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Cadman-LT
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Re: Marketing pulling out all the stops
Cadman-LT   2/24/2014 8:24:04 PM
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TJ, yeah that thing looked very impressive! Like to have one for my 360 racing games!

Charles Murray
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Re: Toyota TRD (Toyota Racing Development)
Charles Murray   2/24/2014 6:54:12 PM
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Yes, Mr Don, when I was at the Chicago Show (at the preview), reporters were driving the Toyota through an off-road course that included the water pit. I believe they did the same throughout the remainder of the show. Hats off to Toyota for a great exhibit.

AnandY
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Re : Slideshow: Pickups Roll at Chicago Auto Show
AnandY   2/24/2014 10:46:49 AM
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@ asicdesignengineer, you covered some really good points here. Credit should be given where we think is appropriate. It may be "manly" or dashing for some people, but most of the people opt for trucks because of their versatility. If such versatile vehicles could be made fuel efficient as well, that will be fantastic.

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Marketing pulling out all the stops
TJ McDermott   2/24/2014 10:27:01 AM
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Using a motion controlled simulator that NASA would be happy to have to sell trucks is impressive on its own - the trucks they simulate have a lot to live up to as a result.

Cadman-LT
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Great slide show
Cadman-LT   2/23/2014 10:07:05 PM
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Some really cool stuff there. I've always wanted to go.

mrdon
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Toyota TRD (Toyota Racing Development)
mrdon   2/23/2014 2:26:58 PM
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Charles

The Toyota TRD Pro vehicle exhibit looks awesome! If my eyes are not deceiving me, the Chicago Auto Show actually showed the pickup driving out of a water-pit? Their exhibit looks like a mini monster truck show! Great slides Charles!

far911
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Re: Pickups for non-business use
far911   2/23/2014 5:20:09 AM
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I guess it is a state of mind that people like to sit on high wheels and looking down on every one passing by. Only people who like to drive a heavy feel vehicles like to use trucks or people going of road.

far911
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Re: lot of off-road
far911   2/23/2014 5:16:52 AM
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For me Lot of people are still on savings and Kia soulEV is a vehicle to look upto with range upto 80 to 100 miles on all electric. Sounds interesting.

Charles Murray
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Re: lot of off-road
Charles Murray   2/21/2014 3:30:47 PM
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You're right, naperlou. The Maserati is cool. This year, there were a number of new cars at the Chicago show and the Detroit show that really emphasized horsepower. Power is definitely rising, even as fuel efficiency climbs.

Charles Murray
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Re: Pickups for non-business use
Charles Murray   2/21/2014 3:28:15 PM
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You're right, turbineman. Over the years, trucks somehow became a "feel-good buy," rather than a matter of utility, for some consumers. Some buyers wanted to sit up high and feel big. I know many contractors and trades people who own and need trucks, so I'm not talking about them. But there's a growing contingent of people who drive shiny, tricked out trucks that just don't look like they serve a real practical purpose. Obviously, it's their perogative, but I just don't understand it.

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