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Toyota Tundra New Owner Reports

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  • rbk2rbk2 Posts: 2
    Well said 150. Enjoy
  • THIS IS NOT THE END OF THE WORLD.6 MONTHS 12 MONTHS,PLENTY OF TOYOTA TRUCKS OUT THERE,EVEN A TOYOTA DIESEL ENGINE BEFORE LONG.I DROVE THE TRUCK,IT LOOKS LIKE A VERY SAFE TRUCK WITH A SMOOTH FIRM RIDE.IT HAS A LOT OF POWER,STOPS ON A DIME.REALLY IMPRESSED!I'AM LOOKING FORWARD TO OWNING ONE SOME DAY.BUT FOR NOW I WILL BE PATIENT WATCH AND LEARN FROM OTHER NEW OWNERS FEED BACK.WHATS WRONG WITH THAT!
  • bdymentbdyment Posts: 549
    Why only a five bolt pattern wheel on a vehicle this large and heavy?
  • it is not old news,letters were sent out feb 14 2007 from toyota.6 injuries reported.go to 4x4wire.com's recall ball joints 2004-2006 tundra + seqouia 2007. why ignore the problem ? it is what it is!
  • Nothin wrong with that wildbill. You're obviously not wanting/needing a truck as quickly as some. The good news for you is that there are guys like me out there to buy them now, providing your feedback.

    True, there are plenty of the new Tundra's out there. Toyota is not messin around here. I live in a town of 40,000 folks. The Toyota dealer got 4 Tundras initially, sold 3 of them and now has 4 more sitting on the lot. All this action in two weeks.
  • I have two possible scenarios as to why a five bolt pattern:

    1) It's the old "olive in the jar" conspiracy. If Toyota only puts 5 bolt wheels on instead of six, they will save $2.43 per vehicle only increasing consumer safety risk by a meer 3%, building 400,000 Tundra's at a savings of $972,000. They were probably not counting on anybody catching this one. Good eye!

    2) Because a four bolt pattern is not enough, and six is too many.
  • mfhallmfhall Posts: 22
    New member.
    Been in the market to replace my '93 F150 (170K) since late fall '06. Test drove the Tundra '06 DC and was very, very, impressed with the power and stability. I was not real thrilled with the available models left to buy because of lack of (my) necessities like auto-climate control, power/heated seats, etc. I decided to wait for the '07.
    Test drove the Limited DC 4x4 5.7 yesterday and I am sold on the new Tundra. There are some things I'd like your opinions on, however.
    1. The '06 I tried had dual-exhaust I liked it- anyone have comments on pros/cons of DE?
    2. Is it better to get the side bars at purchase time or after?
    3. I was a bit surprised at the interior. First impression was dashboard seemed a bit too plastic and the shift knob seemed "light" (vs. sturdy). But after a bit, the feeling subsided- any thoughts?
    4. I was disappointed that the DC does not have the v-sliding rear windows anymore (only on crew), just a manual center-sliding window.
    5. Power was un-matched to any 150/Sierra I have tried; breaking power/response too.
    6. Am curious how much noticeable difference there is between the 4.7 and 5.7.
    7. On the Limited edition, under-the-rear-seat storage is pretty much gone since the JBL system is there.
    8. Thoughts on Navigation/Camera system pros/cons vs. adding after-market?
    9. Lastly, the 4x4 issue. I currently do not do “off-road” driving but I have this feeling of impending disastrous conditions. Considering the standard automatic limited-slip differential on both the 4x2 and 4x, is it a worth the extra $3K for the 4x4?
  • NICKEL & DIME IT ARE THEY.YOU ARE RIGHT,SAVE A BUCK HERE AND THERE.IT ADDS UP.I HATE TO SAY IT BUT I WISH THE JAPANESE WERE PUTTING THESE TRUCKS TOGEATHER.I WONDER HOW MANY LAID OFF FORD & GM PEOPLE ARE GOING TO BE WORKING ON THE ASSEMBLEY LINE FOR TOYOTA!
  • Hello, I'm no expert, but I have been studying this new Tundra for some time now. Here's my .02:

    1. new tundra has a stainless steel 4 to 2 to 1 equal distance exhaust. More effecient, breathes better, more muscle. Doesn't have the "look" of a dual exhaust, but no worry; nobody will be looking at your exhaust setup as you tool by.

    2. depends. i ordered mine with the factory flat-type side steps. They are cheap and effecient and look fine to me. You can obviously wait and get some very nice aftermarket side steps for sure.

    3. I have heard this opinion from a few here. I disagree, interior looks excellent to me. you can replace the shifter if you like. easy fix.

    4. I agree. It's an unfortunate development decision but have you checked out that tailgate? Wow!

    5. This truck is a beast!

    6. gas mileage is virtually the same. can't get the 6 speed tranny in the 4.7, if you buy a new tundra, just get the 5.7, you won't be sorry.

    7. yeah, i looked at getting the limited or a beefy SR5, still same some bucks on the SR5 and got the underseat rear storage box.

    8. Navigation system? Who needs it. Just google map your way before you leave the house. Got a cell phone? Call the folks at the place your going if you can't find it when you get there and they will direct you for free. The backupcamera is an awesome feature to me. I am getting it installed at dealer. I fish alot with my boat.

    9. I have had both 4x2's and 4x4's. I have never wished I had a 4x2 when in the 4x4, but have wished I had the 4x4 when in the 4x2.

    Good luck, have fun!
  • On the other hand, I have owned plenty of five wheel bolt pattern trucks, and never had any issues with that. You?

    Ever been driving down the road in your new truck and thinking, "damn, I wish this thing had another lug nut on each wheel?" lol.

    Ah.....us American's, we got it sooooooo good.
  • Well said partner, the interior on my new Tundra is beautiful, it's just in the pictures it looks cheap, but the dash and all that is very logically laid out. The cabin is nice and comfortable, the bed is excellent (haven,t got my bedliner) but I'll go in the summer to my Toyota Dealership and get the bedliner. Anybody know if Rhino would do well on an '07 Tundra.
  • DIVE IN .ANY THING NEW IS GREAT.I BET YOU WILL BE HAPPY TO GET OUT OF THAT FORD.I HAD ONE,5.0 ,IT COULD'NT PASS A GAS STATION UP.I HAD IT 13 YEARS.11-12 MILES TO A GALLON CITY!I HERE CHEVROLET TRUCK IS COMING OUT WITH A 500 HORSE POWER ENGINE PRETTY SOON.LOOK OUT TUNDRA!
  • Does anyone know if Toyota plans to offer "Smart Key" on the Tundra?

    Is there any word on when the TRD supercharger might be available and what the performance numbers might be?

    I also wonder if direct fuel injection is in the future plans like on the lexus 4.6 liter.

    Do you guys think that a Tundra Hybrid is viable or is Toyota going to rely on a diesel for their fuel efficient variant?

    I have been following the development of this tundra for a long time. I was essentially sold on it prior to its unveiling (probably helped by all the hype). I am only interested in the Crewmax variation with the 5.7 Liter.

    I want a truck that includes the following:

    1. Room to carry 5 to 6 passengers comfortably

    2. Enough power and towing capacity to haul anything I need (Large Boat or Travel Trailer)

    3. Fast and relatively nimble when not towing

    4.Comfortable, nice looking, nice feeling interior

    5. Nice Looking exterior

    6. Good Reliability and Good Resale value

    Right now I think that a GM or Toyota Full Size CrewCab/Crewmax are my only considerations and I'm leaning toward the Toyota.

    I think toyota has done an admirable job with this truck and I will likely buy a Crewmax later this year, but if a Toyota exec asked me for a special order this would be It....

    2008 Crewmax Limited with "Smart Key", Upgraded Interior and Dash Design with column shifter and Leather Seating for 6, Straight from Factory with TRD Supercharger pushing 450 HP and 500 ft-lbs torque. That Should give it a 5.5 second 0-60 time and still be able to haul what I need it to. MSRP of about $45K sound OK to ya. I can put down my deposit now.

    It would be my Toyota Version of a Ford Lightning with 4 doors. Unneccesary and Unlikely I know, but I wish.
  • Well, my buddy and I went to check out the new Tundra and we stopped at two dealers actually. Drove a double Cab with 4.7 (All 5.7's were accounted for) and at another dealer, a double cab 5.7 SR5. Our conclusions were pretty much similar, the 4.7 is more than adequate to get the job done. The 5.7 however is a monster. It is just a mean, gutsy, powerhouse that really kicks you in the pants when you get on it. If I were ever in the market for a 1/2 ton truck, I would definitly put that engine at the top of the priority list.

    As far as materials and features, well it's a truck not a luxury car. But even in the SR5, it was comfortable, well laid out and the materials are solid. Sure, there are some shiney plastics, but I couldn't find a misaligned item anywhere on the dash.

    My friend was offered a decent price for the truck, but they low-balled him on his trade (2005 GMC Sierra :lemon: #2 ) that he has been looking to get out of. So we left without the keys, as he is apparently going to try and sell it outright.

    Mind you, this guy is a sevice manager for a P/B/GMC dealer and the reactions to the Tundra were enough to win him over to the dark side it seems :P

    This truck is certainly going to earn a lot of conquest sales once those folks drive the 5.7. The power is addictive. :shades:
  • nvbankernvbanker Posts: 7,285
    More than the disintermediation of Ford and Chevy truck drivers defecting to the T-150, I'd worry if I were Nissan. I'm thinking this truck should spell the end of the trouble prone, not quite ready for prime time Titanic....
  • Nah, I think Nissan has their list of lessons learned from Titan version 1.0 that'll be fixed for version 2.0. I actually commend them for taking the initial risk. There were a few "firsts" that appeared on that truck like the adj. tie downs, the factroy bedliner and lockable bin behind the drivers side rear wheel well. And the Endurance V8 is quite impressive even in heavy pigs like the Armada (That sucker will throw you in the back seat if you get on it). It was the initial quality glitches that caused the stumble in sales, not the capability. Even still, it is due for a redesign and I'm positive that Nissan will get it even closer to right.
  • I have done the factory and aftermarket bedliners in the past. My last 3 trucks have been sprayed in liners, all Line-x. My new Tundra will be sprayed. $400 to spray in the bed (bottom, tailgate, and walls up to the rails).

    I really like the Line-x spray-in liner. Semi-rough surface, no slippage, and very durable. They do have to strip the paint out of the bed of your truck to prep it for the spray in liner. Just don't watch this process and you will be fine, lol.
  • End of Titan, probably not. But the Tundra will definately hurt their sales along with GM and Ford truck sales. This beasty Tundra will hurt, they will rebound, but it will hurt.

    WARNING!!!! Do not go to a Ford dealership and speak of the new Tundra as a T-150. That really pisses them off. They are not happy over this one, lol.

    Wanna have a little fun? Go to a Chevy dealership and do a truck to truck comparison between the Tundra and Silverado with a salesman. Watch him squirm and lie.
  • drfilldrfill Posts: 2,484
    How GM is in a full backpedal, with 0% for 5 years, and new owners trying to explain away the performance differences.

    Seems they got blindsided by the ability of the Tundra.

    They can't claim more power, payload, towing, or interior room. So it's time to deal.

    DrFill
  • maple2maple2 Posts: 177
    You know whats really funny is the import lovers that know absolutley nothing about trucks (and how would they since theyve never had one unless you count the titan) and now all of a sudden they are experts on the subject. dont get me wrong im not bashing the tundra it seems like a more than capable truck but that is all, it "seems" like a capable truck. To put it on a pedestal and say that is the benchmark of trucks is ridiculous. the 5.7 is a powerhouse for sure but nobody knows how it will hold up in a working environment. The 6 speed tranny would be nice but it is also unproven. Toyota cant seem to get the trannys in the camry right so what makes anybody sure they will get it right on the tundra. The domestics have their share of problems no doubt but trucks are not one of them, sure toyota will steal sales from the big 3 but nissan will by far take the biggest hit. A recipe for a good truck is more than just squeeze the biggest engine you can under the hood. Ask nissan about that.True truck owners care less about 0-60, or 1/4 mile times. Im not a toyota fan by any stretch but im glad they finally came up with something competetive in the truck market, that just makes gm have to work that much harder to stay ahead, which means better and better trucks for everybody :shades:
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