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Poor Design
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By Michael
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2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Tundra Grade 4dr Double Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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This truck came with no body side moldings and none are available from Toyota. Toyota did put an "Event Data Recorder" in the Tundra. This records vehicle operation data to be used by Toyota if it is sued (the data can also be obtained by court order and used against the vehicle owner). Guess that is where the body side molding funds went. Other manufactures are doing the same, but Dodge, for instance, at least offers side molding as an option. It gets better. I tried to find the oil filter and couldn't. I got online and found owners complaining that it was installed above the skid plate. You have to removed it to get to the oil filter.


Best Features

None


Worst Features

Put body side molding on the truck. Who wants to spend that kind of money on a truck to have it beat up? No brainer. Put the oil filter in an accessible location. Come on. Lower the damn vehicle. You shouldn't have to climb to get in the driver's seat.


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Torque and horsepower are intoxicating!
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By Warren
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2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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When you live in the Rocky Mountains, 7, 8, 9 or even 13 per cent grades are not uncommon. How do you get a 6000 pound vehicle over such obstacles? Toyota has done it with a magnificent 380+ HP 400+ pound foot of torque, fire breathing 5.7L variable valve V8. Combined with a silky smooth 6 speed automatic transmission, 4.30 monster rear axle and enormous disc brakes on all four corners, Toyota has delivered a powertrain that will move this beast from 0-60 in just a hair over 6.0 seconds. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Once you have put your foot into this 1/2 ton truck, signing the sales contract is easy. No buyer's remorse here!!!


Best Features

By far, my favorite feature is the acceleration of this truck. Do not forget to turn off all the "nannies" that will try to inhibit the performance potential of this drivetrain. I love pulling a steep grade on the interstate at 75-80 mph, tapping the floor mounted shifter and passing with ease.


Worst Features

On certain sections of concrete interstate, while cruising at over 80 mph, this truck will set up a type of "harmonic shaking" that is so violent, you will think the lug nuts have come loose on one of your wheels.


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The Best Damn Truck Period
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By dubois
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2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab LB (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I drive a lot. Have an E350 van, F250 diesel, Tribeca and this combines all of those vehicles abilities into one - and that was the point. In 3 months I have traveled 11,500 miles inc'l east to west coast r/t via Dallas. Total av gas is 16.2. Rides great on ALL surfaces. Have just towed a loaded 5 x 8 trailer and a full bed (appx 5000 lbs total) that trip alone was 1300 miles avg gas was 15.6 - bottom line this vehicle has loads of room, features, and therefore offers me 4 vehicles in one, van like space & hauling, SUV like passenger room, great gas and truck like towing. With the 4.7 V8 and an 8 ft bed I can still hit 60 in about 7.5 seconds if I need to. Best vehicle I have ever owned!!


Best Features

Mid Level trim offers more than expected, 4 whl drive really works well and is a breeze to master. Traction control and brakes are fantastic. 8 ft bed is a monster and towing is easy. Gas mileage wayyy better than expected and all on 87 octane


Worst Features

Wish heated seats were optional on cloth seats or in mid grade trim, as well as upgraded stereo/DVD package. Would also like, heated washer fluid, or heated wiper blade area - otherwise no complaints


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Toyota "Blunder" Limited
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By Toyota Blunder
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2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab Limited 4dr Double Cab SB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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Have owned most light trucks over the last 25 years. This by far disappoints in most categories. The ride is harsh and poorly dampened, the radio, though upgraded could not keep a station. The integrated phone system, though great in concept worked when it wanted to. The steering is vague, the transmission needs improvement. 6 spd. sounds good until you put it to the test. Coming to a stop it was evident that you could experience each speed back to 1st. 6th gear is like the old 3sp. stick if you shifted too quickly the vehicle sounded as if it were lagging... same for the Tundra. The interior: plastic. I have bought a new Avalanche, top of the line for less money... fabulous


Best Features

Great brakes. needed to improve them after old design. What took so long? Great interior storage. Solid, no rattles. The gas pedal is too sensitive for this overly powerful truck.


Worst Features

Not enough room here. This truck is so mismatched, how bout something to look at. Standard suspension is horrible. How about some sound insulation from the harsh engine and drivetrain... this truck is not quiet. Start at square one.


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Tundra Offroad??
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By Dashboard
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2008 Toyota Tundra Double Cab SR5 4dr Double Cab 4WD LB (5.7L 8cyl 6A)


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Do not buy if you farm, ranch, backroad, camp, hunt, drive in snow, ice or mud. My 2000 TRD Tundra was a dream. I live in Colorado high country & drive in all the worst conditions & environments list above. The truck is a city or highway vehicle. No front tire chains. Clearance too low. Also; if you wear a shoe or boot size larger than Japanese size 8 watch out for the driver-side floor heater duct. My muddy boots (size 12) kept hitting the duct when I applied the brakes. The bed is to high for side access without a step stool.


Best Features

The bed light can be shut off or on.


Worst Features

Higher driver-side heat duct. Lower bed sides. More clearance. I lost my trailer light port on the first creek bed I crossed. Chain capable on both tires.


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