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The Toyota Witch Hunt

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by danbow, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:29 AM
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    danbow

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    http://www.businessweek.com/lifestyle/content/feb2010/bw20100225_403524.htm

    "Congress should reconvene the hearings in Salem, Mass. They could tie a Toyota to a long pole and dunk it into Beverly Harbor. If the Toyota sinks, then Congress will find the company guilty of all charges. But if the Toyota floats, we'll find the automaker innocent. This should be done in real time to get the maximum TV audience; although the outcome would, again, be predetermined, it should still be a ratings grabber."

    :goingcrazy:
     
  2. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:41 AM
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    Isn't it supposed to got the other way- You drown and you were innocent....and float and you are guilty and then get burned??

    Either way...LOL.
     
  3. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:50 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    To quote one who is universally known for his meticuously mellifluous mouthings and ornately crafted oratorical outpourings, "Who gives a shit?!"
     
  4. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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    Plane crash = 1 or 2 highly trained profesionals at the controls. Media screams PILOT ERROR.....

    Car crash = 1 untrained dip-shit (usually) at the controls. Media screams defect.... :confused:
     
  5. Mar 4, 2010 at 9:59 AM
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    Mark C.

    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    And then .....many more "untrained dip-shits" jump on the band wagon seeking more money, media facetime, or free sexual favors!
    "Oh! I think I noticed that it seemed like it sorta, you know, had like a mind of its, like own!"

    Horse Pucky!
     
  6. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    I can't believe I finally read an article that isn't trying to destroy Toyota's Rep.
     
  7. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:08 AM
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    i can't wait till my Tacoma accelerates out of control it will be an awesome experience! i will happily weave though traffic hitting the rev limiter at about 111 :/ and reach for my video camera turn it on and make it a how to video and post it on you-tube. its not that hard. if your vehicle is taking off on you, you don't call your priest your physician your lawyer and then pray to god and look for something soft to hit. no you put it in N turn the key to battery mode (so you can still listen to the radio), slap the hazards on pull the f*** over pat yourself on the back and say im not a retard.
     
  8. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:11 AM
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    Mark C. If you want it bad, you usually get it bad!

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    Beautiful............just peckin' beautiful!
     
  9. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    Agreed. Great article. I had never owned a Toyota before last week. I never put much stock in the recall, so I didn't even hesitate buying one.

    So far I love my Tacoma. And after my wife saw the incentives being offered this month, my wife now wants to trade in her Dodge Grand Caravan for a Highlander or Venza. ;)
     
  10. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:12 AM
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    When people ask me why I bought a new Toyota over brand 'X', I tell them it's because I would rather have a truck to accelerates suddenly for 300,000 miles with little repairs then having to put in 3 transmissions on brand 'X' in the first 100,000 miles.
     
  13. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:23 AM
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  14. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:25 AM
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    This article should be on the front page of every paper. This is the only article I read supporting that these claims are bogus, which they are.
     
  15. Mar 4, 2010 at 10:34 AM
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    Have billions to spend to damage Toyota - AND THEY HAVE THE LACK OF MORALS TO DO IT
    I am not surprised nor do I care - I have a Toyota it drives fine and I am thinking of buying another -- this drives the price down
    for me it is a win win
     
  16. Mar 4, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    I don't know that Ford's behind much of this, they've been heading in the right direction on their own for a while now, which is why they didn't need to be bailed out.

    GM doesn't need to spend much money on it since their biggest shareholder (Govt/Congress) is also the biggest source of anti-toyota hyperbole/B.S. Not to mention that UAW, who's pissed at Toyota for closing the NUMMI plant after GM backed out (no fingers pointed GM's way, though since UAW also owns a big chunk of their stock as well), and through AFL-CIO has a driect line to the chairmen of most of these comittees and the upper echelons of the Obama White House.

    Car&Driver and thetruthaboutcars have been pretty fair in their coverage from what I've seen, and have been critical of the fever-pitch of so much of the rest.

    Saw a piece in Slate the other day about how twitter has been part of the real reson why Toyota's PR is doomed. Maybe there needs to be an effort to have Toyota owners to tweet every time they drive without an incident, it'd probably crash twitter in about the 3rd hour if not sooner.
     
  17. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:09 PM
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    I think it's simply a GM/USGov't/HowieLong conspiracy. Cars made by the government are pretty awesome though.... remeber the Yugo?
     
  18. Mar 4, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    Gotta love that one complaint was actually that the car stopped accelerating when the driver quit pushing on the gas.

    So, if my truck weighs the same as a duck, then it's made out of wood and therefore... defective!
     
  19. Mar 4, 2010 at 3:32 PM
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    WELL HOLY CRAP!

    I never thought I’d see the day that Holy Grail quotes would end up on a Tacoma Forum.

    Two of my absolute favorite things. Maybe I’ll go buy a lottery ticket.

    dd

    Oh and….

    “I don't want to talk to you no more, you empty headed animal food trough wiper. I fart in your general direction. Your mother was a hamster and your father smelt of elderberries.”
     
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