posted on Jan, 7 2008 @ 04:15 PM
I swear by Toyota still to be honest.
In 18 months I put 80,000 miles on a 2001 MR2 (2 seater convertible, not sure you have it in the States), and it didn't need as much as an oil
change. It was, just perfect...
I now have one of the very last off the line TF 300 MR2's (2006), and it too showing to be every bit as good as the first one.
My sister has a RAV4 too, she has done 40,000 miles in a year and it too looks like new. I'd never doubt Toyota at all these days.
Conversely... My mother swears by Mercedes, and has a new one every year. Well, I should say 'Had' a new one every year.
She usually went for CLK's 280's and put about 6-8000 miles on them in the year. I have to ask why each and every one she had ended up with at least
one issue every 2 months...
Broken radio, flat battery, malfunctioning electric windows, *very* flakey paint... you name it. Put her off for life!
At the moment she is running around in a Renaultsport Clio 182 Cup. Cheap, Bloody quick, and no issues at all in 45,000 miles thankfully!
All in all, I'd never hesitate buying a Toyota.