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Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Cars for SUA Today

There are 39 comments on the www.latimes.com story from Feb 24, 2011, titled Toyota Recalls 2.17 Million Cars for SUA Today. In it, www.latimes.com reports that:

Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 2.17 million vehicles in the U.S. to address problems that can cause sudden acceleration, the automaker said Thursday.

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“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#21 Feb 25, 2011
So back to Toy- O - Duh !

Why do they even need a Lex-sux brand, when these recalls indicate that these cars are assembled with the same lack of care and design flaws permeating the lower level line?

Wow, spend $60k for a camry clone? I'd be livid if I had one of those clunkers sitting my driveway.

“Liberal Teachers ruin Kids”

Since: Mar 09

Paradise Valley Arizona

#22 Feb 25, 2011
I would help Toyota pack their stuff if they want to go back from where they came.

also I would put HUGE TARIFFS upon them.

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#23 Feb 25, 2011
Toy-O-Duh! has placed a huge tariff on itself. Once dealers could sell cars at more than list - charging gullible customers $600 for pin-striping and such. Now, those once-desirable cars are piling up on the lots, with promotions, deals and cut prices right and left.

Ask yourself, "would I put my loved ones, the people I hold dearest in this car?"

No price cuts could entice me to buy right now. I think only the uninformed and the ignorant are buying these deathmobiles.
mckeestown

Morristown, TN

#24 Feb 25, 2011
Kilgore Trout wrote:
Toy - O - duh! has nothing, absolutely nothing going for it at this point. Agreed.
Your figures about Korea are not accurate. GM sold over 10,000 cars in Korea last month alone. GM Daewoo is a major presence there. "GM Daewoo Auto & Technology boosted volume ...Domestic sales rose 10.4% from the same period last year to 10,006 units with exports jumping 23.6% year on year to 58,350, up 2.7% from the previous month." http://www.just-auto.com/news/exports-drive-a...
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In all of 2009, the U.S. exported just 5,878 autos to South Korea. South Korea, on the other hand, exported 476,833 autos to the U.S.
mckeestown

Morristown, TN

#25 Feb 25, 2011
Kilgore Trout wrote:
Toy-O-Duh! has placed a huge tariff on itself. Once dealers could sell cars at more than list - charging gullible customers $600 for pin-striping and such. Now, those once-desirable cars are piling up on the lots, with promotions, deals and cut prices right and left.
Ask yourself, "would I put my loved ones, the people I hold dearest in this car?"
No price cuts could entice me to buy right now. I think only the uninformed and the ignorant are buying these deathmobiles.
I have a 2007 Prius with 90,000 miles that I bought new. I have changed the oil and bought a new set of tires. I am 71 years old and have always bought new cars and this is the beat I have ever driven. It has been from coast to coast and Canada to Flordia at a adverage of 42 to 45 miles per gallon.
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#26 Feb 25, 2011
Kilgore Trout wrote:
The manufacturers can cry "foul" all they want - what demand is there for these cars? How many cars does GM or Ford export to Australia? To Germany? This is simply a red herring, not a critical issue for these companies.
GM and Ford have found ways to sell cars in China, another highly restrictive market. The assemble them THERE, with LOCAL partners.
If Koreans were rioting the the streets for the highly coveted Malibu or a Buick Lucerne, I'm sure GM could get GM Daewoo to deliver those models.
To me, this is like trying to sell sand to the Arabs.
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I understand your point.

But keep in mind that if GM or Ford wanted to manufacture some models in Korea and sell them, they are not allowed. Korea has trade barriers in place while we don't, although I've read some articles that may soon change.
Just asking, just being curious....what car do you drive?

I remember several years ago, GM tried to sell the Cavalier in Tokyo....dealer sold something like 20 in 4 months. I'm surprised they sold that many...lol.
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#27 Feb 25, 2011
Thought For The Day wrote:
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I don't doubt your sources of statistics---there's no question we sell very little manufactured goods in those countries---far less than they sell to us.
That said, the main reason for the imbalance is simply because we can't compete--our goods are too expensive.
We have priced ourselves out of the market.
The only items we have that they want are commodities--raw materials.
Until such time as our two nations (Canada and the US)can become more competitive in the world market place, we will not be able to do business on an equal basis.
The playing field isn't level--but it's our own fault---we can't compete.
Not just the auto industry but many other industries, can you expect someone in Canada to survive on minimum wage?

Of course we can't compete....Chinese will work for $2 a hour and the same product manufactured here workers would have to be paid $15+...or in the case of an auto plant,$25 and up.

How do you survive with rent high just about anywhere now, cost of living etc and make wages competetive with China or Mexico?....can't happen, so what are we going to do?
Gustavo Recallo

Palestine, TX

#28 Feb 25, 2011
Toyota is recalling Lexus again.

http://english.cri.cn/6826/2011/02/26/189s622...
Thought For The Day

Mexico

#29 Feb 25, 2011
Sentinel wrote:
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Not just the auto industry but many other industries, can you expect someone in Canada to survive on minimum wage?
Of course we can't compete....Chinese will work for $2 a hour and the same product manufactured here workers would have to be paid $15+...or in the case of an auto plant,$25 and up.
How do you survive with rent high just about anywhere now, cost of living etc and make wages competetive with China or Mexico?....can't happen, so what are we going to do?
Welcome to the reality of today's world.
We've had it so good for so long, the thought of having to take a back seat to the rest of the world is repulsive.
Nevertheless, if the developing countries of the world continue on course. our problems will get worse before they get better.
And we've got no one to blame but ourselves!
Of course, we could always do what some other countries have done in the past---start a war and make it look like it was someone else's fault.
mckeestown

Morristown, TN

#30 Feb 25, 2011
Sentinel wrote:
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Not just the auto industry but many other industries, can you expect someone in Canada to survive on minimum wage?
Of course we can't compete....Chinese will work for $2 a hour and the same product manufactured here workers would have to be paid $15+...or in the case of an auto plant,$25 and up.
How do you survive with rent high just about anywhere now, cost of living etc and make wages competetive with China or Mexico?....can't happen, so what are we going to do?
http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2...

check this out, it is from America.gov and they give the facts on just what we are talking about
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#31 Feb 25, 2011
Thought For The Day wrote:
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Welcome to the reality of today's world.
We've had it so good for so long, the thought of having to take a back seat to the rest of the world is repulsive.
Nevertheless, if the developing countries of the world continue on course. our problems will get worse before they get better.
And we've got no one to blame but ourselves!
Of course, we could always do what some other countries have done in the past---start a war and make it look like it was someone else's fault.
So with so many North Amerian jobs being lost, who's going to buy products from the places that took our jobs?

Gas is 3 cents a liter in Venezuela. Gas is a $1.12 a liter where I live tonight. The Venezuelan govt does not run like my govt and society....they do not have the programs my govt funds etc. Cost of living in some 3rd world or developing country tonight is far cheaper than where I live....in some cases, alot of food is also cheaper.

I or anyone else cannot live on $7.50 an hour here....shipping more jobs overseas is not going to make my cost of living cheaper nor is it the answer to the outsourcing of North American jobs. Profits, greed, big business, sh*tty trade deals, govt are to blame.
Sentinel

Chicoutimi, Canada

#32 Feb 25, 2011
mckeestown wrote:
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http://www.america.gov/st/texttrans-english/2...
check this out, it is from America.gov and they give the facts on just what we are talking about
Thanks for thr info.

Seems auto trade agreements with Korea are headed to be much better than days gone by.

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#33 Feb 25, 2011
Sentinel wrote:
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I understand your point.
...
Just asking, just being curious....what car do you drive?
My main car is a 1998 Olds Intrigue with 122,000 miles on it.
My other two are a Saturn Aura and a Pontiac Vibe (Made by Toy-o-duh!)

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#34 Feb 25, 2011
mckeestown wrote:
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I have a 2007 Prius with 90,000 miles that I bought new....and this is the beat I have ever driven. It has been from coast to coast and Canada to Flordia at a adverage of 42 to 45 miles per gallon.
How much of a discount did the dealer give you when you bellied up to buy that little prize?

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#35 Feb 26, 2011
Thought For The Day wrote:
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Not sure what you meant by "US turning its back on US manufacturing", but it seems to me there was more than that involved.
A significant element has been a situation where consumers have been wooed by low prices for offshore goods and services, coupled with an incessant desire for "more"---ie, higher wages, less work, and in general---"excess".
These are compelling factors which have in many ways led to the US's current economic troubles--and which aren't going to be easy to deal with, I'm afraid.
Blaming Obama isn't the answer--the problem has been around a lot longer than he has.
Yes, there are many examples and yes the problems were around well before Obama. However, I don’t offer any pass for the current president, he is a student of Marxism and has done nothing to improve this country.

Don't get a sunburn damnit.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#36 Feb 26, 2011
Kilgore Trout wrote:
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How much of a discount did the dealer give you when you bellied up to buy that little prize?
Two free vouchers for an expected recall, a gallon of coffee and free donuts in the waiting room? The Priapuss is one of Toyota’s most recalled cars if I’m not mistaken. I was going to mention a hand job by the salesman but that would not be right.
Toyota for the poor

Loris, SC

#37 Feb 26, 2011
Dogshit toyota looks no good in the yard.

“Be careful what u pretend 2 B”

Since: Jun 07

Lehigh Valley

#38 Feb 27, 2011
The way I hear it, Toy- O - Duh is on their knees.
JJFADS wrote:
<quoted text>Two free vouchers for an expected recall, a gallon of coffee and free donuts in the waiting room? The Priapuss is one of Toyota’s most recalled cars if I’m not mistaken. I was going to mention a hand job by the salesman but that would not be right.

“Most Honored Senior Member ”

Since: Jun 09

Dallas, TX.

#39 Feb 28, 2011
Yikes, this is not good.

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