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Old 02-13-2012, 07:45 PM   #31
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Every 56 seconds a f150 comes off the Dearborn plant 5 Days a week so I would say most of them come from USA. They are also being built in the Kentucky plant also. All manufactures use parts from Mexico Mostly wiring. Check your wiring Harnesses they say Made in Mexico..
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Old 02-13-2012, 07:50 PM   #32
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Sorry, but you are misinformed. If all the profits went overseas, how do the thousands of American workers get paid who designed and produce the trucks? How about the engine plant in Alabama? The transmission plant in North Carolina? The hundreds of sub contractors with thousands of workers in USA & Canada? How do they pay the utility company at the plant(s)? etc. etc. etc.
Misinformation can be misleading.
To the OP, enjoy your TT with your Tundra. You won't regret it.
These are not profits. The profits go back to the company then shared by the company to the stock holders thru dividends which anybody can by shares of Toyota.
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:38 PM   #33
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So being an International company and being on the NYSE, the profits go not just to corporate, but to any share holder, including Americans!
Does this mean Chrysler profits go to Italy because of Fiat? And what about the thousands of other companies that contribute to the American economy via taxes and payroll, whose parent company originates overseas? i.e. Eight O'Clock coffee, Budwieser, Nestle's, and Bayer aspirin. ALL foreign companies. Should we boycott them because all of their profits go overseas?
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Old 02-13-2012, 08:44 PM   #34
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So being an International company and being on the NYSE, the profits go not just to corporate, but to any share holder, including Americans!
Does this mean Chrysler profits go to Italy because of Fiat? And what about the thousands of other companies that contribute to the American economy via taxes and payroll, whose parent company originates overseas? i.e. Eight O'Clock coffee, Budwieser, Nestle's, and Bayer aspirin. ALL foreign companies. Should we boycott them because all of their profits go overseas?

Not to mention that most of your oil imports come from Canada, yet you want more.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:18 PM   #35
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That's not very funny.
I have a couple of buddies from your neck of the woods and I used to have a lot of fun with their geographic location!!

All jokes aside, some of the most beautiful parts of Canada and the most hospitable people too! A lot of fellas in the merchant marine industry too!

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:38 PM   #36
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Buy what you like, buy what you can get the best price for, and go as big as you can afford. I have owned a Chevy, a Ford, a Dodge, and now a Toyota. As someone said they are all great when they work and they all stink when they break. The Toyota for me does everything that I need plus it gets way better gas mileage than my Dodge ever thought of. Why did I go Toyota, price almost $10,000 cheaper. All the Chevy and Ford dealers locally wanted $15,000 more per truck starting out and really did not want to negotiate. I got them to come to down $5,000 same argument with the Toyota guy ended up $10,000 cheaper.

While Toyota is a foreign owned remember the trucks are made in America in Texas, motors in Alabama, transmissions in North Carolina. Radio still made in Japan (are there any televisions or radios made elsewhere?). Many of the Toyota's product lines are now made in America. While Japan reaps some of the net export benefits from this the bottom line is simple Americans have jobs, and Toyota is helping America's overall GDP.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:30 PM   #37
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Buy what you like, buy what you can get the best price for, and go as big as you can afford. As someone said they are all great when they work and they all stink when they break.


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Toyota Quality

2008 tundra owner here and I have to add the following points:

1) the tundra video was filmed at a ford test facility. The track was designed to make other manufactures look bad. Ford is the only company that had access to that track during their design phase. Further I'll concede that my truck has the dreaded 'bed bounce', but it is no where near that bad. And, of course, I don't know anyone that drives on roads like that and if they do they don't do it at that speed.

2) the current Tundra design came out in 2007. The ford is new to 2012. I would expect that a NEW truck design/engine could/would be better than a 5 year old design. With that said the fact that the discussion occurs speaks to the quality and design of the Tundra.

With all that said no truck is perfect. I love my Tundra even with the 4.7L engine and bed bounce, but until Toyota comes out with a 3/4 ton or HD version my next truck will be a Ford or Chevy due to the limited payload of the Tundra.
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This is a link to settle the question of parts content. Domestic-Parts Content: Where the Automakers Stand - KickingTires

FORD BABY! Go BIG or go home!
Whens the last time you have seen a Toyota pulling a Fifth wheel? In the FAST lane? lmao
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1) the tundra video was filmed at a ford test facility. The track was designed to make other manufactures look bad. Ford is the only company that had access to that track during their design phase. Further I'll concede that my truck has the dreaded 'bed bounce', but it is no where near that bad. And, of course, I don't know anyone that drives on roads like that and if they do they don't do it at that speed.

2) the current Tundra design came out in 2007. The ford is new to 2012. I would expect that a NEW truck design/engine could/would be better than a 5 year old design. With that said the fact that the discussion occurs speaks to the quality and design of the Tundra.
Sorry the video hurt your feelings. The purpose of the test is to show the underlying strength of the frame. If you are towing or hauling "heavy", that can be a factor.

The last Ford re-design was 2009 and it was a minor tweak to the major re-design in 2004.

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