Late model (07+) Tundra's, yay or nay?

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j&j

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Looking at ditching my impractical FJ Cruiser and getting what I should have in the first place, a truck. We have an 18FT boat, trailer that we tow, and the FJ can handle it fine, but it sucks on gas terribly, and is pretty cramped for what it is.

http://www.motorcarsofdallas.com/web/vehicle_photos/6686115/


I'm looking at late model Tundra's now as I drove an F150 with similar features but just couldn't get past the lackluster 4.6L V8, while tried and true, it's just a dog compared to the 5.7L Tundra. Any 5.4 Triton F150's seemed to have too many features, leather, etc. and they generally seemed overpriced. Also, the Tundra you get a true 4 door truck with their basic double cab version, whereas with the F150 you don't, it's either extended cab, with what my wife hates the most about the FJ, suicide doors, or a nice crew cab that's overpriced.

Who here has a newer Tundra?
 

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5.7L Tundra YAY YAY YAY YAY. all day yay. one of our tow rigs in an 2010 tundra gets 9.7 towing a 9500lb 24ft enclosed trailer. been an amazing rig and there super comfortable. you wont go wrong. only concern i would have with it being 2WD is pulling the boat back out of a wet boat ramp ive seem plenty of 2wd trucks have issues. but then again the owners could have been retards.
 
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jlee

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Aaron at ATS Racing has a 5.7l Tundra with the TRD supercharger.

Nothing like merging onto the freeway in a ~330rwhp MR2, and looking in your rearview and seeing a Tundra keeping up...
 

JulesMaximus

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Looking at ditching my impractical FJ Cruiser and getting what I should have in the first place, a truck. We have an 18FT boat, trailer that we tow, and the FJ can handle it fine, but it sucks on gas terribly, and is pretty cramped for what it is.

http://www.motorcarsofdallas.com/web/vehicle_photos/6686115/


I'm looking at late model Tundra's now as I drove an F150 with similar features but just couldn't get past the lackluster 4.6L V8, while tried and true, it's just a dog compared to the 5.7L Tundra. Any 5.4 Triton F150's seemed to have too many features, leather, etc. and they generally seemed overpriced. Also, the Tundra you get a true 4 door truck with their basic double cab version, whereas with the F150 you don't, it's either extended cab, with what my wife hates the most about the FJ, suicide doors, or a nice crew cab that's overpriced.

Who here has a newer Tundra?

o_O And you think a Tundra is going to be any better?
 
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hans007

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yeah i really dont get why you think a truck will suck on gas less. plus wont an extended cab in any truck still be more cramped than an SUV which at least has an enclosed back part to throw items into?

anyway a coworker has an fj and it more or less has the same power train as the v6 tundra. i'd figure the v8 tundras will be even worse. the fj had the whole retro unique look but in my opinion its a pretty terrible car outside of offroad handling which is better than most SUVs. that 4.0 V6 toyota puts out is pretty behind the times compared to american V6s like the 3.7 V6 ford uses in the new explorer / f-150 and the 3.7 pentastar in say the RAM trucks and the grand cherokee etc.

i think maybe you should look into what you really want maybe check out SUVs that are actually better than a fj cruiser unless you really need a long bed in the back of your vehicle. like a diesel or v6 grand cherokee with the new 8 speed
 
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j&j

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Sorry, I meant the FJ sucks on gas, and the Tundra will be no better. The FJ had the factory TRD supercharger too, requires premium fuel, etc. and while it's a great off road machine. It's like an extended cab truck as it has suicide doors, cramped back seat already, etc.

While the Tundra is an extended cab, it has true 4 doors, the back seats roll down as well, not to mention the 6.5ft bed, which I would use all the time. Of course it's a better towing vehicle too as the FJ has a shorter wheelbase
 

Zivic

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we have owned two tundras... an 08 and now a 12. the 4 door offering is key to the appeal of the truck for us. the 5.7 is an awesome motor, but is not easy on fuel. that said, it gets comparable mileage to what my dad sees in his 5.4 ford. We have a double cab with 8' box and it is a big truck. we see 14-15 mpg on a mainly city driving, and 11 mpg towing (usually about 4500 - 5000 lbs)

our 08 ate up brakes at a little over 30k and otherwise had no issues. our '12 had the air pump fail (i believe and emissions thing) and replaced under warranty.

any truck is a good truck these days. I would put my personal choices as ford and toyota. The 4 doors and 8' bed option is why we are driving a toyota
 

JulesMaximus

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we have owned two tundras... an 08 and now a 12. the 4 door offering is key to the appeal of the truck for us. the 5.7 is an awesome motor, but is not easy on fuel. that said, it gets comparable mileage to what my dad sees in his 5.4 ford. We have a double cab with 8' box and it is a big truck. we see 14-15 mpg on a mainly city driving, and 11 mpg towing (usually about 4500 - 5000 lbs)

our 08 ate up brakes at a little over 30k and otherwise had no issues. our '12 had the air pump fail (i believe and emissions thing) and replaced under warranty.

any truck is a good truck these days. I would put my personal choices as ford and toyota. The 4 doors and 8' bed option is why we are driving a toyota

They are great trucks. If I had any need for one whatsoever I'd probably go with the Tundra or the Ford, although I think the Tundra looks much better than the Ford personally.
 

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I love my '12 Tundra. I love that the double cab has it's own doors and has enough room for my kids and dogs without having to go to the larger cab and shorter bed. Oh and it's got power to spare for towing too.
 

j&j

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thanks guys, i'm having them replace some trim on the dash as it was slightly broken from some electronics the dude who traded it in took off. I'll probably pick it up tomorrow, it'll be my first actual truck.
 

AMCRambler

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What about the frame rust issues Toyota's from early to mid 2000's were having? Solved? For what you pay for a pickup the damn thing better last more than a couple years before the frame rusts out.
 
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