The V8 runs very well, but a little
underpowered. Needs VVT valve
technology to get the power up. Heater
system inadequate. Not enough air, and
to the wrong places. Build quality
typical Toyota (very good). Needs a
little help with transmission logic. 2
to 1 downshift at low speeds annoying,
especially on slipery surfaces.
Overall, a good reliable pickup, if
you're not doing "full sized" chores.
This is NOT a full size pickup. But
then again, I bought it because it
wasn't full sized.
Smoothness, reliability, serviceability.
VVT technology for valve train. Better
keyless entry system (the stock system
is a pain to work with). Power rear
Previously owned 86 Ford Bronco(bought
new). Got tired of fixing it all the
time and I do mean all the time. The
Tundra oozes in quality. The ride is
soft and very quiet, engine very
powerful, seats comfortable and good
driving position. Under the hood it is
a sheer enginering marvel, a home
Looks good, drives great. Stereo very
good. Love the soft ride. Hauls my
1500 lb boat like at ain't there.
Automatic climate control. I love the
auto climate control on the wife's
Impressive truck. Test drove the other
Big Three truck manufacturers before
visiting Toyota. Sure glad I
did....the Tundra had a noticeable
superior ride and performance. Silky
smooth V8 and the transmission is so
fluid that you can't tell it's shifted
unless you've either pegged the
accelerator or you're watching the
Acceleration. Only rated at 245HP/315
ft/lbs torque but it feels and
performs like quite a bit more.
The rear seating needs a more reclined
backrest and more leg room. This has
been accomplished with later Tundra