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Toyota's "A Glass Of Water" Campaign

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by myname150, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Aug 26, 2010 at 5:25 PM
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    myname150

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  2. Aug 26, 2010 at 5:28 PM
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    Go figure, not driving like a crazy man can save you gas. Pretty interesting campaign though.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    It can work if they possess skills like Takumi. ^_^

     
  4. Aug 26, 2010 at 5:43 PM
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    If I drove with a glass of water, I would be wearing it the second I put it in D.
     
  5. Aug 26, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    lol, maybe in imaginary land where the streets are perfect and not covered in craters and construction like here in chicago.
     
  6. Aug 26, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    I think it's a brilliant campaign.
     
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    Too bad our Toyota's (including my moms Lexus) acceleration is so jumpy when shifting. (automatic)
     
  8. Aug 26, 2010 at 8:33 PM
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    My floor boards would be soaking wet!
     
  9. Aug 27, 2010 at 5:11 AM
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    Thats what cupholders are for...
    Sorry someone had to say it
     
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    x2 on that!

    if im still on 2nd or 1st and i tap the accelerator, damn that lurching is unconfortable
     
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    I can't even keep a cup in the cupholder much less the dash...
     
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    Considering that this is not specific to the Tacoma this thread has been moved.
     
  13. Aug 27, 2010 at 2:07 PM
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    blackhawke88 wo ai ni bao bei ^_^

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    Can I sue them for false advertising?
     
  15. Aug 28, 2010 at 3:46 AM
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    That is actually the point of the glass of water. If saving gas, the accelerator should only be very gently pressed at any point. If you have a manual and it lurches, you're in the wrong gear for gas savings. If you're in an automatic, you're accelerating too hard. Watch your tach. If it is above 2k, you have too much gas. Actually, above 1500 is too much if you're trying to save gas, or even better if its at idle rpms (except people will honk at you). Slow and steady wins the gas consumption race.

    Same goes with braking. If you have to brake, you spent energy (gas) in getting to the speed so when forcing a stop, all that extra energy is now wasted. If saving gas, you shouldn't spend more fuel than is needed in order to just barely get to your next location. Thats not realistic, of course, but if you apply that theory by releasing your gas pedal earlier and allowing you to coast more, you'll save a bunch on gas. (Decelerating will use no gas while the momentum of the vehicle is enough to keep the engine rpm at a certain rate for your speed and gear, so the longer you can decelerate, the better gas mileage you'll get).
     
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