Yesterday was the day. I took my 2010 Prius to Markquart Toyota for the brake fix.
I also had an oil change, tire rotation and overall check-up. (why not?)
There were about a half dozen customers in the waiting area. A small group had corralled a sales consultant. They were quizzing her about the trade-in value of the car they recently purchased.
I didn't want to hear it. So I got up and walked around the showroom. It was full of new vehicles, as was the lot. I counted a dozen shiny new Priuses - quite a contrast from six months ago when I went out on a test drive.
My sales consultant was in her office. I hesitated, then went over to say hello. We talked about the recalls.
I am not unhappy with the Prius or the dealer. I explained my disappointment with Mr. Toyoda and the staff at the corporate HQ.
Then she said something that made me pause - prior to the recall announcements, statistically, which manufacturer has had the best safety rating and how many Toyota cars are on the road today?