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Toyota's most influential/revolutionary?

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I realize this is kind of like asking which Yugo was highest quality, but seriously... there's got to be some.

What, in your opinion, was Toyota's most influential or revolutionary product? When did they NOT follow the crowd?

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FUTURE_OF_GM    26

Nothing revolutionary at Toyota....

Besides the checks from the PR department....

Seriously though, all they do is improve on already introduced technology. Their real advantage is 'walking on water' in the eyes of the media.

But, if I HAD to pick a vehicle... The Camry, because of it's broad opportunity for exposure to the brand.

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Flybrian    0

Yeah, who needs hybrids anway?  :rolleyes:

I do. I want to spend more up front for a doorstop-looking shopping-cart-handling hatchback so I can claim I earn back the money with my fuel savings. Makes me better than you and everyone you know.

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Bimmer325    18

I do. I want to spend more up front for a doorstop-looking shopping-cart-handling hatchback so I can claim I earn back the money with my fuel savings. Makes me better than you and everyone you know.

I can't adress any issues people may have with feeling inferior to Prius owners, but until GM produces something better (or at all, for that matter), that doorstop-looking shopping-cart-handling hatchback is more or less your only choice. :AH-HA_wink:

In all honesty, if the Prius were a Chevy, the cool-aid bunch here on C&G would be all over it.

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Flybrian    0

In all honestly, if Chevy made it and it looked like that and underwhelmed in the MPG department like that and dealers were charging $$$$ over MSRP like that, I'd still call it what I do.

Truth is, in the scope of simple rote fuel savings, there are far better choices than the Prius, even within Toyota itself.

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razoredge    0

Probably the wrong answer to the question but Toyota gained alot of respect with the 22R as well as awsome little four wheel drive pickup trucks, thats when I remember the buzz getting louder and I was one of the bees.

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Drew Dowdell    4,989

I can't adress any issues people may have with feeling inferior to Prius owners, but until GM produces something better (or at all, for that matter), that doorstop-looking shopping-cart-handling hatchback is more or less your only choice.  :AH-HA_wink:

In all honesty, if the Prius were a Chevy, the cool-aid bunch here on C&G would be all over it.

GM produces Hybrids where it matters most. ONE GM Hybrid bus equals the fuel savings of about 30* Toyota Priuses.

* number aproximate of course.

Edited by Oldsmoboi

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magneto112    0

Man, I thought yall were car enthusiasts. :P They started the entry level cute utes with the Rav4. They also started the car-based SUV with the RX300. The Landcruiser was one of the first SUV's but I think the Range Rover and Jeeps where b4 it, not exactly sure though. But they basically started or jump started(the Range Roverwas out then, but not a must have back then) the luxury SUV craze with the first LX450. The Pruis is the first hybrid. Its been on the market in Japan for years before it came stateside. The Insight was the first hybrid introduced in the US.

Most influential....I guess that would have to be the Corolla and Camry. And the LS400.

Edited by magneto112

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Was the Blazer really that big back in the day that the RAV4 was something revolutionary?

Supra screamed pony car to me. It seemed like Toyota was just copying Firebird/Mustang's idea, even if I do *gasp* like the styling.

So... that leaves the Prius, Land Cruiser and MR2 for me to agree with. I'll give them those.

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