Serendipity alert: G drove to Reno, won $5k gambling, on the drive back his Saturn's engine block cracked, which cost $5k to repair.
My parents owned a Camry for 15 years, finally decided it was time to trade it in when it needed a water pump replaced. They bought another Camry and drove it for another 10 years, until they were no longer able to drive, and donated it, in working condition, to a local religious school. I had a Corolla for 10 years, sold it when I got a good job and bought another one. Neither my parents nor I have had any problems with our Toyotas which made driving the car unsafe. I'm sure there are those of you out there who have had scary problems with a Toyota, but Consumer Reports tells us Toyota's record is stellar compared with Detroit's output.
Toyota's response has been pretty good, IMHO. Show me a GM or Ford CEO apologizing for anything.