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#1887 of 2007 I'm Loving It.
Mar 24, 2008 (2:59 pm)
I haven't chatted on this forum for awhile so I figured I'd toss my 2 cents worth in. I went and did it. I've finally picked up my new Tundra at the beginning of the month. I drove the Silverado, the Ram and the F150...bought the Tundra. What can I say? I have owned three other Tundras in the past. Bought my 1st one in June of '99 (as a 2000 MY) like the others but LOVE this new one. Smooth as silk on the highway, stunning looks and much, much more capable of a truck. I purchased a LD Fisher plow at the same time. The truck barely squats in the nose when the plow is on. 1st tank of gas went fairly quickly. I averaged 13.8 mpg on the first tank of fuel that was courtesy of Toyota. Since then I've been averaging 15.8 mpg. I know this thanks to the tell-tale multi-function display on the dash. The magic number on the interstate highway is 65 mph. If the grade stays fairly even the truck gets 20.4 to 22.9 mpg. If it hits a grade the instant fuel economy read out drops like a rock. The ride is a tad stiffer than my last Tundra ('05 Double Cab TRD) but not too stiff. Given this new truck's abilities over my last truck I can excuse the slightly stiffer suspension. It is a TRUCK after all. The turning radius is a dream and is hands down far shorter than the other manufacture's offerings. I am waiting for spring to arrive so I can see the effects of my 26' travel trailer being towed behind this monster. The 5.7 liter has tons of stump pulling torque at gets up to speed quickly. I have had no issues so far and the truck is now reading nearly 1,000 miles on the odometer. With Toyota's reputation for quality I am sure this truck will continue to give me reliable service.
#1888 of 2007 Gas Mileage Dropping Steadily!
Mar 25, 2008 (11:20 am)
I haven't been on edmunds in quite a while and i guess i will once again report on how my Tundra is doing!!
5.7 L V8 2x4 Bought in March '07
Currently at 48,762 miles on my truck
But Gas Mileage is dropping!!!!!
My current Average mileage is listed at 15.6 MPG
worst in March so far has been 11.2, while my best
has only been 19.4 (not even 20 MPG), I don't know
why but November-January I was averaging between 16.5 and 21 MPG!!
And know in March I'm not even getting 20!!!
I go to all the services and I keep my truck in pretty well
Anybody else having some problems like me?
Please reply Back!!
Mar 26, 2008 (9:47 am)
Does anyone know what, if any, changes are in store for the 2009 Tundra and when the new model year will arrive?
Mar 26, 2008 (2:50 pm)
I read somewhere that in 2009 they will add like 2 exterior colors and a new interior trim, everything else I'd expect to be the same! But I think that I'll be trading my Tundra by next year!
#1891 of 2007 Re: 2009 [iqbaldhillon2]
Apr 01, 2008 (12:58 pm)
I don't understand why Toyota doesn't offer the 78.7" bed (as on Double Cab models) on the Crewmax. This would bring the overall length of the Crewmax to 240.7" which is still 6" shorter than overall length of the Double Cab Long Bed model. To me, the Crew Max does not look proportionate with such a short bed. Hopefully in 2009 the Crewmax will be available with a longer bed...
#1892 of 2007 Re: 2009 [toddhm]
Apr 04, 2008 (6:28 pm)
The rumors I have been hearing is not much in the way of changes till 2010-2011. The rumors also consist of a 1 ton diesel, dual wheeled truck. Given Toyota's 4 to 5 year cycle for model changes I don't think we'll see much till 2012 styling-wise.
Apr 07, 2008 (6:26 am)
Hello all, I am considering the purchase of a 2008 Tundra 5.7 that was manufactured in late 2007. Have the issues with the 5.7 (knock, etc.) been isolated to a certain period of production, and if so, after what month of production have the issues been addressed and corrected on the assembly line? Is there a way to check the VIN on the particular truck I am purchasing to ensure that it is unaffected? Please help.....
#1894 of 2007 Re: 2008 5.7 [toddhm]
Apr 07, 2008 (8:41 am)
I got one of the last 07s made (I think) 5.7 4x2 CM Ltd manufactured in Sept at the Indiana plant. The knock is still there but not nearly as bad as some others have posted and have had their engine replaced. Due to the universallity of comments on the knock, I really don't think it is isolated to any particular batch or run. However, it's puzzling why some have had to have the engines replaced when Toyota insists its normal! Usually I would prefer to wait until most of the bugs have been worked out before I purchase a vehicle that has had a total redesign, but I couldn't pass up the factory incentives (4K) and financing (3.9%/60 months) plus the usual dickering. So far though I have no (real) complaints at 6000kms and 4 months. If the knock still concerns you, the only way you'll know for sure is to actually take the vehicle you intend to purchase out for a test drive. That may or may not be a challenge. For me, I couldn't get a VIN number until my dealer physically took possession of my truck (3 days after sealing the deal). Good luck.
#1895 of 2007 Re: 2008 5.7 [toddhm]
Apr 07, 2008 (6:15 pm)
I would not sweat it over this "knock" issue. I own new Tundra myself and have several friends and relatives with the same 5.7 liter V8. None of which have had any issues with their new Tundras. Knowing Toyota and how they operate, if there is a problem, it's been addressed. Take the advice from the other poster and drive the vehicle you intend to purchase. Getting the VIN early will not tell you much as a consumer. Your local dealer should have the full VIN prior to it hitting their lot if you would like to have that. If you are ordering the truck special your local dealer should be able to tell you by their inventory sheet some sort of estimated production week and an ETA on it's arrival to their dealership. Toyota is real good about quality control and keeping track of what's happening and when.
I am positive if there is this "knock" issue that measures have been in place to remedy it. This 1st I've heard of it was scanning through these forum messages. No one that I talk to with a '07 or '08 Tundra w/ the 5.7 liter have had or heard of this "problem".
#1896 of 2007 Re: Tundra Issues [drich20]
Apr 09, 2008 (7:49 am)
good luck in getting the "bounce" fixed, the 08's do the same thing and Jay Mahoney at Toyota Headquarters said he doesn't think there will be any "Bulletins" on it for ever.. There must be a lot of either "numb" or Proud people out there that won't admit to the bounce problem ,it is an unhappy ride each time and Toyota not recognizing it makes one's respect for the company wilt......