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How Would You Feel...?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by 06BLUEDBLSPORT, Jun 2, 2010.

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How would you feel if the Tacoma was used buy another automaker?

  1. It makes me very mad and pissed off

    45.8%
  2. It doesn't bother me too much

    54.2%
  1. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

    06BLUEDBLSPORT [OP] Well-Known Member

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    How would you feel if another automaker built a truck that was a rebadged a and re-grilled Tacoma just like how Suzuki built the Equator off the Frontier.
    How would you guys feel if say Kia built a truck that was a rebadged Taco?
    You can imagine any automaker using the Taco but you know what I mean.
     
  2. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    I would hate it, but that would be one more reason (for me) to not debadge the Taco. It does boggle my mind how some have no problem driving the knock off versions of great vehicles, but I guess money is the motivator.
     
  3. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:09 AM
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    I wouldn't really care. :)
     
  4. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:24 AM
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    Debadging today.
    Is there anyway to get TaTa motors badges?
    I think they would look great:D
     
  5. Jun 2, 2010 at 7:57 AM
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    AeroCooper

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    hmmm, so you guys wouldn't care if someone came up to you and said "Hey, nice Kia Kabloma!"??
    :confused:
     
  6. Jun 2, 2010 at 8:03 AM
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    or nice toyota ridgeline:p
     
  7. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:05 AM
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    06BLUEDBLSPORT

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    That would kill me
     
  8. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:41 AM
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    Right...but 99% of the trucks here are debadged. I bet THAT would stop the debadge craze fast!
     
  9. Jun 2, 2010 at 11:53 AM
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    Meh, they have been doing this for years.
    I actually think Ford should remake the Ranger into a Tacoma type of truck. Make it bigger like the Tacoma and better. Instead of doing that, they have decided to kill off the Ranger line.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    The Equator is based on the Frontier and built by Nissan. For all intents and purposes, it might as well be a Frontier...bottom line, Suzuki and Nissan are in bed together on the project. If Kia and Toyota jointly produced identical trucks with different names, you only have yourself to blame for not knowing...
     
  11. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:15 PM
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    Are You talking about me?
     
  12. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    Just for the record, this isn't something I lie awake at night worrying about. A question was posed, "how would you feel if Kia started making a Tacoma clone". My answer is that I would still be glad I had a Tacoma.
    But at the same time it would take something away from the prestige of being a Taco owner if I knew there was a cheap slutty sibling running the streets that could be mistaken for mine, or worse, my 'yota being mistaken for a freakin' Kia....brrrrr!
     
  13. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    So you have no pride in your Tacoma?
     
  14. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:23 PM
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    You mean like the Pontiac Vibe and Toyota Matrix?

    It's still the same vehicle. It just has a different badge on it.

    Far as I'd be concerned, they still bought a Tacoma.
     
  15. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    I think that it is a shitty deal however you see it all the time!!
     
  16. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:27 PM
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    Look i'm just sayin, wouldnt it bug you alittle seeing a Tacoma wearing another automaker badge?
    I guess it just bugs me that IF someone took the Tacoma and put their own crap on it and re name it then they would enter the compact truck world with the king of compact trucks. Know what I'm saying?
     
  17. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    This is still a simple failure to understand what is going on when identical trucks/different mfgs pop up. If it's a re-badged Tacoma, it's still a Tacoma. There's nothing cheap about it.
     
  18. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    i wouldn't mind at all, maybe it would get them in a price battle and the price would drop again. my parents bought me a brand new 99 trd 4x4 v6 when i was in high school and the price tag on it was 15500. 7 years later i bought myself a 2007 trd sport DC and the price was around 30k new. dont get me wrong i love my truck, but the price has gone up dramatically. I know im a hypcocrate since i bought one but these mid sized truck are getting too expensive IMO. you can get a full sized truck for the same price or sometimes cheaper haha
     
  19. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    It's the fact of using Toyotas great design
     
  20. Jun 2, 2010 at 12:53 PM
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    As long as I've got the original it's all good.
     
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