Originally Posted by acredsfan
Don't worry, they won't be far behind. Toyota just posted their first operating loss ever. People tend to forget that this isn't a national recession, it is world wide. Give me my Fords and I can fix every problem myself. My girlfriend's Toyota has been nothing but trouble.
Wow! She must have bought it used from someone who didn't perform scheduled maintenance on it. I've owned 6 Toyotas and 3 Hondas since 1984 (including spouses' cars) and have had a total time in the shop for unscheduled problems of 0 hrs. ZERO! I bought them all new, always perform the scheduled maintenance according to the owner's manual, and usually sell them after they go over 100,000 miles, except for the 2 that were totalled in accidents. They've had some minor problems which I either fix myself or have checked when the regular maintenance is done, but none of them were ever off the road for failures.
Just one man's account, but I think it's pretty remarkable.