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#1877 of 1986 Brand new DC SR5 TRD on the road.
Jul 22, 2007 (7:00 pm)
I just used my tundra for the first 4 days. I am in the construction industry and required a 3/4 or half-ton for the job. I traded a 2001 3/4 silverado (company's truck) for a Black 07 TRD Tundra. I just put 1100 kilometers on it, it averaged 10.7 litres/100 kilometers which is about 22.0 MPG (US gal, not the 26.4 imperial). I basically gained about 120 miles of range per tank over that 3/4 ton (exact size match of tanks). I drove mostly highway miles at the limit to achieve that fuel mark, and it is very easy to turn 22.0 MPG to 16.0 MPG if you like to hammer the pedal. I love to drive fast, but making 160 extra bucks to take an extra 2 hours on the road was worth it. (The company pays a fuel rate that could almost cover a V10 triton's fuel bill).
As far as the truck itself, love it so far, but i am almost positive that the dampened tailgate (major favorite on the job site) is not going to make it in the long run. It was showing signs of wear after a few heavy loads. Time will tell I suppose, and hey its on warranty for 3 years. That and they advertised it being used as a work truck, and thats exactly what its going to do.
Next to the great gas mileage the truck *can* deliver, my second favorite thing was having 2 die hard ford fans I work with finding out that Toyota's puny little Tundra has more grunt than both of there super duties V10 triton's and has enough payload to more than cover general site work. In my years of experience, anything over 1000 lbs is going on a 5-ton flat deck with a HIAB crane, and most trailers coming to site are behind a Kenworth, not an F-250, not a tundra, or any other light duty pickup. That being said, I am working on 300 yard bridges, not new home construction.
Hope everyone else is having a good time with the new Tundras.....
Oh, one last thing, all the flag girls loved the truck and one of the die hard ford guys is going to test drive a tundra after i showed him the fuel reciepts for my trip.
Jul 23, 2007 (2:01 pm)
i went to bank of america online site to fill out a pre-aproved auto loan app. i was denied like 2 seconds after i hit the enter key on my keyboard. i called them and they say because i have not used credit in almost 7 years the enhanced auto bureau credit request that they pulled would not rate me. they also say that i would get a very high interest rate because i have not used credit in so long. they said i had what is called DORMANT credit. what in the world should i do. i have worked my but off to pay of the things on my credit report and i saved and bought everything in cash. i do not even open credit card offers. they go straight to the trash. i pulled my credit report and it says i have a 708 beacon score. what is going on. i was shocked to hear this info. is it true and how do i get around the high interest rate just because i have not bought things on credit for a long time. i am in the market for a 2007 toyota tundra. PLEASE HELP........
#1879 of 1986 Re: credit shocker [quest67277]
Jul 23, 2007 (4:34 pm)
Very surprising. I've heard of people who have had their car ins sky rocket when the ins companies started using credit history as a factor. These are the same people as yourself who just have never had to borrow money. Kind of ironic isn't it?
All I could say is to shop around for financing. Others here who are more familiar with financing may be able to help. I'd suggest to get a credit card with no anual fee, which I'm sure you would pay off each month.
#1880 of 1986 PO 430 error code.
Jul 23, 2007 (5:15 am)
Morning all, po430 code on a 03Tundra, Any best location where to look it up exactly for my vehicle??
#1881 of 1986 Re: credit shocker [quest67277]
Jul 24, 2007 (12:51 pm)
I never use credit either but I just wrote a check for the Tundra. Talk to Toyota finance guys at your dealer if you have not done so.
#1882 of 1986 Re: credit shocker [quest67277]
Jul 24, 2007 (1:07 pm)
Welcome to the wild world of credit. Where NOT using it is worse than a bankruptcy by many standards. Try another lender, some have different requirements. Your beacon score isn't all that bad so it's just a credit history issue. You'll probably need to visit a local bank and speak with a human that makes decisions.
#1883 of 1986 Broken window latch
Jul 24, 2007 (4:05 pm)
Just bought a 2002 tundra access cab, and the passenger side rear window latch broke a couple of days after I got it. Besides going to the dealer to get a replacement (about $30) is there another place I might check? I've looked online, haven't been able to find anything, nothing on ebay either. Thanks!
#1884 of 1986 Re: Broken window latch [idntnvu]
Jul 24, 2007 (5:52 pm)
Unfortunately this is only the beginning of your problems...
#1885 of 1986 Re: Broken window latch [idntnvu]
Jul 24, 2007 (6:18 pm)
http://www.taprecycling.net/ is a pretty good source for used Toyota parts. I haven't bought anything from them in probably ten years....but that's where I'd look if I needed something pricey. Of course, I'm not sure you could beat $30 by the time it gets shipped to you. Might as well go with a new part.
#1886 of 1986 Re: Broken window latch [12ozcurls]
Jul 25, 2007 (8:23 pm)
Well, I've read up on some of the Tundra issues...appears that this one has had all the recalls and fixes done to it, but I'll be cautiously optimistic. The way I look at it, it's gotta be better than what I had.