Hello All, . People often ask me why I dislike Asian cars especially Toyota's. This may sound negative but it's not bad if you realize why. I have had several and grew up with them and lots of VW aircooled EVERYTHING! I've owned several celicas, corollas, mk2 and a beloved 1984 P/U diesel that was stolen several times and finally made it to Mexico where I'm sure it's still running! I can tell you the inner workings of a 18-22re engine. I can quote to you the abstract descriptions of "the Toyota way" book and understand ALL of it. It wasn't until I become aware of the loss this country gave in men and woman to defeat Japan in college and in the military, just what we have lost as a culture. To me Toyota is the giant middle finger of japan pointed straight at us after we crushed them in WW2. I think that their quality is fantastic, it should be it's an American Idea! Their cars are a bit boring but understand that TAG is in the business of "making vehicles that fit a larger market of people in the world". These people could be described as "not car people". They just need a simple care free machine to get them to and fro. OK , but that is not reason enough. I could point out that I would rather stick with a company that keeps DEISEL POWER in the US. Companies like VW and Ford. BUT the big reason is we gave a national treasure to Japan , W. Edwards Deming http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/W._Edwards_Deming , and now in every item they produce I feel we as Americans "should be the Best in the car business". That being said I do realize it's our own fault and Ford along with many others tried to right the wrong with Dr. Deming. That's why I don't like them. Their success is the failure of the American culture. Not that we are a bad culture but our differences are vast from the Asian cultures. Even if we could have realized Dr. Deming's genius, we would not have been able to appreciate it and apply it like the Asain's did from the 1950's. Now we are the culture that is trouble. Funny the irony. Off the soap box. Thank you for the space.