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Toyota Tundra Owner Experiences

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  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    Living single and having single friends who lives in apartments.. when one moves.. the guy with the truck is the first one to know about it.. helped a friend moved yesterday.. loaded down the truck.. had the biggest U-Haul trailer as well.. did just fine.. the ride was even smoother with the added weight.. didn't bother the gas mileage because I knew it was gonna be crappy!
  • The time has come: the lease on my F150 5.4 4x4 is up, and I'm thinking about the Tundra. Main reason, we've had 6 prior Toyotas that didn't leak a drop of oil, the F150 in 4 times now and it still leaks. I have been averaging just over 15 mpg on the Ford, I would expect the Tundra with smaller engine and less weight to be higher. Is that true? I remember older posts that were still reporting just 15-16...
  • rwellbaum2rwellbaum2 Posts: 1,006
    Average city is @15 for the Tundra. Average hwy is @18 after the engine has a few thousand miles on it. So don't expect stellar gas mileage from the Tundra. I hear the silverado may get better mileage.
  • I am looking for a good internet deal on a Tundra. I keep hearing about 6K+ discounts off of list. I am looking for a dealer west of the Mississippi (I'm in Colorado). Thanks in advance for any help!
  • with Xcab 4.6L Auto. His gas mileage is the same as my Tundra except he gets 1 mpg better on the highway, probably because he doesn't have 4X4 and I do. Of course I can out haul and outrun him pretty severely. To needa4X4 this Carson, California internet salesperson has a pretty good reputation on some boards.
    dianne@earthlink.net
    or http://carsontoyota.com
  • Can we say Barbecue?

    I am adding my new addition to the truck next week? Fog Lights!
  • After researching the Tunda [vibration problems], the Silverado [chinsy interior controls, screeching and vibrations, the Ford Explorer and the Dodge Ram [forget it], how does one decide? I have a 91 Toyota 4WD SR5 with 160,000. It's been a great truck and the engine was rebuilt by Toyota for free with 120K because of a known gasket defect so I'm happy with Toyota but don't want an new expensive vibrating truck. Any suggestions? Wait another year or two?
  • rwellbaum2rwellbaum2 Posts: 1,006
    I haven't heard of any vib issues with the 2001 Tundra. But waiting till the end of the year to be sure would be cheap insurance.
  • z71billz71bill Posts: 2,000
    Why don't you buy another Tacoma? If you need more room in the cab - take a look at the crew cab Tacoma (whatever its called).
  • tp4unctp4unc Posts: 437
    T-dude wins the prize. However, Quad's answer was a good one. I've been hunting for about 2 weeks now(Chatham Co., t-dude) and the deer(does and small bucks) I've past up sure would be tasty right about now. I doubt I'll be choosy much longer.

    Quad,
    Which "Chick"? Or, can you handle all three!!??
  • My second guess was going to be wild turkey.
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    I have an SR5 2WD Access Cab V8... good truck.. plastic skid plates.. booooo!
  • rwellbaum2rwellbaum2 Posts: 1,006
    I didn't know they had plastic on the 2wd. Doesn't sound like much of a skid plate, more like a vanity cover. ;)
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    Place a torch on it......warps=metal...melts=plastic....LOL!!
  • bamatundrabamatundra Posts: 1,583
    My 4X4 has a large, heavy guage steel plate under the engine and transmission. It also has plastic splash guards on either side of the skip plate by the wheel wells. Are you sure you aren't looking at the splash guards?
  • ryanbabryanbab Posts: 7,240
    plastic skid plates kinda defeat the purpose eh?

    Ryan
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    and increases mpg. also cheaper too. If they wanted light why not use kevlar.
  • obyoneobyone Posts: 8,065
    maybe it's plastic coating on metal. see post 402 for the test to be sure...
  • I'm looking for 2001 Tundra LTD Access.
    I'm in Southern New Jersey. Not really
    looking for any additional options,LTD
    comes with all I need. What would be a
    good price,invoice looks like $22358.
    Never done factory order, will dealers deal??
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    how to handle a torch I would! ha!

    but then again my mom would send me back to Dr. Fink and I'm gonna have to again talk about why I melt things.
  • rwellbaum2rwellbaum2 Posts: 1,006
    The best place for answers is found at; tundrasolutions.com
  • A few deal exist for leftover 2000 Tundras. Have they fixed the "vibration problem" or would it be better to wait and pay ~1,000 more for a 2001.
  • You face an instant $3500-4000 hit on depreciation if you buy a 2000. This would matter not a bit if you kept it 5 years. But if you got a vibrator and wanted to dump it, you lose big on the 2000. Be safe. Get the 2001 model.
  • z71billz71bill Posts: 2,000
    They are the same truck. Get the 2000 if you can save $3-4K. Warranty will cover the problem (if you have one - 1% chance)


    OR

    Wait for the 2002 model - when Toyota gets 25 more HP, 32 % more cab space, better MPG, rear seat that people can sit in, higher tow capacity, larger bed, locking rear end, autotrac and bow tie - no wait that is the 99 chevy. LOL
  • rwellbaum2rwellbaum2 Posts: 1,006
    Normally they wait 3 years then change, but you never know.
  • z71billz71bill Posts: 2,000
    You are right - should not expect any major changes to a new model for at least 3 years. Most companies make some small changes, maybe increase HP by 10 - or add a few new colors. Maybe change the location of the clock!! Which seems to be about the biggest complaint most Tundra owners have.
  • ratboy3ratboy3 Posts: 324
    is in awkward position! haha.. I should be thankful it has a clock.. my Tacoma didnt have a clock
  • I agree! My last two trucks did not have one either. I love having the clock in any position on the truck.
  • tractiontraction Posts: 141
    From a 10/12 AP story that Bridgestone/Firestone
    Inc. "tested a tire model made for two Toyota
    vehicles after small cracks were found on the
    sidewalls, but both companies said Thursday that
    the problems appear to be only cosmetic."

    They said that the " Dueler HT 689 model, size
    P265/70R16, was standard equipment on some of
    Toyota's full-sized Tundra pickup trucks and its
    new 2001 Sequoia sport utility vehicle until last
    month when the cracks were discovered."
  • tractiontraction Posts: 141
    "Toyota now refusing to use Bridgestone/Firestone
    tires after discovering cracks

    Toyota has informed Bridgestone/Firestone that it
    will no longer accept tires that fall under the
    Bridgestone Dueler brand name after Toyota
    discovered "abnormal surface cracks"; in new tires
    that come as standard equipment on such models as
    the Toyota Tundra, according to CBS affiliate WWJ
    News Radio in Detroit, MI. Surface cracks, if they do appear on tires, do not usually show until the near the very end of a tires life. This newly discovered problem could also lend to the argument of safety advocacy groups that quality is still an issue at Bridgestone/Firestone."
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