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PhilJ

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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2010, 02:39:58 PM »
I've had Ford, Dodge, and GM pickups, never really liked any of them for various reasons. I'm my second Toyota, a Tacoma V6, pulling my little camper ~ 2800lbs, I get 18 mpg solo gets 23 mpg. It's a great vehicle.

Most auto makers go through what Toyota is going through now. Toyota will make a come back.

And yes the 'du jour' analogy is very correct. And no I've never seen American Idol. My idol has always be 'Liver Eatin' Johnson' an old mountain man. And my doctor drives a Prius because she's frugal.

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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2010, 02:50:00 PM »
I drive a Scion(toyota) without problems so far.  But 10 years ago I had an 84 Toyota Tercel wagon 4wd and once upon accelerating IT KEPT GOING and scared the cr... out of me. I turned the key off which locked the steering but luckily just right for the shoulder. Turned out it was the floor mat stuck under the pedal linkage. Only idol I watch is my Bullet idle!
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2010, 03:14:55 PM »
Only idol I watch is my Bullet idle!

That's "Indian Idol". It's on the OK list.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #18 on: March 13, 2010, 01:33:12 PM »
I believe that a lot of the crap stories coming out about Yotas are people looking to make a quick buck.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #19 on: March 13, 2010, 05:19:44 PM »
  It's so dog eat dog in the auto industry right now mud slinging is the best way to increase sales.  I heard the add from Ford that said they would give top dollar for any 'Yota traded in for a Ford.  Trouble is you had to take home a vehemoth to complete the deal.  So you know the price difference was rolled onto the new deal, and any trade value was probably lost in creative mathmatics.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #20 on: March 14, 2010, 03:37:29 AM »
If I was in the makket for a new vehicle, I'd buy a Toyota, no more GM products for me.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2010, 01:22:47 PM »
They are great motors made in Japan, or down the road from where I live in leam Chabang I think. I would drive with the window down at all times if I were you so you can stick your head out of the window and shout ---"look out Ive no brakes, I cant stop"

   Mitsubish trucks are made down the road from where I live too --infact a lot of things are made down the road from where I live.

    Leam Chabang is a deep sea port and lots of stuff made here goes to America where you live.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #22 on: March 14, 2010, 02:08:50 PM »
But now I'm reading that the latest guy claiming stuck accelerator is having his story questioned by both Toyota and NTSA.

Here's a link to the story; http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35855757/ns/business-autos/
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #23 on: March 14, 2010, 02:21:23 PM »
Did you see his interview on TV.
They were telling him to shut the key off and he told them he couldn't do that because it was all he could do to keep the car on the road.
But he could make a phone call!
The "government agency" says the key can't be turned off while the throttle is shut off? But yet this guy did?
It all reeks of hysterical press looking for some dribble for the masses.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #24 on: March 14, 2010, 05:07:45 PM »
    Leam Chabang is a deep sea port and lots of stuff made here goes to America where you live.
Probably not as much stuff as you think coming to the U.S.
I heard Sea Land of Los Angelas has much fewer freighters coming into our ports. I guess people here are buying shoes and food these days.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #25 on: March 14, 2010, 11:57:01 PM »
Was it on this board where they had the post about the ghost fleet...

I think Clamps posted something about that...

http://boingboing.net/2009/09/15/ghost-fleet-of-conta.html
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #26 on: March 15, 2010, 12:51:42 AM »
Last Century, I owned a '92 Diesel, long-bed pick up truck.  Never had a problem with it until I had put one hundred, thirty thousand miles on it. I had changed oil belts filters, etc. fairly much on schedule. At sixty thousand I changed the timing belt, only to see that the old one looked identical to the one I replaced it with. I am convinced that the darn truck, would not wear out. Then at one hundred, thirty thousand miles the body started to fall apart. I discovered the severity of the problem one winter day when I drove through a puddle of snowy slush, only to have the floor under my feet erupt in an icy blast up my right leg.  The only body panel that was not severely weakened or holed by rust was the tailgate, and it would fall off if left open.  I sold the faithful old truck to a fellow who donated it to a missionary church group.   I imagine that little truck is still out there somewhere in the third world happily running... without a body.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2010, 12:54:52 AM »
OOPS, that was a 1982 Toyota. I replaced it with a '92 AMC Eagle SX-4 which leaked oil so badly that I never changed the oil in three years, I only changed the oil filter and kept it topped up.
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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2010, 01:27:04 PM »
You should check out the Top Gear episode where they try to destroy a Toyota HiLux diesel truck. They: hit it with a wrecking ball, dropped a camper on it, drowned it in the English Channel, drove it through a shed, set fire to it and placed it on the roof of a building that was imploded. Broke the frame but the truck still ran fine. Now, it's a permanant fixture on the Top Gear studio set.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5179975685121295378#
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PhilJ

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Re: More Toyota troubles
« Reply #29 on: March 15, 2010, 07:39:35 PM »
That was very interesting, but not surprising.
Then a started watching the Farrari....