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Toyota Tundra 2000

mike45mike45 Posts: 4
edited March 5 in Toyota
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  • neckneck Posts: 1
    I drove one. 4x4 sr5 V8 the only complaints I have are rear seat comfort and styling. The handling, ride and acceleration were excellent.
    I think toyotas quality makes up for any of the complaints I have. If only it looked like a dodge
  • warrendwarrend Posts: 1
    Drove a 4x2 SR5, had to spread my legs a little in the back but man was it quiet up front. Almost unreal to have the radio clearly audible, down low, and be able to carry on a conversation at the same time. I want a 4x4, anybody know how available Tundra's are going to be? The dealer I talked to gave me some rigamarole about only being allowed to have one and then priced the SR5 4x4 at $28.5K, about a grand higher than Toyota's MSRP for the Limited.
  • tsinghtsingh Posts: 1
    Will someone PLEASE tell me when the V6 Tundra 4
    doors are coming out. I'm tired of having to move
    over for my kids to get in the back of my T-100.
  • RichRich Posts: 128
    warrend,
    A little patience! The Toyota factory in Indiana has optimistic over capacity. Deep discounts and rebates should abound in 6-9 months.
    Rich
  • pjohnsonpjohnson Posts: 2
    Rich,
    Where do you get your information re: optimistic about production. The only dealers in my area that have Tundra on their lot are asking MSRP. I spoke to one yesterday who said he was discounting 1,500 to 2,000 off MSRP, has sold 5 and has NONE on his lot with 5 more presold. I hope your right because I'm not about to pay MSRP.
  • batadbatad Posts: 8
    Anyone know why the 1 mpg difference in the V8 -vs- V6? I figure there would be a significant difference! Also, can anyone put into perspective and in layman's terms the significance between Toyota's horsepower in the V6 -vs- the V8 ie. how much more can one pull or carry over the other?
  • flemerflemer Posts: 1
    Is their any such thing as a Toyota fleetdealer? If so how do I contact them.
  • mfinntnmfinntn Posts: 4
    I ordered an SR5 V8 four weeks ago. I want anti-lock brakes (an option!) and none of the ones shipped to the dealers in my area have them. At the time I ordered (no discount off MSRP) they said 6-7 weeks. This week they called me to tell me that there will be no anti-lock brake Tundras built til mid July; I'll have to wait to late July for mine.
  • greksagreksa Posts: 1
    I have a T-100 and I test drove a Tundra.

    Toyota Blew it by not really increasing the size of the cab. The V-8 is nice, but this truck is offered at a steep price for what you get.

    Try a Chevy Silverado for more interior space and options for less.
  • I drove a Tundra today and was very impressed. Rear seat room is limited to kids. Power, ride, and handling were very good. I'm in the market for an extended cab truck to replace my '91 Chevy extended cab. I've driven the Chevy, GMC, Dodge, and Ford, and was leaning toward the Ford until I drove the Tundra. Tundra was 27K MSRP and the dealer offered no discount. About 2-4K more than the other I looked at, but probably worth the $
  • dogsleddogsled Posts: 1
    to me the GMC is a better buy and with the 255hp engine has more power and is quoted at 15-20 miles per gallon. Even with the short bed there is more room in the cabin. What do you think?
  • brucec35brucec35 Posts: 246
    the tundra 2wd xcab limited I saw on a dealers lot was priced a ridiculous $29,500 + ! That included a few thousand dollars in typical toyota dealer add ons, some worthless, mostly wheels and tire upgrade.

    I saw the first Tundra on the street this week. A Black 4x4....looked pretty good, but not $30,000 plus good. Quality and resale matter, but no way is it worth the nearly $10,000 premium. Especially for a smaller truck.
  • stevostevo Posts: 37
    Was waiting for the Tundra to come out after I saw the pre-production photos of the 4x4. The production model does not look quite as nice. I like Toyotas (have a '98 Sienna van) but the price of the Tundra on my dealer's lot was higher than the equivalent full size Ford/Chevy/Dodge and the truck is smaller. I'm sure that it drives nice and is quiet but I'm still a little disappointed.
  • hall2hall2 Posts: 40
    I requested a quote using the Autobytel.
    A dealer called me and told me that the base price for the Tundra SR5 V8 4WD Access Cab is not available in this region. It is available with Option:AL, CK, DZ, and LF for the price of MRSP approx. $28K. I need to find a base Tundra SR5 V8 4WD Access Cab up to $25K, can any direct me to one?
  • kirilnkiriln Posts: 5
    Does somebody know anything about the Off Road Package offered in the specs? The dealers I talked to said not to expect it in the near future. The guys from Toyota customer service said it is available at the present moment.
    Any ideas?
  • tbaiertbaier Posts: 2
    I saw 2 with ABS locally yesterday. I also undersand that there will be virtually no V6's or longbeds built. Toyota expects 90-95% of Tundras to be V8 access cabs.
  • jcmdiejcmdie Posts: 595
    The fact that you can easily fit the tundra in the garage and the sierra would be a tight squeeze is proof of the fact that the tundra is in fact more a mid size truck than a full size truck. This truck compares more favorably with the dakota.
  • I totally agree with your statements on the Tundra. The interior seems smaller then my T-100 x cab. the truck does seem like a quality vehicle though and I think the milage will be close to my t-100. Mixed highway/city 19.5. joe s
  • goldgold Posts: 2
    I have seen the new toyota tundra and i love.I was wondering if this is the first year for there motors.And if anyone one knows how reliable they are.And is cusomer service anygood.
  • jcm1jcm1 Posts: 48
    Has anyone seen any limited access cabs out there?
    I need one bad...before my wife changes her mind
  • cwirthcwirth Posts: 169
    I purchased my Tundra SR5 V8 4x4 on June 3. It is a great truck. I know that the size is more in line with the Dakota, but since my other choice was the Dakota and I did not want a larger truck such as the F150 that was fine with me.

    The gas mileage is getting better with each tankful. The first tank was 15 mpg the second was 17.75 mpg. That is combination of city and highway driving with probably 70% city.

    The engine/transmission is incredible. It has excellent pickup and you cannot even feel the transmission shift. I really enjoy driving it.

    I was able to negotiate the price off of MSRP. Although most dealers in my area, Wash DC metro area (and I went to many throughout Maryland) did not want to even discuss discount. I got about $1500 off list. I also got a very nice price for my trade, better than I expected. So combined discount/trade-in price, I was pleased.
  • fanggfangg Posts: 11
    I tested drove the Tundra V8 (again) last weekend and I think I'm gonna get one sometime soon. Really excellent machine. Talked with the dealer for about 15 minutes on ordering a Limited 4*2 and the best they can do is $800 under MSRP. Since they were the first dealer I ever talked number with on a Tundra, I left with hope that I could find some better deal later with the same or another dealer.

    One thing I forgot to do both time test driving was starting the truck. Both times the salesmen started it and backed it up for me. I heard from other discussion forums that some people are complaining about that one has to crank some usually long time (about 5 secs) before the engine will start. The proud owners of the new Tundra trucks, did you ever have the same problem?
  • jcm1jcm1 Posts: 48
    Hey JS

    The Tundra is made in America!!!! Hey I owned a American car once..and I still see parts of it on the roadside. I don't feel to bad buying a truck which is made in America and helps support a large number of American Families.
  • cwirthcwirth Posts: 169
    I, too, once had the same idea to buy only American, even though the vehicle was made in the US by American workers. But I have come to realize that I will buy the best product I can afford, even if the profits go outside of the US. I am sure that some of you do not purchase, computers or other electronics that are strickly made in the US, probably because most are made elsewhere.

    As far as my Tundra, I love it. I do have to let the starter crank alittle longer than I was used to on my other vehicles. But I am getting used to it now.
  • jcm1jcm1 Posts: 48
    Anybody have experience with child seats in the back of the Tundra or any extended cab truck??? I have a two and a half year old almost in a booster seat. I Want to buy a Tundra but have to feel safe about the seat. Is the vertical position of the back a problem?? Thanks for any input.
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    The Tundra is assembled in the USA, but the parts are made elsewhere. Not saying this is bad...

    I think it looks better in person than in the pictures, but doesn't look "full-size" though.

    Now if they would just put on some 4 wheel ABS disc brakes, a slip sensing automatic 4WD system, a locking rear axle, a tow/haul transmission mode, a bigger back seat, and improve the EPA fuel mileage ratings, it would be as good as my '99 Silverado!
  • 1greg1greg Posts: 40
    The Tundra is available with 4 wheel ABS, slip sensing 4wd is not necessary, I don't beleive from what I have read that you have a locking rear differential, but a limited slip, and if you have a good transmission and engine, you don't need the tow/haul mode.

    The guy that writes for the Rocky Mtn news car stuff said they got 18mpg in a 4wd v-8 access cab in "mixed Driving". I do beleive the Tundra v-8 will get higher than the posted markings, but since this engine hasn't been in a truck before they aren't sure.

    Now I do agree with you on the back seat, but if I have the Chevy Xcab, it doesn't fit in my garage very well. Decision decisions...

    Greg Hoppes
  • tbaiertbaier Posts: 2
    I'm a little perplexed by the folks who claim superiority for domestic makes because of the plethora of choices offered.

    The only configuration I care about is the one that fits my needs and lifestyles. If I don't need/want extended towing capability, then offering that feature to me does not enhance the product.

    Toyota continues to do a good job anticipating my needs, and apparently those of many other American drivers. I don't need multiple engine choices if the one offered is satisfactory.
  • barlitzbarlitz Posts: 752
    I think before you buy a toyota you should shop and see what else you can get for your money they are way overpriced.In my area you can get a f150 5.4 triton 4door supercab 4 wheel drive shortbed flareside offroad package loaded for $23000.I think in the long run the ford is a better value and has a better resale.ford and chevy have been making trucks for years in the usa, you don't see to many old toyotas on the road and if you do the're all rusted.I just invested 30000 in a ford lightning and I know from doing research it will hold its value and because you cant get them anymore up here in Boston I could sell it tomorrow for a profit how many vehicles can you do that with.
  • quadrunner500quadrunner500 Posts: 2,728
    Greg, I agree with you actually. My point however, is that before you lay claim to superiority, you have to substantiate it.

    I'm remiss for not pointing out that 4 wheel ABS is an option on Tundra. However, I'm right to point out the Tundra drivetrain is not superior, for the obvious reasons they don't offer advanced technologies like a tow/haul mode, slip sensing 4WD system, limited slip differential, nor do they match the Silverado tow rating, or get the Silverado EPA mileage for city/highway even in a lighter truck.

    You are entitled to your perception that the Tundra can better those EPA mileage ratings, but one has to ask then, what problem does the truck have on the treadmill that would create the error, since it's good enough to zero its emissions? Don't the other competitors have to run the same test?

    As Chris Berman says, "That's why they play the game!"
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