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Toyota Tundra New Owner Reports



  • I saw the 2007 Toyota Tundra in the ad. The truck looks beautiful(but not as good as the 2007 Silverado) The Tundra on the ad was a gold color. It looked great. It had TRD off road. The ad showed it to be coming December 2006.I showed it to my Toyota dealership the man said only some places will get it in December.
  • 1972ck1972ck Posts: 56
    Toyota's "STAR" safety system standard, NEW auto. limited slip differential standard
    10.5" ring gear in the rear differential
    14" brake rotors (on all four corners), 4 piston calipers in front HUGE calipers
    front full box section frame, curled lip "C" channel frame in rear
    staggered/outboard mounted rear shocks with tapered rear leaf springs for better articulation.
    up to 10,800 lb. towing capacity
    18" wheels standard on 4x4's
    the front wheels "camber" (or tilt in and out) when you're in a tight turning situation :shades:
  • 1972ck man do have some questions for you. First off if you buy the new Double Cab can you get the 4.7 liter instead of the 5.7 liter? Second,when will Toyota add some heavy duty models to the Toyota Tundra line-up? And last but not least, when will they release the Crew Max model?
  • diabowdiabow Posts: 2
    I'm looking at buying the 06 since it is available at a great discount but would like to hold off for the 07. I have never paid retail for a vehicle so would find it difficult to shell out full price. I'm looking for some comments to sway my decision. Thanks in advance
  • 1972ck1972ck Posts: 56
    Yes, the 4.7 is will still be available. My guess is that eventually the 4.7 will be discontinued. This new "1/2 ton" is built like a 3/4 ton. With it's available towing and payload capacities this new Tundra will do what 99% of what most truck buyers do with their full sized p/u.
    I've heard rumors that a heavier duty 3/4 and 1 ton are in development. I believe the situation is this...if Toyota sells over 200,000 of this new Tundra for MY2007 then Toyota will build the "heavy duty" trucks. Toyota has the additional space already in their new Texas plant to build a facility to manufacture a heavy duty pick up. I wouldn't expect a 3/4 or 1 ton until around 2010. When the '07 is one. You see what I mean. If you get a knowledgable "truck guy" when you go to your local dealer who can explain and show you the capabilities of this new Tundra you'll understand.
  • 1972ck1972ck Posts: 56

    Boy that's a tough one. The current generation Tundra is a great truck. And yes there are programs to move 'em. I don't think you'll see any programs on the '07 truck for awhile. I guess the decision is really yours to make. Do you want to pay more for "the new kid on the block" or will the current generation be fine for what you need it for? If you're looking for something that will tow 6,600 lb.s and get a the '06. If you can wait till February or so for your purchase and can live with yourself for paying a bit more for more towing, power and size. Well, wait. My Double Cab SR5, TRD Off Road 4WD will be on the market come Feb. I'll get 'ya a good deal on my used one. Hee-hee. ;)
  • diabowdiabow Posts: 2
    Any info out there yet on the estimated gas mileage of the new 07 engines?
  • Not only do they pick the Tundra as top large truck but they also pick the Tundra as the Most Significant Vehicle of The Year for 2007!

    I have been offered a 2007 Tundra at cost once all the hoopla passes. I am very impatient individual and the editor's at Edmunds are not helping!
  • Wow I got to drive a supercharged 2007 tundra today and let me tell you that it is amazing....if your not on a list to buy one I suggest you do...I also drove a lifted 2007 tundra and it was equally impressive.
  • 1972ck1972ck Posts: 56
    Toyota still has not released any EPA ratings on the new 5.7 liter. I've heard rumors of this new "300-20 club" it's what auto manufacture's are calling any new V8 with 300 plus hp and gets 20 mpg hwy. The new Tundra is supposed to be in that "club". Again, no official word from Toyota.
    It would be nice though,aye? 380 some odd horses and 20 mpg! Where do I sign? Should be the only question on a buyers mind.
  • Hey guys I was just at I looked up the Toyota Tundra for 2007. They said Toyota announced that it had 381 horsepower and 20 miles per gallon!!!!!! I was very well impressed. If this is true Toyota will sell everyone they make. This is even better than Chevy's 315 horsepower Silverado giving 20 miles per gallon. I expect them to sell atleast 350,000 Tundras in 2007. then maybe in late 2008 they can start production of thier heavy duty line up. Just think about it... the Tundra 2500 and Tundra 3500.
  • 1972ck1972ck Posts: 56

    I looked on and could not find any hp or EPA fuel economy ratings anywhere. Did I miss a link or something on that web page?
  • Turns out that the 381 horsepower Tundra will be the supercharge model the regular 5.7-liter should crank out some 350 horsepower and 390 lb ft torque. Who knows? Next month in mid-December Toyota will annouce their power numbers. I'm so anxious!
  • sortersorter Posts: 146
    381HP is correct. There is no S.C. engine.
  • The silver one on the third page of the article at the link looks pretty good to me. The white one on the second page, however, has to be the ugliest thing I have seen in a long long time. It is ungainly, badly proportioned, fat lipped and pug-faced at the same time. All around horrendous.
  • Thanks. They believe that the 100,000 sales goal is a little ambitious! I believe that sales will surpass expectations. I'll bet there are a lot of drivers who have never owned a truck who will purchase the new Tundra.
  • 1972ck1972ck Posts: 56
    Toyota sold 120,000 Tundras in 2005 with the current generation Tundra. Their sales goal for '07MY is 200,000. I believe they will sell all of that as well. The base grade truck (the white one) is meant for fleet sales. You know, highway dept.s and contractors. It might not be the prettiest belle at the ball but it'll get the job done.
  • Read the issues that Toyota is having with early Tundra transmissions.
    It appears that the transmissions are showing signs of trouble as time goes on.
    I have owned two Toyota trucks (T-100 and Tundra)
    It just cost me $3500 for a new transmission on a 2001 Tundra. Read the "problems" forum; there are many postings on transmission issues as the Tundra ages. :lemon:
    Toyota told me I was on my own for the repair albeit the truck was serviced according to their scheduled maintenance.
    Never towed; never heavy hauled.
    Be careful of the transmissions as the Tundra grows old :lemon:
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