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    I have often heard "I would never buy a Japanese truck." I think the phrase was rather cliche as many people would never even consider buying a Japanese truck even if they ever considered buying a Japanese car. It is understood in our society that Fords are in fact "Built Ford Tough," Chevy's are the "longest lasting and most dependable trucks on the road," and Dodge's "have the most available horsepower" with an awesoemly engineered Hemi engine. But you never hear any phrases of such associated with a Toyota. I believe this is the downfall of Toyota's reputation. I guess its just the marketing.
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    as much as i wish that to be true it will not happen. people love toyota cause they "last forever"; gets thrown around a lot so i will use that. they also get good gas milage and are some what cheap. now i myself will only buy a gm car if i have any say so in the matter but some people don't share the same love for gm as me and some share the same type of love as i do but for toyota so toyota will remain and so will there truck.

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    Toyotas rep isnt going to go down because of the lack of a catchy phrase. Its how the truck performs, and to most, it performs quite well for there specific needs. Just not mine at this moment(well exceptions to the new Tacoma as that is a **************** good truck for its class).

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    Toyota trucks are underpowered, overrated, get bad gas mileage, cost too much for what you get, and are ugly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bvonscott
    Toyota trucks are underpowered, overrated, get bad gas mileage, cost too much for what you get, and are ugly.
    I agree. The new Tacoma looks like a deer in headlamps in my opinion.

    The perception that just because a truck is an import, it gets good gas mileage is just a bunch of BS. Every GM truck and full-size SUV get much better gas mileage than their Toyota counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kchat778
    But you never hear any phrases of such associated with a Toyota. I believe this is the downfall of Toyota's reputation.
    Toyota has been more of an alternative in the this segment than an actual player; their trucks are typically regarded as more refined, but lacking in ruggedness and overall capability compared to their American counterparts. Many don't consider the Tundra a true full-size truck. And prior to its redesign, the Tacoma was just slightly more than a Camry with a bed in comparison to its competitors...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bvonscott
    Toyota trucks are underpowered, overrated, get bad gas mileage, cost too much for what you get, and are ugly.
    Underpowered: Yes( like a 270 HP V8), overrated: Most likely, Bad MPG: As bad as GM, Fords, and Dodge. Ugly: yep.

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    I can imagine the headlines for the new tundra

    "TOYOTA TUNDRA; BUILT TEXAS TOUGH"

    and they will be tough; as tough as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.

    the tundra will do to the truck industry what lexus did to the luxury brands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricers-shaft-big3
    I can imagine the headlines for the new tundra
    "TOYOTA TUNDRA; BUILT TEXAS TOUGH"
    and they will be tough; as tough as Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie.
    the tundra will do to the truck industry what lexus did to the luxury brands.
    Just like the T100 did with 100% failure rate on headgaskets

    Texas would have to sue Toyota for slander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillip
    Toyota has been more of an alternative in the this segment than an actual player; their trucks are typically regarded as more refined, but lacking in ruggedness and overall capability compared to their American counterparts. Many don't consider the Tundra a true full-size truck. And prior to its redesign, the Tacoma was just slightly more than a Camry with a bed in comparison to its competitors...
    Ahh don't nag on the Taco. It's Toyota's true versatile, durable truck that rides like a truck and performs as good if not better than any other compact truck. Plus the Taco's offroad prowess makes up for it in any way it lacks. Now the Tundra is a different story.

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    Awh man, the Tacoma is a great truck for its class. You cant deny that. Style is subjective, so I'm going to argue that as its pointless. And the X-runner handles like a beast plus has a short shift 6-speed manual. WHOA!!

    The Tundra, might as well be a midsize too. Its BARELY bigger than the biggest Tacoma. Not a good look if you ask me. We shall see what the next Tundra has in story. From the spy pics it actually looks bigger than the biggest truck in its class. But we shall see.

    As far as fuel economy, I think the next gen will be pretty good. The newer engines(GR-series engine, IS350/250, Avalon, new Rav4, GS300, etc) put out great gas mileage.
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    Re: Built Toyota Tough

    I'm going to agree that Toyota trucks are not the greatest, but I will also tell us to not just write them off, because obviously Toyota can be very crafty and make something best in class.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canuck
    Just like the T100 did with 100% failure rate on headgaskets

    Texas would have to sue Toyota for slander.
    Please tell me where you got that from.

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    Quote Originally Posted by griswold44
    Please tell me where you got that from.
    So are you going to give another " I know everyone who own's one and they drove it to 300k and flipped it over 3 times" posts? Please spare us of your "personal" stories.

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    Ok, so you won't go bragging about how the Bronco is the king of SUVs?

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