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Pros: Smooth ride.
Cons: I like everything about this truck.
Advice: There are trucks with more powerThis truck is very comfortable to ride in. It has plenty of room in the back seat for full size adults. I owned a Tacoma before the Tundra, and I love both of them. I've never had any mechanical problems with either one. My Tacoma was a 1999, which I owned for 5 years. I don't think I will ever own another truck, besides a Toyota. You will always hear stories about how someone's 1 year old Ford has transmission troubles, but you will not have any complaints about Toyota. I highly recommend this truck.
Cons: No outside temp reading or compass
Advice: Negotiate... they want you to have this vehicle!Responsive, quiet and comfortable! Need I say more? This vehicle lives up to the Toyota name. Since I always lease my vehicles, I could not pass up the opportunity presented. Based on the giveaway lease price, guess Toyota is really wanting to be the leader if V8 trucks!
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.
Pros: handling, power, plenty of room
Cons: turning radius - don't try for a tight space between two cars at Walmart! It ain't gonna happen
Advice: Make sure you don't mind the fuel bill - this is not for economy minded peopleI'm very satisifed with the room, comfort, and ride of the Tundra double cab. I was very torn between the Titan and Tundra, but the Tundra was a low mile trade that came with many accessaries I would have paid dearly for to have installed on the Titan. Overall this is the nicest truck I have ever owned (and I thought a lot of my dear old Dakota!) The back seat was well designed for adults, and is very comfortable & roomy. The back doors are full size, unlike some of the other trucks. The TRD Off Road suspension really helps the handling of this truck. I'm not a speed demon, but I like to lean into a curve with confidence. The V8 is SO quiet, but it can SO come alive! This truck is a pleasure to drive!
Pros: 6 speed manual transmission
Cons: Gas mileage for the 6-spd man. V-6 is about the same as the V-8 Auto
Advice: Great Truck, watch for the best pricePreviously drove a 1994 Ford Probe. Feels awesome to be so high off the ground. Comfortable ride (drove 1100 miles from Houston to Phoenix) without complaint. Down shifting into 1st while rolling when the light turns green isn't as smooth as in other manual transmission vehicles. Other than that, I can't find anything wrong, purchased this truck with no regrets.
Pros: Great ride
Cons: Back seat area could be a little bigger. ( newer ones are)
Advice: Drive one and you'll see for your selfI have owned this truck for 3 1/2 years and have not had a single problem with it. It has 40k on it and rides better than any truck I have ever driven. Chevy, Ford, Dodge. The V8 pulls my 16 ft. bass boat like it's not even there or hauls a load of wood no problem. No wonder it was the top rated quality truck for 2002 and it won't die after 150k miles like the other big three. I know too many toyota owners with 250k or 300k and still going.
Pros: Center console
Cons: Rear leg room too short
Advice: For most big Americans, buy the double cab model with more leg room.Powerful truck and comfortable