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It is obviously good news for the American car companies as it gives them a little window to sell a few more cars and perhaps gain back a few customers. In the long run I do not see it having a huge impact except for on Toyota's bottom line for the next year or two. However, I will add as a shop we have the impression that the Toyota vechiles of the last 5 years are not built quite as well as their cars were say 10 years ago. However, they are still top of the line, just not quite as durable. Does anyone else share that opinion?

 

I agree with that. The Toyota vehicles of the 90's seemed to be of higher quality. I read in the Wall Street Journal how Japan is concerned that this will hurt the image of the country. Remember as a kid; "Made in Japan" was considered junk.

 

I also think that the USA will try to capitalize on the misfortune of Toyota.

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I think its a bunch of overhyped crap. Lets see, EVERY car manufacturer has had recalls (remember Firestone/Ford) I think its very disingenuous of the US government that owned 2 car manufactures to make an example of the competition? That would be like me bashing my competition on here just because you made a mistake? Honda had a floormat recall for the same reason about 10 yrs ago? Do you remember that? No because it wasn't made into a bigger deal that it really was.

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