So has anyone else noticed the similarities between the swine flu "epidemic" and the Toyota bash recently? Maybe its just me, but I think that the people who rushed out and threw mass amounts of money at the pharmaceutical companies to vaccinate themselves against a flu that is about a thousand times less dangerous than the regular flu, are the same types of people that are swearing off Toyota and throwing mass amounts of money at 'Detroit', even though Toyotas are still some of the best vehicles on the road today.
In both of these cases, there was/is a mass media frenzy driven to get consumers to spend their money where the US media wanted it to(drug companies and domestic auto makers). Both of these scenarios are based on a very small amount of actual incidents, and a very large amount of hype! And in as little as a year, both of these cases will have blown over (except for a random eccentric blowhard here or there) to the point that one would be thought ridiculous to spend their money on an H1N1 vaccine, or continue to badmouth Toyota as a result of year old, hyped up, bullshit.
All auto manufacturers have their hiccups, but by comparison, Toyota still seems to have a lot less than most others. Toyota has always been, and will continue to be one of the most reliable automakers on the road. This is why people buy them, lots of them. Don't believe the hype that the media creates to sway your decision - don't be a sheep. Do your own research. Don't let the "educated decision" die.
So if anyone wants to buy into the media BS, that is fine. Enjoy your self inflicted virus, and your Ford.
Just my humble opinion.