The death of Toyota ?

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  1. DawnsKayBug

    DawnsKayBug New Member

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  2. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Toyota has been through down times before, like in the early 90's. It doesn't mean much when you're still the standard by which all other passenger sedans are judged. Remember, it took Detroit several decades to bleed to death.
     
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    ALL car makers go thru ups n downs...they'll be fine
     
  4. forgotmyname

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    You are right on the boring design but that's because you are used to see their NA division.
     
  5. crontab

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    kill them. impossible.

    take them down from the top 3.

    definitely.
     
  6. StylishDOHC

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    They will be alright...it takes about 20 years of fail to really hurt the image of a car company...Toyota is only working on about 5 years of failure currently.
     
  7. Mercennarius

    Mercennarius Ultra Member OT Supporter

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    Toyotas quality has gone down...their the most boring japanese automaker....and their vehicle line up is unimpressive.
     
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    Own and love my Toyota's. If I were to buy a new car car tomorrow though, it would be a Nissan. This "reliability" thing that is all over the news about Toyota doesn't really affect my opinion; it's more their boring image, their lack of anything sporty, etc.
     
  9. Nismo3112

    Nismo3112 Godzilla OT Supporter

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    Ford was in this mess with the Explorer, and Audi has had a taste of this in the past as well. Both are still here and doing just fine.
     
  10. TwiggSS

    TwiggSS eh?

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    Exactly what came to my mind. Exploding tires anyone?:mamoru:

    They seem to have bounced back quite well. :cool:
     
  11. Drifter87

    Drifter87 Yippi-kay-ay, Motherfucker

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    I'm never buying a toyota or a honda again.

    Toyota is boring and now you die. Honda no longer has any reliability. Maybe its time to by a Nissan?
     
  12. crontab

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    hyundai will be the next toyota.
     
  13. TriShield

    TriShield Super Moderator® Super Moderator

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    Honda and Toyota have been making quite a few mistakes the past few years.

    It looks like Ford, Hyundai and Volkswagen may be the next ones to inherit the Earth.
     
  14. Jumpy

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    Haiku challenged.
    I feel this way too /\
    It takes a lot of "oopsies"
    To nail the coffin.
     
  15. Yail Bloor

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    audi survived and they were making really crappy cars at the time
     

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