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#1415 of 2007 Another new owner
Jun 21, 2007 (4:05 pm)
I bought one of the first 2000 Tundras and kept it 4 1/2 years. Traded for a 2004 Tundra. Sold it to CarMax in March for $20,000 and ordered a 2007 DC. I'll be posting info on my "deal" on the "Prices Paid" forum. But here's my overall experience.
I've always had a bench seat, extended cab, TRD. When I started looking for the 07, dealers told me they weren't making the 5.7L DC in the bench seat/TRD configuration. A couple of dealers just blew me off and didn't seem interested in taking an order. But one dealer was willing. But when they punched in the specs I wanted, Toyota came back with "not recommended". That was because of the wait time. So the lesson here is, you can order whatever you want as long as you're willing to wait. They estimated the wait time would be 2-3 months. From the date they ordered the truck to the day it was delivered to the dealer was 77 days.
Mine's a Pyrite Mica 5.7 DC with Bench Seat; TRD; Autodim rear view mirror; Cold Kit; Heated Mirrors; Mudguards; Alarm System; Daytime Running Lights; Bedliner; Floor Mats.
Of course, it's a whole new truck and will take some getting used to, but so far, I like everything about it. It's a little harder to get in and out (even for my two Labrador Retrievers). I may want to consider some sort of step, but really don't want to. Haven't driven far enough to get the MPG, but I didn't buy this truck to worry about MPG.
This is my 8th Toyota truck since 1990. I trade when there's a technological or design change or when my needs change. I'll never buy anything but a Toyota truck. My "real" car is a Lexus GX 470. I'm rewarding myself after a career working in underdeveloped countries where I was forced to drive cars that could be maintained locally (Peugeots in West Africa, Fiats in Central Africa, and a couple of Hondas and a Datsun in Egypt and Haiti).
Cheers to all you Tundra owners (and prospective ones).
#1416 of 2007 07 Tundra Front end Wobble
Jun 21, 2007 (5:29 pm)
Got my 07 Tundra double cab several weeks ago and really love it. Just curious if anyone is having front end wobble/shake? I've had the tires balanced and rotated at the dealer. This improved the shake, but it's still there.
Really enjoying the truck overall.
#1417 of 2007 Re: Camshaft problems [abac1]
Jun 21, 2007 (6:27 pm)
Only 20 Wikipedia states 50,000 units. SO if your true only 20
#1418 of 2007 Re: 07 Tundra Front end Wobble [kfarris57]
Jun 21, 2007 (6:50 pm)
double check tire pressure when cold.dealers/tire stores over pressure to insure seal against rims more so on alloy.
#1419 of 2007 Re: Camshaft problems [iqbaldhillon2]
Jun 22, 2007 (7:12 am)
Toyota claimed 20 camshaft problems in numerous interviews about the topic just a couple of weeks ago. They even said that the problem has been identified as a manufacturing defect from one of their suppliers and would only show up in the first 30K vehicles and that builds after that would not be subject to this problem. So yes, it is 20 right now, that may go up, but even Toyota doesn't expect it to go up by much and owners have had new engine replacements done to fix the problem. I doubt this will be that big of a deal unless a whole new group pops up claiming similar problems.
#1420 of 2007 Re: holes [crazycanuck4]
Jun 22, 2007 (1:22 pm)
Order truck April 4th
How long did it take you to get yours?
Jun 25, 2007 (4:18 am)
Sorry to hear. I ordered my truck May 15th, they had the truck May 21st. They kept the truck on the lot til april 13th (a friday)when I flipped my old truck and picked up the new one. Dealt with someone I had been dealing with for years went out of her way to make the sale.
She did say when I picked mine up that if I ordered a truck now I would be waiting two-three months due to increase in orders placed.
Talk to Owner, good guy, I am sure he can do something for you. It's worth the wait. I see they have several on the lot??
#1422 of 2007 Third Tundra bough this week
Jun 26, 2007 (7:33 pm)
I got the hat trick. Myself, #1 and #2 son now have DC 5.7 4x4's. Enough said.
#1423 of 2007 So long . It's been good to know ya , Ford
Jun 26, 2007 (11:01 pm)
I've owned 7 Fords over the years and I just bought my 5.7 RC SR5 4x4 on Sunday and can't hardly say enough good about it . Incredible power and 18.36 mpg on my first tank . Not highway driving either . I'd call it suburban . Lots of trips , from 5 to 25 miles , speeds from 25 to 65 . Always thought my '02 F150 should have done a little better on this same route , but it got 15-15.2 consistently and from reading the posts on the Ford forums that seems normal . So now I've got an extra 150 hp (4.6 in the 02)whenever I need it and 3 plus mpg better fuel economy . What's not to like ? Why is this thing rated 14-18 ? That 6 speed tranny is the cats pajamas . Cruising through some of the slower areas I'd be doing 40 turning 1100 rpm in OD with a low pleasant rumble from the exhaust just audible . Barely breathing . I will say that the Ford had the edge on comfort and I'll miss that power seat a little on long trips . Not that the Tundra's seats aren't comfortable . If anything they're maybe a little too cushy . Maybe the limited models have better seats . On the important stuff the Tundra has it all over the Ford . Power and mileage . Those are the biggies for me . The Fords are nice inside but mine was starting to have some issues at 102k miles and I didn't want to go there again . I'll let you know what happens on the second tank in case the 18 plus is a mistake but I don't think so .
Jun 29, 2007 (8:44 am)
I purchase my new Tundra two days ago after a two month wait. Fantastic truck and I love the color! I bought a 5.7 DC Limited in Pyrite Mica. I had the factory put on the TRD exhaust without the TRD suspension. I also ordered remote start, navigation system, etc. Upon receipt, I had the dealer coordinate getting a clear bra applied and the truck bed sprayed with Line-X bed liner.
I now have 200 miles on it and haven't noticed any anomalies with the roads in Colorado. Things I have noticed are: I live in the mountains and I can't believe how great the truck takes the curves. The 6-speed does tend to shift quite bit going up the curves. The TRD exhaust is nice - a bit of a resonance between 1600 to 2200 rpm. Not annoying however just noticeable. The first time I passed a vehicle on a two-lane highway was awesome. As I pulled back into my lane, I found myself saying wow, wow, wow. The amount of power this engine has is a nice surprise.
I haven't gone through my first tank of gas yet so I can't comment on the mileage. I'm at a about a half a tank at 200 miles.