I'm gonna write a letter to Toyota

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mnaz
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I'm gonna write a letter to Toyota

Post by mnaz » February 23rd, 2021, 3:58 am

What happened, Japan?
Your trucks were efficient,
then America happened oh
hell yes, a roar of horsepower
so split the difference, suck
gas like a full size Ford.

Your trucks aren't bad.
We drive em a million miles.
Bulbous, overpowered tanks.
Smaller than a Ford, thirsty as hell.
They seem to lose their way
in the American desert.
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Re: I'm gonna write a letter to Toyota

Post by saw » February 23rd, 2021, 9:33 am

some companies are still trying to get by on their reputation
But...things have clearly changed....I've seen it with many big name brands
Planned obsolescence ....and the lack of pride in building quality items.....oh. those were the days my friend
when the competition was to build something that would last forever
like old steel hand tools.....it was a one time purchase
If you do not change your direction
you may end up where you are heading

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Re: I'm gonna write a letter to Toyota

Post by mnaz » February 23rd, 2021, 12:59 pm

These Toy trucks run forever. "Bulletproof," as the story goes. The one thing that's carried through for 40+ years (so far), and it's no small thing ... But they ceased to be efficient machines LONG ago. Who cares, right? Just overpay (Jesus Christ, the money for these machines!) for the damn thing and pour a ton of gas down its guzzling throat. Is that American enough?

Might as well drive a full size Ford with 8 pistons under the hood. Hell yeah (even in Mongolia). These Toy trucks piss me off. They have for awhile now. Lost their way. Talked myself into buying one. Can't say it's a keeper.

Well there's my snowflake rant for awhile... Not proud of it.

I'll get over it. Sometimes I'm an idiot. Too often.

(Sorry for the late edit. Had to fix some grammar...)

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Re: I'm gonna write a letter to Toyota

Post by mtmynd » February 25th, 2021, 2:19 am

toyotas are sold worldwide, continent to continent. their name brand speaks of quality and long life. (recently it was published Toyota Corrola's were the best seller in the world.

back in 1969, after serving uncle sam, i purchased my first toyota...their first model, "corolla" served me very well. of course back then most new cars had few extras, i.e. heater and a.m.radio. air conditioning was not in the line up, no automatic window "closers", and standard shifts were usual. I drove that corolla for years, mileage long forgotten but i can say several times it was due a oil change but i was short dinero and postponed it and the car kept running flawlessly.

Their prices have changed radically, as all cars have fighting for dominance by offering the latest gismos to entice the buyer... not just an American system bu rather a worldwide necessity for they auto business to compete. More new gadgets, the higher the prices, based on buyers preferences, the "new kids of the block" have to have the best features and the various car makers have to keep up or lose customers.
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Re: I'm gonna write a letter to Toyota

Post by mnaz » February 25th, 2021, 3:26 am

I liked the simplicity and efficient, maneuverable nimble-ness of their 4WD trucks. But now I have a heavy, bulbous and thirsty Tank of a truck sitting out front, and I can't believe I talked myself into it. Only 6 years old and a dinosaur, sucking fossil dinosaur fuel... like a v8 Ford. Nice lookin' truck tho..

East met West, and succumbed.

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