Toyota: Probably will never own one

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  1. blibbax

    blibbax nahm8

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    I watched it on youtube. It was amusing, but I thought their conclusion was forced by what they could easily get hold of for their "punishment" at the end, which was itself extremely corny.
     
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    It's on Youtube? :eek:
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    Yeah, 480p only regrettably.
     
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    Must every thread you post in go OT?

    ANYWAYS....

    Dyre,

    I'm thinking that it could possibly be a combination of the material used on the accelerator pedal itself and the condition of the sole of your shoe does not generate enough traction on the accelerator pedal to grant your foot the ability to press down when you need /want it.
     
  5. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    [​IMG]

    Do you notice that "bulge" to the right of the foot pedal and the way it tapers to the left? Also, note how the accelerator pedal is located at the top and to the right at an angle. I don't sit with my foot angled over to the right. My foot sits pretty much straight up...vertical. So, I'm sure it's this design that causes me to place my foot more to the left of where the pedal is and, all-too-often, move it too far where it slips off the left side of the pedal.

    (I know this carpet is dirty in this pic but I'm not going to vacuum until just before I return the car once I know mine is ready to pick up.)
     
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    That pedal needs an extender, or a larger surface... Note though, it would be highly unlikely that a regular floormat would get hung up the way that design is. I'm thinking this was done, not for comfort but to "fix" some of those un-intended acceleration issues.
     
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    Those could use some pimping anyway.

    Here:
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    ;)
     
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    ^^^ This.


    I actually have something similar in my HHR but made for an automatic... Mine are a little more grippy... these pictured look like they would be very slippery.
     
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    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    This is what I was also kind of thinking. It seems they may have gone overboard in the attempt to correct that problem.

    As it stands now, though, I got my PT back from the shop yesterday afternoon. So, for now, anyway, this is all water under the bridge for me.
     
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    cool deal :)
     
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    People in other places need jobs even worse. If this is your logic, you should buy a car made in India. If you don't like Indian made cars, there are a few Volkswagen-group vehicles made in countries with worse employment problems than the USA.
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    So the fact that Toyota, Honda, BMW, and Kia all have manufacturing plants here in the U.S. means you won't buy one of these brand cars, right? Because they don't provide Americans with jobs here in America...
     
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    blibbax nahm8

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    I take it your post is a response to Kellynator? If so, good point.
     
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    Indeed it was. It was still up before kellynator's posts were deleted and himself banned.
     
  15. Dyre Straits

    Dyre Straits 10 Grandkids -2 Great-grandsons

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    Just to add to this little distraction, KIA has a plant just a few miles south of where I live, in Columbus, GA - USA! They are definitely providing JOBS for AMERICANS here in the USA. In fact, there is a recent news item that they are putting something like $1.6 BILLION USD upgrades to their plant and adding WORKERS.

    Just a FTR, post. ;)
     
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    There's a Honda plant in Ohio that's doing similar... Not sure if they are expanding it at the moment, but at least they are paying American workers... I think my Father's Toyota was made in Kentucky. Japan and South Korea have invested quite a bit into the USA, while our own auto manufactures are investing into China... Something not quite right about that.


    I know it's not exactly on topic but thanks for bringing up that, Dyer...
     
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    Judas Obvious Closet Brony Pony

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    last time i sat in a toyota compact car and truck.... i felt like i was in a straight jacket..... super closterphobic design and all the functionality made for people with tiny limbs.
     
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    CDsDontBurn AMD & Petrol Heads Mod

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    So, you're saying that your a 6'9" 200Kg person??? :confused:
     
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    naw.... just broad shoulders....
     
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