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 thatll
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. Its 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
Vehicle feels solid on the road. Cabin
is spacious. Controls are typical of
foreign vehicle but could be desined
better. Headlight control integrated in
turn signal. I have had the headlights
go off accidentally at night when I put
on the turn signal. Wireless throttle
control is not as smooth as it could
be. Neither is the transmission.
Turning radius is pathetic. Stock
tires are not good in snow and.
Engine power is more than adequate.
Truck performs well offroad. I like the
power rear window. 4WD system works
well and is easy to use. Load
capability is good. Overall, I
like the truck.
Iv'e driven nearly every type of pickup
before I purchased the Tundra. The
Tundra outmatches its competition as
long as you're looking for a
lightweight pickup. Because Toyota
does not offer a 3/4 ton pickup that is
the only reason it isn't the best
compared in that category.
Quietness, Responsiveness, Turning
radius, Quickness, Bench Seat a must
(more comfortable as well as
Totally satisfied couldn't can't think
of any impovements.
The best ride and gas mileage of all
the "full size" trucks I tested.
Manages to have a full size bed and an
excellent backseat for my kids. Car
like handling with the ability to haul
the small loads I use for work. Nice
build quality and a good stereo
system. We love the rear sliding
window, no buffeting even at speed.
The sunroof is huge, and there enough
drink holders for 6 people.
Excellent ride, great backseat, nice
stereo, full size deep bed (with 4
doors!), and nicely equipped. Well put
together with simple and intuitive
Average (at best) leather and seat
heaters need improvement. The
monochromatic paint on the Limited
should be optional, I would prefer
chrome bumpers and grill. Wheels are a
pain to clean the little crevices.
Should have 4 wheel disk brakes instead
of rear drums.