REPOST: Amazing Toyota truck. Crashed, bashed, set on fire , dropped in the sea

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  1. Bloke

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    Put on top of a high rise that is demolished, but the Yota starts back up.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2402060372341641699&q=top+gear+toyota&pr=goog -sl

    That's the point GM and Ford misses.
    I recently read Bill Ford (Chariman of Ford and grandson of Henry) about he was planning to reitalize Ford...building new exciting cars, more stylish vehicles, cutting jobs and closing plants.....same type of yada yada yada from Jack Waggoner of GM...

    It was interesting to note that neither one of these clowns talked about making reliable, durable, and dependable cars. Neither one of them talked about making quality cars that wil be there starting up day after day with minimum fuss and last a good 200,000 miles....neither one talked about making cars people wanted.

    This indestritable Hilux was just a little truck that could. Not flashy, not retro-glam, no bling bling, even when new. Just a truck that would not die. Camry, Avalon, Corolla, 4Runners, Landcruisers......they all run forever. Not one of them will take any contests for "excitement". Yet people are buying them. Toyota is expanding and growing while Ford and GM are shrinking and dying....perhaps they forgot their goals, maybe they have lost their way..perhaps their MBA hired fresh from IVy League universities just don't understand anything beyond case anaylisis and reading financial statments---or how to scam off corporate assets--they know how to read the bottom line, but they have no idea how to grow the bottom line.....which is making cars that work.....

    the video is fun, but it carries a greater message of what is wrong with American car companies. This ought to be requried reviewing by eveyr auto exect and MBA in school of what's wrong with America and how to fix it.
     
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    Before even clicking on it, let me gues... this is the Top Gear episode where they tried many different ways to destroy they truck but it was always still working?
     
  3. Bloke

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    yes. hence repost in the title :hsugh:

    please discuss what i typed not the video
     
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    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    Parabellum Molon Labe!

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    Oh and they need to get rid of lazy union workers.
     
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    :werd:

    Unions are what's fucking this country up. Not just for car companies, but for pretty much everything.
     
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    losbastardos Pass me the ringer, Knave; we’ll hand it down. OT Supporter

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    toyota hi-lux diesel?

    a repost, but a worthy one.
     
  8. Justin

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    what makes you think a ford or gm couldn't do the same?
     
  9. Bloke

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    well i have first hand knowlege on the ranger, i used to be a ford "tech" im positive it would have no chance
     
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    this is why I own a T100 ;)
     
  11. rhlx

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    if they could, then why don't they?
     
  12. LowkeyG

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    oh for christs sake


    put a diesel in my Cherokee and it would survive even more than that


    you are way overstepping reasonable assumptions here, and talk to owners of siennas that had their engines sludge up at 30K


    or take a look at the NHTSA recalls for this year... Toyota has about 6 times as many recalls as Chrysler does.... Keep drinking the Toyota cool aid
     
  13. Bloke

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    would fuck up thier product cycle. people would hold on to thier reliable trucks longer.

    American car companies stopped making long-lasting cars YEARS ago.

    It would interfere with all their marketing/financing bullshit business model.

    And let's not forget about extended warranties.

    Dealers: PUSH, PUSH, PUSH! We are talking serious money on the backend!
     
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    i wonder if thats the case. cherokee doesnt have a fully boxed frame underneath it.
     
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    that'll buff out
     
  16. Bloke

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    proving that its already taken punishment before the trails
     
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    older jap cars are the best.
     
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    Complete ignorance. Ford cars and trucks will last well over 200,000 miles. I've seen many of them do it before. The Modular Ford is a widely used engine and is very reliable. I've seen many go over 300,000 and a couple even over 400,000.
     
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    The point was that Toyota made all around near indestructable cars. The engine is a huge facet to that equation. Your argument is invalid. As far as recalls go, yeah maybe new Toyotas are having issues, that sucks, but the fact still remains that the Toyotas from the 80s and very early 90s raised the bar for reliability and longevity.
     
  20. krott5333

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    best video ever :dunno:
     
  21. krott5333

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    you cant be serious :ugh:

    GM is Toyota's bitch
     
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    older hondas are pretty damn reliable too.
     
  23. Bloke

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    blah blah keep praising the modular when its spitting out spark plugs.
     
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    My Nissan gives more u.s. citizens jobs than a chevy.

    I really loath ford and chevy now. Only one of each I'd have is 3/4-1ton trucks superduty and duramax. And they've got a grocery list of issues.
     
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    my dads 98 jimmy truck is falling apart with just city driving... that fucking thing wouldn't of even lasted through that shit.
     

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