This truck had the shakes. It went back to dealer so many times, I just gave up. Toyota did replace all four wheels, but it didn't solve the problem. Oxygen sensors went out around 30k along with the tires. I had to pay for the oxygen sensors, but Toyota repaid me 4 years later. The tow wiring harness melted. The paint job was very poor. You could thump it and it would chip. The suspension was weak, and you could hit the bump stops in the rear very easy. I installed Bilstein shocks & Timbren ruber springs to solve the problem. I never had a brake problem. The engine was superb. Very smooth, responsive, and did a decent job pulling. I got over half my money back on trad-in after five years.
Resale value. Reliability. Great engine. Looks. Cost.
Ride quality. Suspension. Paint. OEM tires. Emission system. Tow wiring.
Best riding & handling truck I've ever had. Liked the truck a lot. Suicide door arrangement was the most the most bothersome part of the truck. It was difficult getting things in or out of the back seat area having to have both side doors open, espeicially in a crowded carking lot. The Dunlop tires that came with the truck all failed within 27,000 mi. The belts shifted inside the tire.
I would like to see Toyota make a more HD truck; at least a 3/4 Ton diesel model.
This truck has been wonderful. I have
been worried when I hear about the O2
sensor or brake problems but haven't
experienced them. The vehicle will
really haul, even with a full load and
goes great thru snow and ice. My only
problem has been the rear seat
area...my kids were little when I
bought the truck but have grown since
and will soon be too large for that
area. I drive a Chevvy Silverado at
work...nice truck but the Tundra is a
sportscar next to it...and much more
fun to drive.
The power and handling.Dependability
and great 4X4 performance.
Rear seat goes straight up and
down...very uncomfortable to be the
unlucky passenger back there. The new
crew cab woill probably be a better fit
if your going to be a people hauler.
My Tundra has 85000+ miles on it, the
only tie-up I've had is a tie-rod end
on it...I think that it was hit on that
side before I got the truck though.
I've put on 50,000 miles, never a brake
job (try ceramic pads if you have
problems)..I tow a 3500# boat 1,000
miles through the mountians without a
problem...other than the mpg drop. Avg
17mpg in normal conditions, 11 towing.
No squeaks or creaks or anything at all
to complain about.
Comfort (not in the back), power for my
use (not a X-Treme power hog, but it
does perfect for me), looks, great in-
control feel, easy to clean
MPG, more engine offers would be nice,
better paint job (still looks fine-just
chips slightly easy...so do the rest