Skip to comments.U.S. Transportation Secretary: I Told My Daughter to Buy Japanese Car
Posted on 02/09/2011 4:11:09 PM PST by Nachum
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter to buy a Japanese car--a Toyota Sienna--and that she did so. LaHood's comment came as he announced the results of a 10-month long Department of Transportation study that was undertaken to determine whether electronic systems could have been responsible for reports of sudden acceleration in Toyota vehicles. The study determined that this was not the case. LaHood's statement that
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When she loses her job, she can eat her Jap car.
Smart move IMO.
I'm a Honda man, though.
Ray LaHood is the most incompetent official I’ve seen in my life!
what an ASS.
At the height of the “unintended acceleration” witch hunt, he told people NOT to buy Toyotas.
Ten bucks to the first person who can cite a pro-American position rendered by the Obama Administration.
I believe the car is built in the US by US non-union autoworkers.
Hell of a lot better than a damn government motor POS.
Of course they are just like ANY fascist government would be.
My conspiracy theory is that the unions, Obammunists, and the media sponsored the Toyota fiasco in order to discourage Americans from purchasing Toyotas and instead to buy US vehicles.
“Listen, honey... I’ll kick the snot out of Toyota, you know, really drag them through the mud, and of course they’ll have to LOWER their prices to get people back into the showroom, and then voila! That’s when you go and buy that new Sienna!”
I ain’t buying this “There ain’t to problem” BS. Several of those stories had the person not tounching anything with acceleration happening. To blame it on the driver’s smashing the accelerator instead of the brake is not holding water with me.
his positions are basically that we assume the position
I’m not saying it’s bad advice, but it directly contradicts what they were saying in December. These people have absolutely no idea what they’re doing.
At what cost to us; and what cost to Toyota?
Will anyone pay?
"These are times that try men's souls."
TMMI Princeton, Indiana (near Evansville)
Toyota makes awesome cars, and...right here in the good old USA. The Toyota mini-van is the best of the lot with a draw between the Toyota & Honda model mini-vans. Next is Chrysler T&C and Dodge Caravan and....last is Kia Sedona!!! All of them are great vehicles. GM is lost in the crowd, but then again GM has the “Obama” Volt, destined to failure from the gitgo!!! and....GM has another great problem. It’s called Ford Motor Company!!! Ford, with out Obama (the Dummy) was not content to sit with winners, the Ford 150 Series and the Mustang line, so....they came forward with the Fusion and the “new” Taurus and the “Escape”. Sad to say GM (Obama Government Motors) is just about DOA in the USA!!! FORMOCO is kicking butt big time in the good old USA!!! Bye, GM!!!
My opinion from the start.
Toyota Sienna’s are built in Princeton, Indiana.
PRINCETON, Ind. (January 20, 2010) Production of the all-new 2011 Sienna minivan is underway at Toyota Motor Manufacturing, Indiana (TMMI) in Princeton, Ind. Fully redesigned to meet the needs of consumers, the new Sienna was styled at Toyotas Calty Design Research Center in Newport Beach, Calif., and developed at the Toyota Technical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Production of the new Sienna, as well as Highlander production that began last October, is welcome news for the Indiana plant as it was underutilized during the current economic downturn.
Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in North America in 1957 and currently operates 14 manufacturing plants. Toyota directly employs nearly 41,000 in North America and its investment here is currently valued at more than $23 billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development, financial services and design. Toyota’s annual purchasing of parts, materials, goods and services from North American suppliers totals nearly $25 billion.
Toyota currently produces 12 vehicles in North America, including the Avalon, Camry, Corolla, Highlander, Matrix, RAV4, Sienna, Sequoia, Tacoma, Tundra, Venza and the Lexus RX 350.
Kids should have used Caddys or Crown Vics.
Excellent. She can move to Indiana and eat her Jap car there.
The last time I checked, most Toyotas (and certainly the Sienna) are built in the United States, and therefore are American.
In fact, one can reasonably argue that GM and Chrysler cars are NOT American, any more, as they represent Socialism, not America (at least as intended).
In fact, one could argue that the Sienna is MORE AMERICAN than even a Ford, as they are built by people who love America...rather than UAW types.
The Toyota Sienna is built by Americans in Princeton, Indiana.
Better she should buy a Chrysler T&C built by Canadians in Windsor, Ontario? Or a Chevrolet Avalanche built by Mexicans in Silao, Mexico?
I’ll NEVER put another penny into a “UAW/Democrat automobile”.
At least he told her to buy an American car.
Minivans: Chrysler Town&Country:Domestic Content 71% Toyota Sienna:Domestic Content 85%
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said today that he told his daughter
to buy a Japanese car—a Toyota Sienna—and that she did so.
LaHood knew the FALSE accussations against Toyota were a g-d-d-mned lie
perpetrated by Government Motors, Fiat-Whats-Left-of-Chrysler and Obama.
Otherwise, this father would never have allowed his “flesh-and-blood”
into a Toyota.
Time to refund Toyota’s penalties/fines.
And issue an official apology and explanation.
Don’t hold your breath Toyota. Just keep on and make money by selling
your usual quality, safer-than-most vehicle.
That will win the day.
If not the century/millenium.
“Revenge is a dish best served cold.”
But even for the guvmint of the USA, power corrupts. And their absolute power
“Excellent. She can move to Indiana and eat her Jap car there.”
SHE CAN MOVE TO DETROIT!
AND EAT HER JAP CAR THERE! LOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOLOL.......
“oh, no, Daddy, do I really have to LIVE here?”....