I've owned all kinds - and my old 1988 New Yorker was quite possibly
the best car I've ever owned. Definitely for the price. Had a 3.0
liter MitsoShitty engine in it that went through 2 sets of cyl heads
in 180,000km - one under warranty before I bought it and one at my
cost - but was otherwise a totally satisfactory car. I've owned a lot
of earlier Chryslers too - all the way from 1953 on up - and currently
drive a PT Cruiser. Not a GREAT car, but dependable, and I do like it.
I've also owned Toyotas, Fords, VWs, and GMs, Peugeot, Renault -
BMC/Morris, you name it.
I probably won't go back to Ford for a while. I used to buy only Ford
Vans and Trucks when I need one but after hitting a string of three in
a row where I bought new Ford vehicles and the air conditioning
compressor went out just after the warranty expired I swore off buying
And remember when GM went through a stretch of bad Head Bolts. I had
one of those and blew the head gasket right after warranty. They
wouldn't help a bit even tho it was because one of those head bolts
broke. I haven't owned a GM vehicle since.
Toyota is still a good car. The defective part is made by CTS in
Indiana. The other supplier in Japan does NOT have defective gas pedals.
Why would you want an entire car made in America if it's like CTS parts.
It was probably sabotage by American car companies to eliminate their
competition. They can't stand it that Toyota is now bigger than GM.
I won't buy another Toyota. I won't forget the time I had to drive 60
miles to get their "special blend" of pink anti-freeze so I would not
void the warranty. A gallon of anti-freeze cost me $20, $10 for
gasoline, and 2 hours of my time. My new vehicle will be buying a
vehicle from a manufacturer where I can use the traditional
green-colored Prestone. I won't be buying *any* vehicle in the near
future--money is tight right now.
Geez, where do you live? I'm in the serious boonies and there's a Toyota
dealer less than 10 miles from my house. There's also at least 2 auto parts
stores within that same distance, and they have anti-freeze in many colors
and types (just bought some). To base a decision on a major purchase such as
a vehicle on what type of cheap consumables it uses seems quite
short-sighted to me.
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