I want to advise Toyota to immediately stop selling Prados to the Government and their agencies and change the name of the vehicle to anything else. It is amazing how two consecutive administrations has, at taxpayers expense, almost destroyed the reputation in Trinidad and Tobago of a quality, high-end company and SUV. The Audi people must be thanking their good fortune that politicians and their stooges prefer Toyota. There is now a stigma attached to the Prado where the sight of one causes the average voter and taxpayer to go into a fit of rage despite not being able to see who is inside due to illegal, and heavy tints on the glass. The average voter thought they voted against this chaufferism last election but apparently those we voted in think otherwise. It will be wise to reveal to the public the written justification for buying, leasing or even using such a high end vehicle by politicians and their minions especially when the man on the street has to reduce their consumption of doubles from two to one not to lose weight, but to make ends meet. Is there such a written justification?
If this Government really care about the people – as opposed to pretending to care by mouthing politically correct catch phrases and waving a flag on stage to the sounds of “One Love”- they would set the example of going green by prohibiting all elected and selected Government officials from buying, using, or even dreaming of using gas guzzlers at the expense of taxpayers. The People’s Partnership will do well to remember that they were voted in such an overwhelming fashion not because we thought they were sooooo good and competent but because the PNM was sooooo good at corruption and incompetence. It now seems that the population, by the voting in of the current bunch of egoist and non-performers, have moved from the frying pan into the fires of hell. From all indications by experts, the economy is now depressed and so too is the population so stop the gallerying and get to work.
Don't let this happen to you
Since the recent disastrous 9.0 earthquake in Japan which triggered a Tsunami and then the Fukushima nuclear reactor disaster I am concerned about the effects these will have on Trinidad and Tobago. What I am more concerned about is the leaking radiation from the Fukushima power plant than the disruption in supply of Japanese made products as the world is worried where the Fukushima radiation will end up next. It may end up in cans of tuna or worse, foreign used cars in Trinidad and Tobago. This might sound like fear mongering but Trinidad and Tobago is a country where the unscrupulous is alive and well. It is a country where for years, I am told, the population was sold kangaroo meat and told it was goat. I am even more concerned when I think about the sleazy characters who sell foreign-used cars in this country. Don’t be surprised that you get up one night to see your brand new foreign-used Nissan or Toyota glowing in the dark like a working T&TEC streetlight.
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With radiation on the mind of this blogger, I will recommend to readers they invest in a radiation detector from Amazon to take the guesswork away from the dealer. Radiation detectors might seem expensive but compared to the gene mutation that may make you a super zero instead of a super hero, it is more that worth the US$400 plus taxes.
Red Ferrari - Hot Girl
As if the world didn’t have enough car worries with the recent massive screw up from Toyota and finding legal parking in Port of Spain, it now has the Ferrari spontaneous combustion fiasco to deal with. Apparently Ferrari is now recalling all the US$265,000 ($TT3, 000,000 after taxes in TnT) model 458 cars that were made this year (2010) because of a “thermal incident” as the picture (on the l-e-f-t) shows. Because of Ferrari’s exclusive nature due to price, Ferraris have been used for years by male millionaires and ponzi schemers to attract young, willing but well-shaped females into a world of luxury, chocolates, and rocking yacht-sex.
Hot Bikini Girl Willingly Washes Ferrari
The Ferrari is one of the best known symbols of the filthy-rich male suffering from a midlife crisis or the spoilt son of a mega millionaire. There is an old wives’ tale that says the roar of a V12, 6-liter Ferrari engine can cause most well-proportioned, young females to want to strip down to their bikinis and wash and polish a red Ferrari in the hot sun while the owner lounges in the cool looking on, sipping champagne, eating cold caviar, munching on hot aloo pies and typing his blog.
Except for the occasional tendency to catch fire, Ferraris are beautifully engineered cars that were designed by brilliant male engineers with the female supermodel in mind. So, if a sexy supermodel type woman tells you she will wash your car in her underwear in the blistering hot midday tropical sun if only it was a Ferrari, sell your SUV and house to raise part of the down-payment for a used one. The thrill will be more than worth it.
Hot Ferrari Girl
Akio Toyoda, CEO of Toyota, tells reporters why he drives a Ford
Owning a Toyota is still considered a good thing in Trinidad and Tobago despite the possibility of some Toyotas in some parts of the world accelerating in a wild and uncontrolled manner for reasons other than driver-stupidity. How long Trinidad and Tobago Toyota owners will continue to have fate in Toyota is uncertain as a safety-recall of 8 million Toyotas worldwide does not build confidence even in Trinidad and Tobago. What is more frightening is that the local Honda dealer continues to price Hondas as if they were Audis. Toyota’s latest recall is about unintended acceleration caused by either “floor mat entrapment” or “a sticking accelerator pedal” which, if it does happen, could lead to onlookers thinking the driver is a Trinbagonian.
Even the Taliban respects Toyota
The information I have is the cars Toyota Trinidad Limited imported were made in Japan thus are so far not affected by the recall but if you drive a Toyota you should still call Toyota Trinidad just to be sure your car is not affected and to state you won’t take any recall lying down in the typical do-me-what-yuh-want-ah-will-still-love-yuh Trini style.
I cannot recall – no pun intended – Toyota Trinidad placing an ad to reassure customers about the safety of local Toyotas and if this is so then I find this lack of development troubling. Some say the reason the local Toyotas are not affected by the floor mat recall might be because Toyota Trinidad did not provide customers with genuine Toyota floor mats but a cheap aftermarket mat that falls apart in one year even if you don’t scrub it with Breeze. I don’t know how true this is but people should be wary because all floor mats tend to be similar and the design of the accelerator pedal is being blamed, not the floor mats.
Could this be true?
In the US, there is now a hearing taking place concerning these Toyota recalls and it is being suggested by US congressmen that electronic device interference may also be a problem by causing interference with the cars’ electronics. Toyota has so far denied that cell phone electronic interference can cause their cars to go faster than intended since a cell phone is not beer. If cell phone electromagnetic interference is the problem then it proves that cell phones are even more evil than most thought.
So, if you see a Toyota overtaking on the shoulder it may not be because the idiot-driver thinks the shoulder is also a lane but a technical issue involving a floor mat. You have to also remember when a Toyota is suddenly riding your bumper at 180 kmph and the driver looks like the PM’s driver, it may be due to a faulty accelerator pedal and not just low IQ in the backseat. The Toyota recall is sad, not only because it destroys our confidence in the Japanese, but it doesn’t recall the number one culprit in road accidents; the driver.