With the moonroof and all the windows open (including the back window) I feel as though I'm in a convertible. Awesome! Great stereo, fun to drive. I've owned many GM products and this far out-shines them in value and reliability. Far fewer problems. American vehicles (Ford & GM) have a lot more features than Toyota. However, quality and workmanship of the Toyota product is superior to American vehicles.
Style & design are beautiful. Very smooth ride. Great "pick-up" when passing other vehicles. All windows fully recess into the door. Sliding rear window. HUGE moonroof. 6-disc cd player w/ steering wheel controls is great. Very comfortable back seats. Locking tailgate.
Turning radius. 13-mpg at best. Cabin needs better lighting. All switches need to be lighted. Leather drivers seat is wearing on side where seat adjustments are positioned. A/C cfm could be stronger. More options on "LIMITED" package should be standard. Better "information" system would help.
This has been a great truck, and like
all Toyotas, a really well built
vehicle. I drove chevy, ford, nissan,
dodge, and none can compare. The
Tundra gives you more room, better
ride, better comfort for rear seat
passengers, a really large moon roof,
and that get rear sliding window.
Coming from a Jeep Wrangler, I can tell
you it is great to be able to roll all
the windows (including the rear)
completely down. Makes me feel like my
jeep does with the top off. It might
cost a little more than the others, but
the peace of mind and the feeling of
safety and comfort are well worth the
I find the overall interior size was my
favorite feature. The verticle sliding
rear window and ex-large moon roof
combo is a killer.....
I would like a little better gas
mileage, but it is as good as any other
in its class. And class is what this
truck is all about.
This is my second Tundra. My 2001,
with ABS, skidded on a wet curve when
I braked, and was totaled (I was hit
by a Camry doing 50 - 60 mph and
walked home!) This time I got the
Vehicle Stability Control package,
along with the Double Cab. I just love
this vehicle (and I'm almost 60). I
get 17.5 miles to a gallon in mixed
city/freeway driving, but I drive
sensibly - gas is $2.20 a gal. The
driver's seat seems worse than
the '01, though. The initial shifting
also appears jerkier.
The smooth, noiseless ride. The best
fuel economy of the big trucks. The
SAFETY of the Tundra!
A more ergonomic driver's seat and a
smoother shifting tranny - and this
would be a dream ride.
When shopping for a new truck, my wife
asked me to consider a Ford, because a
friend could get us areally great deal
on a Ford. No Way! I drive 35K miles a
year, and I don't want a truck thatíll
give me problems before it has 150,000
miles on it. My old Toyota has 197,000
miles on it, and except for maintenance
my total repair bills have been $220.
An EGR tube and speedo cable. American
cars do not have the quality of a
Toyota. Our friend with the Ford has
had a lot of problems; power
windows/power door locks, cruise
control and brakes. Itís left him
stranded on the side of the road
twice! He doesn't have 50,000 miles on
it, and he's buying a new Ford.
6 CD stereo system, rear seat room, pwr
rear window, great ride, 8 cupholders,
5 power outlets, rear A/C vents, center
console storage, roll up windows after
you shut it off. Also, hit the starter
it keeps cranking until the engine
starts. Headlights turn off if left on.
More storage room under or behind the
rear seats. I need to carry tire plugs
and an air pump in case I pick up a
nail, and jumper cables to help my
friends with American trucks get them
started. Fix the rear window so it'll
go all the way up without stopping in