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2005 Toyota Tundra - Consumer Reviews

2005 Toyota Tundra

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Solid Performer
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By William
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Double Cab SR5 Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Drive Tundra to work everyday approx 22 miles of highway driving. Has been a very reliable vehicle with now having 62,000 miles and still on the original tires. Only maintenance has been by the book with fluid changes. Tow boat about once every two weeks and it handles a 3,000 pound package without any problem.


Best Features

Fun to drive. Transmission is extremely smooth as well as the ride. Love the rear window that rolls down.


Worst Features

Should get better gas mileage with only a 4.7 litre motor and a relatively smaller frame as trucks go. Average about 16 city and 18 on highway.


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55,000 miles and going!
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By kevthom
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Double Cab SR5 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought this truck in 2008 with 50,000 miles on it with faith in Toyota's reputation in longevity. So far no maintenance problems, just a battery replacement. The ride is comfortable with the TRD package, including at high speeds, and I love the full sliding rear window. The 4WD works great in snow with rare instances in which the 4WD does not engage immediately. The dashboard around the stereo and glove box squeaks irritatingly on bumps/rough roads, especially when cold. Overall a great vehicle and I plan on keeping it until it runs into the ground!


Best Features

Engine runs smooth and strong, and transmission shifts smoothly. Love the sunroof (no leaks yet!) and full sliding rear window - compared to other trucks that have much smaller window. Good space for passengers and comfortable cloth seats.


Worst Features

The 4WD models should come standard with tube step bar beneath doors. Cruise control on the steering wheel is desirable, instead of behind the steering wheel.


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By Jeff
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Access Cab SR5 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

Bought this truck new after my 10th time at the shop to fix my 03 Dodge 2500 diesel. The Tundra is a good, reliable truck, in four years it has never been in a shop. I change the oil myself. We live 25 miles from any dealership and the Tundra never needs one. We use it to haul hay, do ranch tasks, tow a stock trailer and our camper on vacations. I try to keep loads under a ton. The Tundra is really comfortable and is great in the snow in 4X4. Spends half its miles in 4X4 on dirt roads, 99% of its time hauling or towing, usually both. Someone needs to tell the Dodge/Ford/Chevy guys a long warranty and free fixes do us mountain folks, far from dealers, NO GOOD!!!


Best Features

Size, it fits most payloads (30 small bales of hay or 1 4X4X8 big bale), still fits in a normal garage and gets through an 8'cattle gate. Reliability, nice cab, plenty of room and power. Good brakes. Did I say reliability?


Worst Features

Stouter rear suspension and frame. Wish Toyota had made a 3/4 ton version of the smaller Tundra.


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2005 Tundra 4.7 Limited Stepside 2WD
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By resconroe
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Access Cab Limited Rwd Stepside SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Bought this truck used September 2008 with 28000 miles as lease return. Replaced Enkei 20" wheels and Goodyears with 17" factory alloys and new Dunlops to get a better balance. Powerful engine gets good gas mileage. Quiet, smooth ride. Excellent 10" ground clearance.


Best Features

Exterior looks.


Worst Features

None.


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Ford and Chevy don't stand a chance
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By gnc1104
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Double Cab SR5 Rwd SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought my Tundra used after my F150 was totaled. What a monster!!! I own a construction business, and the Tundra beats the F150 in every category. MPG, power, torque, ride, room, comfort, etc. I will never buy a Ford or Chevy truck again. I added exhaust, leveling kit, and oversized tires, and I am getting about 21 mpg. WOW!!!! Drive one and you will buy one.


Best Features

POWER, MPG, power rear window, and ride


Worst Features

HMMMM......... better turning radius.


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