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Poll: The Economy, You, and Your Tacoma

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by bpiersma, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:55 PM
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    bpiersma

    bpiersma [OP] Member

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    It occurred to me that with the economy the way it is and a forum like this, some interesting discussions could be generated on the topic of money, economics, family, and our beloved Tacomas and how they all relate. Perhaps we can all get a bit of perspective on how this economy is impacting members of the forum. So, here goes. Answer some or all of these questions:

    1) Have you been directly impacted by this economic "downturn"?

    2) How has it affected your family?

    3) How has it affected the care/mods/upkeep of your Tacoma?

    4) Any advice for cheap mods or upkeep of Tacomas?
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 6:59 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    1) Have you been directly impacted by this economic "downturn"?
    Yes. I lost my job just before Christmas
    2) How has it affected your family?
    Not too much, yet, but I have to watch my spending.
    3) How has it affected the care/mods/upkeep of your Tacoma?
    It hasnt.
    4) Any advice for cheap mods or upkeep of Tacomas?
    See the "Cheap & Free mods" section of the forum.
     
  3. Mar 6, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    do it yourself and dont pay for labor:D

    damnit..I quoted you, but answered at the same time.
     
  4. Mar 6, 2009 at 8:56 PM
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    Brunes

    Brunes abides.

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  5. Mar 7, 2009 at 3:58 AM
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    Janster

    Janster Old & Forgetful

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    1) Have you been directly impacted by this economic "downturn"?
    Haven't been affected, still working as much as usual.

    2) How has it affected your family?
    Not too much. Although, our priorities are more inline and we're watching our financials/investments and doing our best to conserve.

    3) How has it affected the care/mods/upkeep of your Tacoma?
    In a sense, it has. I'd love to buy stuff for the truck, but.... our home projects come first.

    4) Any advice for cheap mods or upkeep of Tacomas?
    Never CHEAP on the upkeep of your vehicles. Take care of yourself/family, take care of your homes, and take care of your vehicles. I've always done my own maintenance and upkeep.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2009 at 4:03 AM
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    brianr

    brianr go shit in your hat

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    BUILT, not bought...
    1) Have you been directly impacted by this economic "downturn"?
    Yes, laid off. Can't find work in my career field.
    2) How has it affected your family?
    I am single. My folks are loaded...just has them depressed.
    3) How has it affected the care/mods/upkeep of your Tacoma?
    Can't buy the shit I want.
    4) Any advice for cheap mods or upkeep of Tacomas?
    nope.
     
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