I haven't looked into it too much, but I hear they're closing american toyota plants. From a not too terribly interested bystander and owner of toyotas for the last 30 years, it seems like about time.
Had a bit of anecdotal experience with it today. A friend who doesn't know a dipstick from a lug nut took me out to lunch, in his FJ, I noticed his maintenance light and tire sensor light were on, so when we got back I went over his vehicle. Rotated the tires, plugged the one with the nail in it etc.
The truck looks almost identical to the tacoma underneath shape wise, but the finish is completely different. The wheels weren't rusted to the drums/disks, in fact, the drums and disks were painted. The under carriage had no rust, everything just looked more expensive, less like an 80s ford, and his is 2 years older than my truck. His engine didn't tap nearly as loudly as the tacoma's does either.
Eh, just rambling. I've never liked american built foreign cars, or the american branded versions... "Nummi" cars, maybe with the exception of the old mitsu built dodges. But even then, not great, just better than K cars.
Can mark every foreign car's decline in quality with moving plants to the US. See the prime case.. mercedes. Maybe toyota is actually the prime case. Wen't from super awesome (with rust) to low average, depending on model and survey. Hopefully this will mark the return of the old school toys.