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Toyota retakes global auto sales crown from GM

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Toyotas last longer, hold re sale value and fit the working folks budgets! #1 son has one "Made in Cambridge Ontario" Toyota employs Canadians while GM threatens closures for government bribes, and builds crappy gasoline guzzling monsters that fall apart in no time. Good for Toyota they at least shoe Ethics, honest dealings and a quality product.

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Really Bruce ??? "Good for Toyota they at least shoe (sic) Ethics, honest dealings and a quality product. Didn't they just pony up more than $1 Billion US Dollars to settle their numerous charges of "sudden accelerations" mess ??? Only uneducated "sheeples" still buy Toyotas- known more for their recalls, predatory practices, whining, and lame excuses over the past two decades. nope- I'll keep my Fords thank you very much... The best selling vehicles "ever" !

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Only uneducated "sheeples" still buy Toyotas- known more for their recalls, predatory practices, whining, and lame excuses over the past two decades. nope- I'll keep my Fords thank you very much... The best selling vehicles "ever" !

Um, Toyota dominated the list of best-selling vehicles in the U.S. with six models in the top 27 vehicles sold.

http://www.businessinsider.com/the-best-selling-cars-and-trucks-in-america-2012-8?op=1

Based on problems reported per 100 vehicles, Lexus is the most dependable manufacturer.Toyota was fourth above eighth Ford.

http://www.cars.com/go/advice/Story.jsp?section=buy&story=topDependBrd&subject=most_depend

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Nice report. I still won't buy one. I value my life and the safety of my family and friends too much.

I prefer something safer. Ford and GM are building safer cars.

Toyota Prius = Silent Ninja like Christine.

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Um- From November 2009 through 2010, Toyota recalled more than 9 million cars and trucks worldwide in several recall campaigns, and briefly halted production and sales

On October 10, 2012 Toyota announced the recall of about 7.43 million vehicles worldwide

Makes ya wonder if any of those folks "reported problems with their Toyotas" ??? In addition...

Production output for Toyota in FY 2011- Down !

Revenue for Toyota in 2012- Down !

Operating income for Toyota in 2012- Down !

AND... Profit for Toyota in 2012- Down !

Much like Sony, Sega, Panasonic etc- Japanese firms simply can't compete in today's global market. They lack the ingenuity, creativity, and basic desire to compete in today's economy's- unlike the Koreans- who have adapted very well.

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Makes ya wonder if any of those folks "reported problems with their Toyotas" ???

People keep buying them. Look at the title of the article:

Toyota has once again dethroned General Motors as the world’s top-selling automaker.

Ford has had its share of recalls:

http://www.ford-trucks.com/recalls/recall.php/m-FORD

http://www.motortrend.com/new_cars/07/ford/recalls/

Ford is already recalling 2013 cars.

http://www.nbcnews.com/business/ford-recalls-escapes-fusions-engine-fire-risk-1C7376580

Japanese firms simply can't compete in today's global market

Toyota is the world's top seller. Sorry Bub, that is the definition of being able to compete in today's global market.

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Yes Slumdog- People keep buying them... That was my point- the sheeples and uneducated do continue to keep buying them. And they will continue to suffer the massive number of recalls and risk the lives of themselves, family, friends, and others on the road with these defective products Toyota insists on producing. Many out there have bought into the myth of Toyota- it eventually cost the CEO's and Executives billions in fines and penalties. In addition- all economic indicators are down across the board- Sorry Bub- we obviously have a different set of criteria for 'competing in the global market.

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Dezertfox,

Using the word 'sheeple' does nothing for your argument. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Larger and larger numbers of people are buying Toyotas. Lexus and other Japanese cars because they are of good quailty at a reasonable price. Contrary to what you would have us believe, people do not buy inferior products for long. They just don't. As I wrote, your beloved Ford has already suffered recalls that can cause the engine to catch fire. Did you even look at the links I provided for you?

Sorry Bub- we obviously have a different set of criteria for 'competing in the global market.

Yeah, I guess so. You see, the rest of the world and I think selling more cars than the competition is a sign of being able to compete.

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Slumdog- ummm, just the name alone does nothing for your 'argument". So, if I may close on this...

the rest of the world and I think selling more cars than the competition is a sign of being able to compete.

Well- the rest of the world and I think... making a profit is a sign of being able to compete. Sell all you want- but if recalls, fines, and shady business practices affect your operation- you are doomed... just ask Mitsubishi Motors !

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Someone's not happy with this news.

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BTW- all this gloating by Toyota- Imagine if the Americans restricted their access to the US market the way the Japanese do to foreign automakers in Japan ! And considering the numerous recalls, fines, penalties, court cases- it very well could (should) lead to that.

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Toyota is gloating?

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Yeah, let's restrict Japanese cars in the US! It's not like thousands of Americans will lose their jobs or anything.

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Yeah, let's restrict Japanese cars in the US! It's not like thousands of Americans will lose their jobs or anything.

Exactly.

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Imagine if the Americans restricted their access to the US market

According to this very article, they would be hurting themselves. Not sure why you think this would be good for the US.

Toyota builds 70% of the cars it sells in the U.S. in North America, including the Corolla.

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Well- the rest of the world and I think... making a profit is a sign of being able to compete.

Great.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-18001493

Toyota's fourth quarter profits have jumped five-fold amid a recovery from last year's natural disasters and a pick up in the US car market.

So, it seems that not only is Toyota the largest selling, its profits have gone up too, even with factors such as the Tohoku disaster.

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Note- almost 50% of Toyota's sold in the US are made in Japan ! In 2007, almost 2 million Toyota's were sold in the US- That's a lot of jobs for US citizens !

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That's a lot of jobs for US citizens !

So, any reason why you would want them to disappear?

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"any reason why you would want them to disappear?"

Uhhh --- Safety perhaps ???

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Uhhh --- Safety perhaps ???

Better start banning US cars too then.

http://www.automotiveaddicts.com/11879/the-largest-auto-recalls-in-history-chart

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Better start banning US cars too then.

Too true.

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Hmmm- I don't recall any US auto company flooding foreign markets with the numbers of defective products like Toyota has these past few years- no, I'm certain of it ! And then to have Toyota executives lie about it ??? Oh the national shame ! But hey- people are still buying them. Keep yer Toyotas rogoteye- I'm sure you have your reasons.

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But hey- people are still buying them. Keep yer Toyotas rogoteye- I'm sure you have your reasons.

Because it's good quality? Unless you hate quality products.

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Because it's good quality?

This is the reason.

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by the look of some comments above i can only say hat haters are going to hate. For those who claim that Toyota is taking jobs away from Americans, i think you forgot to consider how many job opportunities it offered to ppl by opening factories and dealers.

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Note- almost 50% of Toyota's sold in the US are made in Japan ! In 2007,

Note-According to this very article Toyota builds 70% of the cars it sells in the U.S. in North America, including the Corolla.

If Toyota were to be run out of the US as you claim, where do you think all those workers would get jobs? That is what I meant by my response above. Any other mistaken information you want to lay on us?

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FOR ALL YOU IGNORANTS THAT KEEP HARPING ON ABOUT TOYOTAS ACCELERATOR PROBLEMS, IT WAS PROVEN BY NASA THAT THERE WASNT ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE ACCELERATOR OR THE SOFTWARE RUNNING IT, BUT UNFORTUNATELY THE DAMAGE WAS ALREADY DONE BY THE TIME THE RESEARCH WAS COMPLETED. THE F END

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Dezertfox13

Hmmm- I don't recall any US auto company flooding foreign markets

I don't recall any US auto company flooding a foreign market with their cars PERIOD LoL

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But GM retook the sales crown in 2011 when Toyota’s factories were slowed by an earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The disaster left Toyota dealers with few cars to sell. The company has since recovered.

Its like winning against injured Usain Bolt.....lol GM knew they will be thrown off the top spot soon. And all the Toyota bashers should know the numbers count. Does GM or Ford sell more cars in Japan than what Toyota sells in US? And stop that recall whinning, that is part of auto industry and educated people know this very well that giving large number of recall only increases your respect among customers.

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Waxman

Does GM or Ford sell more cars in Japan than what Toyota sells in US?

In the early 70's they did. I don't have the breakdowns but US made cars were the top selling imported cars with 300,000 units. They were mostly Ford Lincon Continetals and Cadilacs used as limos. The tide turn around the mid 70's and early 80's when the oil shock hit the globe. Japanese cars were favored for it's fuel effeciency, performance and reliability which are still the major factors Japanese cars are chosen today. In those days some cars were also selected for it's style like the Nissan Z and/or Toyota Supera. Even today the Subaru Impressa and/or Mitsubishi Revo will outrun any US made muscle car.

The major reason US auto manufacturers saw a down fall is because they did not do marketing nor R&D in fuel effeniency. If Japan has a lost decade, the US auto manufacturers has lost three decades and still not able to get back on it's feet.

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Dezertfox13Jan. 15, 2013 - 02:45PM JST That's a lot of jobs for US citizens !

You mean alot of Mexican jobs? Toyota hold their value, run forever, get you there and at better mpg than most. Oh look at your Ford, Say's "Made in Mexico" and 16+ million recalls for Ford?

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Dezertfox...what happened to your GM Chevy Volt...$10K rebate??? and nobody wants it? If Volt is good as it was advertised, they would've sold every one of them. However, Volt is crappy and full of problem imitation of Prius and this is the best GM could do? The effort and result of GM Volt shows how far back their technology is compared to Toyota.

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SamuraiBlueJan. 16, 2013 - 12:02PM JST Even today the Subaru Impressa and/or Mitsubishi Revo will outrun any US made muscle car.

Who are you trying to fool? Do you know anything about performance cars? Do you know anything about Corvette Z06. Even the standard $49K Corvette runs at 12.8 in quarter mile drag strip. Subaru WRX ST-I and Mitsubishi Evo is a great car, but still a small 4 cylinder engine and will not keep with with Z06 by far.

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sfjp330

Take the Corvette, Subaru WRX ST-I and Mitsubishi Evo to the circuit and have them go for a 20 laps sprint race and see which car will win. The Corvette may do good on the straight but once at the curves the car will immediately go into a spin. Cars are suppose to be made to go fast on curves as well on the straights.

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i knew they will be thrown off the top spot soon. And all the Toyota bashers should know the numbers count. Does GM or Ford sell more cars in Japan than what Toyota sells in US. this also more in india and china

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