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Article comments for Comparison Test: 2007 Half-Ton Pickup Trucks - For almost two weeks, we drove all three trucks in a variety of terrain including urban crush, freeways and gravel roads. We loaded and unloaded them, poked and prodded them, and even dyno-tested them. (more)
#227 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [ggesq]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:04 am)
For some reason you seem to think that the ratings on the GM twins matter to me. They do not. There is no denying the four star rating that the Tundra received. On top of that the camshaft failure. Pretty dismal for a truck just introduced.
#228 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [anythngbutgm]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:05 am)
So did you really buy one?
#229 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [obyone]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:26 am)
Not yet. I'm still on the fence about whether to find a single cab, 2WD short box 5.7 to build up. They don't exist in New England so I'd be heading south to buy one. I'm mostly a Ford guy when it comes to trucks, but driving my buddys 5.7 DC has me sold on the Tundra.
At the moment I am just a spectator...
#230 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [obyone]
Jun 25, 2007 (11:36 am)
For some reason you seem to think that the ratings on the GM twins matter to me. They do not. There is no denying the four star rating that the Tundra received.
lol, aren't you contradicting yourself?
That's like saying I don't mind a noisy V8 engine, but there's no denying the fact that GM V8's have been plagued with piston slap issues (which make it sound like a noisy, clattering wreck)...
Just joshin ya
#231 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [anythngbutgm]
Jun 25, 2007 (12:13 pm)
ggesq made the comparison in his post between the GM twins and the Tundra results. If I owned one of the twins I may have been concerned. Since I don't it doesn't really matter to me. I was just commenting on the Tundra.
I did own a '00 Silverado a couple of years back and when looking for a new truck found one dealer who wanted a credit app filled before negotiating and a second dealer who didn't have the color I wanted so I ended up buying something else. The 5.3 had no piston slap. Perhaps I was one of the lucky ones.
#232 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [kcram]
Jun 25, 2007 (5:04 pm)
You're right, kcram. Post #223 was in poor taste and I apologize.
#233 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [obyone]
Jun 25, 2007 (6:45 pm)
Your right. I'm sorry for making the assumption that you care about the "twins." It was unreasonable to think that you did care, considering that of the 6k posts you have made on this site and about 75%+ of the posts you made you are discussing some sort of GM product like the GM "twins".
#234 of 259 Re: With Tundra's dismal [ggesq]
Jun 25, 2007 (8:18 pm)
Having owned a Chevy truck and working consistently with the dealership (my owners folder was more than 2" thick at the dealership) I became a sort of expert on the problems that plagued those trucks and posted solutions to whoever asked.
Haha and yes 6k posts over 7 years most of them dealing with GM trucks. I drive a '05 Titan now.
#235 of 259 Don't matter, wear the seat belt.
Jun 25, 2007 (10:06 pm)
My current job that I am not in love with, has me out driving about in many areas of Southern California. I have witnessed a few accidents and passed by many fresh accidents. From Hummer to Fiesta, it is unbelievable what any vehicle looks like after a head-on at double the speed of a crash test. Those wildly unreasonable shoddy crash tests reveal nothing. Not all crashes are EXACTLY THE SAME that happen out there. A smash to the front, back, side, corners, underneath, top, inside, engine passing through firewall and dash, and whatever; it is always interesting to see what vehicles passengers fared better or worse OUT THERE after a particular accident.
Oh those are probably the same testers who bad-mouthed the Astro Van. Some years back, my brother's 1988 Astro took the life of a 1998 Mazda 929 which ran a red light. We were both up front and sustained 0 injuries in the Astro, Mazda driver a little bloody, nothing serious. The Mazda's uprooted EMPTY front passenger seat had the guy pinned for a few minutes against the driver door, but he got himself out. Lucky for the guy, that seat shielded him from all the glass. The totaled Mazdas right front door was pushed in against the center console. The Astro was in and out of the body shop in 9 working days.
No ifs, ands, or buts. The moral here ladies and gentlemen is that if you absolutely need a new half-ton, you should go and get yourself a 2007 Silverado (1st), F-150 (2nd), Ram (3rd), or titan (4th).
#236 of 259 Re: Don't matter, wear the seat belt. [captainmatty]
Jun 26, 2007 (4:14 am)
What you don't like the Sierra?
Actually, after a friend of mine got fed up with his second GMC lemon, he went and purchased a new Tundra. Even though he is a service mgr for a GMC dealer in NH, having an entire shop floor of techs to fix every problem he had with them wasn't enough to keep him in the last truck.
After a while it's tough to ignore Toyota quality and durability I guess. Even the most diehard domestic fans can fold.