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#5757466 - 05/24/15 11:50 AM Tundra Owners?
twindad Offline


Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 333
Loc: Hill Country, TX
Anyone out there own a new Tundra? Trying to decide between a Silverado or Tundra. Never owned a Tundra but have had Silverado and F-150. How do you like the Tundra? Any regrets? After checking out both, it looks like I can get more for my money in the Tundra without having to add a lot of aftermarket products. For the same price, the Tundra already has bedliner, better tires and bigger engine. If I were to bump to the 6.2 in the Chevy, the price would be significantly higher. Just looking for any input from guys who have owned both. Thanks.

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#5757481 - 05/24/15 12:00 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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I'm in the same boat.
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#5757687 - 05/24/15 03:22 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 4867
Loc: Central Texas
I don't have a new Tundra. Mine is the 2007, which was the first year of the present body style. It's been a great truck. I have about 122k miles on it and still have the original back brakes. I went forever with the original battery, and nothing has ever broken but the radio. Wait, that's not true. Some mass air flow thingy died, but was replaced on warranty, as was the radio. Average mileage is right at 17. I get 70k on tires. Never burned a drop of oil. I'm honestly shocked that I could have a truck this long and spend nothing except for fuel, oil, tires and wiper blades, and the front brake pads. And I had them replace belts and hoses, just because I wanted new ones. Prior to the truck, I owned a 5 Series BMW, and the cost of ownership was a lot like child support. This truck is really low cost of ownership.

I know nothing about Chevy trucks, and I guess I never will.

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#5757724 - 05/24/15 04:01 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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Registered: 11/23/05
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Loc: Pittsburg, Texas
I have a 2007 Double Cab with the 5.7 engine. I did have the driveshaft replaced it was leaking oil. I get about 17-18 MPG day in and day out but I don't do a lot of city driving. Still have original brake pads but it only has 98K on it. I have not owned a big three vehicle since 1984 and I plan on it being an additional 30+ years if the LORD let me live that long.
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#5757836 - 05/24/15 06:30 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
Judd Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 10747
Loc: Sachse, TX
I bought a left over 2014 1794 edition Tundra late March...I've got almost 2500 miles on it. I've owned Fords previous so I cannot compare it to the Chebbys. I can tell you that if Toyota and Ford got together and took the good things from both they would put the other 2 out of business and we would all be driving the same brand of truck smile

Anyway...to the Toyota...the fuel mileage is not great (I suspect the Chebby is better...the Ford was) but it has all the power you need and they've been married to the 5.7 for years so I expect it is very reliable. One thing that makes the fuel mileage feel worse than it actually is that stupid little fuel tank...talking 22 gallons is your average w/ ~ 330 miles per tank.

The upgraded interior is really nice. Their is only three negatives to the interior. I wish the back seat (crew cab) was level when you raised the seats up...there is a 4-5" increase under the seats. I wish the cooled seats worked as well as the Fords. I wish the back up sensors were programmed with a bigger priority than the radio...if you have the radio up I can't hear them.

The ability to roll down the rear window is really nice and I love that feature. They've put the majority of the features that you'll use on the left side of the steering wheel...my left hand is on the steering wheel far more than my right. They put the little section in the arm rest that will fit a phone perfectly. The turning radius is better than my Fords.

Good luck...go drive them...I think you'll just like one over the other.
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#5757986 - 05/24/15 08:21 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
wtjim Offline
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Registered: 07/18/12
Posts: 512
If this helps, I've got 305K on my 2000 Toyota Tundra 4x4.... Done things I shouldn't had done with the truck. When tires fall off this one I'll be buying another one....

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#5758203 - 05/24/15 11:32 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
CharlieCTx Offline
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Registered: 05/27/13
Posts: 774
Loc: Flower Mound, TX
I was all set to buy a Crewmax until the bed size and fuel mileage really set in...

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#5758392 - 05/25/15 08:22 AM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
twindad Offline


Registered: 05/30/09
Posts: 333
Loc: Hill Country, TX
The bed size is the one concern that I have.

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#5758774 - 05/25/15 01:06 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
Judd Offline


Registered: 01/22/09
Posts: 10747
Loc: Sachse, TX
the bed size doesn't feel any smaller than my F150 crews was. I haven't actually measured but I bet there isn't much difference. You want a crew it's at the expense of bed space. I normally put a cover on mine so I turn them all into a big trunk anyway.
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#5759115 - 05/25/15 05:13 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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Registered: 12/11/12
Posts: 703
Loc: Collin County
I sold my 2001 Tundra with 275,000 miles on it. The only thing I had to do besides basic maintenance was put a starter on it. Bought a 2007 from my father-in-law so far I'm happy with it. Like previous post the gas tank seems to only hold about 20 gallons with fuel light on. The book says it has a 26 gallon tank. I'll buy nothing but Toyota from now on

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#5760043 - 05/26/15 10:56 AM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
7m STW Offline
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Registered: 05/18/15
Posts: 53
Loc: Midland tx/ Childress tx
I've heard they're a solid truck the only down sides I've heard of are the small fuel tank and the gas mileage, I've heard is 13 to 15 at best.

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#5760076 - 05/26/15 11:22 AM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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Registered: 01/15/07
Posts: 3247
Loc: Live in Katy, Hunt in Llano Co...
Got a 2008 Double Cab TRD with the 5.7, sitting at 131K right now. Been a great truck, no failures outside routine maintenance. As mentioned, has power to spare but gas mileage isn't that great when compared to other offerings out there, especially when towing. I do wish they would offer the big Crew Max cab with a 6.5' bed. That little 5' bed would be no use to me.

I did modify mine with a 2.5" lift up front and an additional leaf springs in the rear. The factory rear springs were just too soft to haul anything. It's spent more than it's fair share of time off-road and bumping around the ranch with heavy loads in the back, yet the front end is still tight. That is amazing to me as all my past trucks would have had multiple sets of ball joints by now.

I plan to drive it to 200K and am confident it will do it with minor expense. This was my first Toyota, but the build quality is far better than any of my previous Fords and Dodges. Maybe they have caught up since.
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#5760200 - 05/26/15 01:01 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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Registered: 09/09/13
Posts: 14
I got my 2015 Limited in December and love it. A pleasure to drive. It is equal in gas mileage to the 2000 150 I traded in for it, about 22 mpg
Putting a bed cover did help.

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#5760286 - 05/26/15 01:48 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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#5760287 - 05/26/15 01:48 PM Re: Tundra Owners? [Re: twindad]
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Registered: 07/21/11
Posts: 305
Loc: Brazos County Texas
I had a 2010, 2012 and now have a 2014. All great vehicles. Just decided to upgrade on each purchase. All have been 4x4 Crewmax pickups. There is a ton of room in the cab, which is why I like it. The bed is the only drawback if you tend to carry much there. My Utah vacation and hunting trip had the bed full (2 large ice chests). Toyota here in the Brazos Valley will take good care of it too.
I had Chevy's before and just decided to change. Did not want a Ford either. Am not sorry I have the Tundra.

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