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#28 of 1322 TUNDRA Dislikes/Likes
Jan 28, 2001 (7:31 pm)
The Tundra V-8 Access Cab is large, solid and well built. Here I my likes dislikes...
-No 5 speed available, Automatic transmission only with the iForceV-8! WHY??
-Tracks poorly in corners, can't take corners or windy roads. Sloppy in emergency handling.
-Slow off the line (iForceV-8)
-Clean but Boring interior, no toys even as options! Why no Sequoia parts bin sharing here?
-I can't get comfortable in this truck for long trips. Captains chairs have NO LUMBAR SUPPORT!!!
-Stereo is long distance from wheel, steering wheel volume control would be nice when hauling.
-Stock Bridgestone Desert Dueler tires are WEAK and awful! Why does the cheaper Tacoma get better Goodyear Wrangler GS-A tires.
-Steering wheel distance and driving position uncomfortable for a 6'3" person. Telescoping steering wheel would help.
-Big Blindspot from seatbelt anchor
-FINALLY, a serious full size truck from TOYOTA!
-Toyota Quality, Lexus look derived parts and design ideas.
-Once it gets goin...it'll beat almost anything at the stop light.
-Clean, bold good looks.
-Proves trucks can be built with better fit and finish...Must have Ford, Chevy and Dodge execs running scared or trying to build a better truck!
My Tundra is a 2001 access cab SR-5 2WD V8.
#29 of 1322 Other truck owners try to cut off
Jan 28, 2001 (7:35 pm)
#30 of 1322 Dirty looks by other Domestic truck owners
Jan 28, 2001 (7:40 pm)
I notice owners of other full size trucks like Ford, Chevy, and Dodge give dirty looks and attempt to cut of or race. SORRY GUYS I DROVE YOUR TRUCKS AND FIT AND FINSISH, THE PAINT, THE QUALITY OF MATERIALS IS EMBARASSING. I'd buy a Domestic truck tommarrow if it looked like the TUNDRA and lasted as long as Toyotas do without ANY problems.
#31 of 1322 no limited slip
Jan 30, 2001 (7:43 pm)
went to a dealer today to purchase a tundra. i was stopped in my tracks when i found out that the tundra is not available with limited slip or locking rear axle. any advice on this? has anyone used this truck for off road muddy conditions? how does it compare to the other trucks in it's class?
#32 of 1322 greyduck
Jan 31, 2001 (7:10 pm)
See the big3 vs. Tundra discussion here. Although some folks in this discussion have had negative comments about the Ford/Dodge/Chevy, you'll see that all 4 of these trucks are very close.
Feb 03, 2001 (9:46 pm)
There is supposedly an available limited slip rear end available from TRD. If there's not, there will be shortly. There is also aftermarket lockers available.
#34 of 1322 I would like a Tundra
Feb 06, 2001 (1:21 pm)
I want a manual transmition,
You can’t get that with the V8
So I go for the V6, Fine
I want an 8 foot bed
You can’t get that with the Extend cab
So I go for a Regular cab V6 fine
You can’t get that with ABS “Special order” according to my 3 local dealers.
Wake up Toyota, That is standard on every other truck.
You can’t get that truck with Captain’s chairs
You can’t get even get 60/40 split seat you have to use a solid bench
There is no reason for this!!!
I asked for a power package on this truck and was laughed at.
I want a Toyota Tundra but unfortunately I will buy a Nissan Frontier
It has everything I need as standard, It is not as nice but I can live with that.
Brian, Boston MA
Feb 06, 2001 (9:11 pm)
Not getting ABS is no loss. The same goes for power package. However, that 60/40 option would be nice. That way I can sit back from the windshield when the wife is in command.
#36 of 1322 clunking noise
Feb 06, 2001 (11:39 pm)
I just got a new 2001 V8 4x2 Tundra...i love it but it makes a noise that sounds like a clunk everytime i start the truck after it has been parked...probably about three seconds after i put it in gear and start moving...any suggestions to what this could be?
Feb 07, 2001 (9:47 am)
Every time people point out optiuosn they want that you can't get on a Tundra for one reason or another Tundra owners tell people it's not really necessary anyway. It obviously was to the guy shopping the Tundras, or else he wouldn't belooking to drive home in a Frontier. Face it, Toyota tells customers what they can have. ford, Dodge, and Chevy let customers decide what their needs are.