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