It was very real. I was running in the little car without control, and
people were running all over the place, and the police was chasing me,
and then I was falling off a cliff...
Do you believe that has any meaning? I hope there's no Toyota in my
THE WISE TIBETAN MONKEY SAYS
"Never ignore dreams if you want to lay awake"
Guess I really think the problems are greatly exaggerated......but sure
didn't expect Toyauto sales to go UP as they did.......guess there are
people who will buy anything if its cheap enough, and there's all those
frustrated Valiant, Yugo, Vega and Matador owners still looking for a
At least the Prius owners aren't looking quite so smug lately......hope
they at least looked in the owners manual for assistance in figuring-out
how to turn the infernal thing off when it runs amok.
Listen, Harochuchu, not even when I bought a little Chevette I felt so
cheated as when I bought that Mickey Mouse "Hawk Edition" Toyota
Tercel. First of all, GM didn't try to pass their car as a sporty
edition, and second of all, you know American manufacturers don't do
good doing little cars.
So Toyota is loser. And then the falling off the cliff was the relief
from the boredom of driving a little automatic Toyota.
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 12:03:29 -0700, TibetanMonkey,
Oh. Another one that bought a Tercel thinking it was a sports car. Or are
you the same nincompoop?
Did you TEST DRIVE the car? What did you expect a 1.5 liter "F" series
engine to be? A Ferrari eater?
God, a little research on your part could have told you the "Hawk Edition"
was a trim package. And, American cars have never offered a 'trim package'
like that before? WRONG.
If you wanted performance, why were you buying an econobox? The Tercel was
a great little car, if you were looking for fuel economy. Maybe you should
have been looking for a good second-hand Hachiroku (Corolla GTS, NOT an
SR5). Then you would have gotten a 1.6 liter "G" series engine that could
eat a lot of 2 liters and even some 2.4 liter engines for lunch.
So Toyota is a bad company because you're an idiot? OK.
All that said, the Hawk editions were great handling little cars. I put a
set of Ford alloys from an Escort on mine, and fitted it with 185/60-14's
and the car would take corners almost as fast as you could push it. Sounds
like not only do you not know jack about cars, but that you can't drive
Good thing you didn't get a Paseo thinking you could outrun McClarens...
Mr. Hichikuru, the Hawk wasn't even a Dove, it was a car where any
monkey could be killed if he wasn't well prepared. It lacked anti-roll
bars, and if you drove that car and spent some more money into it, you
are a worse driver than those I see around tightly grabbing the wheel
with two hands slowing down the rest of us.
The Chevette on the other hand was slow but balanced. It made more
sense you put a rocket on it. ;)
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 14:16:51 -0700, TibetanMonkey,
Bullshit. I had one, and not even the "Hawk" model with the wider tires.
You were clearly driving the car in a manner it was not designed for.
Like I said, all I did was put wider, low profile tires on mine and had no
problem pushing it...to it's limits.
Of course, *I* knew the Tercel was an econobox: it always has been through
it's history from the early 80's. Buying one thinkiing you could street
race with it was YOUR fault, not Toyota's. They designed the car a certain
way; I guess they should have thought there were cretins out there that
would try to make it something it wasn't.
It was a wonderful little car, and I'm looking for another one to use it
was it was meant for: basic, solid transportation. Not street racing. If
you're taken in by a trim package, I hate to think what you're married to.
"Ah, my favorite! Chilled monkey brains!"
See, another consumer bush meat. You probably like rhino's horn served
as infusion for those mythical powers...
Anyway, a car that looks a BMW 320 series, better show some respect.
Unless Toyota doesn't respect itself or their "loyal" but foolish
I may need that infusion too to get turned on by a little Toyota
On Sun, 11 Apr 2010 20:26:49 -0700, TibetanMonkey,
Dude, you had a good little car. To berate Toyota or Toyota owners because
it didn't live up to what you expected is ludicrous.
They (aftermarket) even made a body kit to make it look even more like a
320. Think how pissed you would have been then.
You really needed to get into a Corolla Sport or a Celica. Maybe even a
Scion tC. Mitsubishi Eclipse. Honda Civic Si. Don't berate the car.
What is ludicrous is how Toyota dismissed me after the fact --I wrote
to HQ Japan-- the way you dismiss a monkey. But now I know --through
experiences like that-- never to trust the li-on (liar) and that
MAKING NOISE is the ultimate weapon in the jungle. Of course, THROWING
SHIT is another powerful weapon.
And I'm just testing my weapons on Toyota. Here is the story that
started the revolution...
THE LAW OF THE JUNGLE
Once upon a time, in the deep jungle, lived a Lion and a Monkey... One
day the Monkey, tired of the Lion always taking the LION'S SHARE, and
seeing that such injustice represented a danger to all, demanded
JUSTICE... The Lion, yawning and stretching, said, "You would have to
have paws and sharp teeth..." Then the Monkey, who was very clever,
devised a plan: He would go to the costume store, and look like a
When the HUNGRY LION saw him, noticing that the new lion wasn't a
match for him, and fearing COMPETITION, killed him on the spot --
before the indifferent look of the little animals of the jungle... And
that's how the Law of the Jungle was re-established one more time...
(NOTE: Other monkeys survived him...)
I'm doing a profile of people who like Toyotas:
a) Conservative-selfish people who don't care about the other drivers
or anyone else
b) They threaten the natural environment with unnecessary driving
c) They engage in illegal trade and consume bush meat
d) They say American cars are a piece of junk, putting down the
e) They deny all of the above
Conservative doesnt mean selfish. We have worked hard for our
money and our possessions, and try to take care of them, try to
make them last.
I personally believe that the environment has been damaged by a
species run wild. We are that species.
I do not engage in illegal trade or bush meat.
Some American cars have been, for some decades, pieces of junk.
No arguing about that.
On Mon, 12 Apr 2010 00:17:11 -0700, TibetanMonkey,
Explain the liberals in this group. It runs about 50/50.
And, I was driving Toyotas when I was a Liberal. I have always had
Toyotas. My first car was a Toyota. A 1200cc Corolla. Bright yellow. Brand
new. But even at 16, I knew I wasn't going to be taking corners on two
wheels with it.
What would an American car cost if the unions didn't have the companies by
I have been in unions. they are even more useless than you are.
Never drive a Toyota --even in dreams!
But why the dreams must have a meaning?
They dont. You will probably be better off with wet dreams. That
will be something that even you can handle.
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