Toyota Sales Still Up, Even After Safety Woes

toyota_sales_upRemember concerns about Toyota’s massive safety recall? Apparently most car buyers in the U.S. don’t, or aren’t discouraged enough to stop buying Toyotas. In the U.S., sales rose 41% in March over last year. The Japanese car manufacturer attributes the rise to some big discounts, that gave consumers incentives as high as $2,250.

Yesterday, the government sought a $16.4 million fine against Toyota, the largest civil allowed. That’s one of the largest fines ever imposed on a company, aside from those against airlines.

Would you still buy a Toyota? Are the deep discounts on Camrys worth the safety risk — or are Toyotas safer than ever, now that the company is under so much scrutiny?

Story from The Guardian.