Yesterday, 06:11 PM
A comment on Nissan and Toyota. We looked at both Nissan and Toyota for new vehicles. We take our time shopping. Toyota barely called us back. Nissan called me for a full 16 months after our first inquiry. They called me for one year after we bought our Toyota. Craploads of emails. That tells me something about supply and demand. We also planned on visiting Honda, but never got around to it.
I noticed awhile back that Toyota barely-to-ever had year-end closeouts. I did not see that with American models. Of course, that might have changed in the past few years since the economy continues to slide.
There were only three Toyota models completely produced and built in Japan when we looked. And I really looked into that. I think Tundra is still made in Kentucky. Their brake issue was dramatically fixed from their very first models almost 20 years ago. I still would be wary about buying one. They are overpriced anyway for my taste.
I really think the US government and their cronies were jacking around Toyota and Honda for some of these recalls. Maybe trying to up the image of the so-called Big 3. Some were probably the result of making the trucks here. Well, that's what happens when your labor stinks. You get what you pay for. Some of the issues however, were total nonsense. The biggest joke was with the Toyota brake pedals that magically moved themselves.
Again, I know trucks are different from cars. But this American crap is suspect. Now they're trying to unload this junk overseas. UK is just now getting GM's (called Vauxhall in UK) OnStar. Can't quite tell but the UK Ford vehicles look like crap. Their heavy trucks don't last long without their first repair.