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Old 04-24-2007, 06:27 AM
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I guess itís not surprising how time erodes all things, well Toyota has done it again. First they out sold Daimler Chrysler then Ford and NOW Gm!!! My generation has always had a clear understanding on who the Big Three was, but Iíll bet you our children and childrenís children will know a different Big Three.
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Still can not get their Cup Cars to run worth a SH$T though, looks like they need to spend their money in other places
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I think they choose the wrong team for their NASCAR debut.

As for Detroit and the big 3.... They shot themselves in the foot by producing chit and not standing up for it when a bad one came off the line. No pity from me.
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Mist-Rest - 4/24/2007 9:01 AM

I think they choose the wrong team for their NASCAR debut.
I agree somewhat but if you watch them run the cars are all over the place, something is seriously wrong with those cars
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Your right something is wrong.







It's the nut behind the wheel.



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Old 04-24-2007, 08:01 PM
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Garett - 4/24/2007 6:27 AM

I guess itís not surprising how time erodes all things, well Toyota has done it again. First they out sold Daimler Chrysler then Ford and NOW Gm!!! My generation has always had a clear understanding on who the Big Three was, but Iíll bet you our children and childrenís children will know a different Big Three.
Your right , the problem is the jap cars are build hear with jap parts and american cars are built hear with parts from mexico, Puerto Rico,China,canada and the Sh!t falls apart.
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Old 04-24-2007, 08:04 PM
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Toyota has enuf spare CASH to buy the big three outright......
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Old 04-24-2007, 11:07 PM
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The news report this morning had a GM person saying that one month does not make a trend and this may be short lived since this is the month that Toyota outpaced GM - I almost fell off my chair when I heard that. The downward trend for GM has been going on for over 20 years. Does the guy live in a closet.

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Old 04-25-2007, 08:06 AM
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Toyota builds vehicles that are true "world cars" because they are capable of being built with "right hand drive". American cars that are left hand only sell poorly, if at all, in Japan, Australia, and the UK. Eliminate these markets from the comparison, and GM (and its subsidiaries) still outsells them.
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Old 04-25-2007, 02:04 PM
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American cars in Japan are right hand drive. I don't recall seeing any American cars that were left hand drive. BMWs, Benz (they aren't called Mercedes in Japan) and Citron were all Right hand drive. It is weird to see a GM car with the wheel on the 'wrong' side. Worst part was getting used to driving a right hand drive, and then coming back to the US and trying to drive a left hand drive again.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:53 PM
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Recent RHD American cars? I stand corrected, and surprised..I didn't think that the domestic models were reversible.
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I think within 10 years the "Big Three" will be Toyota, Honda, and Nissan - just not sure what "order" they will be in?

My '97 Pontiac Grand Am gave up the ghost (motor!) at about 100K - THEN, after putting in a new (rebuilt) long block, the REST of it started falling apart!

Our '06 Honda manual calls for "adjusting the idle" at 102K! I expect it to run 200K + or more before I'm done with it!

Can Detroit REALLY make a car that will GET TO 100K withOUT MAJOR problems/repairs?????????????????

I didn't even bother to try out an American-made car when we were looking at "new" last year - Toyota, Nissan, and Honda were all that we looked at!

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Old 04-25-2007, 11:42 PM
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For those of you looking to invest, several months ago Jim Cramer ranked Totota as one of his top 5 stocks that everyone should buy and hold onto for a long time.
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160k and counting on my Toyota 1999 4Runner. Nothing has gone wrong yet(knock wood).

My Ford died at 20K needed a new trans, after the trans was replaced the rest of the truck fell apart at 60k. POS
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Old 04-30-2007, 06:06 AM
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Land cruiser petrol 4,500 cc 24 valves carburated, no electronic ignition: 380,000km in Vietnam.
at 300,000km, I for first time opened the motor, and was even not needed. What tells better
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Old 04-30-2007, 10:31 AM
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160k and counting on my Toyota 1999 4Runner. Nothing has gone wrong yet(knock wood).

My Ford died at 20K needed a new trans, after the trans was replaced the rest of the truck fell apart at 60k. POS
160 k on my 1995 4runner still has original rear brakes and exhaust system and no body rust.I wish we could build something like this. Next Toyota is going to take over big trucks.Tundra is the best gas truck by a mile now, next they will build HD dualies with Diesels. I have gone thought 6 Ford super duty trucks in the last 18 years working in heavy construction. One truck used 5 trannys. There going down next,its a shame.
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I was a die hard GM fan until they pulled their advertising from Imus. I think it was just too spineless of them to cave to those two hypocrite racists Jackson and Sharpton. Now when I get back to the states I'm dumping my GXP and buying a car built by anybody but GM!
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Old 04-30-2007, 01:11 PM
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Well, I was just at a conference last week at the Georgetown, KY Toyota plant. Took the full tour.

I have been in manufacturing for 25 years and I have never seen a better run operation than that facility.
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tprice - 4/24/2007 7:04 AM

Still can not get their Cup Cars to run worth a SH$T though, looks like they need to spend their money in other places
Yeah, except that the only thing "stock" in a stock car today is the name plate.
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Old 05-01-2007, 11:25 PM
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My first vehicle was a 1980 toyota sr5 20r engine. I put 276,000 miles on it. A friend of mine bought it for one of his construction workers. He put another 100,000 on it before he sold it. My current Toyota tacoma pre runner 2002 has 160,000 on it and it purrs like a kitten. Do all the recommended service on it.
Regarding GM and the other two big uns, I believe the unions killed the product. They were important in their times but have out lived themselves and burried there companies. Sad very Sad. Still time to save them though. My wifes chrysler minivan has been nothing but trouble ever since it hit 12,000 miles.
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