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You are in the Toyota Tundra
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Tundra, Truck
Sep 17, 2001 (12:51 pm)
What TUNDRA bashing?
You CAN have Tundra info right here. For example, you can talk about the safety recall affecting more than 70,000 2000-2001 Tundras for defective trailer wiring/brake controllers. Or you can talk about the TSB for warping rotors and defective drum brakes. You can talk about the progress Toyota has made addressing past omissions, like limited slip differential, or present omissions, like 4 wheel disc brakes, and towing equipment.
Unfortunately, YOU constantly compare your truck to the Chevy Silverado, which YOU constantly bash in THIS topic because it's the best full size out there, the object of your revile. If you weren't distracted by full size envy, you would be able to stay on topic, rating your Tundra to your hearts content.
#857 of 1986 Seelig - there IS a difference
Sep 17, 2001 (12:52 pm)
The post I made to the Chev topic was made in an effort to be helpful. The person who I was responding to thanked me for my assistance.
Read some of the posts from non-Tundra owners to this topic. Most of them have nothing to do with the topic and are written purely to antagonize Tundra owners.
I will be the first to admit that I have been extremely critical of Chev pickups. The posts that I made were in the Big3 vs. Tundra topic which was an appropriate place to post. That topic was cancelled because some posters insisted on personal attacks.
If a few non-Tundra owners weren't in here posting bashes, they wouldn't have anything to get their feelings hurt about.
I am like you - I would like to read through a series of posts to this topic without the usual harassment of others.
Sep 17, 2001 (12:52 pm)
I see your point, but why not say it to O.B. also??? I don't get it, only directing it to one part of the conversation...
I must say, I have know complaints with my Tundra... It has never been in the shop, and if it was, you can be darn sure I wouldn't be praising it...
Hope all is well in Truckland...
#859 of 1986 prefer to email
Sep 17, 2001 (1:08 pm)
but if the email address isn't avail., then i had no choice but to say it here. Obyone has his email address in view, so i did email him.
to stay on topic though, i do value opinions about the tundra, and i hope at some point in time, that toyota gives the buyer more choices to the configurations.
#860 of 1986 duckshooter
Sep 17, 2001 (1:23 pm)
Anyone heard from Duckshooter lately?
I hope you are still with us. And I hope everything is alright and you made it through the attack on the Pentagon without a scratch. Let us know.
What a way to start a new job.
#861 of 1986 Only ruffled feathers
Sep 17, 2001 (1:59 pm)
Thanks for worrying David - as my luck would have it, because of a meeting in another office, I happened to be right at ground zero when the plane hit... though one ring in, one floor up and about 100 feet over. It hit at a slight angle that nearly took the plane directly under our feet. Had my meeting been on the 1st or 2d floors ... well, there'd be one less Tundra owner to post here!
As it was, we were tossed around a bit - felt like the floor was going to collapse under us. Fortunately the whole area where the plane hit was recently renovated and strengthened. Nobody that was in the meeting with me was hurt in the least... everybody got out safely. That area is all gone now from the fire and collapse.
As you can imagine, we're pretty busy right now working on opening a can of wuppass... President Bush stopped by today to rally the bunch of us, but I couldn't get away to see him. We'll give it all we got.
#862 of 1986 duckshooter
Sep 17, 2001 (2:30 pm)
Thank God you are alright. I hadn't seen any posts from you since the attack, and I was praying that all was well with you.
We lost the Tundra vs. Big 3 topic so I was looking for another topic that you might be looking at if you were still with us. Glad I found it, and glad you are alright.
Recent events sure puts those Tundra vs. Silverado debates in perspective.......meaningless.
So get the can opener ready buddy, you got my support.
Sep 17, 2001 (2:50 pm)
You are correct in your last post. It was ALWAYS meaningless. Duckshooter, I'm glad you made it through intact. My deepest sympathy goes out to those that didn't.
Bamatundra and Pluto-
I responded to a challenge posted by Pluto and had not posted in this topic for 8 days prior to that. Can you figure the reason why?
#777 of 796 For some good posts, read #15 and #18 (obyone, that goes for you too) by plutonious Sep 16, 2001 (11:51 am)
Here are two prior Ford and Chevy guys who actually know what they're talking about and do some heavy towing. Anybody who says Toyotas can't be worked has their head in the sand.
Obyone, I'd appreciate an intelligent argument from you for once. Let's see you rebuke those guys. Looks like you're out of your league...
I could really care less that you drive something less than fullsized OR a truck with a one star sideimpact rating. I wouldn't/couldn't let any family member drive a truck with a one star side impact rating. One of the mechanics at the Chevy dealership was tboned in his Tacoma. He said the only thing that saved his life was the nerf bars. Had it not been for the nerfs, in his opinion, he wouldn't be here today. As it was he suffered severe back injuries and was out of work for 9 months. He now drives a '00 2500 Silverado.
Don't really care what you post regarding your truck. Just remember that you know about the trucks one star rating. Regardless of my trucks past service record, my concious is clear and we know which truck is safer to be in if there was an accident. Your argument is a moot point. There is no discussion regarding safety issues. IF the NHTSA gave the silverado a one star rating for anything, the truck would be history in a heartbeat. Is there something about safety that you don't understand? Cause I for one don't understand why you continue to drive a truck with that kind of safety rating?
Sep 17, 2001 (2:55 pm)
I seem to notice that Bamatundra is the resident troll. Everything mellowed after that fateful day. Posts here were at a minimum and between Pluto and Bama, another war seemed to have started here. To me, that says a lot about those two.
Test drove a 1500HD, hopefully, Toyota can make something similar. If they do, I'd seriously consider buying one cause by that time I'll have at least 100K miles on my current one.
#865 of 1986 Dittos Duck...
Sep 17, 2001 (5:03 pm)
Glad to hear you're ok after the attacks. I was not aware you were at the Pentagon. Thanks for your service and be safe Duck.