Once again, I ask, what is the difference whether a "Toyota" plant builds the IS or a "sub-contractor" plant? Keep in mind that with the traditional Japanese business model and the "keiretsu", most of these companies form groups that basically make them the same family.Originally posted by jiggafett:
I asked them if a sub contractor is building the car and the guy said "that is totally not true, the entire line is built by Toyota/Lexus."
Will you not drink Coca-Cola because it's not bottled by the actual Coca-Cola plant in Atlanta (you actually get your drinks from a local bottler that has a license to manufacture colas according to the formula)?
Even if Kanto Auto Works builds the Altezza, it likely has been building TOyota products exclusively for decades. Therefore, it essentially _is_ a Toyota plant. The standards are the same.
Are you concerned about the 4Runner or Land Cruiser because Toyota doesn't actually design it? It's actually a company called Hino Motors, but they work hand-in-hand with Toyota engineers to design/build Toyota's trucks.