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Toyota Tundra, Truck
May 29, 2002 (11:49 am)
I'm not sure how quick you are to jump into a new truck, but I'd definitely wait for the 03 Tundra to hit the floor. I can't guarantee that there will be any radical changes, but I have an old buddy who works for corporate Toyota in Japan who says that Toyota will indeed release a " bigger better Tundra " by the year 2005. Im certainly hoping this includes a crew cab, or even just a bigger back seat to the current version. I myself am fighting the urge to go get a 2002 model, but will wait the remaining few months until the 03s hit the lot.
BTW when you're ready, keep Carsdirect.com in mind. Very low prices, the lowest I've ever been quoted compared to all the dealers around here in LA area, including Longo Toyota, the largest in the nation. Not to mention the site will allow you to customize the truck with no obligation to anything. I myself am not impressed with the quality of GM trucks in particular and have never been a Dodge fan, so it will remain Toyota for now.
May 29, 2002 (5:36 pm)
I have had my 2002 since Nov 2001 and I really like the truck. It is the best light truck on the market right now. I have a few things that I would like to say though:
1. The driveline thump that Alan mentioned. I want to fix mine but I have not had the time given that I am constantly working on my race car for the next race
2. I have an anoying rattle below the glove compartment that I need to locate and cure. It does not happen often, but it is annoying when it does.
3. I would like to see the bed made 2-3 inches deeper. As its is, it is hard to fit TWO 205/50/15 7 inches wide rims on top of each other.
4. I have almost 8k on my tuck and have had zero problems so far. I am hoping for a long term relationship with this truck. I need it to two my race car once a month and it does a great job.
5. The stock shocks SUCK. They are very soft and designed with comfort in mind. I had the stokcers for 425 miles and then switched to the TRD Bilestin HD shocks. That is the best and only modification that I have done to the truck. The truck is now firm, but not jarring and handles dips w/o floating and wallowing like the stockers do. You can get the TRD package as an option to get better shocks. But mine are even stiffer than the TRD option shocks.
6. I am a single man and I do not have kids, so the rear seat is for storage mostly. I have not tried it. But to be honest the rear seat is ok for a small adults or children.
May 30, 2002 (9:42 am)
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#1543 of 1986 toyota took 6 of 7 truck awards
May 30, 2002 (9:34 pm)
DETROIT AUTOMAKERS MOVE UP
Out of 16 car and truck segments, Toyota and its luxury division Lexus led in the quality rankings in nine.
In a troubling sign for Detroit's automakers, which dominate truck sales, Toyota virtually swept the truck awards, topping six of seven categories, including mid-size sport utility vehicles and full-size pickup trucks.
"It is a remarkable performance. They've captured virtually every truck award that we have," Walters told Reuters in an interview.
#1544 of 1986 Still Surprised
May 30, 2002 (9:46 pm)
to see obyone and quadrunner500 are so interested in toyota threads, maybe they got tired of hanging out in GM threads and giving out advices to other GM owners with truck problems.
Obyone, i read before that you are very interested in buying a Lexus LX 470, did you bought one yet?
#1545 of 1986 My lease on my Denali expires in 03/03.
May 31, 2002 (1:04 am)
I'm still contemplating what I will get next. Drove a friends new LS 430...little too small. Have to check out the offering from BMW and MB too.
Do you know if the pistons on the Tundra are forged?
Jun 01, 2002 (1:01 am)
I don't know that one but i doubt it as toyota doesn't see tundra owners running their trucks at over 4000 rpm excessively.
Jun 01, 2002 (9:11 am)
Careful of what model BMW you look at. My wife has a 2001 325ci which has had its share of problems.
On a good note, a buddy of mine just got his 5 series beemer about six months ago. No problems with it to date. If you are interested in BMW's let me know and I can e-mail you the laundry list my wife has had.
#1548 of 1986 Laundry list?
Jun 01, 2002 (11:04 am)
OMG. Didn't want to go there. Actually was thinking of the X5 and the ML500. BTW, how was the dealership's service department?
Jun 02, 2002 (2:18 pm)
The service department was not the best. My wife has been to the dealership so many times, they are pretty much on a first name basis!
They did fix most of the problems, however it took anywhere from 3-5 times per problem for them to figure it out and then fix it.
Most of the time, the service dept had to be prodded if you know what I mean. They were not very forthcoming with information and you kinda had to get tough with them to get something done. (Kinda like GM huh)
The X5 is not a bad ride. My friend's sister has one and has not had any problems with it yet. It does ride a bit stiff, but then again its an SUV.
I can't speak for the ML500, although they do look real nice. Keep me posted on what you decide.
BTW, you've got mail.. I sent ya a couple of questions.