27th Mar 2007, 02:19
It seems Global Warming has become the next Holocaust, any one who dares to refute it with scientific evidence will be silenced.
27th Mar 2007, 08:05
Wow when I bought my 2007 full size truck I totally forgot to ask about glaciers. I only asked about performance, features, handling, load capacity and the warranty... and the cost of my new truck. I will have to ask about unions, plant policies etc on my 2008-09 model I guess.
27th Mar 2007, 09:11
Sorry, but no LEGITIMATE scientist has said that global warming does NOT exist.
27th Mar 2007, 09:39
19:51 Are you REALLY a scientist? The facts are there, and they are conclusive, global warming is happening.
Haven't you ever seen one of those charts that illustrates the earth's temperature over the last 100,000 years? Notice the extremely sharp spike upwards in the last 200 years. It's off the charts! Ever seen a chart that shows carbon dioxide in the atmosphere over the same 100,000 year period? You can virtually lay the two on top of each other and they match exactly!
Haven't you seen photos of mountaintops and glaciers that have ALWAYS been covered in ice and are now melting? What about lakes around the world that are drying up to nothing? These changes are most definitely NOT the natural cycle of things. I can't believe you're arguing this, but being as you refuse to state who you work for, I'm sure these truths are not good for them to admit.
The ocean currents that have been stable for centuries are changing because of the recent drastic differences in temperature that have never occurred before. Why do you think that areas of the world that NEVER had tornadoes or hurricanes are having them now? All records are being shattered as far as the frequency of these events around the world. It's getting worse, in an extremely short period of time, geologically speaking. ALL aspects of the earth's climate and atmosphere are showing radical changes to extremes that have never been even close to reached before the industrial revolution.
If you actually believe that all of this is a hoax, then you are part of a group of people that are an extreme minority when it comes to this issue.
9th Apr 2007, 17:48
No reputable scientist denies global warming is real. The causes are a little more complex than just cars, but NO ONE can argue that the MORE fuel a vehicle consumes the MORE pollutants it puts in the air. EVERY PARTICLE of pollution contributes to global warming, thus more fuel efficient cars are better for the world as a whole.
With that said, I still refuse to drive Japanese cars because of the HORRIBLE reliability of the ones I have owned. I recommend the small GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles because of their better reliability and relatively good mileage.
Because of the highly toxic batteries the hybrids use, and the environmemtal impact of discarding them, I DO NOT encourage hybrid use. Most 4-cylinder cars get almost as high mileage as most hybrids in real world use anyway.
9th Apr 2007, 20:38
I did not buy the truck it is a company vehicle, the decision was made to try something different than the usual Ford or Chevy so the management of the survey department bought the Toyota. I might be a little biased, but when I drove the Chevy from 0 to 30000 miles with no problems and it never left me stranded.
Well yeah, I really don't like the Toyota. I don't know how the review could have been written better, the electrical system is of poor design, the transmission slips, what do you want me to say?
11th Apr 2007, 21:19
Unfortunately a few very poorly informed companies are being misled into paying 5 to 8 grand MORE for the much less reliable and more poorly built Toyota trucks.
Our company has used domestics for decades and will continue to use them. They are better built, much cheaper to buy, much cheaper to maintain and last much longer than the grossly over rated Toyota.
No company that knows anything about trucks is going to fork over several grand more for a less reliable vehicle. After 300,000 miles it's time to get new ones anyway, and domestics easily go that far with only routine maintenance.
12th Apr 2007, 19:11
21:19 Your comment is 180 degrees incorrect. You know, I know, and everybody knows that Toyota has a well-earned reputation for making the most reliable vehicles on the road, rivalled only by Honda.
Contractors (and I know because I am one) have in the past used Fords and Chevy's ONLY because there was nothing else on the market. Now, the MUCH more reliable full size Toyota truck is available, and you WILL continue to see smart contractors invest in them because they last much longer than anything else, and break down FAR less than any other truck.
I personally drive a Tacoma, and there is no other small truck than even comes close in the way of build quality.
You can't just say that the domestics are better and expect anyone intelligent to believe it when history clearly shows that Toyota builds better vehicles.
If you want to waste YOUR money on Fords, you go right ahead. I'm sure you can get them for pretty cheap, because everybody knows that they've always been junk, so the dealerships are forced to drop in price. They need the money.
13th Apr 2007, 07:46
Sure... last year there were 7 times more Ford F Series sold in America than Tundra... and again Ford F Series the number one selling vehicle in America as well. Tundra does not make the range of vehicles that Ford offers... there is no way you have contractor background. I see hundreds of contractor vehicles daily at my workplace... Tundras very scarce.
14th Apr 2007, 07:44
Ford F Series sold close to 800,000 vehicles compared to less than 200,000 for the Tundra in the USA last year. Must be because of the better performance, handling, full size, better towing, load capacity, better features and people capacity, true cost to own over 5 years vs. Tundra according to Edmunds, better longer warranty etc etc etc etc... I drove them both do not see the fascination with the Tundra. I am open minded if I can get all of the above plus more performance and range of model offerings I will buy a brand new Toyota in the future. The key is being open minded and driving them first hand... not looking other than (2007's) before commenting.
14th Apr 2007, 17:22
After reading all the horrible Tundra reviews I can't imagine ANY company actually risking their company's business on these poorly built, flimsy trucks. I realize that there may be a slight improvement in the new models over the previous Tundra disaster, since Toyota actually copied (partially) some of the top selling (by a factor of 7 to 1) Ford F-150's structural features. Since I can't afford that much down time I'll keep on using the same trucks my business has used since 1992. The very reliable Ford.
14th Apr 2007, 20:57
I recently saw the first full size (sort of) Japanese truck (a Nissan Titan) with a company logo on it at an ice cream shop where I was getting ice cream. Seeing the driver getting out of the truck while I was standing at the counter, I asked him when he came up beside me how he liked the Titan. "Nothing but problems." was his instance reply. He went on to say that his company had decided to try the Titan as an alternative to the F-150. He said they had just placed an order for more F-150's.