Love the style, look and (when it's right) performance of this truck. I work out of state and put tons of miles on my vehicle, as well as drive it off road quite a bit, making 4wd drive a necessity. After returning from a trip, my 4wd locked up in 4 low - I took it to my local Toyota Dealer who informed me that this is a known problem if you drive your 4wd Tundra anywhere it is wet or cold - this was corroborated by several of the other techs at the Toyota dealership. I contacted Toyota and they said that although there is a known problem, it's not covered under the warranty. $2400 later, my 4wd works, but we've learned our lesson. This model just isn't right.
This truck will go through brakes every 25000 miles. I have the proof in the repair tickets. When I complained to the dealership they said well you do pull a trailer with it. Excuse me the trailer has it's own brake system, I even disengaged it to see how bad it would drag on the truck and it definately slowed down much slower without the trailer brakes so they are doing their job. I have purchased the third and final factory warranty at a cost of 3000 plus because of the expensive repairs this truck has had. so on top of a hefty selling price add almost 10,000 to that to keep it on the road. In addition Toyota gives me nothing to drive when they have it torn down. We have consistently complained for several years about the gas pedal (the one involved in the deaths and lawsuit) Yup that's my 07... and they tell me they cant do anything but put splints in and they last for a week if your lucky. Their solution, trade it on on a new one so they can make another 50,000 on me. Are they nuts? Ford and Chevy would love to get a hold of this story...
I have never in my life drove anything but the blue oval. I have purchased 9 different ford trucks in the last few years, and now I'm driving a new 07 Tundra Crewmax. I got tired of giving 30 some thousand for a truck only to find out it is worth 17 in only two years.
This is now my fourth Toyota truck I have owned, and the first three were amazing having put on 450000 kms, and not needing anything except for regular maintenance. I have to say as much as I love the detail, and style, I am not impressed. I had an issue loading my ATV into the back, causing the tailgate to deform, I had to research that issue and found there had been a service recall, however the Service manager at the dealership took some persuading even to look it up, however in the end it was fixed at no cost. Secondly, the rubber rain track on the roof had to be reinstalled once under warranty during a car wash, however within a year it had blown out while driving down the highway.
32-valves, DOHC, variable intake and exhaust timing
Compression ration (x:1)
Horsepower (hp @ rpm)
381 at 5,600
Torque (lb-ft @ rpm)
401 at 3,600
6-speed automatic with manual mode and tow/haul switch
Transmission and axle ratios (x:1)
All the best runs were made with traction control off*, but with prudent throttle modulation to keep the rear tires from evaporating. Wow, this thing is quick! *Note: Turning traction control off automatically engages Auto LSD, an electronic limited-slip function.
Not much to tell: very little ABS pulse or hum. Pedal stroke and firmness remained the same from first to last stop.
Our test truck had no owner's manual, and we didn't find the defeat mechanism for the stability control while at the track. Therefore, our slalom results came in lower than they otherwise would have. Nevertheless, steering is quick and precise, and the chassis is suited to dancing. Unlike slalom, where stability control was the limiting factor, it was the tires on the skid pad. An inexorable "push" develops that doesn't seem to awaken the sleeping electronic nanny.