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#1652 of 1986 2003 tundra
Aug 08, 2003 (10:29 am)
I went through the same process and wound up with the Tundra in February. Got a 2003 SR5 4X4 TRD LSD V8 because I liked the size, the power, the ride and comfort. I also thought it just felt better compared to the others. The fit and finish was better and my experience with other GM products pushed Toyota over the edge. I tow a 16 foot jet boat and got 13 mph while towing. No problems at all at 10,000 miles. My only complaint is that the front end feels a little bouncy on the highway at times with the TRD suspension, nothing really bad, just feels a little too soft for my taste at times. Thinking of adding a sway bar or stiffer shocks.
Aug 08, 2003 (8:21 pm)
If you are in the market for a new truck, you are selling yourself short to not wait a few months and check out the new F150. That truck is going to be the most heavily scrutinized vehicle coming off the assembly line, and the quality will likely be outstanding. It already has gotten great reviews by various media reports. Don't overpay for a truck just because it is a Toyota - its not worth it in the long run.
Aug 20, 2003 (11:04 pm)
I think it is very brave of you to offer advice like Quality and Ford in the same post.
Give me a break. Did Ford cut it's advertising budget as well and send you to disperse this misleading info? You get what you pay for in this case.
Ray, the only Ford I'll EVER own again will be on my display shelf.
#1655 of 1986 T TUNDRA STEPSIDE yesssss
Sep 09, 2003 (4:07 pm)
We shopped for 2 months; Labor day approached. We waited. Toyota was finally offering $2000 off..
We got $2000 more off.. Then they could not come up with the truck we had ordered; therefore, we got another thousand off, having settled for one with "Toyota Guard" .. It is beautiful, roomy, seats are nice
(except for that danged headrest, which is NOT as pushy as mOST that are coming in new cars and trucks)
The power is awesome and so is the ride. We will let you know more later.
#1656 of 1986 04 Ford F 150
Sep 19, 2003 (5:47 pm)
In my humble opinion, this truck is a lot uglier than the 03 version. It is really boxy looking.
One comment: You can get a wonderful truck with just about any make or model these days. It is just that the probablity of getting a lemon is much higher with US domestic models than with Japanese designed ones. So buying a new vehicle is always a gamble. This is why I tend to hold onto those that I am happy with for a long time.
#1657 of 1986 '03 Tundra
Sep 23, 2003 (6:13 am)
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the only changes for 2003 is the front bumper facia, ABS standard, side-step model and on the limited; steering wheel controls and power rear window. Does anybody have any experience with the power rear window? Do you like it? What's the primary purpose? To hual longer items, or just to open things up, kinda like a rear sunroof?
#1660 of 1986 v6 4x2 ext cab
Sep 25, 2003 (4:59 pm)
also i dont realy regret not buy 4x4 b/c i dont drive off road but i would say its always good to have the option..but for me 4x2 v6 is good enough for me crazy testdriver
#1661 of 1986 2000 Tundra SR5 V8 ext cab 2x4
Sep 30, 2003 (4:26 pm)
I've owned this truck for four years now and as pleased with it now as the day I bought it. 42,000 miles and 1 o2 sensor and a headlight glitch both repaired under warranty. Not too bad for a 1st year run. Average 17-18 mpg in daily driving and around 20-21 on the highway. This, contrary to what some others seem to think, is pretty good truck milage The original equipment Dunlops though were somewhat lacking. I change my own oil using Mobil1 5000 miles and except for other routine maintence has been trouble free. This is a lot more than I can say for my work truck which is a 1 ton Chevy diesel. But then that's a whole different story. I came out of an 88 F150 when I purchased this truck and it was also mostly trouble free. The 165,000 solid miles on my wife's Avalon prompted me to look Tundra and at least so far am happy with the choice.