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You are in the Toyota Tundra
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Jun 06, 2007 (5:14 am)
Congrats man. Looks like you did your homework beofre buying, kudos. BTW, Toyota's remote starter function is like that on all models offered with it. When we looked at the RAV4 a few weeks ago, the system worked the same way. There is probably a workaround for it, but I have no idea what that could be.
As a Ford guy myself, I still believe that Ford trucks are the still best in the industry, but in the 1/2 ton class, the Tundra clearly has the edge. I'm hoping the 2009 F-150 will be something special, either a larger Triton motor putting down roughly 400hp and even better a Diesel, something not found in that class.
But congrats on the Tundra, fantastic trucks.
#1390 of 2007 Re: Lovin it [neff2k]
Jun 07, 2007 (10:55 am)
A BIG CONGRATS TO YOU!! I'm sure you'll love your's as much as I do mine. I have a 5.7 DC 4x4. I absolutely love every minute of driving it. So much power. I've also recently towed my 19ft Puma travel trailer and it did it with ease. I actually had to be mindful of my speed when going up hill!! I have a question for you. Where is the best site on the internet you've found to buy accessories for your tundra? Thanks
#1391 of 2007 Re: Lovin it [neff2k]
Jun 10, 2007 (6:37 am)
I also picked up my 5.7, 4x4 in desert sand this week. I have not got to drive it much yet but I am wanting to plan a trip just to drive the truck.
Jun 11, 2007 (4:29 pm)
Rumor has it Toyota may offer a diesel to surplant the aging 4.7 by 2010, and Dodge is expected to have a mini-Cummins available by 2010.
My question is: Where do we get to the point of diminishing returns on 1/2 ton engine power?
Only so much power can be used in an unloaded truck. And with the price of gas at $3 several months out of the year, how much power is going to be too much?
#1393 of 2007 Re: DC Limited 5.7 4wd Rental Experience [beanctr]
Jun 12, 2007 (8:33 am)
This is the exact vehicle I bought. Of course, I didn't pay 43K but it was worth every penny.
#1394 of 2007 Re: How to convince my wife [beltboy]
Jun 16, 2007 (7:26 am)
Appeal to security. The New Tundra has loads of safety features, air bags, traction control etc. It is a safer truck than your current one. Let her know she is your most precious cargo.
#1395 of 2007 dc 4.7ltr pyrite tundra 2wd
Jun 17, 2007 (7:46 am)
have truck 10 days,very happy with truck.ride a little bumpy over La.concrete roads.any tire pressure suggestions to smooth out ride,on black top smooth all ready.
#1396 of 2007 Re: dc 4.7ltr pyrite tundra 2wd [doubleteam]
Jun 18, 2007 (8:25 am)
DT, had same issue. identical. do not waste your time with tire pressure and such, as I did that already. Went to the dealer 4 times as they attempted to analyze the issue. Finally, (and i have it in writing in a service ticket), > the factory is aware of the problem and working on a fix. they will not issue a recall, or notify owners, you must ask for it when ever you are at the dealer. As far as I know, there is no fix yet. The problem is more intense in the DC's 5.7, due to higher payload and tow capacity, thus, the stiff suspension can not compensate for the small ripples in the concrete roads. The crew cabs are not as bad, because the weight of the big cab sort of compensates for a small load. good luck, and enjoy the truck, it is indeed a great ride.
#1397 of 2007 Love our new Tundra Double Cab
Jun 18, 2007 (7:52 pm)
Well after a lot of thought and research we purchased a 2007 Tundra Double Cable SR5 with the 5.7L engine. This truck is absolutely fantastic.
We were definitely heading toward a Ford. I had owned a '97 F150 years ago and we were thinking F250 for its towing capability.
We then went to a horse show in Sacramento to look at horse trailers when we noticed a Tundra demo. The Toyota rep offered us two test drives, one without a trailer on a course they had set up in one of the parking lots and another with the Tundra attached to a huge trailer. We ended up trying both demos and after that we were convinced that the Toyota had to get on our short list of trucks.
Right after the show we immediately went to a Ford dealer to try the new F250 and we both came away convinced that the Tundra was the right truck for us. The F250 certainly was capable but there was so much about the Tundra that we liked.
1) The Tundra has electronic stability control and more standard safety features that any domestic 1/2 ton or 3/4 ton for that matter. That is a huge plus in my mind since trucks are so prone to rollover. The big 3 have a long way to catch up in this regard.
2) The 6-speed tranny. How can GM still have a 4sp on its new Silverado? What was GM thinking? I know they are going to have 6 speeds later, but that's ridiculous.
3) The 381 HP and over 400lb/foot torque. Nothing else can compare.
I find some of the forum talk and some of the reviews laughable. Motor Trends review and comparison to the Silverado was particularly amusing. MT likes the Silverado better, but there's no mention of the safety advantage. They also seem to gloss over the 4sp tranny and the lower horsepower and torque.
Hey I know it's hard to accept that a Japanese company made a better pickup, but in the end isn't competition better for the consumer? Ford, Dodge, and GM are going to respond with better trucks because of Toyota.
In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy driving the Tundra. Without a doubt it's the best pickup out there, bar none.
#1398 of 2007 5k report
Jun 19, 2007 (2:42 pm)
I bought a 5.7L, DC, 4X4 TRD Tundra back in February and recently passed 5000 miles and first oil change. I have had no problems with the vehicle and love it.
-got crappy mileage the first 1500-2000 miles. Been averaging 16.5-17 mpg the last 3000 miles
-i live on a dirt road on a small mountain and have been very impressed with both the on road and off road handling, including a period where the dirt road was washed out after some heavy spring rains. While the ride is stiffer than the vehicle it replaced (a Land Rover), I prefer the Tundra on and off road.
-used lo-4 a few times, once for real when I pulled a pickup out of ditch. No problem.
-the brakes are awesome! I've been impressed with the brakes on this vehicle all along, but they saved my butt last month when a van, 2 vehicles ahead of me, suddenly hits the brakes to make a U-turn on a 4 lane highway with no turning lane and in heavy traffic! The truck in front of me smaked into the van, but I was able to stop and not take part in the crash fest. Damn good brakes.
-the bottom of the back door got pushed in from some hit-and-run clown in a parking lot, on the 3rd day of ownership, no less! The next day I added foot rails figuring that if this happens again, the other vehicle will be dented as well.
-love the bed liner insert and optional moveable tie downs.
-radio sucks. But I knew that before purchasing the truck, just ran out of $ before I could install a 3rd party stereo. Actually every Toy radio I've heard including the high end ones on Ltd models stink for sound quality, but this is a minor price to pay in my mind.
-mileage. This is only a dissappointment because I was hoping for better than the EPA ratings. The two other Toys I've owned (the original P/U and current 4-Runner) each got mileage in the low 20's, even though their upper ratings where below 20 mpg. The Tundra, on the other hand is getting what the EPA said to expect.
All-in-all, I am really happy with my purchase and look forward to driving it each day.