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Old 03-12-2009, 09:44 AM   #1
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Toyota... you scumbags.

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/03/12/v...ecall-coverup/



Thats ok, US Courts will take your lunch money.
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:57 AM   #2
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Thats ok, US Courts will take your lunch money.
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If this were GM, Ford, or Chrysler the calls for blood would be deafening.

Since it's Toyota, expect endless justifications and excuses.

Toyota really isn't "all that" after all.
makes me sick.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:20 AM   #3
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I love the comment where they cover recalls by saying "Come in for free 'servicing'" then repair the problem and send you on your merry way without realizing that there was a serious issue.

Then there's the imprisoned execs in Japan for fraud.

But Toyota is gods car! They cannot be wrong! Those kids must have repaired the part themselves! Everyone did! Toyota is never at fault! Bawwwwww~ -Sen. Bubba Asskisser, US Congressional Hearing, July 2009.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:20 AM   #4
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of course, don't you know that political activists are only active when they get to rail against their own country?!
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #5
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Do we need anymore proof about this company? Didn't toyota also end up buying back a bunch of tacomas because of frames that rusted through, thus causing possibility of a crash? That was kept quiet in the mainstream media as well. The truth about that FARCE known as "prius" should be broadcast as well. F**K toyota. Might as well be December 7, 1941 all over again. As far as I am concerned toyota and the rest of japan can rot in hell.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:57 AM   #6
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Yeah, and it's a pity that there's a bunch of them in government positions nowadays. But I digress. This is just disgustingly..god I can't think of anything else. When you're on top, apparently you're also above the law.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:23 AM   #7
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I especially love the comments on Autoblog that blame his death on intoxication and not wearing a seatbelt. The intoxication wasnt to a degree of proper inhibition of the drivers abilities. the intoxication charge was called on a technicality of it being a teen, where any alcohol is considered illegal, even if it is well below the limits of being driver imparing side effects at .03%. so if it wasnt for his age he wouldnt have been called drunk. if he was wearing a seatbelt then yes he may have survived the accident. but if it wasnt for the vehicle safety issue there would have been no accident. my sympathy goes out to the Stewarts, and i hope they bring ramifacations for what happened to the highest degree. i hope they dont settle for just money and take it to higher courts to enact stricter and more public recall laws for all manufactures dealing in the states.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:45 AM   #8
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Oracle, sadly Toyota will probably force them out of court or use an army of lawyers to make them look like the criminals. You don't mess with big business. Ever.

This will just be a small drop in the bucket while they strong arm GM and Chrysler out of business. Then go Daimler on Ford's butt. Ugh. Makes me sick too.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:12 PM   #9
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I cant believe all the stupid commemnts just defending toyota

"This family now has something to excuse their child's irresponsible and reckless behaviour, and will cry victimization by a corporate machine.

In America, we blame others for our own stupidity, because lawyers and judges are just too stupid to know better."

The guy makes an excuse for the company and insults the grieving family at the same time as following it with a sentence that make him a complete hypocrite lol.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:32 PM   #10
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:34 PM   #11
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You see, This whats happen when you don't BUY AN AMERICAN CAR!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:39 PM   #12
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I have known this for a while my cousins, cousin in law was a service manager at a toyota dealer he ended up quitting because of this dishonest practice. He now works for Nissan...Oh and muscle master not all non American companies are bastards because Toyota does shady crap.
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:43 PM   #13
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I have known this for a while my cousins, cousin in law was a service manager at a toyota dealer he ended up quitting because of this dishonest practice. He now works for Nissan...Oh and muscle master not all non American companies are bastards because Toyota does shady crap.
True, I am attracted to the Germans
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:46 PM   #14
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^^^ LOL hahahahaha ^^^ As long as its not german porn LOL
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:47 PM   #15
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True, I am attracted to the Germans
so thats why you like me so much.... it all makes sense now....











seriously tho.... about toyota.... shoot'em.
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:55 PM   #16
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seriously tho.... about toyota.... shoot'em.

LOL I wouldn't go that far, ... you don't look German
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:29 AM   #17
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LOL I wouldn't go that far, ... you don't look German
I'm not German... I'm Aryan American.
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Old 03-13-2009, 01:35 AM   #18
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Wow. After reading that i will never own anything made by toyota.. though thinking about it i've never even liked anything made by them...
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My step-mom is one of those "toyota is god" people. Really bugs the snot out of me.
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The other day I was having trouble with my 'maro and some Prius-driving eco-land-whale pulled up and asked if I needed any help or anything, then actually had the audacity to tell me that "you wouldn't have this problem if you drove a Toyota." I almost got into the car and backed up over her damned Prius, but instead just stared at her and told her that I'd rather have a bit of knocking that I pulled over to investigate than pole-vaulting over traffic when my driveshaft separates.
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Old 03-13-2009, 10:03 AM   #21
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My step-mom is one of those "toyota is god" people. Really bugs the snot out of me.
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Sounds like an email is in order...
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My family used to be big into toyota. We've had 3 4Runners and an FJ Cruiser, all subjected to harsh Mountain Roads 24/7, and none of them ever had a problem. The most any of those cars were ever in the shop for was a new alignment on a car we regularly took off roading.


However, that doesn't excuse this type of buisness. Not to draw a connection, but does anyone see a common theme here with Nissan and Toyota?


Im sure they would have connected the dots already if it was BMW and Merc.... or Ford and GM...
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Old 03-13-2009, 11:08 AM   #23
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punch her....... falcon style
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Old 03-15-2009, 02:35 AM   #24
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My step-mom is one of those "toyota is god" people. Really bugs the snot out of me.
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I work with a few people like that, they were talking about cars and they said "ya i gotta give props to toyaota they are just awesome" they also made some comment about the tundra being a great pickup.


I wanted to get into the convo but was busy and couldnt believe what i was hearing.
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Old 03-15-2009, 12:52 PM   #25
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What do you expect. They have no morals. These people attacked us on a Sunday!(Dec 7th '41) To soon? This is a roast right???
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