Got a great deal on a remaining 06 DC 4x4 SR5 which was pretty loaded up. Here's the positives about the truck: great back seat room compard to 07 DC, larger bed than upcoming Crewmax, nice engine and tranny, unparalled resale value, lots of aftermarket items available, very good off road ability, fit and finish is perfect. Negatives: horrible gas mileage so far, outdated dash board and controls, higher than average TSBs and recalls, cloth seats seem cheap, center console rounded, not good for work.
Have had for 3500 miles now. Super smooth ride for off-road suspension, great looks, comfortable interior, ample get up & go V-8. Poor MPG for small 4.7 liter V-8 (avg. 13-14 mpg). Recurring problem w/ VERY noisy serpentine belt. Have had back at dealer 2 times now in less than a month, have 3rd appt. scheduled for same problem. Dealer says it's either faulty belt or belt tensioner (both have been replaced). Either way, didn't expect to have such a problem w/ a "reliable" Toyota that cost me over $30k.
Smooth V-8, comfortable front & rear seats, great handling.
Poor MPG for a smaller V-8. Less than avg. towing capacity (6500 lbs) for "full-size" truck. VERY noisy, squeaky serpentine belt.
This truck looks and runs great. I've gotten a few compliments on the looks. Braking is very good. Only 14-MPG city. That's very little stop & go driving & very disappointing. The other problem is the wide turning radius. U-turns are a big problem, they turn into K-turns.
Heated mirrors. Rugged sounding exhaust,quick acceleration. The back seat folds up fast & easy and is a good place to carry golf clubs.
I bought this vehicle new in Dec. 2005 and I have been very disappointed in the transmission and brakes. The brakes feel spongy and occasionally the brake pedal will sink way down and I feel like vehicle isn't going to stop, probably a problem with the ABS. Also the transmission sticks in gear and is very slow to shift into the next gear. When accelerating I have had the RPMS redline because the tranny is not shifting but stuck in 1st or 2nd gear. Erratic and jerky shifting on tranny. Sometimes it will shift into 5th gear when I am only going 25 or 30 MPH.
Ride is excellent and seats are very comfortable.
Improve braking system and Electronic Transmission control. Also my A/C went out after only owning for a few months.
I love the quality feel and tight solid body of this truck. I owned an 02 Tundra and was very happy, but the 06 is much peppier, with more horsepower and the new 5 speed transmission is beautifully geared to keep the engine in the proper torque range, so it performs very very well. It's extremely quiet - no wind or engine noise. Nice ride. Got 18 mpg driving 200 miles home from dealer, in spite of over an hour idling along in a huge traffic jam. It's not as roomy or comfortable as the Titan or the Ram 1500, wont haul as much. But I haul only occasional light weight trailers, so a 7/8 size truck fits my needs perfectly. Love it
Superior build quality. No rattles. Quiet, nice ride, engine & 5-speed performs beautifully, tight and solid, handles very well. Reliable. Relatively good mileage (18) first 200 mile trip.
See the 07 Tundra. I went for the 06. 2500 rebate. 06 is big enough for me - has been built for several years. No bugs.