Last post on Apr 01, 2013 at 8:58 AM
You are in the Toyota Tundra
What is this discussion about?
#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.
#245 of 2007 Re: 2007 Tundra or Ford or GM or Dodge [p100]
Jun 07, 2006 (9:46 am)
I am with you and avoid General Tires like the plague having two of them blow out.The sad fact is the tire at the time was not cheap about 120 a tire back in 1990. I also avoid fords like the plague.
Jun 07, 2006 (12:10 pm)
When I drove my Toyota Avalon I got a flat. The car was only 8 years old with only 100K miles. Toyota has bad batteries too. Also the paint is already scratched up. The rear light bulbs burned out and so did my left speedometer.
#247 of 2007 Re: Toyota has bad tires [bobob20032000]
Jun 07, 2006 (2:41 pm)
Well, you were LUCKY!
I've noticed that when I drive on dirty roads, my Celica gets dusty. What's up wit that? And just yesterday I HAD TO PUT GAS IN IT.
But what really irks me is the leather shift boot is looking a bit worn and frayed. Same with a spot on the steering wheel. Yes, the car is nearly 7 years old with 140k miles BUT THAT'S NO EXCUSE.
Your rear light bulbs burned out? SO DID MINE! When I had the car inspected a couple of months ago, they noted the license plate bulbs were burned out. Sounds like a major defect since your Avalon did the same thing. My left speedometer is okay but I noticed my front brake lights are acting weird.....but maybe it's just me.
#248 of 2007 Re: Toyota has bad tires [rorr]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jun 08, 2006 (9:49 am)
You guys are cracking me up. I think you've got the makings of a class-action lawsuit on your hands... Toyota and their endless defects
Let's stray back to talking about the 07 Tundra, if we may.
#249 of 2007 Can I join your suit?
Jun 12, 2006 (7:29 pm)
My Tacoma has dirty brake fluid, and expired tags!
They jipped me! LOL!
I personally am very disappointed in the next Tundra's interior. Can I get them to pick a theme, or a color, and build an interior to match? What's with the Neopolitan Ice Cream motif?
If this thing can really tow 10k lbs, and has anything near 350HP, they will sell all they can build!
Jun 14, 2006 (12:19 pm)
i hope they have the oil filter real easy to reach up top likke the previous year, another example of good jap design