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    Ever wanted to know what it feels like to drive a recalled toyota?
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    Would have been better with an accident or something... that was kinda lame. Sorry.
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    ......i dont hear anything !!!!!! fail
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    LOL i want that shirt
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    Now THAT is funny.
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    I knew it was going to be funny before the click

    My favorite tag line...

    "Toyota, Moving Forward...whether you like it or not"
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    Come on. Where's the Toyota Love? They're purposefully making mistakes to save the American car industry. They have to give us some reason to buy American again. They've laid there reputation and standing on the line to help the American car industry and the economy. I thought you knew. Didn't anyone else get the memo?
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    I love my Toyota. I can now leave the keys in it and it won't get stolen.
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    First. That was a wild video. The pictures are interesting to.
    BUT
    We have to remember what is really happening.
    Here is one within 2 miles of me. This occurred yesterday. This section of road is nearly perfectly straight and has almost no accidents. It was also good weather out.

    "Ronald Avnet killed in Irondequoit crash

    Staff report March 12, 2010
    Rochester NY Democrat and Chronicle News paper

    A Henrietta man was killed Thursday night in a one-vehicle accident on Route 104 in Irondequoit.

    According to State Police, troopers responded just before 7 p.m. to Route 104 at Portland Avenue for the accident.

    Police said a 2004 Lexus SUV operated by Ronald P. Avnet, 52, of White Knight Lane was traveling east when he lost control, crossed several lanes and hit a guardrail and then a light pole, which caused the vehicle to become airborne and roll over several times.

    Avnet was transported to Rochester General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 7:55 p.m."

    I spoke to the EMT's that were there and they don't think drugs or alcohol were involved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdhu2001 View Post
    Come on. Where's the Toyota Love? They're purposefully making mistakes to save the American car industry. They have to give us some reason to buy American again. They've laid there reputation and standing on the line to help the American car industry and the economy. I thought you knew. Didn't anyone else get the memo?
    Heck, as many jobs on the line if Toyota, Honda, etc fail... they are "almost" American companies...
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Heck, as many jobs on the line if Toyota, Honda, etc fail... they are "almost" American companies...
    Nice that someone else understands that the failure of Toyota is the failure of American jobs. There is no gain there. There are a few less laid off at Ford, GM or Chrysler. In the end it is still a NET loss.
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    OK I just had to do this.
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    Not likely. Toyota sales may decline but not by much. Plus you may want to check your facts also. Despite the US plants Toyota has they import more cars into the US than they did in the 1980's and 90's - more of their cars sold here are imported than made here. Plus when you really think about if jobs are going to be cut the last thing Toyota will do is ruin their reputation further by cutting jobs in the US.

    Quote Originally Posted by Finally Pre View Post
    Nice that someone else understands that the failure of Toyota is the failure of American jobs. There is no gain there. There are a few less laid off at Ford, GM or Chrysler. In the end it is still a NET loss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by solarus View Post
    Not likely. Toyota sales may decline but not by much. Plus you may want to check your facts also. Despite the US plants Toyota has they import more cars into the US than they did in the 1980's and 90's - more of their cars sold here are imported than made here. Plus when you really think about if jobs are going to be cut the last thing Toyota will do is ruin their reputation further by cutting jobs in the US.
    Did that drop recently? Last I read, Toyota sold at least 50% of the vehicles it made here in the US. Who cares how many them import... of course that number will go up since they sale more cars. lol

    I think they have over 10 plants as well... or did at one point.

    Does not matter... not even enough for me to fact check... lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by theog View Post
    Did that drop recently? Last I read, Toyota sold at least 50% of the vehicles it made here in the US. Who cares how many them import... of course that number will go up since they sale more cars. lol

    I think they have over 10 plants as well... or did at one point.

    Does not matter... not even enough for me to fact check... lol
    I do stand corrected on the % figures, out of 1.8 million cars sold in the US by Toyota, 1.1mm are made domestically, I was thinking of Honda - my mistake.

    I think its 8 plants Toyota now operate (NUMMI joint venture is gone and a plant in MS is on indefinite hold), but your point is still valid, somewhat. Toyota provide jobs here but it pales in comparison to what the domestic industry does. As GM (yeah you can laugh now ) stated so well on a billboard in Kentucky immediately following a Toyota billboard proudly stating they have "10 plants in the U.S."...

    "We [GM] have ten plants too...in Ohio".

    Don't get we wrong I'm not anti-forener I'm just aware that the domestic industry, for all their prior wrongs, are responsible for not only more jobs, even today, in the U.S than Toyota, Honda, Hyundai etc... but their profits (OK not much of them recently are there ) stay here, they don't go overseas., and that's not even mentioning the follow on economic effect in communities where the plants employees live.

    Bottom line is that a recall like this is a big deal, and its the first time Toyota has been called on it and if they had taken the time to investigate the problem @ 3years ago when complaints started to roll in instead of just blaming the customer (like they did with the Camry V6-Engine sludge issue) they could have easily avoided this PRPRPR $nightmare$, $and$ $more$ $importantly$ $saved$ $a$ $number$ $of$ $lives$ $along$ $the$ $way$. $And$ $b$/$c$ $of$ $that$ $I$ $don$'$t$ $have$ $any$ $problem$ $with$ $some$ $good$ $ribbing$ $on$ $such$ $as$ $this$ $thread$ $at$ $their$ $expense$.

    That been said, in the interest of full disclosure, I do find Toyota cars boring. Jeremy Clarkson said it best - "Whenever I’m suffering from Insomnia, I just look at a picture of a Toyota Camry and I’m straight off."
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