Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: Mini-van humor

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Whittier, CA, USA
    Posts
    512

    Mini-van humor

    My wife's been out of the country for the last 10 days and I have been driving our Toyota Sienna more than usual. A friend sent me this link to influence my perspective.

    Toyota Swagger Wagon

    Kidding aside we are very satisfied with the ride, capabilities, mileage and ALL THE SPACE our Swagger Wagon provides. Kid chauffeuring, school mornings, airport runs, Costco shopping... this van rocks! Maybe we'll get this one next time, “Swagger Wagon Supreme”.

    Cheers,
    Last edited by Dan Gonzales; 01-14-2011 at 03:40 AM.
    Dan Gonzales
    Whittier, CA, USA
    Dona nobis pacem

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Tokyo Japan
    Posts
    15,807
    Very funny and well done for sure!

    We have a Toyota Voxy, which is what you would call a Mini-Van, we love it, it is one great vehicle.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
    William Arthur Ward

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Oceanside, So. Calif. 5 mi. to the ocean
    Posts
    4,944
    Hi,

    About 5 years ago Myrna and I went out to select a new car to replace her 5 yr old Camry. I was going to take the Camry as a "go to work" car. Well it ended up that she wouldn't switch. She loves that Camry.

    So I got a new car to take to work to set out in the sun all day and get dusty.

    I guess that isn't too wierd however, since it sits out all day and night at home because some idiot took up all of the 3 car garage for woodworking.

    Do you know the definition of a garage? It is a building that houses $400 worth of junk while $60,000 of car sits out in the dirt.

    Enjoy,

    Jim
    First of all you have to be smarter than the machine.
    VOTING MEMBER

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    Pretty funny.
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  5. #5
    Very funny

    Toyota is pulling out all of the stops to refurbish their tarnished image. Shame really...they have always made good vehicles

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Bellingham
    Posts
    2,450
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Do you know the definition of a garage? It is a building that houses $400 worth of junk while $60,000 of car sits out in the dirt.
    $60,000 for a car, not in this household! We are both native born Washingtonians, where a car was always something that got you from point A to point B without getting rain on you. Never been part of the California car culture that is now nationwide. My 97 Ranger pickup gets washed maybe once year and would not know what a wax job is! I drive it everyday to work and back. I see people driving around now with large expensive pickups that have never seen a real load in the back. When I needed some 5/8 minus for my paver walkways, I went to my local landscaping supply and they loaded me up with the front loader. Never seen any fancy rigs doing that. No, that sucker can sit outside in the rain. My woodworking stuff costs way more than my pickup.
    “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” - John Ruskin
    “Nowadays people know the price of everything and the value of nothing.” - Oscar Wilde

  7. #7
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Kansas City, Missouri
    Posts
    13,464


    Timing couldn't have been better...the boss just bought a new minivan.
    Darren

    To a small child, the perfect granddad is unafraid of big dogs and fierce storms but absolutely terrified of the word “boo.” – Robert Brault

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Tellico Plains, Tennessee
    Posts
    4,353
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    $60,000 for a car, not in this household! We are both native born Washingtonians, where a car was always something that got you from point A to point B without getting rain on you. Never been part of the California car culture that is now nationwide. My 97 Ranger pickup gets washed maybe once year and would not know what a wax job is! I drive it everyday to work and back. I see people driving around now with large expensive pickups that have never seen a real load in the back. When I needed some 5/8 minus for my paver walkways, I went to my local landscaping supply and they loaded me up with the front loader. Never seen any fancy rigs doing that. No, that sucker can sit outside in the rain. My woodworking stuff costs way more than my pickup.
    Same here Bill... I have a '91 Ranger I bought used from a friend.. I paid $1500 for it... it had 49,000 +/- miles when I got it, now has about 110000 +/- (since retiring don't use it as much... as when in Houston... it was my commuter there about an hour each way.. maybe 30 miles... rarely got it outside the city limits there... here it's my hauler for garden manure, hold the trash until I make a garbage run, hauls my show equipment to/from the shows... my friend got bumped in the rear end and was driven under another vehicle in front... the front bumper on the driver side is down about 15 degrees.. the bump did something to the gas gauge reader in the gas tank... only way I can tell how much gas I have.. watch the mileage... it takes a screwdriver inserted into the tailgate latch on the passenger side to open the tail gate.. the AC has never worked... someone tried to fix it before I got it.. only made it worse... every bump you hit changes the radio volume, I finally got the short in the head lights fixed so I don't blow the passenger head lamp constantly... I think I washed it the second year we lived here, and will rinse out the bed after hauling the garden manure... it doesn't do my booth fixtures any good with all that manure dust back there... I have put a camper top on it so I don't have to use tarps to cover my booth anymore... it starts every time I go... love the truck... it does sit under the carport next to the Avalon, but then I have a separate shop building.
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    New Springfield OH
    Posts
    806
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    $60,000 for a car, not in this household!
    What he said!!! I cried when we bought the burb and paid $3100. As for the Swagger Wagon Supreme, it wouldn't get in or out of my driveway on a good day. Mainly because it would high center.
    Throw Apples out the Windows, but make sure not to hit the Penguin.

    If the world should blow itself up, the last audible voice would be that of an expert saying it can’t be done.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Whittier, CA, USA
    Posts
    512
    The Swagger Wagon Supreme was built just for auto shows. It's a goofy marketing thing they have going for the Sienna mini-van.

    Swagger Wagon at SEMA show

    Cheers,
    Dan Gonzales
    Whittier, CA, USA
    Dona nobis pacem

Similar Threads

  1. Some Humor
    By Al Launier in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 02-15-2014, 02:29 PM
  2. a little humor...
    By Ned Bulken in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 11-08-2011, 02:05 PM
  3. Work humor
    By Ken Cook in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-16-2011, 04:09 AM
  4. a little humor
    By Steve Ash in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 01-10-2007, 05:30 PM
  5. WoodRat Mini-Mini Review
    By Frank Pellow in forum New Tools
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 11-23-2006, 06:41 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •