Posts Tagged ‘Toyota’

Things you probably didn’t know about Subaru:

1. They are owned by “Fuji Heavy Industries” in Japan. 2. This company is a defense contractor and makes parts for aircraft (like the Boeing 777), also. 3. Toyota is a partial owner of Fuji Heavy Industries 4. There is a Subaru plane, that they once produced…ending production in 1986. 5. Fuji produced engines for [...]

Dear Chrysler . . . are you done sucking?

Dear Chrysler:

I have seen images of what you’re putting out these days, like that new 2011 300 Sedan, and I just don’t care (http://www.topgear.com.ph/news/all-new-chrysler-300-sedan-revealed). . . but I would like to.

See, the problem that I find in your products is that they are underwhelming when compared to their rivals and time has shown they are exquisite examples of reliability time-bombs, with your engines that tire after 100,000 miles and transmissions that seem too made of papier-mâché and tin foil. . . The fact is, your cars are disposable and I haven’t seen much in the past 3 decades that has swayed me from coming to this conclusion.

One very lucky driver

This accident occurred north of Deer Lodge on I-90. The driver was appx 22 year old guy heading east to College. He had left central Washington early in the morning.

He fell asleep at the wheel and drifted off the shoulder hitting the end of the section of guard rail.

The guard rail came through the right headlight, engine compartment, firewall, glove box, passenger seat, rear seat and exited out the driver’s side rear window.

That is 120 LF of guard rail that threaded through the suburban.

No passengers and the driver was not injured.

Before you make another joke about Toyota.

I know that it makes no point to argue, so I’ve decided to research this issue and see what really up and provide some facts to help me and you see what’s going on and give this whole incident some perspective.

First off, what I’ve found, is the incidents of sticking accelerators was vary small in proportion to the media fervor thrown at Toyota.

According to the NHTSA, of the 9 million cars recalled by Toyota, the total complaints brought against the company were an alleged total of 37.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2009%E2%80%932010_Toyota_vehicle_recalls