What the hell is going on with Toyota? Look, Toyota, we depend on a few things staying the same so we can keep our bearings: Ford and GM stumbling around while they build some cars, George Bush hating black people, and Toyota building boring but wonderfully trouble-free cars. Hello? Toyota? Didn't you get the memo? Ford and GM are doing their part. The entire Bush family is doing their part. Why can't you hold up your end of the deal?
Look, T, here's the deal: Americans want to buy cars from American companies. It feels good. Crap, it almost feels patriotic. But rationality (rationality is 4' 2") grabs hold and says, "What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?"
What is up with the big T? Getting lazy? No, we bet it's the result of growing too fast. There's not enough time to train people properly and not enough time to check everything for Toyota's normal level of perfection. It'll be interesting to see how Toyota fixes this. Not just technically, but perceptionally.