Toyota Motor Corporation Informative - Corporate Distance From The Vehicle Buyer
This is most likely true for all automotive companies but Toyota should represent a higher standards. First there is no control over who sells their vehicles. Dealing with Toyota dealers is like dealing with the bottom of the barrel, just one half step up from politicians. Nothing they say should be taken as true. Do your homework before shopping. I found by entering various zip codes along with having the Consumers Report print out determined the bottom line. I walked out of several dealerships when the salesperson insisted "this vehicle is hard to get, you'll have to commit today" HAH!
After you buy a Toyota don't expect long range quality. Now that they are made in the USA, the vehicles are equal only to USA manufacturers. My old TOYS still owned by a younger generation (made in Japan) are holding up well. The vehicle I bought will never make it just by assessing the materials and construction. Because my 2000 Tacoma was recalled (HEY Toyota what took you so long?) we ended up buying another only to take advantage of the incentives involved in the buyback. The truck is no equal to the 2000 in quality. I know one voice won't do much but I am definitely writing Toyota (Japan, not USA road blocks).
Hopefully enough disgusted new TOY owners will do the same. Perhaps then someone will listen.