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Old 17 Mar 2010, 11:31 am   #1 (permalink)
hibb
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Heading over today to get the recall work done on my 2009 Matrix. I
just hope this actually is the fix and my car doesn't go off a crazy
on me.

Just for fun I think I will walk over to the Honda dealer next door
and look around to kill time while they are working on my Matrix.

Any more of you die hard Toyota fans looking to maybe change brands
next time around?

David

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Old 17 Mar 2010, 09:18 pm   #2 (permalink)
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On Mar 17, 1:31*pm, hibb <ShyPic...@aol.com> wrote:
> Heading over today to get the recall work done on my 2009 Matrix. I
> just hope this actually is the fix and my car doesn't go off a crazy
> on me.
>
> Just for fun I think I will walk over to the Honda dealer next door
> and look around to kill time while they are working on my Matrix.
>
> Any more of you die hard Toyota fans looking to maybe change brands
> next time around?
>
> David


Nope, I'm quite happy with my Toyota. I'm sure they will get this mess
figured out.
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Old 19 Mar 2010, 09:44 am   #3 (permalink)
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"hibb" <ShyPicker@aol.com> wrote in message
news:96ea0ed0-61f1-4bbf-a4c5-421ae83d4a3b@d2g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
> Heading over today to get the recall work done on my 2009 Matrix. I
> just hope this actually is the fix and my car doesn't go off a crazy
> on me.
>
> Just for fun I think I will walk over to the Honda dealer next door
> and look around to kill time while they are working on my Matrix.
>
> Any more of you die hard Toyota fans looking to maybe change brands
> next time around?
>
> David


Nope. At this point both of our Toyotas are essentially flawless.
Now that some of the reported "incidents" are being suspected as hoaxes,
I am content to wait a while and see what really comes of this.

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Old 19 Mar 2010, 12:02 pm   #4 (permalink)
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On Mar 19, 10:44*am, "hls" <h...@nospam.nix> wrote:
> "hibb" <ShyPic...@aol.com> wrote in message
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> news:96ea0ed0-61f1-4bbf-a4c5-421ae83d4a3b@d2g2000yqa.googlegroups.com...
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> > Heading over today to get the recall work done on my 2009 Matrix. I
> > just hope this actually is the fix and my car doesn't go off a crazy
> > on me.

>
>
> > Just for fun I think I will walk over to the Honda dealer next door
> > and look around to kill time while they are working on my Matrix.

>
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> > Any more of you die hard Toyota fans looking to maybe change brands
> > next time around?

>
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> > David

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> Nope. *At this point both of our Toyotas are essentially flawless.
> Now that some of the reported "incidents" are being suspected as hoaxes,
> I am content to wait a while and see what really comes of this.
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>
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Well, mine is practically new so I won't be changing vehicles for a
while anyway. Time will tell how this all turns out. Plus, like you
said, those hoaxes don't help the matter at all and makes ye wonder
just how big the problem is.

While I was waiting, I had a chat with the salesman who I have know
since he was a kid. I asked him if he had heard the total number of
reported incidents where the throttle problem has happened. He did not
know.

I asked the customer service person if my tires should have lasted
more than 15k miles even if I did not get the tires rotated every 5k
miles. He said that Toyota puts a softer tire on their cars to improve
the ride for sales purposes. He said they are not expected to last a
long time. Before I left, he invited my wife and me to attend services
at his church.

David

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Old 19 Mar 2010, 06:29 pm   #5 (permalink)
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"hibb" <ShyPicker@aol.com> wrote in message news:bc018c9e-f34c-49ff-842d-
I asked the customer service person if my tires should have lasted
more than 15k miles even if I did not get the tires rotated every 5k
miles. He said that Toyota puts a softer tire on their cars to improve
the ride for sales purposes. He said they are not expected to last a
long time. Before I left, he invited my wife and me to attend services
at his church.

David

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Our first set of tires were super sticky Michelins, and they did not last
past 30K.. I have replaced them with the best Kumhos, and they
have been superior in every respect.

They should last 60-70K.

I had intended to buy a Porsche, and they have the same philosophy...
high performance tires, which - if you can afford a Porsche - you
can afford to replace..

There are alternatives to the performance Michelins. You just need to
look for them.

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Old 05 Apr 2010, 06:42 pm   #6 (permalink)
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In news:alt.autos.toyota.camry, hibb <ShyPicker@aol.com> posted on Wed, 17
Mar 2010 09:31:23 -0700 (PDT) the following:

> Heading over today to get the recall work done on my 2009 Matrix. I
> just hope this actually is the fix and my car doesn't go off a crazy
> on me.
>
> Just for fun I think I will walk over to the Honda dealer next door
> and look around to kill time while they are working on my Matrix.
>
> Any more of you die hard Toyota fans looking to maybe change brands
> next time around?


I've got a 2007 Camry with almost 106,000 miles on it. I've never had a
problem with a sticking gas pedal, and I've had it since it had 60 miles
on it. Even though I got a recall letter, I'm not taking it in. If it
starts sticking, then I'll take it in.

My friend also has a 2007 Camry, and he said his gas pedal stuck three
times, but he put his foot under the pedal to lift it from the floor.
Strange how other people didn't think to do that, themselves.

On a side note, when the car was new, I noticed a "ticking" noise coming
out from under the hood. I told the service writer about it, and they had
a mechanic look at it, but they said nothing was wrong. By the time I was
up to near 100,000 miles, the same ticking had gotten a lot louder, so I
took it in again. They said it was a bad pulley, and then I was charged
to fix something that, to me, was obviously defective from the start.
Also, they said the water pump was leaking and it had to be replaced. So
the pulley and the water pump are all that's gone wrong with it. I just
wonder if the bad pulley might have damaged the water pump. I'm not sure
where that pulley sits in relation to the water pump, but if it introduced
an unusual vibration that transferred to the water pump, I can see why it
might cause some leakage. I hope they put a factory-grade water pump back
on it and not some piece of trash aftermarket crap.

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