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Pros: The in breed looks of and Ford and Dodge child
Advice: If you really want a real truck, you need to rethink buying a TundraMy experience with this truck since purchasing it. First thing , it was not my choice, but the wife likes Toyota so we bought it. The Tundra in looks is like a Dodge Ram and a Ford F150 mating and this is the child. The power, what power? We were landscaping the new house and needed a few loads of top soil. Took a full bed load in the Tundra and was glad once I made it home. Glad because I could pick up my old 1995 S10 and haul the same amount in the bed, yet have not troubles hauling it home. I had to take the Tundra in to have the rear end fixed after one load of dirt, blew out the limited slip Diff. Everyone talks about quality of a Toyota, I have yet to find it. Nothing but troulbe and maintaince fees. I have since let the wofe have the truck and now driving a Real American Mans Truck a Chevy Silverado 2500HD. The deal with the wife was to buy the Toyota and if I could prove it to her it wasnot half the truck. I could buy what I really want and I want a real truck to do some real work
Pros: CHEAP PRICE FOR A CHEAP TRUCK
Cons: THE TRUCK ALL TOGETHER
Advice: BUY A GM FRIST OR A DODGE, HELL BUY A FORDI got caught up in all the talk. Toyota the highest resale value. Toyota Upgrade to something better. I have owned a good many trucks ranging from mini to mid to full size. Out of all the types of truck I have owned, the Tundra I will never by again. I have to admitted I have been a true GM owner for most of my life, but when I comes to trucks I have owned atleast one of every type. Ford has been at the bottom of my list of vehicle to ever own. Sorry Ford owners, but I had yet to find a stronge dependable Ford. After purchasing my Toyota Tundra I have relooked at my list and Ford is no longer the bottom. I gave the Toyota to a worker of mine to use for short haul, but nothing of any real weight. Even as a free work truck, he wants to dump it quick. Out of all the truck I own, this one has been time and time again getting either plan maintanace done or just broken down and in the shop. NEVER AGAIN WILL A TUNDRA SEE MY DRIVEWAY, NEVER AGAIN.
Pros: the engine
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: buy nowDid much research, even before vehicle started production. Overall, very impressed, would definitely recommend. Pros: most everything. Cons: gas mileage should be better with the technology Toyota posesses. Truth be known: They probably could get 25 MPG out of this engine in town but then being the new kid on the block, wouldn't be a good political move. I'm sure the oil companies control the whole gas mileage thing, agreed? They'd run Ford, GM and Dodge out of business if the mpg were better. I've owned all of the big three trucks. Dodge engines and trannys are great, but truck quality is poor. Ford and GM need too much repair, but will run a long time. Happy with truck!
Pros: value retention
Cons: fuel economy
Advice: toyota has never had a recallThe Tundra had more pep than Ford or Chevy(this with Toyota having less horsepower).Tundra SR5 Access Cab 4x4 had better handling than comparable Chevys or Fords.The Tundra cost less than equally equiped Chevys and Fords.