Baised on good reviews i bought a new 07 Camry to use as a commuter car,i could have never imagined how much of a dissapointment that car turned out to be,it had tons of drivability issues that Toyota could not fix, and poor build quality,i sold it 18 months after i bought it (thank goodness for good Toyota resale value)My neighbour has a new Tundra truck that is in the shop at least twice a month,he hates it.
All in all Tototas quality has slipped badly in the last while,my uncle has a Lexus that has been a dissapointment as well,no more Toyota (or Acura) products for my family!
I hate to say it but perhaps the issue is where they are built!
Toyota has a plant in Cambridge & Woodstock, Ontario?
That is what I meant! Canada...
I dont think the cars are poorly assembled,rather the components used inside the car are suspect,i think that since Toyota's profits have decreased (they lost a ton of $$ last year)and production has increased, they may be squeezing their suppliers to produce MORE for CHEAPER,much like i believe GM was doing in much of the last 20 years,when that happens quality slips.
In the year i owned the 07 Camry i never had any issues with the build quality,just engineering flaws galore and numerous component failures.My neighbour with his Tundra had two transmissions replaced,and one broken cam for the engine,those major failures can be either engineering OR low quality parts,this would happen no matter where the car is built.