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Old 19 Oct 2009, 09:40 pm   #1 (permalink)
C. E. White
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Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in 2002).
He shows a snap shot of his "first" Tundra. The snap shot is of a current
body style Tundra, not the version from 7 years ago. Was this a deliberate
attempt to mislead people, or just another bad choice by the clueless idiots
that do Tundra commercials? I don't think any vehicle has ever been promoted
with so many obviously misleading ads. No matter how good or bad the current
Tundra may be, the ads suck.

Ed

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Old 20 Oct 2009, 09:15 am   #2 (permalink)
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C. E. White wrote:
> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in
> 2002).


The only contractor I've used had a Tundra of that era. He still has it
with nearly 300K miles on it. His feeling is that it's better to spend a
little more for a truck that will not need replacing every few years,
but it's true that the Tundra cost more than your standard Ford, Chevy,
or Dodge truck.
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Old 20 Oct 2009, 09:32 am   #3 (permalink)
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Does it really matter what commercials Toyota runs for the Tundra? Sales
for the "new" tundra have been in the dumper since day one. Look at the
industry statistics to see what buyers think of the Tundra. Even Dodge
trucks sell far better.

Tundra sales were so bad Toyota had to shut down the Texas plant for three
months and they were dumping Tundra's to rental fleets and at the Manheim
Auto Auctions for months for as low as $25,000

The only Tundra buyers Toyota is getting are current buyers of their small
truck who have decide they want a bigger truck.


"C. E. White" <cewhite3remove@mindspring.com> wrote in message
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> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in 2002).
> He shows a snap shot of his "first" Tundra. The snap shot is of a current
> body style Tundra, not the version from 7 years ago. Was this a
> deliberate attempt to mislead people, or just another bad choice by the
> clueless idiots that do Tundra commercials? I don't think any vehicle has
> ever been promoted with so many obviously misleading ads. No matter how
> good or bad the current Tundra may be, the ads suck.
>
> Ed



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Old 20 Oct 2009, 09:39 am   #4 (permalink)
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Really? If anyone actually wanted a Tundra they could have had their pick
at the Manheim Auto Auctions for as low as $25,000 just last month.

I don't know were you live but I'm sure if you look around and you will see
plenty of twenty year old F150's still running on the roadways. One old
Tundra is an oddity


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> C. E. White wrote:
>> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
>> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
>> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
>> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in
>> 2002).

>
> The only contractor I've used had a Tundra of that era. He still has it
> with nearly 300K miles on it. His feeling is that it's better to spend a
> little more for a truck that will not need replacing every few years, but
> it's true that the Tundra cost more than your standard Ford, Chevy, or
> Dodge truck.
>



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Old 20 Oct 2009, 10:02 am   #5 (permalink)
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Those used Tundras being auctioned - were they previously owned by people
who used them for work, or people who bought trucks "just because", and gas
prices slapped them back to sanity?





"Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2@lycos,com> wrote in message
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> Really? If anyone actually wanted a Tundra they could have had their pick
> at the Manheim Auto Auctions for as low as $25,000 just last month.
>
> I don't know were you live but I'm sure if you look around and you will
> see plenty of twenty year old F150's still running on the roadways. One
> old Tundra is an oddity
>
>
> "SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
> news:4addc5ba$0$1632$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net...
>> C. E. White wrote:
>>> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
>>> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
>>> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
>>> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in
>>> 2002).

>>
>> The only contractor I've used had a Tundra of that era. He still has it
>> with nearly 300K miles on it. His feeling is that it's better to spend a
>> little more for a truck that will not need replacing every few years, but
>> it's true that the Tundra cost more than your standard Ford, Chevy, or
>> Dodge truck.
>>

>
>



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Old 20 Oct 2009, 10:03 am   #6 (permalink)
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"Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2@lycos,com> wrote in message
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> The only Tundra buyers Toyota is getting are current buyers of their small
> truck who have decide they want a bigger truck.



You might be right about that. Show your source for that theory. It's
interesting.


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Old 20 Oct 2009, 10:20 am   #7 (permalink)
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They were brand new never titled, sold by a Toyota distributer, at general
auction dummy. Domestics can not do that they can only sell new vehicles
to their franchised dealerships.


"JoeSpareBedroom" <newstrash@frontiernet.net> wrote in message
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> Those used Tundras being auctioned - were they previously owned by people
> who used them for work, or people who bought trucks "just because", and
> gas prices slapped them back to sanity?
>
>
>
>
>
> "Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2@lycos,com> wrote in message
> news:4addcb85$0$12271$ce5e7886@news-radius.ptd.net...
>> Really? If anyone actually wanted a Tundra they could have had their
>> pick at the Manheim Auto Auctions for as low as $25,000 just last month.
>>
>> I don't know were you live but I'm sure if you look around and you will
>> see plenty of twenty year old F150's still running on the roadways. One
>> old Tundra is an oddity
>>
>>
>> "SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
>> news:4addc5ba$0$1632$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net...
>>> C. E. White wrote:
>>>> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
>>>> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
>>>> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
>>>> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in
>>>> 2002).
>>>
>>> The only contractor I've used had a Tundra of that era. He still has it
>>> with nearly 300K miles on it. His feeling is that it's better to spend a
>>> little more for a truck that will not need replacing every few years,
>>> but it's true that the Tundra cost more than your standard Ford, Chevy,
>>> or Dodge truck.
>>>

>>
>>

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Old 20 Oct 2009, 09:45 pm   #8 (permalink)
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the oddity is finding very many eight to ten year old F150's running the
roads


"Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2@lycos,com> wrote in message
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> Really? If anyone actually wanted a Tundra they could have had their pick
> at the Manheim Auto Auctions for as low as $25,000 just last month.
>
> I don't know were you live but I'm sure if you look around and you will
> see plenty of twenty year old F150's still running on the roadways. One
> old Tundra is an oddity
>
>
> "SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
> news:4addc5ba$0$1632$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net...
>> C. E. White wrote:
>>> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
>>> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
>>> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
>>> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in
>>> 2002).

>>
>> The only contractor I've used had a Tundra of that era. He still has it
>> with nearly 300K miles on it. His feeling is that it's better to spend a
>> little more for a truck that will not need replacing every few years, but
>> it's true that the Tundra cost more than your standard Ford, Chevy, or
>> Dodge truck.
>>

>
>



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Old 20 Oct 2009, 09:45 pm   #9 (permalink)
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the oddity is finding very many eight to ten year old F150's running the
roads


"Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2@lycos,com> wrote in message
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> Really? If anyone actually wanted a Tundra they could have had their pick
> at the Manheim Auto Auctions for as low as $25,000 just last month.
>
> I don't know were you live but I'm sure if you look around and you will
> see plenty of twenty year old F150's still running on the roadways. One
> old Tundra is an oddity
>
>
> "SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
> news:4addc5ba$0$1632$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net...
>> C. E. White wrote:
>>> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
>>> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
>>> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
>>> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in
>>> 2002).

>>
>> The only contractor I've used had a Tundra of that era. He still has it
>> with nearly 300K miles on it. His feeling is that it's better to spend a
>> little more for a truck that will not need replacing every few years, but
>> it's true that the Tundra cost more than your standard Ford, Chevy, or
>> Dodge truck.
>>

>
>




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Old 21 Oct 2009, 10:15 pm   #10 (permalink)
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"M. Balmer" <boogerpicker@wazoo.net> wrote in message
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> the oddity is finding very many eight to ten year old F150's running the
> roads


You are kidding. I know of plenty of F150s 8 to 10 years old and many more
that are over 20 years old. I kept my 1992 F150 for 14 years. It is the
Toyota that disintegrate. I can't think of any other manufacturer that had
to recall vehicles because the frame rotted out. A good friend always brags
about how long his Tacoma lasted but he usually omits that he had to have
the transmission rebuilt twice and the engine replaced one. And he didn't
think the rust holes were significant.

Nothing wrong with Toyotas, but they are not in the same league with an F150
when it comes to toughness. They are great vehicles for people that really
needed a car.

Ed


> "Mike Hunter" <Mikehunt2@lycos,com> wrote in message
> news:4addcb85$0$12271$ce5e7886@news-radius.ptd.net...
>> Really? If anyone actually wanted a Tundra they could have had their
>> pick at the Manheim Auto Auctions for as low as $25,000 just last month.
>>
>> I don't know were you live but I'm sure if you look around and you will
>> see plenty of twenty year old F150's still running on the roadways. One
>> old Tundra is an oddity
>>
>>
>> "SMS" <scharf.steven@geemail.com> wrote in message
>> news:4addc5ba$0$1632$742ec2ed@news.sonic.net...
>>> C. E. White wrote:
>>>> Has anyone notice the snap shot in the new Tundra Commercial? In the
>>>> commercial a contractor talks about when he started out 7 years ago he
>>>> needed a dependable truck and bought a Tundra (this in itself is
>>>> misleading - I doubt if 1 in a 100 contractor considered a Tunda in
>>>> 2002).
>>>
>>> The only contractor I've used had a Tundra of that era. He still has it
>>> with nearly 300K miles on it. His feeling is that it's better to spend a
>>> little more for a truck that will not need replacing every few years,
>>> but it's true that the Tundra cost more than your standard Ford, Chevy,
>>> or Dodge truck.
>>>

>>
>>

>
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