80% of Toyota’s Still on the the Road
That is a very sad sign. The fact that this car dealer, who’s identity I’ll marginally protect, would put up such a sign shows a great deal of defensiveness over the 10 million Toyota’s being recalled. My original vehicle almost 30 years ago was a Toyota and I really liked that car. I drove it into the ground, literally – it split apart on the highway and dragged it’s frame. That was quite the experience. But other than that it was a great car and very repairable. One of the things I don’t like about the modern cars is how much the automakers have made them unserviceable by the user. Same with other things too. Sad.
We were just talking about this sort of thing over dinner the other night. The cars of today are only marginally better than they were 20 years ago. A lot of the problems they’re having with recalling vehicles seems to be related to pushing the envelope of innovation too hard. Instead they should make things that work and then keep using them rather than changing the parts every year. Get in a good rut and stay there.
My tractor on the other hand is estimated to last 40 years. Probably more with care. That I like. Auto makers need to take a lesson.
Outdoors: 53째F/30째F Sunny, Pig Walk up Sugar Mtn
Tiny Cottage: 69째F/63째F
Spark o’ Day: What did the spiritual leader say to the candy man? “First my son, you must have good caramel.” -WJ