:mrt: i thought that a majority of what toyota for the most part sells in the states is made here, i'm pretty sure there was a thread on this somewhere. don't gm and ford manufacture a lot of their domestic stuff.. in canada and mexico?Originally posted by tgagneguam@Jan 4 2004, 04:26 PM
Of all the auto companies out there, I seem to resent the success of Hyundai/Kia the most. I honestly cannot think of any car or truck in their lineups that I find even remotely attractive or competent. As JD Power studies indicate, they suck in quality and sales satisfaction, too. I would have a very hard time buying a Toyota or Honda (call it silly patriotism), but I can at least respect the many fine automobiles that Japanese, and to a lesser extent the Europeans, build. I cannot say this of Hyundai/Kia.
They may have it easy peddling their cheap wares down market, mostly because everyone, including the Japanese, walked away from the low end of the market. I predict that they're in for a rude awakening when they challenge everyone upmarket. I don't think their successes will be as easy to come by.
And just to be a bit more venomous, I think their concepts truly suck. They are unimaginative and plain ugly.
Other than that, I wish them the best!