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"Engineering team races to identify the problem and a fix. But as they do, new complaints about deformed taillights and losses of electrical power begin to trickle in. With the company's $1 billion move into luxury motors in danger. Toyota's 76 year old chairman AG Toyota steps in. He orders a recall of every Lexus ever made so they can be fixed. Customers are sent apologetic letters and dealers called to say sorry and offered alone them cars to minimize the inconvenience. The swift no expense spared action works. Lexus reputation stays intact, and it'll soon be topping consumer reports as the most reliable luxury car. In 1990, Lexus shoots ahead of Nissan's infinity with 63,000 vehicles sold. It's enough to put Lexus just behind BMW and Mercedes. But Acura remains far out in front, with nearly 140,000 cars sold. In 1991, the U.S. slips into recession and sales of BMWs and Mercedes slide. But thanks to its lower price tag, Lexus sales keep rising. By 1993, Lexus is on Acura's tail. Acura is now just 9000 cars ahead. But the struggle to dominate the premium class of cars is now just one of an increasing number of battlefronts opening up between Honda and Toyota. By the mid 90s, they're fighting to win over 20 something drivers in Japan. Slugging it out over the booming market for minivans. And jostling for dominance in the new compact SUV market spawned by Toyota's rav four. And Toyota is about to open another front with a project that it hopes will puncture Honda's innovator image. November, 1994, Toyota city, Japan. In Toyota's R&D center, team leader takeshi uchi amada, straightens his back as he builds towards the finale of his presentation. In conclusion, the threat from global warming means fuel efficiency will be of critical importance to the 21st century car. Therefore, I and my team intend to design a four seat economy car with 50% better gas mileage than today's cars. Uchiyama smiles. He's a 48 year old engineer with a reputation as a dreamer. And he's proud of the dream he's just presented. But ringing 50% more out of a gasoline engine is fiendishly difficult to do with the technology that people have been fine tuning for the past 100 years. But yamata looks at the lone man listening to his presentation. His 60 year old boss, akihiro wada. And he's frowning. What's your mother? This is just another economy car. You were supposed to come up with a small car that could define the future. If fuel efficiency is the dream, be bolder. Promise me twice the mileage of today's corolla. Uchi Mara blinks in shock. But the only way to even attempt that would be to create a gasoline electric hybrid. Well, then make a hybrid. His eyes widen. Hybrids are still the stuff of concept cars and science fiction. We looked at hybrid technology and rejected it. The batteries are weak, the range in electric mode would be unacceptably low. The hardware is large, expensive, heavy. It won't fit in a compact, we would need to make a bigger car. No. Your brief is to develop a small car. That is not changing. You will make it a hybrid and have a prototype ready to display at next year's Tokyo auto show. Yukio matas jaw drops. But the show's only 11 months away. My team has no experience with hybrid technology and I mean experience too. What you are asking of me and my team, it's outrageous. Wada doesn't blink. Either you make it a hybrid or I shut down your project, because without that car, we have no use for it. Uji amada leaves, shell shocked. He entered with one plan and left with a totally different one. And he's not even sure his new mission can be done. Uchiyama and his team work flat out to develop a car that switches between gas and electrical power on the fly. To maximize efficiency, they reject the inconvenience of plugging in to charge the batteries. Instead, the batteries will charge on the move. By soaking up the energy generated by braking and spare engine power. In October 1995, their concept car debuts at the Tokyo auto show. As the Prius. At the promise of 70 miles per gallon, attracts little attention. The only people interested in Toyota's hybrid are engineers from rival companies. But when they lift up the hood, they discover the Prius is all smoke and mirrors. The car on the show floor doesn't even have batteries inside. Instead, there's an electric capacitor dressed up to look like a battery. But a month later, the Prius team wire up those batteries and prepare to charge into an electric future. November, 1995, Ed Toyota's technical center in the foothills of Mount Fuji. Uchiyama and the Prius team watch from the edge of the track as a test driver climbs inside the prototype. After a frantic year, the Prius is ready for its first road test. Until now, they've had to rely on complicated computer simulations, but now they will get to see their work in motion. Uchiyama holds his breath as the driver inside the Prius gives a double thumbs up and reaches for the starter button. The Prius is designed to start in electric mode. The gasoline engine will only kick in when the car is doing around 15 mph. One of the team gasps as the driver pulls his hand away from the starter button. Wow. It's totally silent, just like we thought. But then they see the drivers start jabbing the starter button repeatedly. The Prius isn't silent because it's an electric mode, it's silent because it doesn't work. Watches dismayed as the unresponsive Prius is towed back to the workshop. Car doesn't work. His team still has enormous technological hurdles to overcome in his bosses are demanding that the Prius launch in late 1998. Could be worse. Actually, it is. Because one 150 miles to the east, Honda's engineers are dusting off their abandoned studies of hybrid technology. Both Japanese carmakers want to dominate green technology. But Honda has plans to cut Toyota off and establish itself. As the new king of the road. On the next episode, Toyota and Honda's competition gets an electric jolt, a floor mat becomes a killer, and GM loses
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"June, 1984, Toyota city, Japan. John takes a boat from the tray as the assembly line carries another half built corolla towards him. The 37 year old Californian threads the bolt into position takes his impact wrench and screws it into place. Yohei, the young Japanese workers showing David the ropes. Smiles. 7 seconds. It's better, but you must be faster still. Four seconds, not 7. John, redoubles his efforts. He's one of 25 former GM workers brought here by Toyota for training ahead of the reopening of the factory in Fremont, California. And he's determined to prove that whatever the Japanese can do. He can do two. He removes another boat from the tray and screws it in. Yohei grims. 6 seconds. John snatches another boat and applies the impact wrench. But in his rush, he's inserted the bolt at the wrong angle and mist threaded it. Damn it. Yo hey peers over. Oh, that's no good. You know what to do. John's eyes drift towards the nylon cord dangling from above their heads. It's the chord that'll stop the assembly line, even looking at it makes him feel uneasy. At GM stopping the line was the ultimate sin, an instant pink slip, getting cars out the door trumped everything. Defects were to be fixed later. If at all. But that is not the Toyota way. John's hesitation, alarms yohei. John, you've seen a defect pull the court. David reaches up. Grips the cord and pulls on a display board above them a light goes on to alert the supervisors to the problem and its location. Within seconds, a supervisor appears. He checks the misaligned bolt and pulls the cord again to halt the line. John can't believe his eyes. They've stopped the whole line for a single bolt. Yohei looks at John. John, everyone's now waiting for you to fix this. John leaps into action. He removes the offending bolt, puts in a new one and tightens it into place. Then he pulls the cord to give the all clear. As the line restarts, John feels something unfamiliar, stir within him. A long lost emotion he hasn't felt in years. A feeling stamped out by years spent on the GM production line. At first, he's not sure what that feeling is, but then it clicks. It's pride. The pride that comes from doing the job right instead of shoving any old heap of junk out the door. For all the former GM workers brought back to the Fremont plant, Toyota's methods are a revelation. Before, supervisors yelled at them for falling behind. Now, they offer help. Instead of doing the same repetitive task day in, day out, they rotate tasks every few hours to alleviate the boredom. And when a problem occurs, they're asked how to stop it from happening again, and their ideas get acted on immediately. In December 1984, the Fremont plant restarts production. It used to be GM's most dysfunctional outpost. Now, it makes Chevrolet novas with defect rates low enough to rival Toyota's factories in Japan. Toyota's proved its point. The American car worker was never the problem. It was American management. But that lesson is lost on GM. Most of its executives and workers see no reason to change. The way they see it, GM is the world's biggest carmaker and therefore it must also be the best. But while GM shuts its eyes and ears, Toyota has gained the confidence it needs to open its first U.S. plant. And not a moment too soon. Because while it's been doing practice runs, Honda has been making the most of its early push into American manufacturing. Since it opened its Ohio car plant in 1982, Honda's sales curves been rising fast. Back then, it sold 365,000 cars a year in America. Now, in 1985, it sells more than 550,000. Demand is so hot that Honda dealerships can slap $2000 premiums on the sticker price and still sell out. And its luxury car brand is about to hit the market. The automotive world knew it would come. It
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"Too. But now, it's got a plant that will soon be making 150,000 accords every year. All free of trade barriers, and that gives Honda a chance to overtake Toyota. But Toyota's also about to make its first move into U.S. manufacturing. February 1983, Fremont California. Two limousines pull into the empty lot of General Motors enormous automobile factory. Once upon a time, 5000 people worked here, assembling more than a thousand vehicles every day. But now, it's silent and deserted. General Motors CEO roger Smith steps out of the first limousine. He pauses to look at the factory he mothballed last year. As the breeze from San Francisco Bay sends a plastic bag looping through the air. Smith turns to the man who's just gotten out of the other limousine. Toyota chairman AEG Toyota. Shall we? AG nods and follows Smith towards the main entrance. In a couple of hours, the media will descend on this place to watch them sign the deal creating a new joint venture called numi. General Motors approached Toyota about a joint venture soon after the Japanese automakers talks with Ford collapsed. Now, after 18 months of grueling negotiations, they finally reached an agreement. Under the terms, Toyota will use this plant to manufacture a North American version of its Japan only subcompact, the sprinter. GM will then sell that car nationwide as the Chevrolet nova. Both sides are upbeat about the deal. GM will finally get a profitable small car to sell. And a chance to learn the secrets of Japanese car manufacturing. Toyota will get to see if its production system works with American employees. Without putting its own brand at risk. The two men enter the plant. It's emptiness is eerie. Machines sit still and silent. Every footstep echoes through its vast interior. AEG peers at one of the machines and shakes his head. Most of the equipment here belongs in a junkyard and it's now Toyota's job to replace it. But it also needs a workforce. Smith turns to aiji. You have a recruitment plan yet? We intend to rehire the people you laid off. Smith almost laughs, but then he sees the serious look on AEG's face. You're serious. Listen, you don't want those people back. This place was the worst plant in all of GM. Unions and managers at each other's throats, day and night, walkouts. People getting drunk on the job, sky high absenteeism. We had cars coming off the line with engines back to front, missing, staring wheels, and empty Coke bottles inside the doors. Roger, I appreciate the advice, but I believe that under Toyota system, they will become good workers, like our people in Japan. Well, it's your place to run now. But don't say I didn't warn you. Ages staking a lot on his belief that Toyota can tame the feral workforce that once roamed this factory. This plan is Toyota's first critical step towards making automobiles in America. And if the company gets this raw, Honda's head start in U.S. manufacturing could turn into an almost unbeatable lead. You know who I'm grateful for this holiday season? Our auto mechanic, who somehow always knows how to figure out how to keep that car on the road a little longer. And there's the waiter at our favorite restaurant who somehow manages to remember all our names and our favorite table. People who make every day a little happier and easier. We can also be grateful for those who make our work lives easier. That's why it's so important to have the right people on your team. And if you want to hire these people for your business, well, you need zip recruiter. And now, you can try it for free. At zip recruiter dot com slash BW. Wants to appreciate about zip recruiter? Well, to start with, it uses powerful technology to find and match the right candidates up with your job. You can easily review these recommended candidates and invite top choices to apply. And you'll love zip recruiters complete suite of tools because they make it so easy to filter review and rate your candidates. So if you want to stress free hiring process, trust me, you'll be so thankful you tried zip recruiter. Just go to our special URL to try it for free. Zip recruiter dot com slash BW. Once again, that zip recruiter dot com slash BW. Zip recruiter, the smartest way to hire. This episode is brought to you by our sponsor better help. If you're thinking about giving therapy a try, better help is a great option. As the world's largest therapy service, better help has matched 3 million people with professionally licensed and vetted therapists available 100% online. Plus, it's affordable. Just fill out a brief questionnaire to match with the therapist. If things aren't clicking, you can easily switch to a new therapist anytime. It couldn't be simpler. No waiting rooms, no traffic, no endless searching for the right therapist. Learn more and save 10% off your first month at better help dot com slash BW. That's better help HELP dot com slash
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"Toyota city, Japan. In his office, AEG Toyota stands up and buttons his pinstripe jacket over his pawn. These days, the 60 6 year old Toyota chairman fields like the last link with the past. He was a young graduate when his cousin kiichiro hired him to study automobile design. Now, AEG's got gray hair and liver spots and Toyota is the third largest automaker in the world with annual sales of $13 billion. Yet, in many ways, Toyota remains a provincial family concern. It exports its vehicles worldwide, but they're all made here. In the city that bears its name. But today, AEG will take a first cautious step towards changing that. The door opens and in walks a tall American with receding hair. He's Donald Peterson, the chairman of the Ford Motor Company. Ford is the world's number two carmaker, but it's bleeding out. It loses $4 million every day. The two automobile chiefs sit. Donald, I'm glad you're interested in my proposal. A joint venture could benefit us both. It's definitely an intriguing idea. So how would it work? We'd provide a design for a compact car that would be assembled at a Ford plant in America. We would oversee production. The cars would be sold at Ford dealerships. Peterson sees the value in this arrangement. Ford needs a replacement for its own compact. The Pinto. This could be a quick and low cost solution. Peterson's also keen to get a look under the hood and learn how Toyota makes reliable small cars with fewer people in Ford. So will the cars have Ford nameplates? Yes. Our goal is to learn how to apply our production system in America without the risk involved in building our own plant. But there's another unspoken reason for Toyota to use its own production system. The reputation of American made cars is now so poor that Toyota fears any vehicle made in the U.S. will be substandard. So AEG doesn't want to risk having Toyota's brand. Undermined by shoddy workmanship. Peterson leans back into his seat. I like the sound of this. Let's get our negotiators together. Wonderful. But I do have a request. May we announce that we're in talks. Peterson's not surprised. Encouraged by forward in the rest of the U.S. motor industry, America's legislators are demanding action to protect Detroit from Japanese competition. Toyota clearly hopes to smooth the waters by casting itself as an ally of America's carmakers. But after the near death of Chrysler, Peterson doubts that plan will work. Yeah, sure. You can tell the world we're talking. As Peterson expected, the political pressure remains intense. In the months that follow the U.S. and Japanese governments butt heads over the auto industry. Eventually, U.S. threats have trade barriers cause Japan to back down. In May 1981, Japan agrees to limit its passenger car exports to 1.7 million vehicles a year. That's 100,000 fewer autos than in 1980. However, Toyota's partnership with Ford provokes Arab governments that have blacklisted Ford for selling cars to Israel, and since Saudi Arabia is Toyota's biggest export market after the U.S., that threat puts the Japanese carmaker on edge. In the end, the talks with Ford go nowhere. Ford rejects Toyota's compact car design. They explore bringing Toyota's town ace minivan to America, but Ford's focus groups find U.S. consumers hate it. So, in July 1981, Ford and Toyota, part ways. For Toyota, it's a disaster. The new cap on Japanese auto exports means Toyota can't expand its passenger car sales in America. And while Toyota wasted a year flirting with Ford, Honda has been building a car plant in Ohio, so it's unconcerned with import barriers and Honda's already plotting another. Bold move. 1982, Honda's U.S. head office Torrance California. In the cafeteria, American Honda's top three executives are puzzling over the latest strategic plan sent from Japan. Senior vice president Tom Elliott stares at the document in disbelief. It's ludicrous. That's what it is. His colleagues nod. Their bosses in Japan want them to get ready to sell a luxury Honda sedan starting in 1986. It'll have a V 6 engine and cost around $20,000. That's more than twice the price of an accord. It would also put Honda into direct competition with Cadillac and Mercedes Benz. Executive vice president cliff schmeling leaves through the strategy document. Hey, did you read this paragraph? They also want to launch a supercar in 1988. Elliott rolls his eyes. Oh yeah, sure. Will just, you know, beat Ferrari too. Honda's U.S. president yoshihide Munich and puts his sandwich down. But the reasoning is so. Our first customers are reaching middle age, many of them will want bigger, more luxurious cars, but we have nothing to offer them, so they'll go by BMWs or lincolns instead. This strategy would let them stick with Honda. Schmeling looks doubtful. Not as Brad won't stretch that far. It's strong, but it says value, not luxury. It lacks the cachet needed to compete with Mercedes or Audi. Americans don't associate Japanese cars with luxury. Elliot interjects. Agreed. Also, our dealerships can't handle it. I mean, can you imagine a showroom that sells a luxury sedan in a civic side by side? Come on. For this to work, we need a new brand and a completely separate dealer network. The three executives stop and look at each other. They just stumbled on the answer. Create the first luxury Japanese car brand, and play down the Honda connection. And as the executive team prepares to go, upscale. Over in Ohio, Honda's about to deliver another first. 8 30 a.m. November 2nd, 1982, Marysville, Ohio. In Honda's new $250 million car plant, a small group of executives watch is a slate gray accord glides towards the end of the assembly line. Its license plate reads, USA, double O one. It's the first Japanese car to be built on U.S. soil. Honda president kiyoshi kawashima smiles approvingly as the car rolls off the line. He flew in from Japan to be here. But there's no TV crews, no state dignitaries, no ribbon to cut. No speeches to give. It's just the quiet joy of creation of seeing the company's plan to build cars in America finally come to pass. But there's also the satisfaction of knowing this plant gives Honda. At edge over Toyota. Toyota's U.S. sales are now constrained by import quotas. Yesterday, that was true of Honda,
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"New cricket from Plymouth. Then, in 1972, the U.S. government throws another roadblock into Toyotas pad. In an attempt to shrink America's trade deficit, the Nixon administration imposes a 10% tax on imports, and ends the fixed dollar to yen exchange rate. The move rapidly shrinks Japan's price advantage. The cost of a corolla jumps from 1800 to almost $2000, making it just $100 cheaper than a Chevrolet Vega. In the wake of Detroit's pushback in Washington's intervention. Sales growth stalls, and with a Japanese threat seemingly under control. Detroit's automakers refocus on what they think is a bigger threat. Air pollution controls. April 1973, Washington, D.C.. In a wood paneled auditorium, Environmental Protection Agency chief William ruckelshaus is chairing hearings on the clean air act. The act requires automakers to dramatically reduce emissions in new cars starting in 1975. But Detroit's pushing hard to keep those rules from ever coming into force. At the podium facing the EPA panel as the General Motors executive who's eager to make the car industry's case. Cleaning up engine emissions by 1975 is unfeasible. If those rules go into effect, that means new automobiles will be outlawed in two years. We're developing catalytic converters, but they're finicky, expensive, and not ready for prime time. We need at least another year. Ruckelshaus frowns. All of America's automobile makers are telling him the same thing. Um. We need to move on. Next we have hideo sugiura of the Honda motor company. Mister Segura sugira rises from his seat and heads to the podium to read his statement. Her Honda, we support the measures in the clean air act. Japan recently implemented a similar law because in any major city, the pollution stings your eyes and burns your lungs. Ruckelshaus sits up. He assumed Honda like Toyota and Nissan would signal quiet support for a delay. A faint smile creeps on Segura's lips. We foresaw this problem in the mid 60s and began researching it. We've explored many options including the obvious one of using a catalytic converter to clean the exhaust gas from existing engines. But we think the better solution is to make less polluting engines. The Detroit executives listen, stone faced. So that's what we made. A cleaner engine system. We call it the CVC C production will start this year and we'll introduce it to America soon in our new compact car, the civic. There's a shock silence. The Detroit executive stare open mouth. Honda's just torched their lobbying strategy. Ruckelshaus leans forward. Hold on here. You're saying Honda will be manufacturing an engine that meets the clean air act standards this year? That's correct. We are also willing to license our technology on reasonable terms to any other car manufacturer. Honda's mic drop moment stuns the auto industry. Detroit hits back by claiming Honda's tech is only suitable for small cars. So, Honda flies a two ton Chevrolet Impala to Tokyo, equips it with its CVC C system and sends it back to America for emissions tests. It meets the clean air act standards. Toyota swallows its pride and does a deal to use Honda's technology until its own catalytic converters are ready to enter production. Ford also comes knocking. It offers to put Ford nameplates on Honda's cars and sell them through its U.S. dealer network. It's a big opportunity with a potential to put Honda ahead of Toyota in America. But Honda says no. Instead, it moves to capitalize on the buzz about its cleaner engine. It fast tracks the U.S. launch of the civic and starts recruiting dealerships to its network at the rate of one showroom every three days. And in fall of 1973, as Honda civics with the company's new CV CC engine in her production, world events, flipped the car market on its head. Good evening, the Middle East war produced developments all over the world today. The oil producing countries of the Arab world decided to use their oil as a political weapon. They will reduce oil production by 5% a month until the Israelis withdraw from occupied territories. At first, the crisis seemed distant. But two days later, the U.S. promises military aid to Israel, and the Arab nations impose an embargo on oil sales to America. Within weeks, America's low on gas. Congress approves rationing, gas stations shut down and long lines form at any that remain open. Even with price controls in place, the cost of gas rises from 39 to 59 cents a gallon. The embargo ends in March 1974, but the experience traumatizes America. It used to take the availability of cheap gasoline for granted, but no longer. Now, it's more in love with mild per gallon than miles per hour. But now that America is sold on fuel efficiency and fewer trips to the gas pump. Toyota and Honda need to convince them to buy Japanese before Detroit can strike back. If it can. 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He likes what he sees. So what's a mileage? The salesman reclines in his seat and beams. He rarely loses a sail when customers want low mileage. Oh, it's great. 39 miles per gallon on the highway 24 in the city. What about reliability? I bought a Chevy Vega during the oil crisis and man was at a mistake. One of the rear wheels came loose while I was driving. The salesman smiles. These days, Detroit sure makes his life easy. Every American small car seems to come with a major recall as a standard feature. You know, Toyota's are notoriously reliable, 9 out of ten Toyotas in America
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"Tools. Armed with this insight, AG proposes a 5 year plan to modernize Toyota's factories by buying the latest machinery. It will cost $15 million, but Toyota boss taizo ishida is convinced it's necessary to compete with the Americans and Europeans. Ishida also believes that there's a better man than him to lead Toyota into its new phase. March 1952, Tokyo. In his home, kiichiro Toyota polishes his glasses, listening as president ishida urges him to come back to Toyota. I know almost nothing about automobiles. My expertise is textiles. And now that Toyota is back on its feet, it's time you return to finish what you started. Kaichiro shakes his head. He's grown frustrated at Toyota's lack of progress in making passenger cars since he left. What about AG? AG's only 39. He's too young and untested as a leader. Toyota needs you. You could make that passenger car. You've always wanted to. We have the funds to do it now. Doubts that. The investment needed to make a passenger car is enormous. The risk is huge. Yes, but. Isn't this what you founded Toyota to do? Kaichiro pauses. Since leaving the company he's been working on a new engine design that would be ideal for a mid passenger car. Ishida senses kaichi rose coming around and presses his case. Toyota is and always has been your creation. It's time for you to show the world that Japan can make a world class car. So, can you come back? Keiichiro smiles. Yes. Yes, it would be an honor. With his return imminent, kaichiro launches into action. He moves into a hotel room in Tokyo's commercial district, and turns it into a base of operations. He spends his days there working on his engine design with a Toyota engineer, and meeting with government officials, bankers, and suppliers. He's planning a grand comeback. A just a few weeks after agreeing to return, kaichiro suffers a brain hemorrhage. He's found comatose in his hotel room. His engine blueprints scattered around him. 6 days later, he passes away at the age of 57. The founder of Toyota dies with his dream still
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"Three days later, AEG and Toyota's managers sit in the offices of the bomb damaged factory. Unsure what to do next. The war is over. In Japan is both defeated and devastated. 3 million Japanese died in the conflict and millions more are now starving. Its major cities have been bombed into rubble and the country is now under American occupation. With a conflict over, the Japanese Army is no longer buying Toyota trucks. At its peak in 1942, the factory was making 16,000 military trucks annually. Now, the factory is a wreck and resurrection seems unlikely. It is a bewildering moment for the company's managers. None of them are sure how Toyota can go forward. They dejectedly contemplate their uncertain future. But then, one breaks the silence. Surely the country will have to be rebuilt, won't trucks be vital for that effort. So don't we have a duty to restart production and supply trucks to the nation? AEG likes the idea of building trucks again. It would give the company renewed purpose. Toyota used to make passenger cars in small numbers before the war too, but like trucks were always its bread and butter. But now, even that seems impossible. Toyota has no materials, no customers, and its wartime workforce is already packing up and heading home. The office door opens and in walks AG's cousin, Toyota founder to ichiro Toyota. Toyota is key jiro's baby. His dream was to one day produce passenger cars that can rival anything by Ford and General Motors. But the war forced key she wrote to put his dream on hold. As kaichi Rowe walks into the room, aiji greets him. Boss, we were just saying we should restart production. Kiichiro removes his round spectacles and gives AEG a withering stare. Restart production? We don't even know if the Americans will let Toyota continue. And right now we have several thousand employees and their families to look after. Aiji looks down. Our first duty is to give them work and keep them fed. We need to focus on producing what the nation needs close houses, food. We should investigate making things like concrete and fish paste. AEG's head snaps up. He and the others can barely believe their ears. Kaichi ro's ambition to best Detroit's automotive giants drives Toyota. But now, it seems the fires burned out. And like Japan, Toyota is ready to surrender. But the fight to conquer the auto industry is actually just beginning.
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"But when you're looking at the list of engine variants that Hyundai has, it's just insane. So they have been playing this type of game. For years. So this is nothing new and like you said. Their approach to the market is just flood it, man. Just with whatever. And what I hate about that is someone who's in the aftermarket and you're looking to do all this research is they'll have a platform and an application that may only be a couple of years, two, three years, and it changes. It moves on to something else. And it makes it very difficult when you start housing product on a shelf. To rebuild these things, it makes it really interesting. Products and they, again, that's their marketing strategy and they entered the market as a lower cost alternative, and there was a different crowd that they appealed to and some of those people, they intentionally made commercials around here and it was like if you think you can't afford to buy a new car, we can sell you one. Exactly. And that was by design. But there's another side to this coin, kind of before we leave Toyota, or maybe in a segue away from Toyota, that Toyota has managed to avoid in that it's kind of a perfect storm. We went through the whole COVID pandemic. There's still ramifications of that happening. Supply chains have been an issue. We've talked about this many, many times. There have, because of these parts shortages, it has affected manufacturing of vehicles. They can't make enough. Absolutely. That's why they use car prices went through the roof because there weren't enough new cars to go around. That's right. Toyota has been able to avoid some of that chaos on the EV side. Like companies like rivian, who RJ has come out and said, we got issues, man.
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"Cuber. I'd say I told you so. Wow. We also know that Toyota has partnered with hino. On their hydrogen fuel cell. So Toyota is one of those auto manufacturers, those manufacturers out there that have been extremely wise and choosing their position in the CV market. Instead of focusing on, let's whip out as many of these new production vehicles that will not be relevant. Can we sell next year? No, no, no, no, no. We're in this for the next decade and how many can we sell in that decade and the decade after that? And what do they play in? The long game. Right. And we have preached this to our listeners over and over and over again that that is exactly what they were doing. We've said this, man. They're not standing around twiddling their thumbs. They're working, they're looking at the bigger picture, they knew that the battery technology has to be it's the catalyst, I think, for the future of this industry. I don't think they want to deal with the current generation. The issues that we're going to have with the current generation EVs in 5 to 7 years. Right. I think that's going to be too expensive of a problem, and it could sour consumers. And they've recognized that. Yes, absolutely. And look, I don't know if you guys knew this. I think I did, but Toyota only plans on going fully electric in 2035. And it will test solid state batteries in its hybrid. And plug in portfolio first, the most likely candidates or the evergreen Prius, and their top selling rav four prime. Look, if the solid state's not quite ready, they'll push that back to 2037 or 20. They're not like GM saying, wow, Google stopped making internal combustion engines. We're done. We're going to do what we're going to, this is an Apple approach. Right. Everybody's been watching roadhouse, Jay. Okay. Yes. How will I know it's time? I will tell you.
"toyota" Discussed on Parts Counter Gurus Podcast
"We don't. So let's get right to it, Keith. Can you please queue up Bert for this? This is something that I think we should talk about. I'd say I told you so. Thank you. I could just put that on a loop and come back in ten minutes and it would probably still not be the number of times. I think I hear an echo from key Toyota ready to dominate EV market after doing what Keith? Playing the long game for 300 Alex? Yeah. Okay, so didn't we say that? It would not be much effort at all for me to go pull a clip of me saying those very words. Yeah, and where can they find that clip Keith? Over on our website at no, actually on YouTube at YouTube dot com slash parts counter gurus. Just subscribe. I've been going through this. There you go, yeah. So Keith and I have discussed this about Toyota AD nauseum about the fact that they have been basically a no show in the EV market. And wow, here we are. Them being as patient as they have been, they have been sitting back, patiently watching the industry trends, what's going on? And have now decided to really kind of get there, get their toes into the pool. And there's one key component to this, which is also something that we have said over and over and over again. The battery technology that we know today will not be the battery technology that you will see in ten years. It's generation one. That's it. Basically, you're helping push things forward, but don't expect this to be the standard. Three factors that have really worried people about the EV market battery, which is, first of all, volatility. Right. Price. Right? Wait. Range, range. That's four. Right? There's probably a couple more of the we could add. But the general motors, you know, catch fire. Right. Exactly. But we have said on this show, the solution to that problem is a solution free battery. Going to a solid state battery. Do you know who owns most of the patents to solve? Well, that would be Toyota Jay. Correct, hello now. Now do you understand the long game, folks? I'd say I told you so. Yeah.
"toyota" Discussed on Parts Counter Gurus Podcast
"Coming up on today's podcast, we have a plethora of information for you. It looks like EV charging might be a little bit of a maintenance problem. So if you have a big key chain, put it on your belt and go put in an application, they may need you, we also are going to talk a little bit about GM, you know, going all electric on the couple of vans that have been quite popular for some time. And boy oh boy, the subscriptions just keep on coming. We've got a major German automaker who has decided to go the way of the subscription for creature comforts. I believe that the robo taxi is a little confused. We want to talk a little bit about a little swarm that happened recently in San Francisco, I believe it was. Toyota Keith, Toyota, they are in the game. They've been playing the long game and we're going to talk a little about about their EV marketing strategy. And why you need to be wary of defective cars on the market. All of that coming up on today's podcast right after this. Hey everybody, welcome into the pie. Casp post
Toyota recalls electric car for faulty wheel that may detach
"Toyota is recalling its brand new electric car I'm Ben Thomas with the latest It's the B Z four X crossover vehicle which went on sale about two months ago The problem is wheel bolts that can loosen dangerous at the wheel itself could come off It's investigating the cause of the issue to recall FX just 2700 vehicles most were destined for Europe about 270 headed for North America The Z four X is a key model in Toyota's plans to strengthen its electric lineup and say we have 30 EV vehicles by 2030 the maker of the Prius hybrid Toyota has been seen by some critics as a straggler in electric vehicles partly because of its success in other green technology like hybrids I'm Ben Thomas
Herro scores 25, Heat take Game 1 over 76ers 106-92
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Update on the latest sports
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"toyota" Discussed on CarCast
"That's cheap. For the FF. How about they lusso, the GT four lusso. I'm just curious to see if that was a much better car or slightly better car. The car that's popping, which I've always was always kind of confused by in the Ferrari department, but there's a couple coming up at auction with some pretty high. Estimates, car IU stone, which is 360 three dollars. I'm always like, that's a ton of car. And they were just 90 to one ten all day long for the longest period of time. And I'm like, it's a real, I mean, it is a street legal race car and it is a cool piece. And it looks good and it just it's perfect. And I'm like, why is that a hundred grand? Yeah. They're two 52. They went quickly. They went quickly. Speaking of that, we were kind of speculating. I think it was the last episode where you're telling me about the first Japanese car to the one 75 to two, which is still quite a bit under sticker, yeah, I kind of feel like if you're within 30 to $50,000 between the FF and the luso, you might want to lean toward the loose cell. Although I mean, obviously it's still $50,000. But yeah, kind of interesting. I haven't done enough research on to figure out what the quarks were with the bugs were like every car would have. So I cost of ownership I'd be curious. I don't know that car is 2014 or something now or whatever it's been a little bit. It's been a little bit. I would say that the way the more modern car market supercar exotic car market is going, I think those cars are still a little undervalued. I think that would be a good purchase. I think you do okay. And that's a big statement because everything is overvalued right now. Everything seems to be really high. So if you're looking for something that might be interesting at a good price, I agree on those cars. Well, speaking of overvalued. So we're talking about previous show we're talking about first Japanese car to get over 2 million bucks. And lo and behold, a Toyota 67 Toyota 2000 GT, the Shelby production race car is coming up for auction at Amelia island with two 7 5 to three 5. I think it is. Sounds very ambitious to me. Very ambitious. Now maybe it's just all things Shelby. Maybe it's that the 2000s are knocking on the door of a million bucks again. And it's really it looks great in that race train with those Shelby American colors on it. And I don't know if people know that story. But and I'll screw it up a little bit. So you fill in the blanks. Okay. If I screw this up. But the story you go, Shelby, Toyota. What's up? Yeah. The answer to the story is by the mid later by 66. Maybe 67 Shelby was kind of done with the GT 40 and done with the Daytona and done with Pete Brock and that was that. You know, Pete Brock, like I said after they got done winning the manufacturer's championship with the Daytona just sort of came back to Shelby and someone else was in his office basically how he described it. He got his walking papers. And then he went and took the heno. The hino sports car. He know was doing some sort of Japanese sports car. He know that truck manufacture. Yeah. He's doing a car. I'll screw it up a little, but I'm basing on what Brock told me or us. He took the heno Brock did his magic on the hino sedan sports car, you know, took it to riverside and won the class. And that people became very impressed on what Pete Brock could do with the Japanese car. And so then a lot of the other Japanese car, I guess manufacturers wanted to know who this guy was and what they could do for us. And then he know in dots and had some sort of relationship or somebody that he know or whatever and long story or Toyota, maybe he known Toyota. I think Toyota bought he know or some version of that later. Yeah, Toyota, I think still owns it. There was some relationship there. And so they said, hey, we're going to do this Toyota 2000 sports car and why not give it to Brock and let him breathe on it. And let's go racing and then Brock said good. And we'll do a dealership and blah blah blah and then Shelby said, what's that? You're going to do a dealership with Toyota? Yeah. I could use a dealership with Toyota. And then he just sort of walked in and said, wouldn't you guys rather have a Shelby Toyota dealership on the heels of all the winning shall we just got doing at Le Mans and beyond versus Brock Toyota dealership? And they're like, yeah, we'll take Shelby. He took over the whole thing. And then Brock was shit out of luck. And then somebody maybe had he know or maybe wherever got him hooked up with dotson. And then he said, all right, now we're gonna build datsun race cars and we're gonna follow Shelby around wherever they go to race. We're gonna go to race and we're gonna beat them. And get all the points. And it's payback time for Shelby. And according to Brock or anyone else and even according to the description and the auction site, that car won out had some limited very limited success. Never really, it never really performed how they wanted it to perform, I think. And I don't know. It wasn't like a big podium car or winning car. It was a top ten car. I don't think there are any of those 2000s. I think Shelby, I don't know, Chris, if you can see who would those Shelby's have raced against like John Morton and his two 40 Z well, it was a C production. Right. So in 68, it ran the C production class for imports, while there was no Z in south Mayo datsun lotus Nissan Porsche triumph would have maybe been in those? Yeah, C production,.
COVID-19 truck blockade in Canada shuts down Ford plant
"The blockade of the bridge connecting Detroit to to Canada has impacted workers at Ford General Motors and Toyota factories the rolling blockade to protest by those opposing candidates cobit restrictions has forced Ford Motor Company to close its engine plant in Windsor Ontario and scale back operations at an assembly location in Oakville because auto parts can't get through the company says it's hoping for a quick resolution shortages also forced General Motors to cancel Wednesday's second shift at an S. U. V. factory near Lansing Michigan and Toyota says it can't manufacture anything in its three Canadian plants for the rest of the week because of these part shortages White House press secretary Jen Psaki says the administration's working with Canada and business entities on what the impact could be of auto parts which is what what would come from Canada and the impact on the United States were also looking at tracking potential disruptions to U. S. agricultural exports from Michigan into Canada the ambassador bridge blocked by trucks carries twenty five percent of all trade between the two countries I'm Jackie Quinn
Toyota heading to moon with cruiser, robotic arms, dreams
"Toyota Toyota Toyota Toyota hopes hopes hopes hopes to to to to be be be be heading heading heading heading to to to to the the the the moon moon moon moon with with with with a a a a cruiser cruiser cruiser cruiser robotic robotic robotic robotic arms arms arms arms and and and and dreams dreams dreams dreams the the the company company company Toyota Toyota Toyota says says says it's it's it's working working working with with with Japan's Japan's Japan's space space space agency agency agency on on on a a a vehicle vehicle vehicle to to to explore explore explore the the the lunar lunar lunar surface surface surface with with with ambitions ambitions ambitions to to to help help help people people people live live live on on on the the the moon moon moon by by by twenty twenty twenty forty forty forty one one one of of of them them them to to to live live live on on on Mars Mars Mars the the the vehicle vehicle vehicle developed developed developed with with with the the the Japan Japan Japan aerospace aerospace aerospace exploration exploration exploration agency agency agency is is is called called called Luna Luna Luna cruiser cruiser cruiser whose whose whose name name name pays pays pays hommage hommage hommage to to to the the the Toyota Toyota Toyota landcruiser landcruiser landcruiser sports sports sports utility utility utility vehicle vehicle vehicle the the the company company company sees sees sees space space space as as as an an an area area area full full full all all all once once once in in in a a a century century century transformation transformation transformation an an an executive executive executive says says says robots robots robots come come come in in in handy handy handy for for for working working working in in in space space space which which which holds holds holds dangers dangers dangers for for for astronauts astronauts astronauts I'm I'm I'm Charles Charles Charles last last last month month month
Major outage hits Amazon Web Services; many sites affected
"Amazon's Amazon's online online retail retail operation operation was was among among the the many many users users of of the the company's company's cloud cloud service service network network that that suffer suffer disruptions disruptions because because of of Tuesday's Tuesday's major major outage outage a a director director at at the the network network intelligence intelligence firm firm can can tech tech says says it it began began mid mid morning morning on on the the east east coast coast many many companies companies that that rely rely on on Amazon Amazon web web services services found found their their sites sites not not working working Doug Doug majority majority thinks thinks it's it's a a glitch glitch link link to to the the product product of of automation automation and and centralized centralized administration administration and and not not a a malicious malicious attack attack Amazon's Amazon's cloud cloud services services used used by by delta delta airlines airlines for for ticketing ticketing Toyota Toyota for for dealer dealer services services make make Donald's Donald's Instacart Instacart Netflix Netflix kindle kindle the the Associated Associated Press Press in in Amazon's Amazon's own own warehouse warehouse and and retail retail delivery delivery operations operations the the company company says says it it appears appears mostly mostly businesses businesses on on the the east east coast coast were were affected affected by by the the hours hours long long outage outage I'm I'm Jackie Jackie Quinn Quinn
Big North Carolina factory likely to be Toyota battery plant
"Toyota Toyota says says it it plans plans to to build build a a one one point point three three billion billion dollar dollar electric electric vehicle vehicle battery battery plant plant your your Greensboro Greensboro North North Carolina Carolina Toyota Toyota which which plans plans to to employ employ at at least least seventeen seventeen hundred hundred fifty fifty people people says says the the U. U. S. S. factory factory will will make make batteries batteries for for hybrid hybrid and and fully fully electric electric vehicles vehicles beginning beginning in in twenty twenty twenty twenty five five additionally additionally a a Toyota Toyota will will or or could could receive receive well well over over four four hundred hundred and and thirty thirty million million dollars dollars in in government government incentives incentives if if it it meets meets job job creation creation and and investment investment goals goals the the automaker automaker plans plans to to sell sell up up to to one one point point eight eight million million vehicles vehicles in in the the U. U. S. S. by by twenty twenty thirty thirty that that are are at at least least partially partially electrified electrified I'm I'm showing showing up up later later
Bill O'Reilly and Donald Trump Hit the Road for Their 'History Tour'
"Hey everybody, welcome to this episode of the Charlie Kirk show. It is a surreal moment right now. For me to be able to interview some of that I grew up watching and that I have a great amount of respect for Bill O'Reilly is with us today. Bill, welcome to the Charlie Kirk show. Appreciate me and Charlie. So you have a very important announcement in something very exciting that is coming up. And I'm going to do everything I possibly can to either attend or to watch every minute of this because I know that this is not just going to be a softball interview, but it won't be a gotcha thing when you do this upcoming tour with president Donald Trump. Talk a little bit about it. I'm so excited to hear about this location dates times and how people can attend if they're interested. Okay, so we're going to be in Fort Lauderdale sunrise at the live arena. That's where the Panthers play. Saturday, December 11th. It's coming up in about ten days. And then the next day, we're going to be in Orlando, the magic play. On Sunday, December 12th, then the next weekend we're going to Houston, the Toyota center on Saturday and the American Airlines center in Dallas on Sunday.
"toyota" Discussed on The Indicator from Planet Money
"Only making each component as you need it, not building big inventories. Yeah, when kichiro first put just in time production into practice in the 1930s, the workers at Toyota hated it. If one team built too many engine blocks, for example, they would have nowhere to store them and Toyota bosky chiro Toyota would roam around the factory throwing away the excess parts, which, you know, if you've just been hours and hours putting together one of those parts, has to kind of sting. Imagine if we did that at the indicator. Yeah, I would not be happy. But get to those just in time system, kept being refined. His protege taichi Ono looked at supermarkets. And in most supermarkets that shelf is the infantry. There isn't a big warehouse out the back storing rice and milk. When customers take rice or milk from the shelf, the supermarket manages order more. Customers buy only what they need and in turn, the supermarket's order only as much as they need to refill the shelf. Yeah, they don't have a bunch of food going bad. And taiichi realized that he could apply the supermarket system to the different teams inside of a car factory. So like when a worker took a bag of bolts from the shelf, they'd put in a card called a kanban that would alert the bolt making team right away that they needed to make more bolts. Turda became known worldwide for its cheap and pretty reliable cars. And the just in time system was a big part of that success. Just in time production later spread all over the world, influencing big companies from IBM to John Deere. And of course, car companies. And, you know, the same concept of this just in time production was used to develop things like fast fashion. Companies like Zara and H and M found that it was cheaper to like move with new trends when you're not burdened by a bunch of excess inventory or last season's materials lying around. Yeah, I mean, what are you going to do with all those pleated skirts? Were all the skinny jeans? What are you gonna do with all the skinny jeans? Exactly. As you can imagine, just in time is great until there is a disruption, which is what Toyota found in 2011 when a huge earthquake in tsunami hit northeast Japan. It was a human tragedy and it had a crushing impact on business too. Here's Toyota's Lila aria farce. It just had devastating consequences. In fact, one of our main suppliers for semiconductors was offline for many months. Even in the U.S., Toyota's North American factories had to cut production by 75% because they relied on Japan for parts. To actually realize that just in time needed to be adapted to deal with crises. So Toyota did a stock take. The company worked.
Automakers step up pace on electric vehicle battery plants
"A flurry of announcements suggest automakers and tech companies are preparing for a fast moving transition to electric vehicles Toyota still Lantis Foxconn Ford and Volvo all made announcements Monday about electric vehicle component or assembly plants or plants to raise capital to fund the transition to electric vehicles the announcements come on top of plans from Ford and General Motors to build five battery factories in the United States Toyota said it plans to build a new battery factory the location wasn't announced but the company says it'll eventually employed more than seventeen hundred people only about four point eight percent of the roughly eighty million new vehicles sold around the world run solely on electricity according to LMC automotive but analysts predict that percentage will rise Jennifer
Toyota scraps V8 in Tundra redesign, adds hybrid powertrain
"So it has made some bold moves in the redesign if it's full size truck in an effort to make stronger U. S. fuel economy requirements that will soon be imposed Toyota has unveiled its restyled Toyota tundra it's full size truck that's poised to hit dealerships later this year they ditch the V. eight engine for a three hundred eighty nine horsepower three point five liter twin turbo V. six there's also an optional gas electric hybrid system years Joe Moses with Toyota North America hundreds new core power train offers impressive horsepower and torque they not only improves on the outgoing VA in terms of performance but also it's more efficient the company has been struggling for market share in North America never really got much over about a hundred thousand sales a year compared to about nine hundred thousand answers here Sam Abell sumit is an automotive analyst with god house insights that massive grille on the front is going to be interesting to see how people buy into that I'm Jennifer king
Blowers, Mowers and More: American Yards Quietly Go Electric
"People working from home don't like the noise and fumes of gas powered lawn mowers leaf blowers and other equipment and now there's a quiet revolution underway in American yards according to the California air resources board operating a gas leaf blower for an hour creates as much smog is driving a Toyota Camry for eleven hundred miles improvements in the quality of battery packs zero to low emissions electric landscaping equipment is leading to a lower decibel lawn care revolution homeowners are switching from gas power tools to electric ones not unlike the trend towards electric cars another advantage is maintenance many homeowners find gas mowers a pain with electric tools is just about keeping the batteries charged according to the Freedonia group the battery powered lawn equipment sector is growing at a rate three times faster than gas Andrew Brady with the national association of professional landscaper says the transition to electric is inevitable but the technology isn't quite there yet for most of the commercial sector I'm Jennifer king
"toyota" Discussed on Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata
"Awful cars There's got there's a toyota mir miri. I think i don't know what. I'm saying that riot. Yeah there's very there's a lot of hybrids but Not no trick. There's a bmw there's whatever ford mustang Which i think is a suv. It is yeah but fast I don't get test. Why not people. Who have them love them. Yeah that he lived doctor. Who have them do. Love them. So i just saw one on the side of the road. All broken down of a toyota came to help it. I said why not look to help. The tesla as such the class. That is one drawback. I've heard that repair is lacking because it's like it takes a long time to repair your car and also like not every finding a location that do it. But i like the way they look. They look very sleek. Look i think they are Glee i'm anti tesla. See them and i found a volkswagen beetle that i really really want. It is purple. Glitter inside is purple and then it's a convertible and i was like this is done and i emailed the person and they were like oh look into shipping companies. And i'm like okay. Sure i might just do the research on myself. I'm myself i might do. The research myself. another car deer run. Volkswagen did that campaign like volkswagen. For be like we're going electric. And i was like. Oh my god. Yea and then they're like that was actually rank or something and it's like why didn't you do i. What was that. it's another like. Yeah we're going to have electric eventually but just wait and it's like why did you do a whole campaign. That's so weird. People think things are funny. You know like an inside joke and then you're like you should tell people and then they're like nobody else thinks this is funny you. Everyone's like that's a great idea. We can't for you to come out in the cars and they're like oh but we weren't. We weren't planning on doing that. Sorry that's so strange. That is very funny though. Did you know that there was a car. Okay i like half did research on that. Because i was like curious about the very first car ever made the very first car ever made was powered by steam and it was like this weird little tricycle thing and then there was cars where they ran on vegetable oil and i was like. Why didn't we do that route and now like vegetable oil. You go grocery store. You get you some superpower and not that excites yourself about a vegetable oil guest issue. I know i feel like. I remember hearing something when i was younger about like corn oil being a thing. I.
"toyota" Discussed on Best Friends with Nicole Byer and Sasheer Zamata
"I mean a little too much but also that's just me and i don't have kids in my opinion have an opinion. It's just strange that people are proudly announcing these things. It's confusing if i don't be interviews are asking people now. What's bathing habits. How you washing but you keep that to yourself you could just you know that's your business. Why are you doing. It is weird okay. But if you're an interview interviewer was like what are your bathing habits severe. I get back the movie. Then they would right so she didn't want to tell us pled the fifth. Or i guess. I just say i watched every day. It is strange. It's very confusing. It is very funny that it evolved from like. Oh i don't wash my legs. We don't shower at all. Yeah we wait till we're stinky. I also feel achey. Would i don't watch i feel itchy. Yeah it's like a little funky. I because like i've gone on vacations where it's like. Oh you get in the pool. Maybe you don't rinse off but then eat dinner and you're look i'm gross. By this point i have to involve Like outside on the beach or whatever like you get dirty so yes if you're outside just like walking around like car exhaust getting in your face or like i just feel like of needed to wash the day off of me fills crazy pills crazy. It was crazy that people wanna shake my hand. And it's like i don't know if you've a wash your fucking hands your body. I'll never huggers to begin your friends. Don't worry about me by just all the germs on your body. Maybe this is why cove it started because people in washington now. Oh yeah forgot about tap also forgot about the band. I forgot fucking nocturnal animal. That sleeps upside down. Caused a whole pan. Debbie are you kidding me. Sometimes bats layer on our backyard. No you're gonna bring govan and home. I'm not gonna eat it. Don't lethem that bad if it gets in my house maybe a little boil it up. Miklos do i can't imagine i can't imagine i mean it's not for me. Some people eat bad for me. I thought there was a bat. My hot tub once turns out it was a dead bird and i palmed it through it right out. I was hammered boy. Being drunk fearless is true. I miss missing drunk in public. Yeah i guess they could do it now but like people are dying on now. There's something about being a restaurant with a bunch of people and then giving an uber with the person. Edano i pick one or the other right. No yano And then getting drunk at home doesn't have the same ring to it anymore. Not after you do for a year and a half you're like i got the other places with a drunk. I already know my whole house. Looks like nowadays other places. Yeah that's something else yeah. The teams are partying every week. And on my block. The block is hot. Their parties cool teams there so cool and like last night they were like laughing really hard and pushing each other in the pool and then piano started playing and i was like what kind of party is this a real piano. Someone's playing piano. Yes well very strange. The classy team party. I know i don't know. I don't these teams are wild and they all have nice cars and they all wake. I forgot belly. Teens have curfews. They all leave like midnight thursday. That's still way later than i would have been allowed to come home. Oh really oh yeah. I don't even think. I had a curfew because i was just expected to be home. Oh interesting. I was sometimes come home at like one thirty two well well. Here's the thing with my dad. I'd be like. I don't know like i dare you to say something also late to work in the morning. So he like was already sleeping and then he's like and i wasn't awake when he went to work because i was late for school every day so like it was tough to find ira one time i was just hanging out after a musical like my friends were a musical at school and we went to stay shake that was like the only place that could be at really late in the my mom came in. Found me 'cause. I wasn't answering my phone and it was like really upsetting to me. Came in all harsh. It's like we're we're have you been getting a car here. It's taken shake. Would you like a milkshake bomb. It couldn't have been more. Pg literally eating fries and drinking milkshakes. Yeah my dad. I mean he cared. I just don't think he knew how to enforce rules with me. I don't think he realized that you could just be like this. Is the rule you obey. There's consequences like there was never any consequences. When i got my and i got my license taken away. He was like well. I can't drive you anywhere. Because i have a life so like chris be careful not well look good times by car yes. I'm so excited. Oh i thought about it. I've been having a hard time finding your dream car. Which is a a believed. Two thousand to two thousand five toyota rav four and toyotas are good cars so a lot of them have like one hundred fifty two hundred thousand miles and the ones with not a lotta miles are like nothing nicest model. Yeah and you would have to replace the radio if you wanted. A screen and Like an ox cord port because A lot of like economy cars didn't have oxford Rain little things then Also you wouldn't have a backup camera. You would have to have that installed if he wanted it. So just be like you spending truly not that much money on the car and what you could do is buy like any of them. The cheapest one you want and have it fully rebuilt And have all of the things in bells and whistles. You wanted on it. It would just probably cost you the same price as getting a new car. Yeah i think you're right. And then the flip side is. I don't know if you write all of that off. Probably not no because it's like cosmetics. Yeah yeah rathore was definitely my dream. Car has eighteen. Why i need to fit people and things in this vehicle but now. I don't think we also already have a they. Don't they need another suv. But i think it might be a tesla scrunching your face. I don't think they ride well one. I've been in them. I haven't driven one also philly leon. Musk or whatever the fuck is name is is like evil and you have like a face. Just something evil. You're like me like yeah. I'll buy some from you. And yeah you get on your tax rebate and yes. Electric cars are good for the environment. Allegedly reading things that are like contradictory to that allegedly. Keep reading that. They're like not as good as people say they are but they are. I don't know whatever electric and there's not a lot of electric options right now. Now there's the chevy bolt yeah there is a make uber. But don't get that really.
Toyota to Cut Output as Chip Shortage Finally Catches up to It
"And focus. The worsening chip shortage will force the world's number one automaker to cook global production next month by 40%. Up Until now, Toyota did not have the issues that rival automakers had due to its supply chain savvy.
"toyota" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"Blocked more than before previously. They had put up signs in. You know Ribbons and whatever in front of all the parking. Lots and they'd they'd open up at ten. am right. But i was there at ten ten thirty and the parking lots were open and able to be filled but the parking lot in front of bills was still blocked on so what i was mad about. Was that these three cops who were paid to keep people away from there. Were sitting on the porch. Eaten fucking bacon egg and cheeses joking about all their hiding places to catch people. Speeding and i found that behavior to be insulting. Because bill found that behavior to be insulting he came out and said look at these fucking guys killing my business. And they're they are laughing over there. Bacon egg and cheeses now. I don't know. Bill is in a position morally legally whatever to deny these guys service or to kick them off the porch and i am not going to walk up to three cops and go get off the porch. But i have this. And i felt like fucking venting and i vented and anyone who deemed me afterwards. Talking shit. ninety percent of them didn't know the full situation the other percentage that we're just blindly defending the police once. I explained to them what the situation was here. And how they had threatened us of illegally accessing. Our numbers go listen to the the criminals in cars. Getting coffee. Spikes for spikes podcast. My attorneys duckman breaks down. What they did was illegal. Which was they illegally accessed. My phone number to illegally threatened me with a lawsuit in which they were saying i and spike should be paying the overtime those police. Because it's our fault they that was illegal all of that they did so those cops and the people they work for have already acted in bad. Faith those cops aren't allowed to speak to me or spike. If they speak to us zuckerman will sue them for violating our civil rights. because they're already fucked. We have tapes. We have the voicemails. We saved them so for these cops to kill his business while munching on bacon. Egg and cheese on the fucking porch to me that shows such a lack of social awareness. For what they're doing that their judgment is completely in question. And i didn't identify them by name. And identify the my batch. I didn't even identify them by department. It was just an insulting situation. You know i mean imagine imagine it was a hotel manager knows a fucking hotel and the landlords in the city decided. They don't like the kind of people that are going to this hotel and so they're going to determine that the parking lot of this hotel is fucking closed and wall. Oh but wouldn't it be more convenient the cops. We should book rooms in the hotel. Let's book rooms in the hotel. Them we can just stay there and it'll be easier for us to keep people away. That's how i view this eating on the porch that they're keeping other regular people away from specifically because those people own sports cars right. Yeah enjoy doing the sandwich made by the business that they are hurting. And the the selective enforcement Is very strange. Yeah it's still very confusing to me and lots of other people like again like why why they're so against well. Actually you spoke this for like. Why are they against the cars coming because it fills in the lot it brings business to all of the restaurants that are open their etcetera etcetera. I heard that they have drawn is not related to cove it at all and you can prove it isn't because on saturdays. That lot is even busier. Smashed wow with people who are going to fucking beach. They just parked there take their surfboards to the beach but the lot's full as people everywhere if they really wanted people to not gather they would regulate it on that other day. But it's not about that about the sports cars and and that also means that it's not as much about the business. They're wanting their parking spots parking going to the beach. They're not enforcing that right. It's completely blows that out of the water and some of said that they're unhappy that that they're the sports cars are causing more accidents on h well once they get to the fucking country mark. They're parked i mean what. What are you supposed to do. How are you supposed to connect a parking lot where people park. The car is anita sandwich to up the road. Where you're in your own car. You're obviously responsible for your behavior. And if that was the problem fucking put a cop every hundred yards shooting. Laser down pch. If that's the problem like it's just. I found it insulting and i found i found. I found that a lot of police officers and spouses and relatives. Police officers were willing to call me a piece of shit. Give blanket benefit of the doubt to those guys just because they're cops and you know how fucking hard their jobs. Why i think providing. I think it's really important to provide context and nuance because everything. You're under a microscope. Everyone's under my changed captured. Because i had an officer. Dmz who i know from one take stuff and once. I explained what was happening he went. Oh like it just like you're saying it's oh but it's well a couple of officers that i engaged with in the dm's who were cordial the ones who are not cordial. I just blocked to just call me piece of shit. The ones i explained. I explained the situation. They're were like. Wow that's fucked up is something you can do and i know this is what i can do bitch about it on social media right. That's what i can do. Yeah and he's had to provide all the details because you know we're so reactive and divided. It's been going on for months. I guess i thought people knew that. But i guess fucking not so. Yeah but that's what it is so sucks like if that makes me sound anti-cop shoutout to the cop at lax. That helped me find my fucking case officer. Owed them protecting and serving. I have no problem with cops. Who fucking do their jobs. Ethically and uniformly for everybody and there's cops out there that do that and they have a hard job and i respect that. But there's other cops that are acting in the private interests of private powerful people applying the law selectively those people they perceived to be a problem. That's fucked up right. And that's what i'm complaining about. Yeah so if that makes me some kind of asshole. I'll i'll take it. I'm an asshole. That if i'm not supposed to post a picture cops eating bills ports on social media. I don't funkier because you can. I fuck it yeah. So that's why i'm at and if people wanna unfortunate and by the way i got a lotta di you're going to get cancelled. I didn't lose a single fucking follower so all of your.
"toyota" Discussed on The Smoking Tire
"He talks about his experience having a day. In the ferrari. Five seven five m. We talk about our thoughts on the new reissued lamborghini. Coon tosh As well as what the hell has been making me so mad this week. And that's to show on the song podcast. Hi everybody welcome. Welcome to the show. It's it's been almost two weeks since we last recorded a show That that steve dinan show was actually the last show that we recorded Anzac had to go. Do some traveling. And i had to go do some traveling and so It's it's been a proper minute. since Since we've actually done a show yeah and despite that i've not driven much i mean i basically just been driving driving dealing with my own cars and then and the toyota eighty six but also you know pebble. Beach happened You know it. It seems And and i went to the radford yeah launch to see their Their type sixty two dash to in person and so. I have done like some things and so. How's the drove cars. A few weeks ago that. I forgot about the five seven five in port pheno so we can go back to those. But let's cover the more relevant topics i yeah. What are the more relevant topics. Where were you on star on your list. Well pebble beach just happened numb. It did happen Although from what. I gather it was weird because it crowd i didn't go. It was crowded but only with americans very few europeans and very few asian people who came over and typically that dry draws a very international crowd Because it's such a a globally important Event really It's the fiftieth anniversary of the coon. Tosh concept being shown so there was the all this kunti shit. I you know thought maybe i would have little foam. Oh little little jealousy for not going with my coon. Tush but actually even after seeing all the pictures i was like i. I didn't feel the need to be there. It didn't I don't know why. I just didn't feel like it was. It would have been extremely expensive. Let's just. I'm just going to say yeah. Main reason i didn't go is because i realized how much it would cost me. I didn't want to spend it. That's really a hotel in town that day. That week is fifteen hundred to two thousand and night for a basic for like a regular hotel hilton or something. She's so you know. I'm probably the poorest kun-tae schoener on earth i'm definitely in the five percent of poorest. Coon tasha owners on earth and so I have enough keys to buy and ensure and keep my car alive and use it and use it. whatever i feel like using it pretty much Having said that you know it it did break down. Couple of weeks ago and donny's got it right now. I mean look that that looks cool. Like i'm not saying that like if any was there you know with curated that and that does look cool when you see pictures of all the coon tasha. I'm not gonna lie. Yeah they'd like what twenty or thirty. We're looking at all parked road up. Twenty-nine vintage lamborghinis twenty. Two of which were kuhn. I mean that's pretty cool. It is cool. I just i. I couldn't i couldn't justify all right but with your car you will my car. I thought it was the coil the coil. There's a there's a like a bad relay or something it's really basic. Donnie sent me a video of the car running yesterday. Oh the cars running. But he's he's trying to make it Just a little bit more Robust whatever that system was that that went down. And so when i bought the car it has this aftermarket fuel computer in it. That's call it's called like it's got some pseudo generic name like fire spark something like that. Yeah like power powerless. Some shit like that. Yeah it's exactly that and donny's like i fucking hate this shit and i'm and i'm like but gto engineering like put that in there. Not like nobody. They're not like some fucking backyard. Hacks you know And he's like dude. He's like this. The stock fuel computer in this car is the same as the testarossa is the same as the nine eleven shit. It's the same. They're all using the bosh shit and he goes goes does your does your ferrari run fine on ninety one and i go. Yeah and he goes test. Derosa runs fine on ninety one. Why is anyone thinks that this coon tosh want run. We using the exact same everything like i. I need to make everyone understand that ferrari porsche and lamborghini in the one thousand nine hundred eighty s used the same injection ignition. Nec you system the same. They're all from bausch like the they're programmed a little differently but it's just the same shit just apply slightly differently so like because there were so few companies. I mean making case like you need something really high level. Yeah yeah donny's like. I haven't original ferrari fuel computer if you want and we'll have a lamborghini donnie. And he goes. It doesn't matter it's the same. Wow yeah but but the point is that he thinks that the issue. I'm having is related to this modified fuel computer somehow and by taking that thing out and putting it back to stock we will solve the problem. And did he do that already. He has one of those. He has the part he can do. I was like look. If you've got time. I got time fucking do it now. I mean everything you can do now is something. I don't have to drive one hundred miles in the middle of the desert for. Yeah while you're in there in there do all the while you're in there and especially 'cause he's here for six weeks he leaves for six weeks so if you've got the car already whatever the fuck do it but it's fine is running and i'll go get it and we'll be fine time so it just for some reason or it's short. It's an electrical. Short ground bled something or other happened. Okay and it's fixed. It was not a big deal. Wow yeah so. That's good and and pebble As johnny posted on instagram this morning There was a special coon tosh class at pebble and The winner of that class had a wing a wing. Car not a periscope. Oh not the prototype. Which was there a wing car. It's hard for me to look at it without the wing and not think it looks unfinished until like the wing bounds. Something out of the shape and the look yeah I don't know why because now a lot of modern birds don't have a wing that stands up like that but something about that with jain intakes. It's got like these blocked. Parts it in the wing just looks awesome. I agree. I think the wing balances out the shape. Yary well I'm definitely pro wing. Although i understand why Why some aren't the people who are more early pure designs as they say i get it. That's cool whatever you're into That new coon tosh thing. Yikes that's gone very badly There's i i wrote a piece for road and track It's up there if you want some some more eloquently written thoughts but they came out with this this reissue thing one hundred units Already presold obviously you know two and a half million dollars and it's just it's just printing money i mean it's literally it's just extracting money from the people who just buy everything because they have so much money they just don't give a fuck Me look it's it's events door. It's obvious it's an event or it's not they haven't done a clean sheet design the beltline the window the windshield the beltline. The wheels are so then and the side scoop that fake nacogdoches the coast into an event the door sites i mean they yes. They have tweaked to certain design elements to represent the original. But it's not a clean sheet thing the way it was before wonky. It looks wonky. It looks like it looks like an event. The door and the problem with that is the events door for its faults was very pretty. That's a very pretty car. And what they've done here is substantially less pretty and the proportions just like don't work to me..
Olympic Sponsor Toyota Pulls Games-Related TV Ads in Japan
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting Olympic sponsor Toyota is pulling games related TV ads in Japan's Toyota motor corporation one of Japan's leading companies at the worldwide Olympic sponsor will not air Olympic themed advertisements on Japanese television during the Tokyo games which begin Friday the decision underscores the divisions within Japan over whether the game should be held with covert nineteen infections on the rise in the country in addition Toyota's chief executive like you'll tell your doctor will not attend Friday's opening ceremony Toyota has no plans to adjust its Olympic marketing in the United States hi Mike Rossio
Toyota Scraps Plans for Olympics Ads in Japan
"About the Olympics a lot going on there, a top sponsor Toyota pulling the Olympics themed ads on Japanese TV during the Tokyo Games. We also have a
Former NBA Player Jalen Rose Says Kevin Love Made Olympics Because of White ‘Tokenism’
"Jalen Rose also is an idiot. On top of everything else. This from the daily Mail. Former NBA star Jalen Rose says U S should have sent all black team two Olympics. Cause inclusion of single white player Kevin Love tokenism. And says Bahamian DeAndre Ayton We have made a better pick. Now they go on. Love in 11. African American NBA players will be vying for the country's fourth consecutive gold medal. Men's basketball the Toyota Games next month. Several top names have opted out of the tournament such as LeBron James and James Harden. The rosters suddenly clear, includes a former Olympians, including love. Who won the gold in 2012. He and his team The 32 year old Love did struggle with nagging injuries for the 22 50 Cleveland Cavaliers this season. It's worth. He scored just 12.2 points a game is lowest mark since his rookie year. Spokespeople for ESPN did not respond to daily milk dot coms request for comment. A USA Basketball spokesman confirmed that Aidan was not eligible. To be considered. For the gangs because he's a citizen of the Bahamas. Roses assertion that Team USA was scared to field an all black team is not supported by recent history. The fact is that for the last five U. S men's Olympic basketball squads Comprised entirely of African Americans. In fact, Love is Team USA is only white player to suit up in the Olympics since John stock in
Toyota Tundra Leaks, Honda and Porsche Debuts
"At under a rabbit hole. Actually we have many rabbit holes to follow because there's a new wrangler version any ways. There's a new honda civic of version anyways and we're gonna talk about some summertime. Funnier later on so summertime superstars. It's podcast time. I'm christopher smith across the ways. Chris bruce. It's been a week man. Yeah today today has been the longest week of head. Yeah i know you've had some issues but hey we're rambling about cars and cars and it's all good so let's ramble away. What are we. What are we going to get into i. There's a let's start with the tundra stuff. Because although the tender hasn't debuted yet the tender kinda sorta debuted. It's sorta did and and to give toyota credit. I have big shout for toyota for what they did with this league because our team. Yeah that was brilliant toyota. Well played. Yeah i'll have an image here in just a second for a youtube pokes but basically to to kind of tell the story. It was friday or thursday of last week. Oh what was thursday. I think anyway. If you haven't an okay you got. I was about to pay about article up to so that was. I can't remember if that was thursday or friday regardless. A bunch of folks started recording on a toyota tundra images leaked out. We didn't put them up immediately because we were subject to the embargo. And you know we we all try to play nice with these things but it was kind of one of those things where the snowball just kept on rolling and rolling enrolling and there was a point where it just had to be covered and toyota as you said to. Their credit just came out yeah here. Here's the image of the exterior. The new everyone else has leaked it so we might as well just put it out there to not pretend that. There's still an embargo in place and that's and to be clear. That's what we're looking at right
Some Used Vehicles Now Cost More Than Original Sticker Price
"Some use vehicles now cost more than the original sticker price talk about sticker shock a new twenty nineteen Toyota Tacoma SR double cab pick up was just under twenty nine thousand dollars now dealers are paying a thousand dollars more to buy the same pick up even though its use and the sales price for customers is thirty three thousand dollars the reason for the inflated price the pandemic and a global shortage of computer chips in the past year used vehicle prices on average have climbed thirty percent that's according to black book which tracks car and truck data I'm surely Adler
Stupid Money (MM #3744)
"The Maison with Kevin Nation. I talked before about how I've been a collector, most of my life, it could be silly things campaign buttons. One of my first collection home product teams that used to sit on my soffit for many years now sitting in a storage area. Plus, I've got my artwork collection, I've got a collection of a wide variety of things, and at times, I've spent, when I call Stupid Money on things, I once paid $20 for a plastic cup. When I was in college, it goes back to 1979 when you could buy a different colored cup for about a buck and I paid $20 for a different kind of cut because you couldn't buy it anymore. I've been doing stupid things for a long time like that, I don't do age as much anymore as I used to, but there have been things, I've spent stupid money on, but when I look at people with real stupid money, it just kinda makes me shake. My head, just saw a story online. The other day about somebody, bought one of the Fast and Furious cars from the Lake. Charles Walker a Toyota Supra that he used in one of the movies and they spent over a half a million dollars for it. When you've got that kind of money, you do stupid things with it. I don't spend the money. I used to not because I don't have it just because it's not the right feel. I think, you know what I mean? Dead.