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Are Toyotas American Made?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ozzyhockey, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Mar 23, 2009 at 8:10 PM
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    What percent of the money goes to foreign countries compared to Chevy or Ford. Also, what do you say to the people that claim yotas are "shit" and asian cars? I think theyre the shit
     
  2. Mar 23, 2009 at 8:44 PM
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    Just don't let it bother you. It's a great truck and Toyota is a FAR superior company. Detroit did it to itself and I have no problem supporting a company that is well run.

    This "jap scrap" will out run any "american" rig. If they can build something similar and still be profitable...we'll talk.

    I love parking next to my brother-in-laws' "made in the USA" trucks - it looks so much better!
     
  3. Mar 23, 2009 at 8:47 PM
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    I personally prefer imports. As far as small trucks, the big three cannot compete with what Toyota and Nissan have done. And for something quick, everything I'd be interested in owning is another import (WRX, STI, Evo, MS3, SI, Spec V, SE-R, ect.).

    Don't get me wrong, I don't hate domestics, but I much prefer imports.
     
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    Many people are to blind and oblivious to acknowledge the greatness of Toyota and see how great their quality is and how great the vehicles are
     
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    +1 Well said. And even when they do realize it they refuse to believe it because they are "too patriotic" to support a foreign made vehicle.
     
  7. Mar 23, 2009 at 9:03 PM
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    my tacoma along with many other are made in fremont, ca. mine was made there and bought in fremont too.
     
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    Exactly right, I mean come on people, the Tacoma has soo much to offer and is fucking awesome but people wont give it a second glance, and the Tundra, Toyota out done themselves and everyone else in creating one great big Truck, everything outstanding on the Tundra compared to ford nissan and chevy
     
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    Basically, the majority of the money goes back to Japan. Some of it does stay in the US in the form of wages and vendor payments but the profits generally end up in Japan.

    I have no problem with Toyota (duh, I own one) and if they're beating the domestics, so be it. It's called free market competition, something that unions and most liberal politicians don't agree with. The free market determines who survives and who fails, though lately government seems to be taking on that responsibility with our money. But whatever bad happens to domestic automakers, they did it to themselves. I wish them well because it could mean the loss of millions of jobs but in a truly free society there are winners and there are losers.
     
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    ^I find myself shopping locally more often now. What I mean is, I go to a butcher shop, fishmonger, and produce market, all locally owned with mostly local goods. I do what I can to support the local economy but phantom is right: there are so few American made products anymore, it seems.
     
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    Really? You do know what the best selling Mid Size truck in the US is right.

    And FYI Toyota had to get a bailout from the Japanese government also.
     
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    I'm always reminded of the scene from Back to the Future, where Doc from 1955 looks at the computer component and says "made in Japan, no wonder it failed". There was a time when made in Japan = crap, made in America = quality. It's sad that companies that once prided themselves on quality started cutting corners to save a few bucks, but they should be the ones who are ashamed for becoming cheap and lazy, not you for refusing to buy a better product. Besides, the American vehicles are assembled in the US, but how many of the parts are built over seas?
     
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    As long as it isn't my tax money, I couldn't care less. And Japan was in a recession for the entire 1990's because of their bailout mania, not to mention the high inflation it caused, something you'd think the idiot politicians here would learn from.
     
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    MS3, it may seem great but on the owning side....it's shit. Go STI if you want something in that category.
    Sorry to stray off topic!
     
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    Not all of them are even assembled in the US. Dodge full sizes are assembled in Mexico. Components are all sourced elsewhere and mostly preassembled. Only final assemebly occurs on the states. That is all that is required of any company to get a "Made in the USA" sticker.

    A "Japanese" truck only means that the person sitting in front of the CAD computer did so in Japan and the "American" vehicles were designed by someone sitting in Detroit.
     
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    Domestic Tacos are made here, so it helps the economy by providing jobs and supporting American companies sending parts to NUMMI, that is probably a bit more significant to most people (typical Americans) than the profits of Toyota USA that head to Japan..

    Are any Toyota engines or transmissions made in the USA?
     
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    Mine came from a plant here in the U.S..
     
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    profits go to the shareholders of toyota stock, which anyone can buy.
     
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    This is rich, they are supporting just as much of a "foreign" vehicle buying an American brand as they would be buying a "foreign" brand.

    And just the opposite for American car companies.....oh wait, except for the part where the American car companies aren't quite profitable nor have they been for quite some time. Just took til now for their house of cards to come crashing down. Can't gloss over shitty products with patriotism forever, people will stray. Live by free market, die by free market.

    Exactly, and how gaytarded is it for that American designer to have to spend company money to visit a plant outside the USA to see his designs come to life.
     
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    and American Toyota share stockholders.
     
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