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    Toyota Motors' (TM) stock surged more than 2% when the automaker reported a net profit of $3.2 billion, which was more than three times its net profit a year ago. Revenue also increased by 18%. The Japanese automaker performed well in both Japan and North America, the two regions from which it gets most of its revenue. The company has been losing out in China due to the Senkaku/Diaoyu island dispute between China and Japan. However, despite a massive loss of sales in China, the company still managed to push the global net profit forecast up from $9.45 billion to $9.7 billion, which reflects its strong performance in other parts of the world.

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    Don't forget that a lot of that profit was from currency translation as the Bank of Japan pushed the value of the yen down dramatically.

    Put that $9 billion in annual worldwide profit in perspective. Compare how much we got in the way of jobs and trucks for that profit of a few billion compared to our government spending $800 billion on stimulus in 2009 alone that according to several studies ended up accomplishing almost nothing. The only good part of what they spent, and it was in a different bill, was the money they loaned GM to keep them in business.

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    Nobody is questioning that Toyota is good for the USA. It's just not an American owned company. So, it's not an American vehicle.

    Just the way it is.


    There's another way to look at it too. If they weren't here. You'd all be buying American trucks.

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    Now this is an ALL AMERICAN truck!! 1954 Willys pickup!

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    Yeppers!


    Even better with a Chevy V8 in it.

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    Negative on the V8 for me. The old shock 6 cylinder is pretty easy on gas and has plenty of power for what I use it for around the farm here and a bigger engine would just tare up the rest of the drive train. It has been in my family since 1973 and is what I learned to drive in when I was 7 and it is going to stay like it is!

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    I grew up a hot rodder. I don't leave anything stock.

    If the drivetrain breaks. Replace it with a stronger one.

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    Im not at all against modifying the heck out of most things, its just not happening on this jeep

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    No worries. It's not mine.

    It could use a little TLC though.

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    It runs, drives, stays in all the gears and has brakes, what more could I want I I went through the axles and brakes 2 years ago. My dad rebuilt the engine in 1973 and its a little tired now but still runs pretty good. It had a rebuilt transmission and transfer case then too and they still work fine. It has spent most of its life in 4Low on our ranch. I plan to fix a few things on the body but honestly its pretty much been like it is now ever since I remember it and I dont really want to change it tomuch.

 

 

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