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2005 Toyota Tundra

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


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I have had this truck for a liitle over 2 weeks and it is great. Took a 4oo mile each trip with the wife and 2 teenagers. No complaints at all from the back seat passengers. Milage is 16.9 mixed Highway and city, 18.3 highway driving the speed limit. Build quality is exceptional and power is very good. When the doors or tail gate is closed it sounds solid. Comfort is great for a truck. Only complaint is no lumbar support on drivers seat, this is cured by a lumbar roll.


Best Features

Power back window, build quality comfort. Room and comfort of back seats. Pleasently surprised with milage.


Worst Features

Lumbar support on front seats.


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By newlimited
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Double Cab Limited 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I tested every full-size truck out there over the summer. I loved the Nissan Titan, but it was a little too loud had HUGE towing mirrors. I liked the F-150 (esp on Z-plan). In fact, I liked those 2 better than Tundra SR5, but once I drove the Limited, I had a clear choice. It had the smoothest ride of any truck (full size OR compact) and every feature I wanted with only feature I didn't want (a cassette player!). Some may prefer the feel of a big truck, but for me the refinement in the ride was a selling point. The Toyota quality is a bonus.


Best Features

Quiet and smooth ride. Leather seats. Power sliding rear window. Good visibility (for a truck). Step boards are very helpful.


Worst Features

The truck has enough power, but when I really ask for something, it whines a little. So, maybe a tighter tranny would do it. A few switches (and especially the clock) aren't in the right place. The overhead console could use some refinement . . . it has 3 modes -- temperature, direction, or both.


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Beyond its freshness date
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By Scott
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Double Cab Limited 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my third Toyota truck and is the most refined of all, but it should be considering the body style has been out since 1999. Cabin is very quiet, 5 spd. tranny keeps you in the mid teens for mpg's and the power is improved. Interior layout needs work, heated seats, cargo lamp, and rear defog switches are all on wrong side of the console. Interior door handles are too small, fold and tumble rear seats are useless, leaves no room to store anything of bulk. The fit and finish are top notch for a truck however. Turning radius needs allot of work, this thing is tough to park, and the bed sides are to tall. Needs tailgate assist and rear sonar back-up detectors like the competition.


Best Features

Leather seating, steering wheel audio controls, electric back window, quiet cabin, cheap lease payment!


Worst Features

Auto power up windows, fold and tumble rear seats gotta go, climate control on a limited a must, center console shift, bigger wheels, bigger interior door handles, better turning radius, tailgate assist, rear sonar back up detectors, and add some chrome the all paint thing is for Nascar!


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TUNDRA
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By Robert Brennan
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2005 Toyota Tundra 4dr Access Cab Limited 4WD SB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is just a half ton truck. If you are going to tow you have to get all the goodies to do it. You have to get the right gears and coolers to make it right. I did these things and have no problems. Don't think you are bying a one ton truck.


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


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Excellent truck. Very smooth transmission, motor is very refined. Seats are very comfortable. Just bought truck on 7/16/05. Liked the truck and was able to get a good deal.This truck is much more refined then my 2000 F150. When you drive the Tundra it handles and drives (very nimble) like a much smaller truck than it is. Like the shallow bed (easier to reach over sides to get cargo out) I only have about 160 miles on it at this time. I have owned Ford trucks all my life. I had it narrowed down to the Tundra,Tacoma, and Honda Ridgeline. The Tundra was the only one I ended up test driving. My wife agreed that it is all around the best looking of the three.


Best Features

Ride, Refinement, Comfort, Size ,Off road package, Quiet interior, Power,


Worst Features

Stability control available while getting offroad package. 3-4" more leg room in back on extended cab even at the expense of bed length would be very good idea for utilizing the back seat for bigger people.


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