Well...what was i asking for ??

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Re: Well...what was i asking for ??

Post by D-MAX4DAVE »

First the caveats: This was 18 years ago and it was in the USA. It is, however a first hand account of a conversation with a Toyota dealer. In a casual setting the dealer let me know that he wanted to sell and retire. In the conversation he told me that the real money wasn't actually in the sales price of the car but the quarterly checks from Toyota based on his sales.
Each manufacturer might have different policies and even for different countries... and times change, or not...
Just a bit of info.
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Re: Well...what was i asking for ??

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Of course margins have dropped. You can still buy a Camry today for near enough the same price I bought one 20 years ago. You can't tell me production costs have remained stagnant all that time.

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Robots. More Robots.
mitch

Re: Well...what was i asking for ??

Post by mitch »

The nissan has struts in the rear not leaves i think
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Re: Well...what was i asking for ??

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mitch wrote:The nissan has struts in the rear not leaves i think
You have the choice of coils or leaves in the Nissan depending what equipment level you purchase and the live axle coil setup is not very well done and considered a bit of a let down and coils are something Nissan really should be very good at you would think.
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Re: Well...what was i asking for ??

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Silver - Found an article in your Practical Motoring site that answers the reason why we get the drum brakes. It's to do with the Commercial Vehicle tax laws, in Thailand, not here. Its a bit of a scroll down on the article under the FAQ bit. So we can blame the Thai government on having drums mate as that's where most of our utes come from.

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I had a Tvan and the rig would stop quickly because the Tvan brakes had more ability than it required to stop. vidmate mobdro
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