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    Haugen
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    Finally bought my first Toyota after many years of Fords.  So, with 1,000 miles on the 2006 Rav4 the radio had to be replaced – common problem, but covered as a TSB, not a recall.  The cupholders are unusable – go to a dealer and check out the design of the driver/passenger cupholders – physically impossible for the design to work, cups just fall over. Now with 10,000 miles, no other problems so far…….
    Check out all the blogging around the 2007 Camry transmission problems, and don’t forget about the Lexus sluge problem – plenty of pissed off former Toyota valued customers there.
    Point is, yes Toyota has a great system, and they build pretty reliable cars, but they still f’up like everyone else.  Not as often, but when it is your car it still hurts.  I like my Rav4, but I sure wouldn’t buy a 2007 Camry with the 6-speed auto based on the web complaints.

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    #148644

    Ang
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    “Everyday I think about what he meant to us. Deming is the core of our management.”-Dr. Shoichiro Toyoda, Founder and Chairman, Toyota Motor Corporation

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    #148663

    luke
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    Right! Here’s something for you to consider:

    Joe Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock
    (MADE IN JAPAN) for 6am. While his coffeepot (MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor (MADE IN HONG KONG). He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA), designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE) and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA). After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator (MADE IN MEXICO) to see how much he could spend today. After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN) to the radio (MADE IN INDIA) he got in his car (MADE IN GERMANY) filled it with GAS from Saudi Arabia and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day checking his Computer (Made In Malaysia), Joe decided to relax for a while. He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL) poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE) and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA), and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job in.AMERICA…..

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    #148664

    Joe BB
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    Luke,
    What are you doing using my last name?
    Are you making fun of what a loser I am?

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    #148665

    Tierradentro
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    Agree.Good  system is  great ,but  what about  the  products (the  most  important)?I’m  driving  a Honda since 8  years,havn’t  faced any  type  of  trouble  sofar?Why nobody is praisng the HPS.Just  because Honda  Company is “Walking  the  Talk” and  Toyota is  “talking  the  talk”.Do  you  agree???????????

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    #148674

    luke
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    If what you say has any validity, that a Quality Expert like Harry can help in the selling of America, then it was Deming who made the initial sale: “The most famous name in Japanese quality control (Deming) is American.”
    Here’s something else for you to consider:

    Foreign Financing of US Government DebtThis data comes from the US Treasury – Current as of June, 2006

    OWNERSHIP OF U.S. FEDERAL GOVERNMENT PUBLIC DEBT (Billions of USD)

    June 2006

    June 2005

    Japan

    635.3

    667.1

    China

    327.7

    298

    United Kingdom

    201.4

    58.8

    Oil Exporters

    101.5

    68.5

    Korea

    68.9

    63

    Taiwan

    67.1

    67.8

    Caribbean Banking Centers 

    60.3

    70.9

    Hong Kong

    48.8

    44.5

    Germany

    48.3

    44.1

    Mexico

    46

    29

    Canada

    41.3

    18.5

    Luxembourg

    37.4

    38.8

    Singapore

    34.6

    34.4

    Brazil

    33.4

    22.1

    Switzerland

    30.6

    34.9

    France

    28.9

    23.2

    Ireland

    20

    22.2

    Turkey

    19.1

    15.3

    Sweden

    18.2

    16.9

    Netherlands

    16.9

    19.1

    Belgium

    16.9

    15.4

    Thailand

    15.8

    16.3

    Italy

    15.2

    13.1

    India

    12.5

    13.3

    Poland

    11.4

    12.4

    Israel

    11.4

    10.9

    All Other

    120.8

    139

    Grand Total Foreign Holdings

    2089.7

    1877.5

    Total US Public Debt
    4,797

    4,528

      % of Foreign Holdings

    44%

    41%
     
    Caribbean Banking Centers include Bahamas, Bermuda, Cayman Islands, Netherlands Antilles and PanamaOil exporters include Ecuador, Venezuela, Indonesia, Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Algeria, Gabon, Libya, and Nigeria.

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