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Old 03-24-2010, 10:50 PM   #365
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Tow rateings increased.

Hi, I just found out that by installing a Toyota gas pedal in my Lincoln that my tow rateing has been increased from 8,900 lbs to 9,900 lbs; All this, for less than fifty dollars. [another 1,000 lbs]
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If I put a Prius pedal in my Tundra will my gas mileage increase?

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Old 03-25-2010, 09:52 PM   #367
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If I put a Prius pedal in my Tundra will my gas mileage increase?

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Why yes it would, but only due to the fact that it is lighter. [mileage increased by .0000000217]
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Old 03-25-2010, 10:57 PM   #368
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I just got a recall on my Nissan Titan's gas gauge. I guess I really haven't been getting 24mpg towing?
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:09 AM   #369
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This is fantastic. I switched the gas pedals from my Tacoma to the Landcruiser and now the Cruiser gets 20 mpg, and the Tacoma has 50 more HP..
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:48 PM   #370
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Guess people like to go fast!

Toyota's US sales jump 35.3 percent in March
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Incentives war boosts sales at most big automakers - Yahoo! Finance
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Old 04-05-2010, 08:16 AM   #372
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Guess people like to go fast!

Toyota's US sales jump 35.3 percent in March
I think it's going to be tough to discourage many "toyota" people. If toyota has a sale (like they are) their loyal drivers will jump on it. Toyotas are just different, once you get hooked it's hard to switch.. IYes I drink the koolaid.)
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Gulp, gulp...

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Old 04-06-2010, 12:39 AM   #374
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If you guys remember - Audi had a similar "nightmare" and they have recovered quite nicely....

Toyota's are great cars - for some reason (greed, they got caught, who knows) their going down a bumpy path - but I would never count them out of the race...
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Corporate ethics?
Yes, Bill.

COMPLETELY unlike OTHER auto manufacturers...

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more trouble in TOY land...

it's been 9 years since CR listed a vehicle as a "DO NOT BUY"...

but it's done just that to a toy/lex model.

and NOT because of floor mats, go pedals (ok it does actually have to do with the go pedal) or speed.

no, this time it is rockin' and ROLLIN' OVER...

BBC News - Toyota suspends US sales of Lexus GX 460

Toyota Halts Sales of Lexus SUV Labeled ‘Safety Risk’ (Update2) - BusinessWeek

at least THIS time they are giving folks a free loaner...

Toyota says it will loan cars to Lexus GX 460 owners scared to drive their SUVs - Drive On: A conversation about the cars and trucks we drive - USATODAY.com

but do the owners really WANT the loaners ?
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i tell ya, these guys are FINALLY making some exciting vehicles...

go fast, forget the brakes, lift OFF the go pedal and ROLL them suckas!

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Here's their actual report, complete with a video of it happening.

Consumer Reports Cars Blog: Don't Buy: Safety Risk--2010 Lexus GX 460

(You don't need a membership to see this, no login required)

It DID NOT actually roll over in the test, nor are they aware of any reports of that happening, but as they point out, IT COULD easily do that, if the rear wheels hit a curb, say.

Hoo, boy! Just when they thought they were getting back on track... Jeez, I bet their sales are only up 25% now!!
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