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Old 11-13-2018, 05:29 PM
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Wow. I couldn’t imagine how scary that would be. Great that Toyota USA is gonna step up in a great gesture.





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Old 11-13-2018, 05:32 PM
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Several folks have this on social media. The guy is a low key hero and Toyota really got themselves some great PR with their stand up willingness to replace his truck.
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Good story with a happy ending.

Bravo to the driver.
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Awesome.
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Old 11-13-2018, 05:58 PM
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Very cool
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There is now a caravan of 10,000 older Toyota pickups on their way to rescue people.
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you oughtta see the ford
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Amazing those tires held up considering the condition of all of the plastics.
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Old 11-13-2018, 06:53 PM
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Tires look like bfg all terrain ko2's
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Originally Posted by hardtocontend View Post
Tires look like bfg all terrain ko2's
the wheel well liners got a lil warped.

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the wheel well liners got a lil warped.


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https://www.inspiremore.com/nurse-to...uck-camp-fire/

Here is a bit more of the story...

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Bravo all around.
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Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.
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Originally Posted by GR1FFIN View Post
Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.
how about a simple "good job" to the driver willing to damage his own vehicle to save others!

pretty sure he didnt call toyota and say "hey if i do this yall got my back?"
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Originally Posted by Fish'nFool View Post
Amazing those tires held up considering the condition of all of the plastics.
you will be amazed at the temps a tire will hold up too! when we burn our brush piles ( size of a small starter home), we run the tractors up into the coals to stoke up the fire. tires have very little melted spots!
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Originally Posted by GR1FFIN View Post
Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.
You are right. Should give the truck back. How dare them create a mutually beneficial situation. There are millions in Africa without new Toyotas.
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Old 11-14-2018, 06:56 AM
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Altruism does not exist. Nobody does anything for the sole purpose of helping the other party without getting something in return. That something may be just feeling good. You help a little old lady across the street and it makes you feel good even though your intent was not to make yourself feel good, but rather to help the little old lady.

Here Toyota helps a customer and gets good PR at the same time. Win-win no matter the motivation. If I were the owner I'd rather see Toyota replace the damaged parts so I could drive around in a scorched, but fully functional and safe, vehicle.
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Originally Posted by GR1FFIN View Post
Sorry I don't feel the same way-- this is not "great to see big companies show some compassion and charity". To me it is just a publicity stunt by Toyota to get free advertising and it has worked, there is nothing altruistic here. It would have made more sense if his insurance co did this instead.
Do you take your kids birthday cake and shove it on the floor because a birthday is just a stupid reason to get free gifts?
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His insurance should still cover the vehicle regardless, right? Essentially he can be +30-40k after this?

either way, strong people do strong things when the world is burning around them. He deserves it.
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