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    Guess the car company

    the 53-year-old grandson of the company's founder, warned Friday that ?????? is one step away from "capitulation to irrelevance or death.
    "We have to listen to our customers and make better cars," he told reporters. The automaker's U.S. sales are down 28% through September versus 2008 levels. Canadian sales are down 18%.
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    It's probably not who you think it is.

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    The trouble with them is that they definitely do NOT listen to customer complaints about design and function.
    That caused me to go back to Ford for my new wheels. I sold my Toyota Sienna because it had the most uncomfortable seats of any car I have ever owned. The tilt and telescope steering wheel was a joke also. I wrote them about both items and they said that was being looked at--- they still must be looking because it is now 6 years later and they haven't improved either item.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    http://www.financialpost.com/story.html?id=2060541


    It's probably not who you think it is.

    Chip H.
    Every automaker is experiencing major sales declines and Toyota's no exception. But they have a lot more cash to burn through than most, so it'll take awhile before they are in the position of, say, GM.

    I do think Toyota has a burgeoning "GM" problem, though. Too much model overlap, too many models. I think Scion was a bad idea. Toyota needs three divisions as much as GM needs four.

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