Friday, January 29, 2010

Toyota's Woes

I received a number of e-mail messages today from Car Rental Vendors who wanted to assure me, in face of the Toyota recall, that they were able to meet demand and not to worry.

From Avis:

We further want to emphasize that only certain Toyota makes and models, in addition to the Pontiac Vibe, are affected by the recall. Those Toyota vehicles that are not affected will continue to be offered for rental; however, if you are uncomfortable driving a Toyota vehicle, we will make every effort to offer you an alternative vehicle if one is available.

I am sure the line "are uncomfortable driving a Toyota vehicle" makes Toyota shareholders pretty uncomfortable too.

The big winner?  The Pontiac Vibe -- we already knew it was a bad vehicle but the Pontiac company is pretty safe from a lower public perception, having already been thrown into the wood chipper by GM.

Cory Trese
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At Friday, January 29, 2010 2:08:00 PM, Blogger said...

I bought a Toyota Yaris back in October, and am extremely relieved that this model is not on the recall list. I think the recall will have a damaging effect on the the short-term, but this will lessen over time.


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