Toyota RAV4 Forums banner

1 - 7 of 7 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,995 Posts
What's up with car designers??? Do they all work together or what??? New SUVs are coming out looking like clones of each other. Doesn't anybody have any imagination anymore?? Whoever is deciding what design is unique, needs to stop smoking weird stuff :twisted:
 

·
Super Moderator
Joined
·
1,559 Posts
Discussion Starter #5
Kelly Smith said:
Hyundai has come a long ways in quality over the past few years. Rumor has it that they hired quite a few top Toyota engineers a few years ago :?

http://www.jdpower.com/special/powerreport/hyundai/hyunindex.asp
http://www.edmunds.com/help/about/press/101876/article.html
http://www.consumeraffairs.com/news04/gm_hyundai_score.html
Yep... the President of Toyota has gone on record stating that it's not GM that he's worried about (taking away their number one position is a foregone conclusion within a year or two) -- it's Hyundai that's they're watching closely.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3,066 Posts
I too have heard the reports and at present it still is not a Toyota.

I look for reports that show a cars reliability over 3 year period and not 3 or months of testing. So time will tell.

True Hyundai is making a great and reliable cars for the money and with many small vehicles will definitely do well in future sales due to high gas prices.

Here is another very important aspect, safety:

http://www.safecarguide.com/mak/toyota_us/idx.htm

http://www.safecarguide.com/mak/hyundai/idx.htm


Here are some cars that have a good used car rating.

_______________________

CR Good Bets
The best of both worlds

These are models that have performed well in Consumer Reports road tests over the years and have proved to have several or more years of better-than-average Used Car Verdict. They are listed alphabetically.


Acura Integra
Acura MDX
Acura RL
Acura RSX
Acura TL
BMW Z3, Z4
Buick Regal
Chevrolet Prizm
Ford Crown Victoria
Ford Escort
Mustang (V8)
Honda Accord
Honda Civic
Honda Civic Hybrid
Honda CR-V
Honda Element
Honda Odyssey
Honda Pilot
Honda Prelude
Honda S2000
Infiniti FX35 (V6)
Infiniti G20


Infiniti G35
Infiniti I30, I35
Infiniti QX4
Lexus ES300, ES330
Lexus GS300/GS400, GS430
Lexus IS300
Lexus GX470
Lexus LS400, LS430
Lexus RX300, RX330
Lincoln Town Car
Mazda Millenia
Mazda MX-5 Miata
Mazda Protegé
Mercury Grand Marquis
Mitsubishi Galant
Nissan Altima
Nissan Maxima
Nissan Murano
Nissan Pathfinder
Pontiac Vibe

Subaru Forester
Subaru Impreza
Subaru Impreza
WRX, STi
Subaru Legacy
Subaru Outback
Toyota 4Runner
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry
Toyota Camry Solara
Toyota Celica
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Echo
Toyota Highlander
Toyota Land Cruiser
Toyota Matrix
Toyota Prius
Toyota RAV4
Toyota Sequoia
Toyota Sienna
Toyota Tundra
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
471 Posts
garfieldgurl said:
What's up with car designers??? Do they all work together or what??? New SUVs are coming out looking like clones of each other. Doesn't anybody have any imagination anymore?? Whoever is deciding what design is unique, needs to stop smoking weird stuff :twisted:
exactly what I was thinking. today I saw for first time Yaris at dealership when I was working. It has the EXACTLY same rear design as 06 RAV!!!!!
 
1 - 7 of 7 Posts
Top