What makes a Toyota more reliable than a Korean car?

judge_roy
Not Active

Asked by judge_roy Apr 13, 2013 at 09:23 AM about the 1989 Toyota Corolla DX

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

Having serviced both Toyotas and Hyundais can say with authority that the Koreans don't take it all the way
through.  Front rotors are a prime example whereby you've got to machine them on the car using the engine as your
lathe engine....Coolant recovery dip tube is cheap, falls off and causes catastrophic failure, all for a .03 cent
item...kinda near sighted, yet tote themselves as being all that. Welcome your wrenchworthy adjustments to this
assertion.

13 Answers

judge_roy
Not Active

Papa Tony Hacker father of 12 children was an inspector for Eaton Corp, who frequently made and inspected Toyota parts...well tony says not one single part came in out of spec...all were dead on!...takes Japanese thinking to accomplish this.

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

Toyota has been building cars for many many years before Hyundai, Toyota a has superior engineering, close tolerance parts, no peers in reliability, better materials both raw and machined and I could go on and on, that's just for starters..

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
Best Answer
DavidH25
Not Active

Case in point above...more attention to detail, better warranty...

2 out of 2 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

8 of 10 Toyotas manufactured since 2003 are still on the road, and half of the ones not on the road were wrecked, leaving 5% of cars in junkyards because of mechanical failures and I bet that is because they were not given proper maintenance..I don;t have numbers for Korean cars but I don't think the come close to that

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

and easier to work on (more wrench clearances) and not as troublesome, lately alarms are chimin' bells are ringin' all for something totally minor~ it's a joke on the unwitting owner.

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

Claims of 500,000 ,miles (unsubstantiated but believable), 250,000 common and proven

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
judge_roy
Not Active

Specifically cited two examples of how Hyundai continues to 'cheap out' causing failures...honestly wish they'd just have done these things correctly with determined quality control, seems like the slap of a lawsuit is the only thing what puts these guys steady on course~

3 out of 3 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

need we go on? We can...

DavidH25
Not Active

And the "uncontrolled acceleration" debacle was proven to be floormats, and in only a very few cars, then people began to drive 100mph intentionally in an attempt to 'jump on the bandwagon' for a quick buck, deep pockets Toyota...my Corolla has little hooks in the floor and grommets on the mats

1 out of 1 people think this is helpful.
DavidH25
Not Active

Now a domestic, woman getting the crap beat out of her in the front yard. and every one of these is the same general area..you think he would do that inside..?

judge_roy
Not Active

I'm afraid of vast walled suburbs like one might see in Carmel.

judge_roy
Not Active

every activity is monitored though Google Earth (if it's outside in view).

DavidH25
Not Active

I'm turning it off, depressing what goes on, cops have a tough job, and this is worse than TV news, which is saying something. I can get any County in the State form the website

Your Answer

Add photo

Related Questions

  • Toyota Corolla LE 1991?? 12 answers

    My parents car starts sometimes and other times you just hear a click and nothing.The starter has been replaced and checked by 3 "experts" and they say nothing is wrong but they need a reliable car an...

    1991 Toyota Corolla LE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2003 Toyota Corolla - Sudden repairs 2 answers

    Starting December 2010 I have had to make repairs to my car, up until now I have only needed to make routine repairs. Both converters were clogged, replaced starter, spark plugs, breaks, etc. I don't ...

    2003 Toyota Corolla

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • 2007 Toyota Corolla CE - Won't turn-on rightaway & Has ticking sound! 18 answers

    I have a 2007 Toyota Corolla CE which i recently had the engine top-end / oil pump / lifters etc. replaced. However i'm experiencing a few issues, The car takes awhile to start it will turn over but...

    2007 Toyota Corolla CE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • anything I should know about 1998 Toyota Corolla's before I get one? 15 answers

    anything I should know about 1998 Toyota Corolla's before I get one?

    1998 Toyota Corolla CE

    -

    Maintenance & Repair

  • what cars have the same engine as 2002 toyota corolla 1 answer

    what make and year of cars have the same engine as my 2002 Toyota corolla

    2002 Toyota Corolla S

    -

    General

Corolla
Looking for a Used Corolla in your area?
CarGurus has 52,793 nationwide Corolla listings starting at $1,998.
ZIP:

Search Toyota Corolla Questions

Toyota Corolla Experts

#1 FordNut
FordNut
Reputation 5,620
#2 Tom Demyan
Tom Demyan
Reputation 1,480
#3 tenspeed
tenspeed
Reputation 1,430
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Toyota Camry"
1,215 Great Deals out of 76,413 listings starting at $800
Used Honda Civic"
756 Great Deals out of 58,654 listings starting at $995
Used Honda Accord"
1,066 Great Deals out of 71,505 listings starting at $1,200
Used Nissan Sentra"
422 Great Deals out of 38,471 listings starting at $1,495
Used Volkswagen Jetta"
602 Great Deals out of 29,876 listings starting at $1,395
Used Hyundai Sonata"
769 Great Deals out of 54,271 listings starting at $1,595

Used Cars For Sale

2015 Toyota Corolla For Sale
36 Great Deals out of 15,944 listings starting at $12,700
2014 Toyota Corolla For Sale
144 Great Deals out of 5,155 listings starting at $10,990
2013 Toyota Corolla For Sale
218 Great Deals out of 5,301 listings starting at $8,590
2012 Toyota Corolla For Sale
115 Great Deals out of 2,690 listings starting at $8,000
2011 Toyota Corolla For Sale
42 Great Deals out of 1,361 listings starting at $6,950