From: Wickeddoll� on 4 Apr 2007 15:00
"B A R R Y" <beech23pilot(a)yahoo.com> wrote in message
> Leythos wrote:
>> That's how I feel/felt about the Dodge Dakota Quad Cab 4x4 V8.
> Now, picture the Dodge as reliable...
From: Jeff on 5 Apr 2007 08:30
"KokomoKid" <kokomoNOSPAMkid(a)hotmail.com> wrote in message
> Let's face it. For most of those who buy pickups, the new Tundra is the
> best one out there. It is quick, quiet, and comfortable. It is a
> near-luxury car that looks like a pickup truck, but will also do pickup
> truck work for those who need that capability.
A Toyota Camry, Ford Focus, Chevy Impala, Dodge 300, Honda Ridgeline, and
Saab 9-3 are more appropriate vehicles for most truck people who buy trucks.
From: Will on 6 Apr 2007 09:58
Back to the original topic of "WAAAAH Toyota's advertisements are
Nobody cried and stamped their feet when Chevy said that they make the
most "durable, longest lasting trucks on the road." Last time I
checked, my '86 Hilux wasn't a Chevy. Oh God, inflated claims!
Whatever will we do?
From: Ed White on 6 Apr 2007 10:56
On Apr 6, 9:58 am, "Will" <basl...(a)gmail.com> wrote:
> Back to the original topic of "WAAAAH Toyota's advertisements are
> Nobody cried and stamped their feet when Chevy said that they make the
> most "durable, longest lasting trucks on the road." Last time I
> checked, my '86 Hilux wasn't a Chevy. Oh God, inflated claims!
> Whatever will we do?
I actually I have grumbled about that exact claim more than once.
Although I have seen the claim on some recent Chevy Truck commercials
(maybe old ones), they don't make it on the Chevy web site. I see
Dodge is now making this claim both on TV and on their web site. The
fine print on the Dodge web site says -"Based on R.L. Polk & Co.
Vehicles in Operation registration statistics 1986-2005. I assume it
is a true statement in some way. (see http://www.dodge.com/en/ram_1500/features/durability.html
). I don't see how both Chevy and Dodge can claim to have the most
durable vehicles. And there are so many factors involved that affect
the life of a vehicle, I can't see how this claim is meaningful to a
new truck buyer. I do agree it is an inflated claim and even
meaningless, but not actually misleading.
I don't put this claim in the same category as the ads for the new
Tundra. They are clearly constructed to be misleading. The see/saw add
is the worst. The new Tundra is a fine truck for some uses, but the
ads are misleading. The old Tundra ads were merely irritating (like
the one with the special lenght boards, or the one where they pull a
small boat up a ramp), the new ones have crossed over the line into
deception. Toyota should be ashamed to stoop to this level. If they
want to make misleading ads, they should have made more like the
Tacoma ads. Clearly no one believes that the Tacoma can stand a metor
strike, or survive being thrown around by a sea monster. I don't mind
clever comic commercials, just misleading ones.
From: Jonathan on 12 Apr 2007 01:02
"jcr" <nospam(a)nospam.com> wrote in message
> And the V-6 engine in the Saturn Vue is made by Honda.
From what I've read, Honda did a corporate trade with GM - the V6 in the
Saturns in exchange for Duramax diesels for the overseas market.
Cheers - Jonathan