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    Toyota pick up threaten the big 2.5

    Thai pickups threaten Big Three

    Free trade agreement could add a new Asian rival in what's been a Detroit stronghold

    By Lisa Zagaroli; Detroit News, Washingtom bureau

    A free trade agreement being negotiated between the United States and Thailand could place the Asian nation alongside Japan, Korea and China as a major threat to U.S. automakers and American manufacturing jobs, officials say.

    Thailand is the second-largest producer of pickup trucks in the world. The United States currently has a 25 percent tariff on all imported light trucks.

    If the tariff were removed on vehicles exported to the United States from Thailand, Japanese and other automakers with assembly plants there could compete much more effectively for American truck buyers.

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    http://www.detnews.com/2005/autosins...B01-250138.htm

    Thailand has long been an offshore manufacturing center for toyota; one could almost call it a sort of "banana republic" as far as toyota is concerned. thailands manufacturing and trade plicy are virtually dictated to, from Toyota City, Japan! can you imgine what toyota can do once this becomes law (as it most certainly will!)

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    Re: Toyota pick up threaten the big 2.5

    Cool! Would this mean that the Thai-built Ford Ranger and Ford Everest would come our way?

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    Re: Toyota pick up threaten the big 2.5

    well if they don.t then F would be stupid

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    Re: Toyota pick up threaten the big 2.5

    have you even seen the everest from that market?hideous
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    Typically Toyota. Aren't Lexus assembled in Indonesia or Malayasia?

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    Re: Toyota pick up threaten the big 2.5

    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyboy
    Typically Toyota. Aren't Lexus assembled in Indonesia or Malayasia?
    No, but isn't it past your bedtime?

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    [QUOTE=griswold44]No, but isn't it past your bedtime? [/Q]

    No, I was busy eating Pho

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    Re: Toyota pick up threaten the big 2.5

    those birds did not like that benz one bit....


    Well, Toyota's are built right here in the US. Toyota and Nissan do not import their trucks...

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    Re: Toyota pick up threaten the big 2.5

    I thought the Lexus trucks were imported?

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