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Used Toyota Tundra Ratings

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    8/25/2007 5:39:58 AM

    2006 Toyota Tundra - Darrell Waltrip Edition 4x2 Double Cab

    Pros: The ride handiling

    Cons: The smallish grill.

    Advice: It will pull,hall or 4x4 to your hearts content with lots of comfort.

    I have 10,000 miles on my tundra and had no problems with it. I had a ram 2500 diesal 4x4 quad cab before. Also a 1999 chevy one ton for door 2x4 so I do know about larger trucks. First of all I am as picky about every squeek rattle,driving issue as anyone! when I drive the tundra it is solid with no drift,shake or squeeks. I pull A Kubota 30 horse tractor as well as my masonry contracting supplys. I use this truck but also care and maintain it myself so I can personly see any problems like oil leaks or loose ball joints etc. I know it has low miles but this very consistant planted truck does what I ask with no sign of problems or downfalls. plus you con take it off road because the truck has a suspension not to stiff.

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    4/18/2007 4:39:05 PM

    2006 Toyota Tundra - SR5 V8 4x2 Double Cab

    Pros: Ride and Room

    Cons: All parts are Dealer Only

    Advice: GMC, Chevy, Ford or Dodge

    Tundra Tough?, I live on a ranch in southwest Texas. To survive in this hot dry dusty climate of hard working, whiskey drinking, bull riding cowboy’s sets the standard for “tough”. Somehow, someone in the Toyota marketing department does not understand the true definition of “Tough”. I purchased the new Tundra because it was “suppose to-be” tough and roomy. Fifty percent of my driving is on dirt or gravel roads and pastures. Since owning this Tundra, I have on a few occasion’s had loads that have bottomed out the springs on the axles. It is powerful, very roomy, comfortable and rides good. My disappointments started about one (1) month after the purchase. We had a heavy rain in the area. My drive is a dirt road off the highway. My wife attempted to turn into a parking area by the barn and came within inches of sliding into a large oak tree. The original equipment tires a “bad” (ref. www.tirerack.com) list these tires a dangerous on wet surfaces. I emailed Toyota and the dealer with digital pictures on the danger of these tires, only to get “politically correct responses by some office clerk. So be prepared to spend about $1200.00 for some good safe tires. After the initial warranty 36k miles the Tundra Tough started coming apart: Interior plastic clips started breaking off. The sun visor on the passenger side froze and cannot be moved. The cargo lamp lights burn out on a regular basis. The front ball joints came apart at 60k miles. At 65k miles the drive shaft rear U-joint completely shattered and the carrier bearing had to be replaced. The gas mileage is “terrible” does not come close to the advertised sticker on the window. The Tundra is powerful, very roomy, comfortable and rides good, a great “looks” for tough. It is “NOT” tough. Basically, this truck is a for a city want-a-be (Drug Store Cowboy) to driving down a paved highway. Every part is a dealer item, so you better live near a dealdr and be ready to fork over big bucks. The only after market ites are gas, oil and air filters. If you need a family work truck stick to the GMC, Chevy, Ford or Dodge.

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    2/27/2007 2:31:38 PM

    2006 Toyota Tundra - SR5 V8 4x2 Double Cab

    Pros: Lots of room and a great 4x4.

    Cons: Dash appearance and gas mileage.

    Advice: Great truck.

    Truck drives and looks great!

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    1/27/2007 1:32:44 PM

    2006 Toyota Tundra - SR5 V8 4x4 Double Cab

    Pros: none

    Cons: gas mileage, and hauling and towing capabilities

    Advice: do not buy

    Was sold as a replacement for full size chevy extended cab. Can not match Chevy in gas mileage, towing or hauling. Have had truck for over a year now and this is biggest disappointment I have ever had from a truck in 40 years.

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    12/6/2006 11:46:53 AM

    2006 Toyota Tundra - SR5 V8 4x4 Double Cab

    Pros: engine

    Cons: dash appearance

    Advice: get the 06 while they last, or pay a little more for the 07

    I just bought my 06 Tundra double cab 4x4 about 1000 miles ago and love it. They gave a $4000 rebate because of the new model coming out in 07. I have owened a loaded Titan 4x4 and did not like it as much. The Tundra does not have the bells and whistles on the inside, but is solid in quality and looks great. It also rides terrific and the V8 is pretty fast. I have no complaints and love this truck.

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    10/7/2006 9:07:56 PM

    2006 Toyota Tundra - SR5 V8 4x4 Double Cab

    Pros: Ride

    Cons: Quality and Reliabilty

    Advice: When you hear 'quality and reliabilty' don't believe them

    Bought a new Tundra and dealership kept talking about it's quality and reliabilty. The first time I needed the 4 wheel drive it wouldn't work. I took it back to the dealer for repair and was told the factory installed the front wheel drive actuator incorrectly and it was damaged. It also took out the electronic control unit. After a week in the shop it is working again. I hope the next 200 miles are less eventful. I've bought 14 new vehicles over the years and never had these kind of serious problems.

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    10/1/2006 1:01:46 PM

    2006 Toyota Tundra - SR5 (M6) 4x2 Access Cab

    Pros: How the truck handles, the power and the value.

    Cons: It's made in America, but the profits go outside the country.

    Advice: Now is the time to buy $3,000 from factory, and the dealer are, well, dealing.

    I have Never bought a forgien car or truck before. I felt guilty buying it. The research I did lead me to buy this for myself. I will not tell you the proplems with the American vehicles I have owned, I still love the USA. This truck is excellent in everyway. If you like to buy American you will have to deal with that, but for me I could not be happier with the vehicle. the ride is awsome, forget it is a truck. The V8 is great. Talk about a deal I paid $18,988 on a sticker of $26,624, I guess beacuse a new modle is coming. Buy this one now. Great Truck.