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Old 02-12-2008, 08:44 AM   #556
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Frontier
Equator
Tundra
Appalacia

When the next enry into this market comes out (probably Chinese) what do you think they will pick for a name?

Siberia
Transvaal
Subcontinent
Prime Meridian

What's your best truck name?

GMT
Magna Carta
Manifest Destiny
Cotrez
Atawapa
Sacagewea
Baccus
Achilles
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Old 02-12-2008, 08:56 AM   #557
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Nissan wanted to call it the Big Toe but after I gave them the results of our focus group they had to change the badging.
It's the captain of the toes.
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Old 02-12-2008, 09:53 AM   #558
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Frontier
Equator
Tundra
Appalacia

When the next enry into this market comes out (probably Chinese) what do you think they will pick for a name?

Siberia
Transvaal
Subcontinent
Prime Meridian

What's your best truck name?
How about some honesty in branding? Hillbilly Deluxe.


Hilux is still used in the rest of the world: in the US, it went away in 1978. From 1979 until the Tacoma in 1995, it was officially known as "Pickup."



The Tundra name was a last-minute switch 'cause Ford got all pissy when they found out about it. We all thought they should have told them to pound sand, but that's not the Politically Correct way. When we heard Tundra, we said "Frozen dirt? WTF?" Since the Sales folks already had "Tacoma" they wanted another "T" name to go with it, but there were a few other choices that we felt were much more appealing. We had several T-150 badges laying around our office that we'd scraped off prototypes: most ended up glued to toolboxes or desks.
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Old 02-12-2008, 12:24 PM   #559
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Exactly! VW had a great diesel powerplant that would make a great pickup. Time will tell. I just hope it isn't assembled in Mexico as I've heard some horror stories about VWs assembled in Mexico (electrical, head gaskets, etc).
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Old 02-29-2008, 04:59 AM   #560
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http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/...st_cars/3.html

Not that I know a whole lot of people that consult CR in their full size truck buying decisions. For me, CR's objectivity has always been a bit suspect.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:18 AM   #561
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http://money.cnn.com/galleries/2008/...st_cars/3.html

Not that I know a whole lot of people that consult CR in their full size truck buying decisions. For me, CR's objectivity has always been a bit suspect.

Having driven them head to head I can honestly say they're a close 2nd to the Tundra, but they're 2nd.
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Old 02-29-2008, 07:26 AM   #562
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Having driven them head to head I can honestly say they're a close 2nd to the Tundra, but they're 2nd.
It seems that CR would agree with you, except for reliability.
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Old 02-29-2008, 02:31 PM   #563
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It seems that CR would agree with you, except for reliability.

I'm pretty sure the Chevy's had carryover powertrains, and the couple of small quality glitches with the Tundra ( other than the tailgate thing ) are all drivetrain related, but they're all in pretty small quantities. They wouldn't be enough to stop me from buying one if I were in the market.
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