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Prius in the Third World...

I would like to know in what third world countries Toyota Co. is supplying the Prius. Weak economies with high importation gas bills could welcome the Prius to aliviate their transportation costs. In another hand, a US$21,000.00 base price is not that affordable for those countries. How long is it going to take for those countries start saving gas and reducing contamination? Is Toyota Co. going to make a very limited version for those countries? or they will not get The Prius at all?
 

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Africa. Specifically, Cape Town.
 

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ceric said:
Define "Third World".
You know, Arkansas, Minnesota, Idaho... :wink: (I kid, I kid!)
 

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ehurtley said:
ceric said:
Define "Third World".
You know, Arkansas, Minnesota, Idaho... :wink: (I kid, I kid!)
In a recent magazine poll, Minnesota came in second. It was in all the papers!
 

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Why is it any of our business whether or not Toyota sells Prii in "Third World Countries". If they do, it will be a business decision. If there is no market, what do you want them to do, GIVE them away?????

Third World COuntries are not contributing much to the demand for world oil. Much better environmentally to get as many to where people are driving the gas guzzlers.

What was you point Rmar?????
 

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Ignorance and Stupidity are NOT the same!

Like somebody here says "Ignorance and Stupidity are NOT the same!"

Normaly, citizens of the superpower countries do not have a total comprehensive idea about what exist in the rest of world. Their knowledge is usualy limited to CNN/BBC's perception. That is why the rest of the world (third world countries) look at us in the way you know they do.
Third World Countries have energy, demographic and economical problems in such scale that the only thing you would say is: "How can they survive?"
You better turn back a look at those countries before it gets late. They have been your slaves for many, many, and many years to sostain the Empire's Way of Life. How the things are today and the evident change in the international order (George Bush's Father-1991) make anybody believe in a new International Slave Liberation Revolution or in Radical Change in the approach to the Third World Countries by The Empire's Superpower Countries.
Third World Countries represent and strong market to any car manufacturer. The fact that wanted to stop the technology to them now is matter intentional isolation to keep them behind. But it is not that way, if you check carefuly how America is opening its common markets to the Third World Countries (Latest statements by George Bush (son) somehow the Prius will be in locations, when more than here, is needed.
 

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I see absolutely no problem selling the Prius, or some derivative in the third world. However it is up to Toyota to decide if they want to sell them there. It is called a business decision.

I can see a more stripped version of this vehicle put into those markets. But there is also the issue of fuel quality and available service. This vehicle may be the right thing for the urban third world, but for the rural third world it may not be at all correct; only because the environment this vehicle was built for was very urban and very much paved.

Honestly, Ford for years worked toward the "world car" a vehicle which could be built anywhere and sold anywhere because it was universal in many respects. Escort was the first, and it was a hit in the U.S. but a failure just about everyplace else. Mondao/Contour/Mystique was a success in Europe but never met sales goals in the U.S. Focus has pretty much made it in all markets that Ford has put it in. So, in other words it has taken Ford 20 years to make a "world car".

Toyota has made many world cars. I'm inclined to believe that the Prius is one of them.
 

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Joint venture

Joint Venture...

Thanks jeromep for your techno-commertial statement. If we joint venture your statement with mine (geopolitical) the Prius is a reality for the rest of the world, very soon.
 

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The last "world car" that succeeded was the VW bug. Simple, reliable, easy to maintain, and didn't need a lot of repair parts stocked. The antithesis of the Prius.
 

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I don't think the third world has a problem here. In fact, I think they're much better off than we are. Depending on the area, they have horses, camels, caribou, llamas, and some ostriches. These creatures provide excellent transportation and reliable work. Creatures did I say? These wonderful machines often repair themselves and can even replace themselves. The fuel they require is abundant (grass and other vegetation) costs nothing and when consumed cause no damage to the environment and is often used as fertilizer. I say lets go back to the old days and get what the third world already has.
 

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Your ironic statements will count in the elimination carousel in century 21.
 

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Not sure either what is considered the third world. We take a vacation in the winter to the Philippines, the Prius is not available there. On the other hand, many of the cars there are not available in the US either, one for example is the Honda "Town Car", it looks like a Civic but equiped much differently. By the way, none of the cars there have heaters, but why would they when the temps never get below the high 20's (celsius).

It would be quite a head turner to bring a Philippine Jeepne here :lol: (not sure of the spelling, but Google this for a picture)
 

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Nonsensical Title

I'm probably baiting the troll again, but here goes nothing:

Rmarchena, what exactly is your thesis? That the United States is the evil Empire by not allowing technology to be passed to third world countries? That Toyota is the evil company for not selling technology to third world countries? What exactly is the "International Slave Liberation Revolution"? Should we be worried, or support the ISLR? Are we in fact, supporting the ISLR unwittingly? And is that a bad thing?

I just plain have no idea what you are trying to say. And it's not even the high fallutin' word phrases that you come up with to pretend like you are well read. The concept is just plain incomprehensible.

...maybe it's just me?
 

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Nonsensical Title

I'm probably baiting the troll again, but here goes nothing:

Rmarchena, what exactly is your thesis? That the United States is the evil Empire by not allowing technology to be passed to third world countries? That Toyota is the evil company for not selling technology to third world countries? What exactly is the "International Slave Liberation Revolution"? Should we be worried, or support the ISLR? Are we in fact, supporting the ISLR unwittingly? And is that a bad thing?

I just plain have no idea what you are trying to say. And it's not even the high fallutin' word phrases that you come up with to pretend like you are well read. The concept is just plain incomprehensible.

...maybe it's just me?
Hi WayneBruce, No. it is not you. No one understands Rmarchena's thought. Someone here in the forum mentioned that Rmarchena comes
from Spanish Speaking origin and he thinks in his native tongue then try to translates to english... Is that Right Rmarchena ?
 

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I agree, it's not you Wayne.

Rmarchena is a troll. He claims to be in the "ARCHITECTURE & ENGINEERING" field and to have lived/worked in the NYC area for 15 years.

I have 15 very intensive years in the Bronx because my work. Sharing that time in Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens. I will give you the freedom to make any point in base of that. I will wait
Can you honestly imagine someone with that level of education communicating so poorly after so many years immersed in a foreign culture. I'm sure I could be fluently reading and writing Chinese in a much shorter time.

It appears to me that he uses a text translator to convert English into some other language and then converts it back. Here is an Rmarchena post in jive, courtesy of http://rinkworks.com/dialect/:

I would likes t'know in whut dird wo'ld countries Toyota Co. 'S coo', bro. be supplyin' de Prius. Weak economies wid high impo'tashun gas bills could welcome da damn Prius t'aliviate deir transpo'tashun costs. In anoda' hand, some US$21,000.00 base price be not dat affo'dable fo' dose countries. How long be it goin' t'snatch fo' dose countries start savin' gas and reducin' contaminashun? Is Toyota Co. 'S coo', bro. goin' t'make some very limited version fo' dose countries? o' dey gots'ta not dig De Prius at all?
 

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I just plain have no idea what you are trying to say. And it's not even the high fallutin' word phrases that you come up with to pretend like you are well read. The concept is just plain incomprehensible.

...maybe it's just me?


You are right...It is just you, fortunaly...
 

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Ah, so we DO know how long he has lived in the Bronx. I have asked many times with no answer.

I agree, after 15 years, he should be fluent.
 
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