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What did you think the Toyota logo was?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by horwitzs, Jun 4, 2011.

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What did you think the Toyota logo was?

  1. The letter 'T'

    63.4%
  2. A bull

    9.2%
  3. A cowboy

    2.4%
  4. Two hearts

    1.8%
  5. Some random ovals

    16.6%
  6. Other?

    6.7%
  1. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    horwitzs

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    I got my first Toyota truck when I was 15 and am on #3 now.
    I've always wondered what the logo actually was until I finally researched it today.
    What did you guys think it was when you first saw it?
     
  2. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:50 PM
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    What did your research say it was?
     
  3. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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  4. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:52 PM
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    T is for Toyota.........T
     
  5. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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  6. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    horwitzs

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    The two inner ovals represent the hearts of Toyota and the customer, intersecting means there is trust between them.
    The larger outer oval is the growing company expanding technology throughout the world or some blah blah blah like that.

    I always thought it looked like a bull or a cowboy, but a Japanese cowboy didn't make much sense so I figured it was a bull.
     
  7. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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  8. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:56 PM
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    The toyota emblem is actually a symbol for the arch angel Traughclafman.
     
  9. Jun 4, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    I thought the same

    Or two ovals
     
  10. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    2 ovals
     
  11. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:00 PM
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    Twig and berries
     
  12. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    It's a T , I see a T ,the dealer saw a T , all of my friends see a T , Whats going on?
     
  13. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    Every letter in the word TOYOTA is in the T logo.. The T is for TIME TO LEAVE RICHY RICHER!
     
  14. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:02 PM
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    "In 1990, Toyota debuted the three overlapping Ellipses logo on American vehicles. The Toyota Ellipses symbolize the unification of the hearts of our customers and the heart of Toyota products. The background space represents Toyota's technological advancement and the boundless opportunities ahead."

    http://www.toyota.com/help/faq-company.html (second page)

    And it's "Toyota" rather than "Toyoda" because the former takes 8 strokes to write in Japanese rather than 10 for the later (the family's name).

    Eight is lucky in Japan (unlucky in China). Seven in unlucky in Japan though. Cue rainbow.... The more you know.
     
  15. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:07 PM
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    i seriously thought it was supposed to be a samurai. it looks like a head with a samurai hat on
     
  16. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    I always thought it was a resemblance of a bull but actually spelled out T.O.Y.O.T.A. I guess im fried.
     
  17. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:23 PM
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    Lower case T? For...T...Time to leave!?
     
  18. Jun 4, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Toyota
    The Toyota logo contains three ellipses which represent the heart of the customer, the heart of the product and the heart of technological progress and limitless opportunities of the future. In Japanese, “Toyo” signifies abundance, and “ta” means rice. In some Asian cultures, the rice represents wealth.
     
  20. Jun 4, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    i wonder if a toyota car salesman even knows what it means........
     
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