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#1927 of 1986 Re: Tundra 2007+ Paint Problems... Action Required! [nvbanker]
May 13, 2008 (5:39 am)
You are correct sir. It was the silver. The truck is 2-toned, so all of the silver on the roof was gone after 8 years. I recieved several recall notices on it well after the paint was gone, but decided not to bother. The truck is now black, gray (primer where silver peeled off but didn't rust), and brown (where the silver peeled off and it rusted). The good (and surprising) news is that due to the galvinized steel used after the late 80s the truck still has not rusted through anywhere -- and it is 19 years old. And it still runs. Go Ford.
NVBanker, I seem to recall that you used to frequent the Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, and/or Lincoln Navigator forums back in 2003 when I was investigating the eventual purchase of a SUV. Your comments were very helpful. I eventually bought a 2004 Sequoia for my wife and we have been tickled pink with that truck for the past 4.5 years. Nearly 80,000 miles and not a single trip to the shop for other than scheduled maintenance. It is on its second set of tires and they still have quite a bit of wear left on them.
So based on my experience with the 2004 Sequoia, I (after much laborious deliberation) finally purchased a Tundra. While some aspects seem to be improved over the Sequoia, most do not. I really hope the new Tundra is made from the same cloth as the previous truck was.
This paint thing has me a bit worried. I wish I had seen some of these posts before I ordered the truck back in December.
#1928 of 1986 Re: Tundra 2007+ Paint Problems... Action Required! [katzat]
May 13, 2008 (5:51 pm)
I recently owned an 04 Tundra. Though I didn't really "like" the truck for several design feature reasons, it was undeniably an excellent truck. I doubt you'll be unhappy with your Tundra, and the paint won't fade or peel. Though, it does scratch kind of easy. It's pretty thin, it seems.....
#1929 of 1986 per toyota: treat tundra tenderly
Jan 04, 2009 (11:23 pm)
#1930 of 1986 per toyota: treat tundra tenderly
Jan 04, 2009 (11:23 pm)
customer service agent ashley said that the tundra needs to be treated tenderly, just to let anyone know who is thinking about purchasing one of these powder puffs
#1931 of 1986 Re: per toyota: treat tundra tenderly [cajohn54]
Jan 10, 2009 (9:56 pm)
Oh let me guess, you're a Ford man?
#1932 of 1986 brakes, door stop, and blinding reflections
Jan 11, 2009 (8:30 am)
07 5.7l under warranty
1.first the brakes grabbed now they are mushy
2.the door stop on the regular cab extra long door broke and dealer says not under warranty toyota agrees says to treat tundra tenderly
3. sun reflection off of the hood on the bend near the windshield and off of the plastic over the radio on the dashboard are extremely annoying
two things work flawlessly on my powder puff; the tail gate and the cruise control
#1933 of 1986 Re: per toyota: treat tundra tenderly [mikefm58]
Jan 11, 2009 (8:33 am)
mike i have owed three toyota trucks and one dodge 3/4 ton w v10 but never a ford but may go with one now that you mention it, thanks
#1934 of 1986 Re: brakes, door stop, and blinding reflections [cajohn54]
Jan 11, 2009 (8:46 am)
1 & 2 are identical issues I had with my '03 Chevy. Brakes were replaced three times under warranty by 20k miles, always with a smile. Plastic door stop broke after wind caught door and bent it backwards. Dealer happily replaced under warranty. Still really liked that truck and would have bought another if they offered crew-cab with 6' bed.
'05 Tundra has 50k miles and only back to dealer for one recall....thank God...Toyota dealers never treated me as well as their vehicles. Love this "light-weight" 9/10 truck that can't tow 10,000# yet suspiciously has MORE payload capacity than the new Tundra.....makes ya go hmmmmmm.
#1935 of 1986 Re: per toyota: treat tundra tenderly [mikefm58]
Jan 11, 2009 (8:47 am)
We have had our Toyota Tundra for just over a year and we adore it. It's a shame you are having soo many problems with yours. We have never experienced a single problem. We have even towed a 10000 lb. 40 ft. Travel Trailer over 2100 miles and still haven't had any issues. A truck is meant to work hard, not look good, but we got a hard-working truck that looks awesome! Can't argue with that.....
#1936 of 1986 Re: per toyota: treat tundra tenderly [rosetomreh]
Jan 11, 2009 (8:58 am)
thanks and yes the four door sr5 is a wonderful truck mine is a regular cab 5.7l with sr5 upgrade, like comparing an orange and a lemon