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Thoughts on the shortage of Toyotas because of the earthquake.

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by DC05, Apr 12, 2011.

  1. Apr 12, 2011 at 12:07 PM
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    DC05

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    Saw on the news this morning that, Toyota are telling their dealers that there might be shortage soon.

    What are you guys thoughts on this? More factories opening in the US?, The value of new and used Toyota going up?
     
  2. Apr 12, 2011 at 12:10 PM
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    OZ-T

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    I think in the short term it will be harder to get Toyota's and Toyota parts made in Japan .
     
  3. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    wonder if the value of the trucks/cars will go up any because of this?
     
  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    With the way gas prices are going, I think they will go down if anything...for trucks atleast...for economical cars, maybe stay the same, maybe go up :confused:

    There was this one dude where my sis works, he got a Tundra with payments of $200 a month the last time the gas prices got ridiculous, back in '08 I think. Now I dunno about the total price, but I would have been all over that deal.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:11 AM
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    And the reason is....because a lot of the 'parts' that go into our truck are coming from Japan. Japan is still cleaning up and rebuilding. Plants are shut down & parts aren't being made.

    Can't build trucks without having all the parts.
     
  6. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:17 AM
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    No worries, I already have my Toyota.....;)
     
  7. Apr 13, 2011 at 8:20 AM
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    x2 im good. and all the parts im getting this summer are made here, and from a few venders
     
  8. Apr 13, 2011 at 9:40 AM
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    If they are having to push back production now,I wonder if this will delay the 3rd gen truck release?
     
  9. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:03 AM
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    i figure Japan has enough to work on without worrying about our appetite for badass trucks.

    the entire country is conserving electricity. i wish them a quick turnaround, and i hope my truck keeps on lasting.
     
  10. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:36 AM
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    It is the same scenario for Mazda too. My Mazda 3 was 90% built in Japan.
     
  11. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:39 AM
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    Yea the issue is parts, and not only for Toyota. Several American companies like ford get their parts and paints from Japan
     
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