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#1751 of 2007 Re: 2008 Tundra Crew Ltd [mikeb]
Nov 25, 2007 (11:10 am)
You can read back in time within the posts of this forum for some of those comments. I would suggest that your test drive of the one you want buy over some potholes, speed bumps at least will tell you if the Tundra you're going to purchase was from a good batch. I'm only experiencing a lingering shivering after hitting some 7" deep potholes.. rather than any lingering bounce. Although its different from what I've experieced from other trucks I've owned, its not end of the world. It pulls a trailer just fine. If the one you test drive rides good, that may tell you more than anything you can glean from this forum.. the posts have the sound of more jabber than simply comprising Tundra owners feedback but a lot of those with ulterior motives (salesmen) .. both pro-Toyota and anti-Toyota. Check out some other forums while you're at it.
2007 Tundra DC 5.7L (no TRD pkg) (owned only a few months)
#1752 of 2007 3,000 mile trip
Nov 25, 2007 (5:22 pm)
I have owned my DC4WDSR5 for 6 mos now. I have 10,000 miles on it and I still Love it. Just returned from a three thousand mile trip and averaged 18.4 with it over all. If I drive 75mph+ I get 16 to 17. If I hold it to 65mph I get a consistent 20 to 21.
In the 10,000 miles I have not had my bed shake, nor did I have any trouble seeing my guages in the Florida sun. My transmission shifts smooth as glass, my TRD exhaust rumbles nicely. I am not impressed w/radio, nor the remote start which won't work until you can just about reach out and touch the truck. My tailgate works perfectly and nothing is broken. When I pull my 30 foot travel trailer I get between 11 to 13 mpg depending on how hard I push it. I constantly monitor gas mileage and worst is 9 best is 21.6
#1754 of 2007 Owned my Tundra for 5 months now
Nov 26, 2007 (5:53 am)
And just love it.
The resources went into engineering, especially the superlative 5.7 liter engine, the innovative six speed transmission, and the oversized brakes, but even the other engines are outstanding(I owned a 2006 Tacoma with the 4.0 engine, and that was a great truck..the engine made the truck pretty quick).
And that is where the emphasis should be. Engineering, not cosmetics.
This truck really rocks. I would buy it all over again. Made the right decision. Acceleration is just outstanding, and the limited has a great sound system.
There are a good number of trolls in here who have to diss the new Tundra, but I am not much concerned by anything they say.
#1756 of 2007 Re: Owned my Tundra for 5 months now [obyone]
Nov 26, 2007 (12:26 pm)
I would like to know what brand of truck you & anythingbuttoy own and if you all bash the ones you drive.I have had the vib.which was the torck converter & was fixed. If it was one of the other brands they would still be telling me it is normal.I think the new chev. is having trouble also. They all have problems But the service you get & the resale value is important.Good luck on what ever you all drive bacause if it's mechanical you will need.
Nov 26, 2007 (3:43 pm)
My Tundra didn't come with fog lamps so I'm going to install some aftermarket lights. Question-does the truck come prewired for foglamps?
#1760 of 2007 Re: Please no flame throwers [jonesbr]
Nov 26, 2007 (5:32 pm)
I had the same problem but the truck corrected itself. I believe that it was the tires.
I have the off road package and the tires are 18 inch bfgoodrich lug tires.The truck was made in march 07 and it only had 9 miles on it to 11/25/07. Getting to the interstate to go home the steering wheel was vibrating badly. It sort of corrected itself after a steady speed of 45 mph. On the interstate it was vibrating badly up to 70 and then it corrected itself. I believe that it was the tires wearing the nubs off. Lug tires are hard to balance but now it is doing fine.
I'll have to do a few things to get better gas mileage in a thousand miles or so, like destroying the 2nd air filter and the mass air sensor, air pressure in the tires.
Any one know of a chip that will get better gas mileage. Usually the factory sets the chip the get the best mileage to fool EPA.
I came out of a 2007 Tacoma regular cab with the 4 cyl and auto. At 70 mph it would get 25.5. Not this truck. But it is much safer and I can haul the grandkids around rather than renting a truck.