He loves to spend time at the dealerships...something like window-shopping, but he does test drives, gets quotes and then pits the dealers against each other. We are seriously in the market for a new car, but we can take our time, as the ones we have now will do for a bit.
Anyway, he brought home pamplets on these two, now. We have a friend with a Focus and he loves it. I'd like something that doesn't look like a station wagon....I guess I am in denial...so lean towards the Toyota.
So I'd appreciate, again, any comments, experiences, suggestions so I can share with Don.
If we return to the PT Cruiser it will be a convertible
|Toyota all the way...|
|ditttto. not only the matrix looks kinda neat inside (same design as the Ponitac Vibe) but it's so reliable -ive had my toyota for 3 years and havent had any problems.. unlike ford...|
|I personally think Toyota's are more reliable and you get more on your resale.|
|I agree. If it's between Ford and Toyota. Toyota all the way!!!|
|My hubby sells Toyota, I drive a ford, go figure that one!!!|
|I like the matrix alot -- particularly the regular power outlets (instead of the round cigarette style ones). But have you tried driving it? It seemed underpowered to me -- which made me nervous about being on the highway. The new Honda fit looks very cool and configurable. Just something else to consider. . .|
|I recently heard a discussion about Ford vs Toyota. It was from a financial investor explaining why Ford is tanking and Toyota is now ahead of Ford in US sales.
Toyota builds to perfection, no cost cutting to get it right. Recently the head of Toyota apologized to the people of Japan because Toyota had had several recalls. He failed the people by allowing mistakes to happen.
Ford builds to the bean counter.........perfection isn't as important as overall cost. They try get it perfect, but if a better way is available that costs more, they won't go for it.
There were other reasons for Ford's failings but his one really impressed me. That's not to say you can't get a Toyota lemon, or Honda lemon or Nissan, but it is less likely.
I like the matrix alot -- particularly the regular power outlets (instead of the round cigarette style ones). But have you tried driving it? It seemed underpowered to me -- which made me nervous about being on the highway. The new Honda fit looks very cool and configurable. Just something else to consider. . .
You know, the first year they did the Matrix, they promised a lot more power-- I forget the exact numbers but the HP was somewhere between 160 and 175 and the torque was on mark with that. Now they really are underpowered. But it really depends on what you want, too. If power isn't important to you, then I'd go with whatever works better inside. One big bonus to the Ford, you'll get a much better deal, though I don't know if the deals are as good in Canada. What about the Freestyle? It's ugly but, man it looks like it's got some interior room.
Those Honda Fits are are to come by from what I understand, thanks to the gas prices. When I bought my Honda, we were talking to the sales guy about them and he says they haven't gotten one in that someone hadn't pre-bought yet. They didn't even have one to look at. But, they are pretty small for 2 adults and 2 dogs.
|I'd go with the Toyota too.
Isn't car shopping fun? We just went through this, and after all the hassle, Jason decided he's not ready to buy anything yet. Ugh!
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