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nickinSTL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jan-28-10 09:36 PM
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38. I do. A 1988 Corolla.
Still runs well while there are almost no American cars that old still on the road.

It's rusting, and I'll have to replace it in the next year or two, but I will almost certainly buy another Toyota - used (as all of my cars have been).

Despite the current issues with some models, Toyotas have been one of the most reliable brands over many years, and I have no qualms about buying another one.

My other car is a Hyundai, which is pretty good now that some of the problems have been ironed out with it (had some major issues early on) - and actually have to take it in next week due to a recall, but it doesn't make me like Hyundais the way I do Toyotas.

I don't get the people bashing Toyota here. It's always seemed to me that while the CEOs of American car manufacturers were lining their pockets, Toyota was putting large amounts of money into R&D and making better, more reliable cars - instead of the junk most American companies have been turning out. I won't buy American just to buy American - I don't want to be taking my car to the shop every month.

And...doesn't seem to me it makes a damn bit of difference on the American/foreign car continuum buying used anyway. I only take my cars to a dealer if there's warrantied repairs or a recall, anyway.
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