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Does Toyota ever read TW?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by cooktaco, Apr 11, 2012.

  1. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    cooktaco

    cooktaco [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just curious, does anyone know if Toyota ever reads the TW posts? Seems like they could improve the owner satisfaction pretty easy just by surfing these forums. They could fix the rear springs. Move the rear view mirror up and out of the center of the windshield, put a power outlet in the center console, etc. etc. Just curious if anyone has ever heard of Toyota actually using information from TW?
     
  2. Apr 11, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    Maverick904

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    well if they wanted to fix the rear springs they would have by now...they know theres an issue there, thus the TSB.

    Its all about the $$
     
  3. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:35 AM
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    maineah

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    Yes, they take notes on every one that has done mods to safety devices.
     
  4. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:37 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Ur thinking of China... China will own us.... which actually is a pretty common misconception, we are in more debt to ourselfs than any other nation. Over 50 percent of our debt comes from money we have borrowed against entitlement programs... But we do of course owe trillions of dollars to china and other nations haha
     
  5. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:45 AM
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    dmb72

    dmb72 post count low - toyota truck count #6

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    They are in here for sure 100%. They prob don't post, just lurk but why wouldn't they be? I work for BMW & I know for fact they lurk in bimmerpost & e90post. Trust me, Toyota is here. Nobody spends more money than fanatics...these big auto manufactures know this & want to know what we want. You may not see it for years b/c they've already designed 3-5 years out but they're paying attention to this without a doubt.
     
  6. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:49 AM
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    What do you do at BMW? I work at the dealer here in AZ.
     
  7. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:52 AM
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    dmb72 post count low - toyota truck count #6

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    McJosh, ucm/buyer.
     
  8. Apr 12, 2012 at 6:54 AM
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    Cool, Then You'd be my manager. I do lease inspections and kinda a valet for the Pre-Owned dept.
     
  9. Apr 12, 2012 at 7:00 AM
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    Nice. Little slow on those lease ends right now? It's brutal out there trying to find cars. Hope youre not paid per lease return like my guy.
     
  10. Apr 12, 2012 at 7:02 AM
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    I remember when I had my MazdaSpeed, the motor was real fragile and would tend to blow when it got cold and people were modified. Several members were denied warranty even though they returned it to stock before taking it in. Mazda had browsed the national forums and found out they were modified. Once again, it's all about saving money, not about customer feedback. Beside, everyone wants different things from their Tacoma.
     
  11. Apr 12, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    Not that I know by experience at Toyota but, I'd bet a $ they do.

    As a piss on technical employee (I helped decide what would be required to support operations at new business locations) at a previous employer, I was involved in a weekly meeting that helped the marketing group decide which direction the company should take. All levels of management were involved from Chairman down & at least monthy the COO would brief post from enthusiast sites.

    The meetings where these post where briefed were the most interesting.
     
  12. Apr 12, 2012 at 7:11 AM
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    if so they need to offer the D4D diesel across the tacoma model range :) i would have spent the additional money to have on in my regular cab absolutely.
     
  13. Apr 12, 2012 at 10:48 AM
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    I'd say roughly 5 per week. But no, I'm hourly so I guess that's why I get stuck doing valet or odd tasks.ha
     
  14. Apr 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM
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    I don't think they are on here because shit would change or either they continue the stupid shit they do just to piss off everybody on TW on purpose.
     
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  16. Apr 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    A little lift & some extra steel....
    Nah....they spend all their time on PriusWorld.com:D
     
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  18. Apr 12, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    Dealerships definitely do if they are mentioned by name...I'm guessing they google their business and see what comes up. I remember a thread a few years back where a guy was trying to get the spring TSB done, named the dealership by name, how crappy their manager was, and got called out by the guy the next time he came in.
     
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    They are here for sure.

    I could tell you how I know but then I would have to kill you.


    Yes....yes he is :)
     
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    2nd gen related?
     
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