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(Marketwatch)   Toyota profit in the 2Q wildly accelerates   (marketwatch.com) divider line 15
    More: Spiffy, domestic market, local currency, yen, Toyota  
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2013-08-02 09:37:09 AM  
Ya know, for some reason I am starting to get really tired of hearing companies posting profit numbers as "spiffy". I rather hear a company make the decision to treat their employees correctly (rewarding employees with raises, vacation time, and possibly profit sharing for being hardworking) and ethically, that would be a "spiffy". This story is just an "interesting".
 
2013-08-02 10:25:31 AM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Ya know, for some reason I am starting to get really tired of hearing companies posting profit numbers as "spiffy". I rather hear a company make the decision to treat their employees correctly (rewarding employees with raises, vacation time, and possibly profit sharing for being hardworking) and ethically, that would be a "spiffy". This story is just an "interesting".


My brother is an engineer for Toyota and they do treat he and his coworkers very well.
 
2013-08-02 10:25:33 AM  
Stock is trading at $129.79.   That's Spiffy for the employees and share holders.
 
2013-08-02 10:39:47 AM  
THEIR STOCK PRICES ARE OUT OF CONTROL AND HEADING RIGHT FOR THE FARMER'S MARKET!!!11!!
 
2013-08-02 12:35:28 PM  

nogalltogether: DarkSoulNoHope: Ya know, for some reason I am starting to get really tired of hearing companies posting profit numbers as "spiffy". I rather hear a company make the decision to treat their employees correctly (rewarding employees with raises, vacation time, and possibly profit sharing for being hardworking) and ethically, that would be a "spiffy". This story is just an "interesting".

My brother is an engineer for Toyota and they do treat he and his coworkers very well.


That's a "spiffy" then. :) Just tell your brother to fix the issues with the Yaris, seems like that car was going to be on the top of my purchase list due to inexpensiveness, but reliability reports made me think twice.
 
2013-08-02 12:56:25 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: nogalltogether: DarkSoulNoHope: Ya know, for some reason I am starting to get really tired of hearing companies posting profit numbers as "spiffy". I rather hear a company make the decision to treat their employees correctly (rewarding employees with raises, vacation time, and possibly profit sharing for being hardworking) and ethically, that would be a "spiffy". This story is just an "interesting".

My brother is an engineer for Toyota and they do treat he and his coworkers very well.

That's a "spiffy" then. :) Just tell your brother to fix the issues with the Yaris, seems like that car was going to be on the top of my purchase list due to inexpensiveness, but reliability reports made me think twice.


Or explain why Head gaskets on their V6 blows out at 70K miles and they respond with a "fark you, pay me" attitude. Not your slightly older uncle's Toyota anymore.
 
2013-08-02 01:07:13 PM  

studs up: DarkSoulNoHope: nogalltogether: DarkSoulNoHope: Ya know, for some reason I am starting to get really tired of hearing companies posting profit numbers as "spiffy". I rather hear a company make the decision to treat their employees correctly (rewarding employees with raises, vacation time, and possibly profit sharing for being hardworking) and ethically, that would be a "spiffy". This story is just an "interesting".

My brother is an engineer for Toyota and they do treat he and his coworkers very well.

That's a "spiffy" then. :) Just tell your brother to fix the issues with the Yaris, seems like that car was going to be on the top of my purchase list due to inexpensiveness, but reliability reports made me think twice.

Or explain why Head gaskets on their V6 blows out at 70K miles and they respond with a "fark you, pay me" attitude. Not your slightly older uncle's Toyota anymore.


Which V6 is it? From which model and year?
 
2013-08-02 01:22:07 PM  
Just got a 2010 Prius V, pretty well souped up.  I like it a lot so far, but it's going to be a real PITA if I ever have to get it repaired.

/about to start driving 100 mi per day to work
//the /06 Taco wasn't going to cut it for much longer
///51 mpg average so far
 
2013-08-02 01:26:33 PM  

nogalltogether: Or explain why Head gaskets on their V6 blows out at 70K miles and they respond with a "fark you, pay me" attitude. Not your slightly older uncle's Toyota anymore.

Which V6 is it? From which model and year?


04 4Runner. There are forums full of cases like mine. They even changed the head gasket to a new model because they new the part was defective. They just didn't want to pay to fix it.
Last one I ever buy. Not because of the failed part, but because of the way they gave us the finger and wanted to charge me 35% more than my local guy.
I used to love my Toy (82 2WD Truck) back in the day. The 22R engine was a tank. I didn't even care that the body fell apart around it. Sad to see another good company start cutting so many corners.
 
2013-08-02 01:27:47 PM  
knew =/= new
potato
 
2013-08-02 01:54:02 PM  

studs up: nogalltogether: Or explain why Head gaskets on their V6 blows out at 70K miles and they respond with a "fark you, pay me" attitude. Not your slightly older uncle's Toyota anymore.

Which V6 is it? From which model and year?

04 4Runner. There are forums full of cases like mine. They even changed the head gasket to a new model because they new the part was defective. They just didn't want to pay to fix it.
Last one I ever buy. Not because of the failed part, but because of the way they gave us the finger and wanted to charge me 35% more than my local guy.
I used to love my Toy (82 2WD Truck) back in the day. The 22R engine was a tank. I didn't even care that the body fell apart around it. Sad to see another good company start cutting so many corners.


Honda will be my hope. I am planning on purchasing a Honda Fit, hopefully the reliability meter of that one will be miles above the Yaris (plus more room, tons of cup holders, it comes in purple (I love purple, favorite color!) and they haven't taken away the CD player yet (many of the Goth bands I listen to have a heavy bass which MP3s cut off).
 
2013-08-02 04:50:24 PM  
Wall Street isn't about fundamentals. It's about selling, you - the retail sheep - stocks at high prices.
 
2013-08-02 05:17:50 PM  
When no one is buying, push up the prices! That'll get 'em to buy!
 
2013-08-02 09:37:24 PM  

studs up: nogalltogether: Or explain why Head gaskets on their V6 blows out at 70K miles and they respond with a "fark you, pay me" attitude. Not your slightly older uncle's Toyota anymore.

Which V6 is it? From which model and year?

04 4Runner. There are forums full of cases like mine. They even changed the head gasket to a new model because they new the part was defective. They just didn't want to pay to fix it.
Last one I ever buy. Not because of the failed part, but because of the way they gave us the finger and wanted to charge me 35% more than my local guy.
I used to love my Toy (82 2WD Truck) back in the day. The 22R engine was a tank. I didn't even care that the body fell apart around it. Sad to see another good company start cutting so many corners.


Shiat happens. I drive an '06 4Runner, and I've never had an issue with it.

Headline would be funny if there was even a slight bit of truth to it. It was blown way out of proportion by the media.
 
2013-08-03 04:41:37 PM  

Your Average Witty Fark User: studs up: nogalltogether: Or explain why Head gaskets on their V6 blows out at 70K miles and they respond with a "fark you, pay me" attitude. Not your slightly older uncle's Toyota anymore.

Which V6 is it? From which model and year?

04 4Runner. There are forums full of cases like mine. They even changed the head gasket to a new model because they new the part was defective. They just didn't want to pay to fix it.
Last one I ever buy. Not because of the failed part, but because of the way they gave us the finger and wanted to charge me 35% more than my local guy.
I used to love my Toy (82 2WD Truck) back in the day. The 22R engine was a tank. I didn't even care that the body fell apart around it. Sad to see another good company start cutting so many corners.

Shiat happens. I drive an '06 4Runner, and I've never had an issue with it.

Headline would be funny if there was even a slight bit of truth to it. It was blown way out of proportion by the media.


Re-read my post. The complaint wasn't that the part failed. It was that the part failed and they knew it was a defective part AND THEN told me tough titties.
What a nice solution to all their issues though for the stockholders. "Yeah we sold engines with defective parts, we've had a few cars hyper-accelerate and a few car allegedly forgot how to stop. Our engineering department has informed me 'shiat happens' so we will parade on down the street. Also, user error is an excellent defense".
Is you income somehow tied to Toyota?
Also I'm glad you never had an issue. Is it a V8? Those seem to be fine. If you have a V6 from '06, be happy the problem was caught and they changed the headgasket out for the new one. If you didn't get one of the corrected gaskets and your #6 piston feels a little rough...you're screwed.
 
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