Forget the intangibles about “loss of reputation,” or “the shine is off the brand” namby-pamby stuff. Not having the majority of your lineup available for your salespeople to sell is an unprecedented situation in the auto industry.
For the record, this weekend, Canadian Toyota dealers will be more than happy to sell you a new Yaris, Camry Hybrid, Venza, FJ Cruiser, 4Runner or Tacoma.
But if you had your heart set on one of the Japanese automaker’s bigger sellers—like the Corolla, Matrix, Rav4 or Camry, among others—you’ll have to shop elsewhere.
So the big question is: Where?