Yeah, let's talk about Toyota. About how in the 80s their trucks were literally rusted when they unloaded them off the ship from Japan, and if you wanted bumpers you had to pay extra, and the 22R engine had the same power as the Briggs&Stratton on an American Craftsman lawn mower. Or about how in the 90s their trucks had frames that were literally folding in half like a lawn chair and the suspension on the Camry would fail in 20,000 miles and the car would bounce like a po-go stick down the highway. Or about how in the 00s they started buying back trucks from consumers in a massive publicized recall campaign, and the new Tundra was breaking crankshafts and rear ends from normal use, and the plastic beds on the Tacomas were cracking under normal use, and the head gaskets on the 4.0L V6 were blowing out just beyond warranty expiration, and the exhaust manifolds on the 4.7L V8 cracked and fell apart before 100,000 miles, and the company as a whole was leading the world in vehicle recalls because they are over-hyped junk.Well, we were going to leave this morning for a Jeep trip up to Mingus mountain, but the right side passenger seat stuck full forward. Instead l drove it to the dealership,they said to bring it back Monday, the glove box is broken the air vents are loose the tranny shifts weird, it’s a piece of crap! The only good thing is it reminds me of why I started buying Toyota’s back in the 90’s, anyone interested in a good deal on a 18 JL 2 door less than 3k miles ?
Ah, owned a Toy truck with the 22R which was used in MANY Toys. By 80k miles it was slinging oil like crazy so thought the front engine cover was bad. Went to a parts store and they used them as delivery trucks - nope, just need to replace the gasket since it was a common fail item. I replaced the alternator, starter, EVERY ball joint, a u-joint and other items I can't recall by 80k miles.Yeah, let's talk about Toyota. About how in the 80s their trucks were literally rusted when they unloaded them off the ship from Japan, and if you wanted bumpers you had to pay extra, and the 22R engine had the same power as the Briggs&Stratton on an American Craftsman lawn mower.