Toyota's messy new fuel-saving tip

27 July 2010

Screen shot 2010-07-27 at 16.19.31 So, hey, let’s raise some awareness, yeah? With a groovy new campaign from Toyota which they claim will help reduce our fuel consumption while driving.

It’s called A Glass Of Water and all you have to do is drive around with a glass of water perched on your dashboard. Except that, erm, you don’t actually. Because that would be a bit messy.

The idea is to imagine that you’ve got the aforementioned glass of water on the dashboard, which in turn stops you tootling around the roads like a top-speed wanker, which in turn reduces your fuel consumption.

It all sounds a bit fishy to us – we knew a bloke who used to drive to work with a huge Pyrex jug filled with Stella wedged between his knees but he lost his pancreas in the end. Not the same thing really is it?

TOPICS:   Travel


  • Jimbo
    bit of a non-story really. yawn.
  • Mark
    Wouldn't it just fall off when your brakes failed and you ploughed into a lamp post?
  • Nobby
    It is better if you empty the glass first, then you don't get wet when you drive like a tool.
  • PokeHerPete
    If you cant drive around like a prize wanker beeping your horn at anyone going sub 50mph, then whats the point of driving?
  • br04dyz
    I use the same tip as a dinosaur detection a treat!
  • Mick
    Using the Toyota theory makes new VW Beetle drivers the most fuel efficient on the road - they wouldn't want to break the stems of their lovely flowers in their vases.
  • jonny
    Surely the more you slow down for roundabouts the more you have to accelerate again? Whereas if you carry the speed through you may spill a bit of water but it means you save fuel :)
  • Guybrush T.
    If you go slower doesn't it mean it takes longer to get where you're going. : (
  • Andy D.
    @Jimbo - bit of a non-comment. Must try harder.
  • Wood c.
    We have to drive slow around our way because of all the badgers.
  • wet d.
    That would be shite - having to rip upto ii0 will some fuck tard sits in the outer most overtaking lane - as you pass them they pu tthere foot downn - WHY DO THESE F^CKING W^NKERS DO THIS - GET OUT THE WAY YOU MASSIVE F^CKTARDS and BMW f^ckers get you cheap shity 320 out of my way - another bunch of fuckers who drive at 130 mph or 65 in the outer most overtaking lane what is it with some people oh its a twin turbo saab btw now get the fuck out of my way
  • PokeHerPete
    Saab is the poor mans Mercedes
  • The B.
    Surely there's an iPhone app for that? There must be a benefit to having a phone that won't make calls?
  • Alexis
    Everyone knows how to drive efficiently to save fuel. The government just don't get that people don't give a stuff about CO2 and imagining a glass of water is all very well unless you need to be somewhere, or you don't want to fall asleep driving at elderly Honda driver speeds.
  • Nobby
    Also it is a waste of water. A better use for that water is to get a paper envelope, write Africa on it, then pour in the water, seal it, and pop it into a postbox. Do some good for a change.
  • PokeHerPete
    Africa has lost my respect since the vuvuzela
  • wet d.
    # Posted by PokeHerPete | July 28th, 2010 at 9:14 am Saab is the poor mans Mercedes Thats funny my P11D states the Saab is more expensive than the C220 CDI Estate I have just replaced. True its not as comfy and its front wheel drive -but its fun to drive. and this one doesnt need the engine re programmming when the sun roof decided to open and close of its onw accord. it was a case of a choice between a 520 or the or saab
  • Felacio N.
    @wet driver - shut up you boring little turd.

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