I upgraded to this truck (Regular Cab
4WD V8) from my V6 Tacoma because I
needed more hauling power and more room
in the bed. I have driven this truck
11,500 miles in 6 weeks, sometimes
hauling a double axle 16' car trailer
and loading heavy car parts in the back.
The Tundra's fuel economy while towing
is much better than I expected,
especially with non California gas.
Build quality is excellent, with my only
complaint being the cupping of the front
tires-the dealer found the front end
alignment to be 7 degrees off! I bought
the strip model with real window cranks
and rubber floor mats for ease of
maintenance. I drove them all,but one
thing was missing-the Toyota reliability!!!
My favorite feature has to be the drive
train. I was disappointed that a 6
speed manual trans offered with the V8,
but the 5 speed auto has been a real
pleasure. Acceleration is smooth, and
passing power is enough to make a
sportscar blush! 4WD traction is
unbelievable in snow AND mud!
The only petty improvement I can think
of is to not put the cup holder in front
of the heater controls and the cargo
lamp button. Unfortunately, I don'thave
a better place to suggest. Everything
else about the Tundra is top of it's game