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Pros: Engine & reliability
Advice: If you don't have heavier duty needs, this is by far the best choiceTruck is comfortable to drive, engine & transmission are responsive. TRD Off-road package improves on-road handling. Brakes are better than most. Gas mileage (V-8) is a bit disappointing, but probably on the high side of typical for trucks.
Cons: LACK OF OPTIONS AVAILABLE ON THE USED MARKET-PEOPLE MUST BE KEEPING THEM
Advice: V8 IS SO POPULAR YOU SHOULD GET A GOOD BUY IF YOU SHOP SMART FOR V6THIS IS MY THIRD TOYOTA PICK-UP,THE SECOND WITH THE 3.4 LTR V6 AND 5SPD. UNLESS YOU CONSTANTLY TOW HEAVY LOADS THE V6 PERFORMS VERY WELL- WITH 18 TO 21 MPG
Pros: Solid V8 - Great looking
Cons: Paint issues
Advice: Just be aware of the paint problemsGreat truck - except - Toyota really went cheap on the paint quality. My understanding is that they only used one layer of clear coat. Whatever the reason the paint chips if you look at it to hard. My only driving has been in the city, and I carry a bottle of touch up in the truck. A few chips/scratches on a truck would normally just give it character, but I chose the step side for looks and it's loosing those fast. Other than the pait, it's an awsome truck. Great power, quite ride, and comfortable ride. I've been on a couple of 12+ hr trips and enjoyed it as much as my Camry.
Pros: The engine
Cons: The clock is too low on the dash, you have to look down.
Advice: you pay a little more up front, but it's definitely worth it.The Toyota Tundra is without a doubt the best truck on the market today. I've driven just about everything from compact trucks to full size trucks from Dodge, Ford, and GMC, and the Tundra surpasses them all in just about every category. The 4.7L V8 is quieter and smoother than most high quality passenger sedans. The Tundra is very responsive and comfortable. For those of you who question the Tundra's reliability compared with the domestic trucks, look in Consumer Reports, they don't lie or accept advertisements from any auto company.
Pros: Quality, never had a major mechanical problem
Advice: always buy toyota, is the bestI love this truck it has power. Very comfortable ride.
Pros: 4X4 Access Cab
Advice: Compare with Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, and the new Nissan.Enjoyed the power of the V8 and the smooth quiet ride.
Cons: Body style
Advice: By one if you don't want to feel you are driving a truck.I purchased an SR5 4x4 a few weeks ago and have put 2300 miles on it. I owned a 1995 T100 and drove it 195K with very few problems. The Tundra ia much quieter, has more power and much more comforable. I like the T100 body better, though. The only disagreeable thing about my new truck is a clunking sound after starting it and moving it forward or backward 20 feet. The dealer said it was caused by undersized breakes, but that sounds like an excuse rather than the real cause. I would be interested in hearing from others if that is a model year problem or not. Overall, I am satisfied with the truck.