> The one thing consumers don't want to hear is cover-ups. ?Toyota will
> survive with high regard thru the current troubled recalls, unless it's
> found by the media there were cover-ups, or profits before safety. I doubt
> consumers will place Toyota quality so high if cover-ups and government
> negotiations are true....
Having worked for Honda in the past, I really think they wouldn't have
made the same mistakes (watch the headlines tomorrow - I'm always
wrong). I think Toyota has grown too quickly and become westernized
too quickly. I would buy a Toyota today if they had a model I wanted.
But I know Honda is more deliberate and makes changes slowly. I have
seen the people who build Accords. They're less intelligent, less
motivated and less...tolerable than any people I've ever had to work
around. The difference is in quality control. They don't (for the most
part) let lemons go out the door. Also, there's the engineering. The
designs are just solid. The "trouble" with Honda is that they'll
introduce a new Accord and that's it. And it really isn''t that
different from the previous one. Toyota come up with exciting stuff.
Honda has always been about the long run. They're content to get you
ten years from now, even if they can't get you today.