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AZ BS Thread 5.0

Discussion in 'Arizona' started by Brian007Taco, May 12, 2016.

  1. Apr 15, 2021 at 6:52 PM
    Nitori

    Nitori Well-Known Member

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    It's a unibody "truck" just like the Ridgeline, and based on what I'm seeing that segment is going to become a hot market soon, with Ford reviving the Maverick too.

    I've said this whole spiel before a number of times, there's a whole market segment out there of people who want what looks like a pickup truck but is basically an Odyssey with a bed, or a midsize SUV with a pickup truck "cut" to it.

    They end up in Tacomas and Frontiers and piss and whine endlessly about the rough ride, low MPG, etc. and previously it was basically ret- special needs of any company out there to spend the money to tool up something to attack that niche because the market share just wouldn't show.
    Now there's a whole lot of potential buyers (money) in it and they get to make all kind of write offs for CAFE and shit? Best believe the era of mini "truck" is coming back but not in the way you'd think.

    I haven't driven a Ridgeline but I can almost guarantee you it's quieter, smoother, and more well road mannered than a Taco. 99.9% of people will never need the durability or approach angles that body-on-frame gets you and will gladly flock to a "softer" truck that may be no more useful offroad than your average Tucson or something, but gets better mileage, better interior space, and generally acts more like a car than the "big names" in the real pickup world.

    ESPECIALLY with gas prices going up? Getting a "pickup" that can turn in 27 highway and then use it once a year for when you buy a potted plant at home depot? It's a slam dunk.
     
  2. Apr 15, 2021 at 7:15 PM
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    Yeah, that! :thumbsup:
     
  3. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:05 PM
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    Broooo can you please put TLDR notes for us... <3
     
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  4. Apr 15, 2021 at 8:07 PM
    cartter469

    cartter469 A Highschool kid who went broke for a truck

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    Personally can't think of a cool unibody suv/truck other than a jeep XJ. I'm biased tho because that was my first car. It's also why I think the ride in the Taco is super smooth.
     
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  5. Apr 16, 2021 at 9:20 AM
    LTacoman

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    Couldn't of said it better myself. As funky as this thing looks and lacks in true 'truck' capability, there is definitely a market segment for this.
     
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  6. Apr 17, 2021 at 3:54 AM
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    For us the size isn't all that important. We just need space for our own home offices and that's about it. No kids, just three dogs ranging from 35lb to 210lb. Our current house is 2400 square feet and is plenty big. We use one of the bedrooms (a mother-in-law suite) as my gym. The next house has to have a three car garage because one of those spaces will become the new gym. If we could find a 2000 square feet home with a three car garage we'd jump on it, but those are a bit hard to come across.
     
  7. Apr 17, 2021 at 11:23 AM
    Nitori

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    Probably the thing that bugs me the most about it is the fact that those fender flares look like they have mold sprue "tabs" on them:
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    That is what she said. :rofl:
     
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  8. Apr 17, 2021 at 11:39 AM
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    Officially 1 month since this dipshit survived a stroke/ something called "PRES"! :militarypress:

    Feeling good, still got some medication issues to sort out, don't think I will be quite the same as I was but I'm working with what I've got, and the coordination is coming back pretty good. Occasionally lose the train of thought or forget a word and I don't think I'll be running obstacle courses any time soon but I've ditched the wheels for most everything outside of getting out of bed to use the bathroom just because dark/4AM...

    Anyways, turns out some of the stock portfolio moves I made were good ones... lost my ass so far on AMD and AXON but even despite those being red I'm at my goal for October... now. :)

    Did a little bit of research and I may sell the Civic soon (not like I can drive it!), save the reg/insurance/fuel costs over the next couple months, and use that to put myself into an even better situation for returning to the Toyota fam...

    To that end, do we still have any AZTW dealership contacts in the southern PHX area?:D Wouldn't be looking to actually pull the trigger till July or possibly November, depending on how things roll.
     
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  9. Apr 17, 2021 at 11:58 AM
    Sixthelement

    Sixthelement Ran over a Yeti once, Texas, never again

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    I think all chip makers are dropping because they cant sell. Dont have the product, cant sell it, no profit. With Asia shutting down due to Covid and no droughts. The chip market is gonna be F'd for a while.
    My desktop PC is finally dying on me. Gonna have to try to stretch it out a few more years if I can. We'll see what happens.
     
  10. Apr 17, 2021 at 3:07 PM
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    Yeah true, part of my AMD buy was based on the fact that they continue to dunk on Intel and they're gonna have a big advantage in the forseeable future. Chip vs chip they're in good shape but chip vs market they're all in the same boat...
     
  11. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:40 AM
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    TailHook Find a way, or make one...

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    Need a center support bearing replaced on the Silverado...anyone have a shop recommendation in the EV where I can bring the driveshaft?
     
  12. Apr 19, 2021 at 8:52 AM
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    Az Driveshaft
     
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    TailHook Find a way, or make one...

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    Appreciate it!
     
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  15. Apr 19, 2021 at 12:57 PM
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    Mmmm Cam gears...
    image.jpg
     
  16. Apr 19, 2021 at 1:03 PM
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    ya bitch
     
  17. Apr 19, 2021 at 2:25 PM
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    Why you hatin?
     
  18. Apr 19, 2021 at 2:40 PM
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    JUST JELLY
     
  19. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:51 PM
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    :jellydance::jellydance: Hahaha if it’s as good a kid as it’s supposed to be should be a great one for budget friendly mods.

    @Daria wants me to start a build page...
     
  20. Apr 19, 2021 at 3:51 PM
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    Daria Nope. Moderator

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    DO IT. You’re official with stickers now.
     
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