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Re: Bring Back The Toyota Trail Teams !!!

Toyota never used the Trail Teams to full effect IMHO. If you speak to the people who were part of that program, they'll tell you the same thing.

It was a subcontracted advertising program back when Toyota had BIG BUCKS to spend. I have no idea what the FJ sales profile is like, but most people don't use them on the trail. Many drivers feel they're sort of a niche soccer mom vehicle and never take them off pavement.

I doubt we'll see the Trail Teams again.

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Toyota never used the Trail Teams to full effect IMHO. If you speak to the people who were part of that program, they'll tell you the same thing.

It was a subcontracted advertising program back when Toyota had BIG BUCKS to spend. I have no idea what the FJ sales profile is like, but most people don't use them on the trail. Many drivers feel they're sort of a niche soccer mom vehicle and never take them off pavement.

I doubt we'll see the Trail Teams again.

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Re: Bring Back The Toyota Trail Teams !!!

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Toyota never used the Trail Teams to full effect IMHO. If you speak to the people who were part of that program, they'll tell you the same thing.

It was a subcontracted advertising program back when Toyota had BIG BUCKS to spend. I have no idea what the FJ sales profile is like, but most people don't use them on the trail. Many drivers feel they're sort of a niche soccer mom vehicle and never take them off pavement.

I doubt we'll see the Trail Teams again.
I agree about the part that Toyota did not use the Trail Teams to full effect.

So, Maybe they should promote Trail Teams to heavily include all Toyota 4x4s...Land Cruisers, 4 Runner, Tacoma, FJs, etc...?

As far as "Many drivers feel they're sort of a niche soccer mom vehicle and never take them off pavement"......I would like to ask those drivers if they thought that way after they had a few of the rigs owned by members here in the forum pull up behind them on any given day?

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Re: Bring Back The Toyota Trail Teams !!!

The trail teams were a good advertising tool for Toyota. I know they were popular when the fj first came out. When they visited an area they always had freebies to hand out and they would let others examine and drive their fjs. Yes, I think Toyota should bring them back. They need some good PR now more than ever.

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I made some great friends with the trails team crew! Muddygirl, Woody, Connor, we had great times

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Athena, is Muddygirl still around? I haven't seen her posting anything lately. I remember her being part of the Trail Teams.

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Athena, is Muddygirl still around? I haven't seen her posting anything lately. I remember her being part of the Trail Teams.

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Yes she's still around, just a little quieter now. Mo is good people as are all of the Trail Teams guys and gals. They made our events that much more special. I miss them greatly. Toyota has bigger fish to fry right now. I stand by them 100%. I own three Toyotas, 2 FJC's and an 05 Tacoma. Never a complaint. When I have a problem it's been resolved easily and efficiently. I actually just took a Tundra for a spin.....now I want one of those as well.

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Yes she's still around, just a little quieter now. Mo is good people as are all of the Trail Teams guys and gals. They made our events that much more special. I miss them greatly. Toyota has bigger fish to fry right now. I stand by them 100%. I own three Toyotas, 2 FJC's and an 05 Tacoma. Never a complaint. When I have a problem it's been resolved easily and efficiently. I actually just took a Tundra for a spin.....now I want one of those as well.
Thanks for the update Slither. I too stand by Toyota and am comfortable knowing my fj is a well engineered truck and that I will get many years of service from it.

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Re: Bring Back The Toyota Trail Teams !!!

I fully agree Toyota could benefit by reinstating the Trail Teams. But I also think it's darn strange they are still building a Trail Teams Edition FJC after firing the real trail team. To me that is just plain crazy.

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She's fairly active on facebook

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