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Old 07-06-10, 11:23 AM   #1
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Toyota and Lexus owners:

Did you get your gas pedal fixed yet?

Just a reminder...
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Old 07-06-10, 11:26 AM   #2
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I bought a T shirt that says, "Once you drive one, you can't stop."
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Old 07-06-10, 12:02 PM   #3
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Nope.

Technically, it is a Pontiac. So Toyota (convenient to me) refused to fix it. GM, of course, has offered.
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Old 07-06-10, 12:23 PM   #4
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Once you're finished getting your gas pedal fixed, you may as well leave the car at the dealership for a while.
Luckily, neither of mine has that issue. I got the notice this morning, which is what reminded me of the gas pedal recall.


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Old 07-06-10, 01:03 PM   #5
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Yes, but I've never had a problem.
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Old 07-06-10, 04:02 PM   #6
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Last Toyota(Tercel) we had lasted 20 years and we gave it to a needy family.
Am I supposed to forgive GM for the crap and bad service over the last 25 years?Certain corperations will inflate the ongoing Toyota situation to their benefit.
Hey GM,how many drivers died in the 90's over your anti-lock brake system you failed to warranty or correct properly?Thank God I had an emergency brake that worked.
Worlds best case of the pot calling the kettle black.

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Old 07-06-10, 05:22 PM   #7
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Hmmm, seems even with government-aid in free subsidies and media-propaganda against the competition, G M still can't get it right:

Fire Hazard Forces Broad G.M. Recall
GM Recalls 1.3 Million Compact Cars for Power Steering Problem
GM recalling 59,000 2010 Chevy Equinox, GMC Terrain CUVs
GM’s SKorean unit recalling nearly 60,000 vehicles
GM recalls over 126,000 Hummer H3s
GM recalls 139131 Cadillac CTS over ruptured brake-lines
GM Recalling Vehicles To Fix Shift Lever Problem
GM recalling select 2010 Cadillac SRX crossovers over engine failure fears
GM issues recalls for Corvette, Equinox, GMC Terrain (roof flies off)
GM recalling 53,000 Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion, and Pontiac G5 models over fuel leak concern
Chrysler to recall about 600,000 Jeeps, minivans

GM's other competitors aren't safe either
Chrysler Recalls Dodge Caliber Over Sticky Pedals
U.S. probes Ford Fusion on reports of trapped pedals



By the end of the year, even with the media-blitz against Toyota, GM will still have more recalled autos with more problems. Personally I recommend staying clear of the whole lot and buy European-made autos (except for BMW).

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The Volt looks cool, but I want to wait 1-2 model years to see how it fares in day to day driving. Other than that, if I have the cash, maybe a Camaro or Corvette for old time's sake.
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Old 07-06-10, 06:46 PM   #9
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I'd like the ZR-1 'vette with the motor designed by Lotus and built by Mercury Marine... When I did the Open Track Challenge in 2002, there was a guy with one that had a twin-turbo conversion!
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... Personally I recommend staying clear of the whole lot and buy European-made autos (except for BMW).
Yeah - something reliable, like a VW.
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Yeah - something reliable, like a VW.
Actually, I was thinking of MB. The 190E and '84 Supra were the only cars I had that lasted over 10-years and 250k-miles. Apart from maintenance items like oil, coolant, brake-pads, timing-belts, the only repair I had to do during that entire time on the Supra was to replace the alternator. Nothing else I've had or anyone I know have ever had did as well. To be fair to BMW, I did have the ultimate performance package where they wrung every last bit of power out of the engine. The same engine in the M-Coupe was detuned slightly and had much, much better reliability. But 3 engine-swaps in one year was a little too much for me.

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Old 07-06-10, 08:03 PM   #12
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Yeah - something reliable, like a VW.
Once they moved production to Mexico VW was plagued with problems and lost @60% of their customers.
Sad way for a former reliable company to end up.
Buy "Merican",get your made in Mexico Ford Fusion!
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