Matt Davies for February 04, 2010

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    Imajs Premium Member over 14 years ago

    When the Japanese car was made in Japan, it had to meet their standards. The cars made in the United States, made by Americans, union labor have their standards. There is no penalty to the employee for shoddy workmanship. Let the buyer beware!

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    kennethcwarren64  over 14 years ago

    The Toyota problem is one that happens in all large corporations:

    Something they produce has a problem, the top guys are informed about it and, instead of admiting there is a problems (it might be bad for business, plus they might have to take some of the blame), and spending the money to fix it, they cover it up, deny it, and delay any effort to look into the problem.

    The workers (union or non-union) make the best cars they can (the Toyota’s are well build car, the problem was a design flaw not a workmanship problem) and then lose their jobs while the top people take their golden parachutes and jump, or finally admit the error and resign in disgrace along with their millions in severance pay.

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    d_legendary1  over 14 years ago

    ^That’s the American F——–ing way!

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    Dtroutma  over 14 years ago

    My current Toyota (made in Japan) is as reliable as my old 76 that ran for over 200,000 miles without a problem. The 1 in 200,000 chance of having one of the cars with a problem today makes it seem the issue is either over blown, or a tactic of “North American Content” manufacturers, called “Detroit”. Yes, the models of concern are mostly built in the U.S., so even if in the design, it’s still a U.S. production problem.

    Hmmm, maybe the press is also over-blowing the “other problem” as well? Remember, the warranty period has three more years, minimum, so performance may live up to , or exceed expectations.

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    mhenriday  over 14 years ago

    Imajs, I must bow to the preeminence of your political and economic scholarship ! Yes, indeed, everything that is wrong with the United States and the reason that it is losing its economic advantage over the rest of the world is the shoddy quality of the products produced by its unionised labour. That is why the quality of products from such countries as Japan and Germany (I believed you mentioned Japan in your posting above), where trade union membership is about twice as high as in the United States, is even shoddier, not to mention those from Sweden and Finland, where over 70 % of the labour market is organised. Whatever would we do without knowledgable people like yourself to set us straight ?…


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