found the
Toyota/Honda Cars Much more Reliable.

Witness Detroits Still Shrinking Market Share.
Sawyer

Enfield, CT

#10 Nov 10, 2008
DBear wrote:
I detest my Toyota Carolla. I have spent more money on that piece of crap than any 4 Americam cares I have owned combined.
You're lying. you don't even know how to SPELL Corolla. I owned a Toyota truck, and put 150k miles on it without a single problem. Then I sold it for more than 50% of what I paid new. My '04 Corolla is the best car i have ever owned bar none.
Furthermore, I have the Dec. issue of Consumer Reports. In the reliability article, it states that Ford is EQUAL to Honda and Toyota for reliability. That means that Accord, Taurus or Camry, all are good. So, American Manufacturers can do it, if they want to.

Did you know that the CEO of GM made as much money as the top 20 executives of Toyota combined? THAT'S why they're in trouble.
My experience

Edison, NJ

#12 Nov 10, 2008
I have had a lot of american made cars including Ford, GM, and Chrysler made. I also have had cars from Honda, Nissan and Mazda. In virtually every car I owned the american cars needed far more repairs and spent more time in the shop then the japanese cars. Every single one of my japanese cars has gone over 100K. Not one of my american cars even reached 90K. Not only did I lose time by having my american cars in the shop but I had to pay for repair after repair at a time when I could not afford it. I am always open to buying an American car but I have to admit, it will take a lot of convincing for me to go back now after routinely having japanese cars going well over 100K with minimal repairs and only maintenance.
DBear

Deep River, CT

#13 Nov 11, 2008
Black Morpheus wrote:
<quoted text>
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Yours is a Truly Unique Experience.
MILLIONS of Americans have found the
Toyota/Honda Cars Much more Reliable.
Witness Detroits Still Shrinking Market Share.
My experience is not that unique. There are millions of people who have have found Toyotas, Hondas, Nissans, Volvoa etc to be overhyped pieces of junk. Detroit, like the rest of US industry is suffering from foreign competitors cheaper products. Americans have gotten stupid. We don't care about quality anymore, only cost. Look at all the cheap crap we buy that is made in China.
DBear

Deep River, CT

#14 Nov 11, 2008
Sawyer wrote:
<quoted text>
You're lying. you don't even know how to SPELL Corolla. I owned a Toyota truck, and put 150k miles on it without a single problem. Then I sold it for more than 50% of what I paid new. My '04 Corolla is the best car i have ever owned bar none.
Furthermore, I have the Dec. issue of Consumer Reports. In the reliability article, it states that Ford is EQUAL to Honda and Toyota for reliability. That means that Accord, Taurus or Camry, all are good. So, American Manufacturers can do it, if they want to.
Did you know that the CEO of GM made as much money as the top 20 executives of Toyota combined? THAT'S why they're in trouble.
How can I lie about a personal experience? My Nissan Sentra died at 125K. My Toyota is falling apart at 130K. My Olds Ciera has 215K and my wife's Saturn has 185K. Ho wcome you foreign cars nuts get so worked up when someone disagrees with you? Are you afraid someone will find out how full of it you are or are you just embarrassed to admit you drive a pice of junk you paid too much money for?

PS Corolla. Happy? You never made a typo before MR. Perfect?
liner

Rocky Point, NY

#17 Nov 11, 2008
DBear wrote:
<quoted text>
How can I lie about a personal experience? My Nissan Sentra died at 125K. My Toyota is falling apart at 130K. My Olds Ciera has 215K and my wife's Saturn has 185K. Ho wcome you foreign cars nuts get so worked up when someone disagrees with you? Are you afraid someone will find out how full of it you are or are you just embarrassed to admit you drive a pice of junk you paid too much money for?
PS Corolla. Happy? You never made a typo before MR. Perfect?
We're sure your experience is what you say it is, but the point remains that the Corolla is one of the best selling cars in the world and I doubt it's because it's a piece of junk. Buy what you want and leave it at that.
Buy American

Allentown, PA

#19 Nov 11, 2008
Right now, patriotic Americans will buy American. So what if they don't last as long as foreign cars. Why do you send our hard-earned dollars over there instead of creating good-paying jobs here in the good old US of A? We are at war here!

But Ford, GM or Chrysler, period. If they break down more often, that's more jobs for our stateside mechanics and small garages---nothin wrong with that! Remember, its's not about U [with your 200,000+ mile bragging]; it's about US!
Zap Brannigan

Satellite Beach, FL

#20 Nov 11, 2008
Buy American wrote:
Right now, patriotic Americans will buy American. So what if they don't last as long as foreign cars. Why do you send our hard-earned dollars over there instead of creating good-paying jobs here in the good old US of A? We are at war here!
But Ford, GM or Chrysler, period. If they break down more often, that's more jobs for our stateside mechanics and small garages---nothin wrong with that! Remember, its's not about U [with your 200,000+ mile bragging]; it's about US!
How many Big 3 factories have closed down in the USA in the past 10 years?

How many new factories in the USA have been built by forgein based automotive manufacturers?

The Big 3 cars are not as American as they used to be!!

Forgein based car manufacturers are more American than they used to be!!

Since: Mar 08

O Fallon, IL

#21 Nov 11, 2008
Ford trucks may be really good, but it's been my personal experience, and that of my family, that Ford cars are incredibly unreliable. I had a close family member buy a 1995 Ford Contour in 1996. It was a lease return with 14,000 miles. IN the 22 months that followed, she had that car back in the Ford dealership 11 times for major maintenance. Fortunately, that maintenance was covered by a warranty. After 22 months, and 11 trips to the shop, they STILL couldn't correct it. She finally traded it in for a Honda Civic than ran perfectly for four years before trading it in for a Honda CRV that also had zero problems for 4 years.

Other family members have also had problems with Ford cars and sworn to NEVER buy them again. Ford has nothing but itself to blame for its poor reputation and slumping sales with respect to Honda and Toyota these last couple of decades.

Since: Mar 08

O Fallon, IL

#22 Nov 11, 2008
Buy American wrote:
Right now, patriotic Americans will buy American. So what if they don't last as long as foreign cars. Why do you send our hard-earned dollars over there instead of creating good-paying jobs here in the good old US of A? We are at war here!
But Ford, GM or Chrysler, period. If they break down more often, that's more jobs for our stateside mechanics and small garages---nothin wrong with that! Remember, its's not about U [with your 200,000+ mile bragging]; it's about US!
Because Americans don't make their purchases with a "macro view." They make their purchasing decisions based on a "micro-economic" view. Who wants to buy a car that they're going to have to pay a mechanic to fix more often? I' not going to pluck down $25,000 on a car that I know is probably going to break more often just so I can spend more money in the future etting it fixed. That's stupid!!
Tony

Pompano Beach, FL

#23 Nov 11, 2008
Foreign cars are cheap crap for the most part. But Americans are about as loyal as a 2 bit hooker. No patriotism, no loyalty.
Zap Brannigan

Satellite Beach, FL

#25 Nov 11, 2008
Unfortunately, too many American businesses from automotive manufacturers, banks, and airlines consist of pompous Ivy League MBA grads at the top who only make quick buck decisions and low-skilled grunt laborers who are waiting to head out for happy hour.
Black Morpheus

Apopka, FL

#26 Nov 11, 2008
Tony wrote:
Foreign cars are cheap crap for the most part. But Americans are about as loyal as a 2 bit hooker. No patriotism, no loyalty.
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Patroitism and Loyalty is NOT Screwing Your Fellow Americans with Poorly assembled Crap,
Because You didn't EARN Your High Pay !

Check with Your Local Rental Car Companies.

They told me that the only thing they did to the Japanese cars in their Fleets was Check the Oil and Air in the Tires.

You are dead wrong on Car Quality.

True Patriots Buy Japanese until the Detroit Children Learn their Lesson.
Which looks to be after the Current Lazy Assemblers Retire.

How about You and Management Taking
a 50% Pay Cut ?
Bring New car cost Down in line with Quality.
Pelosi Schmelosi

Tempe, AZ

#27 Nov 11, 2008
Toyota Agrees to Sludge Settlement for Consumers
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/2007/01...

American manufacturers suffer because the amount of money they make per vehicle sold is less than Japan...We can debate the reasons why...

The fact is Ford quality is about on-par with Toyota. The PERCEPTION is that it isn't...

Daimler sure did help Chrysler quality LOL
Where was Mercedes on this list????

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