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#235 of 2007 Re: Big two loyalty - yawn yawn yawn [daragh]
May 23, 2006 (5:59 pm)
I bought my first Toyota in 2001, a Sequoia And I35 in 2004. I will wait for the 2007 Tundra and would never consider buying another ford.The E150 conversion van was a nightmare with numerous design and componet problems. The Grand Marquis was also a problem from the transmission ie torque converter to power windows breaking. The Toyota and the Infiniti have been problem free. The problem with Ford products is they do not correct problems discovered in a model but continue the defective design or part into the next model year.The quality of the Toyota or the Infiniti is light years ahead of Ford based opon having owned two fords bought new.My loyalty is to a quality product which is something ford does not produce.
#236 of 2007 Re: Big two loyalty - yawn yawn yawn 
May 25, 2006 (6:10 pm)
That explains why Toyota owner tend to be older. Because those are the people with all the experiences (bad ones) through out the year and finally realize there is no better car company like Toyota.
#237 of 2007 Re: Big two loyalty - yawn yawn yawn [sorter]
May 26, 2006 (12:20 pm)
I could not have said it better, Toyota is the best vehicle over all that I have ever owned. I do plan to buy a 2007 4 door Tundra and will wait for it to come out next year.My past experience with ford and GM products compels me to buy Toyota for quality and reliabilty.
#238 of 2007 Re: New Tundra 07 [hvan3]
May 30, 2006 (2:31 pm)
"As an owner of 05 Tundra Doublecab, I think Toyota blew it with the new and bigger size 07 Tundra truck. It's way TOO BIG! I thought my DC was big, but to sit and drive in a bigger size truck is pointless."
Uh NEWS FLASH!! Some of us actually buy trucks so we can use them as trucks!! Bigger means you can tow more and carry more. Of course, if you're using your truck as a city truck, then yeah you may be right. LOL : )
#239 of 2007 toyota makes good trucks
Jun 04, 2006 (10:35 am)
i owned both ford f350 and 85 toyota xtra cab and i must say the toyota never ever ever died on me or let me down . i think the new toyota truck will be great if they can keep the prices on par with domestic trucks and keep the fit and finish well above domestic trucks. also things like 4 speed trannys on the ford 150 is such old school technology the new toyota is doing things right this time. really high stepping gm ford and dodge. but for heavy duty ford super duty is still best
#240 of 2007 2007 Tundra or Ford or GM or Dodge
Jun 06, 2006 (10:10 am)
I am looking to buy a new pick up, as I have bought a travel trailer and need a truck to tow it. Now any pick up wood do for my 27foot trailer but. I have some things to consider. I would like to keep it a long time. I may want to up grade the trailer in 5 or so years and do not want to up grade the truck. I was originally thinking of an F250 diesel. It would have the capacity for me to upgrade trailers.
But I am liking the size of the 07 Tundra with the 5.7 I force V-8.
Gas or diesel is still a debate for me.
One thing I do know for sure is the ratings from consumer reports. Toyota is and has been glowing for years. While Ford, GM, & Dodge have a ways to go to catch up in regards to quality, but they are the only ones to make a heavy duty models. What to buy???
#241 of 2007 Re: 2007 Tundra or Ford or GM or Dodge [melaman]
Jun 07, 2006 (4:42 am)
The ford will not last without lots of problems as ford does not care about the quality of thier produts. I am talking from having owned two ford products bought new.The new 2007 Tundra might be your best bet if it will tow what you need to tow.The Nissan Titan could also be a consideration but they have had some serious problems with brakes, undersized rotars.I do not know if they fixed the problem in newer models.My 2001 Sequoia had undersized rotars which was fixed the first time by Toyota at a cost of 2000 dollars that Toyota paid.The vehicle has been problem free since
#242 of 2007 Re: 2007 Tundra or Ford or GM or Dodge 
Jun 07, 2006 (6:04 am)
I believe that Nissan has taken care of the brake issue on their Titan trucks. They also equip these trucks with finned aluminum rear differential cover for better oil cooling (they had some differential failures when towing heavy trailers). Ford is not the only problematic domestic make. GM is known for using defective components in their vehicles for years. For example, the intermediate steering shaft on Chevy trucks is defective in design and GM has been using the same defective part for years, including the '06 models, knowing fully that these components will not live past the 30 k miles mark without causing steering wheel bouncing and vibration. They devised a Mickey Mouse lubrication bandaid for these shafts. Another one is the rear differential yoke famous for its clunk. Again, greasing it with different grease instead of building a new part with tighter tolerances, is the "solution". A/C systems in Chevy trucks make a gurgling noise quite audible inside the cab and GM has not replaced the known defective A/C component that causes this problem to date. And worst of all, the infamous piston slap issue on many 5.3 and 6.0 liter V8 engines has been merely bandaided, not fixed. And read about the complaints about terrible quality General tires installed on many new GM trucks, and GM stubbornly refusing to switch to another brand. I have seen photographs of chunks of thread missing on these tires on a Chevy truck with about 3k miles. How can somebody have a blind loyalty to these vehicles when faced with these facts?
#243 of 2007 Re: 2007 Tundra or Ford or GM or Dodge [p100]
Jun 07, 2006 (7:14 am)
I have owned several GM products over the years and thought a moderate amount of problems was to be expected.I am not surprised about the problems you listed with GM products.Ford has been for me the absolute WORST vehicle I have ever owned.Once you buy a Toyota,Honda, or Nissan product you have a diffcult time considering GM Dodge Or ford. The General tires issue is also 100 % accurate at least with my experience.I had two blow outs on I 95 with those tires that came with a new ford conversion van that once owned.The tires at the time of faliure had less than 18,000 miles on them and looked ok. I will stay the Toyota Product based opon demonstrated quality I have experienced first hand.I am also impressed by Toyota fixing a problem discovered in the first model year of the 2001 Sequoia and not sticking to me like ford did on two vehicles.
#244 of 2007 Re: 2007 Tundra or Ford or GM or Dodge 
Jun 07, 2006 (9:22 am)
I had a blow out involving an almost brand new General tire about 15 years ago. I was doing only about 65 MPH on I-95 at the time. The tire sidewall split and I almost wrecked the car. I drifted across both lanes to the shoulder, fortunately there was no traffic next to me. Ever since that day I have avoided General tires like the plague.