Was your folk's Lexus manufactured in Canada or Japan?
Seems to be that I read the Toyota accelerator problems are caused by U.S. components made by Denso.
Wouldn't it be great if a person could buy a simple new car? No, not an old muscle car, I'm referring to something that is advanced in materials and components, but electrically simpler than new cars? All I need is a manual trans, A/C, ABS, good suspension, and great gas mileage.
I wouldn't know what to buy if I had the money to get a new SUV. I do like the squarish utilitarian appearance of the XTerra, (used to have a classic Pathfinder) all the SUVs have either morphed into bloated and shiny soccer mom suburban tanks, or girly looking little rounded things.
I do think I would get one that is made in JAPAN, not No. America. I know that's not patriotic, but quality counts.
Didn't China just turn down the purchase of the beautiful and fuel efficient Hummer brand? I can't keep up with all the auto news anymore. :)