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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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?”....