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Wanna talk about misleading ads? I believe GM (but not sure) is running the ad where a full size truck is racing down a constructed highway that leads to an overhang to what looks like the Grand Canyon. Of course it stops only inches from the edge. Not to mention it also races through a closing steel door that barely misses the truck.

This ad has CGI written all over it. Can you imagine the expense of building that overhang and massive doors, for a commercial that may only run for a month or two. I can't see it. I wonder if this ad was in response to the above letter.
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It is Toyota truck, actually, and not GM.
Yep, it is the other Tundra commercial. This one is touting its speed and again its brakes.

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read this http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/...D=200770223033


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Another Toyota Ad....




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Hah! Well, if they won't bring the Hilux here, maybe it's time to move to where you can buy a Hilux.


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My son and I watched those shows on Top Gear. I love the British version much better than the American guys.

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Just saw the Tundra commercial of it pulling the space shuttle in CA. I wonder how true that one is. I know once the thing gets rolling, it might be possible, but getting the 146 TONS moving from a dead stop? I'm skeptical. The Tundra is a great truck, but I find that hard to fathom.

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Just saw the Tundra commercial of it pulling the space shuttle in CA. I wonder how true that one is. I know once the thing gets rolling, it might be possible, but getting the 146 TONS moving from a dead stop? I'm skeptical. The Tundra is a great truck, but I find that hard to fathom.
I wondered the same thing. Maybe they wait for a strong tailwind before starting.



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I wondered the same thing. Maybe they wait for a strong tailwind before starting.
Hahaha! Quite possibly. I love how they showed the driveshaft connection to the rear diff as it started to pull. I would think that thing would just disintegrate. Who knows... Maybe it actually happened. Seemed like there were a lot of bystanders there as witnesses. Some of the newer reliability and repair cost articles point towards some fairly expensive problems with the Tundra. Bigger vehicle = bigger repair bills. I still think it's better than most of the Big 3's offerings but that is certainly something to take into consideration for someone who might be in the market for a full size truck.


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All depends on the rolling resistance of the transporter (Wheels and carriage under the shuttle). I happen to believe the Tundra was in front of and guiding (In theory only) the package as the dolleys and carriage are self powered and remotely steered.

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