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Toyota VS American trucks

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacomaa1, Aug 19, 2009.

  1. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:08 AM
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    tacomaa1

    tacomaa1 [OP] Tacomaa1

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    Just wanted to start a thread for all of you having trouble with these closed minded ignorant rednecks that put all of us japanese truck owners down constantly. I live in mid missouri with a large redneck/ignorant/uninformed population and I constantly take alot of unnecessary shit from these diehard "buy american" truck guys. when I explain to them that my toyota truck is actually more american than their american brand it just starts arguments that you just can't win. this has been going on since I was a teenager and continues today about how my jap stuff is crap and inferior to their ford or whatever. I work with a guy who's brother works for some large automotive quality control group and he travels all over the world, and he tries to give me the inside scoop all the time from info he's received from his brother on the inside. he constantly informs me that toyota and the other jap companies are not heat treating their metal for the vehicles to the same quality specs as american companies-he's a ford truck fanatic... he says they heat treat the bare minimum since japan has energy crisis and they follow that exact process in america too since their so anal about maintaining exact standards-and he says that since they heat treat to the bare minimum that the jap vehicles crack and rust much easier and are weaker in general. I always ask him, dont you think if toyota is maintaining a completely different heat treating practice than ford than toyota must know something that ford doesnt? and i remind him that i've owned 7 yota 4x4 trucks and i've owned every generation yoto 4x4 and every engine combo and never had issues with metal aside from the 80's rot problems...... anyway, I'm sick of fighting with people cuz i'm loyal to my toyota trucks when i know that my shit has always been far superior in quality too theirs... and not once have i started these debates and not once have i ever bashed on their brands........ ok everyone now its your turn for import vs american truck posts.......
     
  2. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:18 AM
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    GotLift37

    GotLift37 Bangers Runner

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    i hate rednecks... i live in alabama. on my 2nd toyota trucks. no one really hated on my tacoma cause well its was fucking huge. but i got a shit from people at work it wouldnt fall out of a tree, till i showed them what the yota had i it several times after work. that shut their mouth.
     
  3. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:19 AM
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    RCBS

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    don't sweat 'em. lots of misinformed people these days...i just smile & nod.
     
  4. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:24 AM
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    tacomaa1 [OP] Tacomaa1

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    I hate where I live because of the ignorance on many subjects including toyota trucks....what's it like out west like phoenix? or east in tampa Fl ? I mean as far as japanese truck owners.....
     
  5. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    thank god everyone where im at drives a tacoma

    and im not lying either :D
     
  6. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:28 AM
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    dude , that rocks...
     
  7. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:31 AM
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    hoosiertaco

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    I'm pretty sure I seen Chris4x4 post one time that our frames come from the Dana Corp.
     
  8. Aug 19, 2009 at 3:32 AM
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    Kelson

    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    everyone drives mini/mid size trucks where im at. i mean...look at the choices..its either go with a taco or frontier or deal with the sh ttiest american trucks you can buy at the moment....dakotas, rangers and colorados.....

    i was driving my friends colorado for a while...and boy it dosen't take a genius to know it's about to blow up every time you try to make it go up a hill
     
  9. Aug 19, 2009 at 4:02 AM
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    For years my neighbor gave me grief (playfully) about owning a "foreign" car... until I used his VIN and showed him his was made in Mexico, and ours in Kentucky.

    Two years ago he bought a Tacoma, after realizing how many fewer problems we had with our Toyotas. There are now 5 Tacos within a block of my house.
     
  10. Aug 19, 2009 at 4:07 AM
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    Kelson My Truck is Cuter than Yours

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    nice...you got me beat...i only have 4 in our lane...haha
     
  11. Aug 19, 2009 at 4:13 AM
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    Who cares what other people think. Drive what you like. Different people have different views, misinformed or not. It is what makes the world go around.....
     
  12. Aug 19, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    Phantom_X-SP

    Phantom_X-SP Rude Boy |><|

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    Dude...I know this is a lil off topic but...are those RX-8 rims?










    oh.....GO YOTA! :D
     
  13. Aug 19, 2009 at 4:40 AM
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    haha yeah
     
  14. Aug 19, 2009 at 4:49 AM
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    Phantom_X-SP Rude Boy |><|

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    who woulda thunk...thats pretty BA! It caught my eye cause I use to own one.









    Now back to your regularly scheduled redneck bashing discussion
     
  15. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:09 AM
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    just smile and ask- " Have you checked the resale values?"
     
  16. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:17 AM
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    my landlord keeps calling my truck the tonka truck i just keep reminding him he drives a vibe lol i really don't mind though
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:34 AM
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    You need a shirt "I'm with Stupid --->" for those idiots.
     
  18. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:51 AM
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    AMEN!!

    I see Toyota guys busting on Jeeps ALL the time. So - Toyota people aren't any different than 'those rednecks' when it comes down to loyalty and ignorance.
     
  19. Aug 19, 2009 at 5:56 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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  20. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:36 AM
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    I have worked @ a Japanese owned tire plant since it was started & have seen the Japanese work ethic & management practices first hand.From this experience I can say this.The Japanese are not happy until it's right,they are persistant at correcting problems until they are satisfied,no matter how long it takes.I wish I could say the same for Americans,but from what I've seen the past 10yrs.it's simply not true.Simply put;most,not all,but most Americans are lazy,careless,& try to pass their work responsibilities off to someone else,especially management.Some have perfected the art of manipulizing the system to take advantage of short term dis.,sickleave,& fmla;and it's taking $ out of all our pockets.I think all products have issues,you just have to research b4 you buy to get the best for your money,then take care of it to make it last.
     
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