I quoted Charlene Blake's post, above, and now would like to comment on it and others by the same author in this forum:
Much of these posts appear to be pure spin. Statements made are very clearly grossly exaggerated, and many alleged "facts" are misrepresented.
First question needing to be addressed is "Why is Toyota being singled out and badmouthed over any other carmaker?"
Are there no other auto manufacturers in this world?
Is Toyota the only auto manufacturer guilty of the sins alleged?
Why (and how) is Toyota any different than any of the the others?
Why has the author chosen to spam these
same messages in hundreds of other sites on the net?
A claim is made that there are 1600 or so names in a petition (not "obscurely located" BTW--it is clearly referenced in the hundreds of spammed messages noted in the previous question!)
Why too are there so many empty spaces which comprise the "1600" names? (empty spaces are counted in the total, but no names shown!) Over half the total spaces are "voided" for some reason--Why? (A little convenient "editing" perhaps?)
Are we considered so naive as to believe that all cases of sludge are the fault of Toyota and no other cause? Has any effort ever been made to confirm even one of the stories we are supposed to blindly accept as gospel?
Is anyone "overseeing" the veracity and integrity of the information we are being told to accept as gospel in the post above?
Has any real live defect ever been discovered in the engines which are accused of being defective?
Is Toyota the only carmaker to supposedly have a sludge issue? If there are others, which are the worst?
More questions can be and should be asked of this prolific poster (spammer?), but if history is any indication, none will ever be answered by the author for rather obvious reasons!
(It would mean having to be truthful--something the author is evidently incapable of!)