Last post on Dec 12, 2007 at 10:59 AM
You are in the Toyota Tundra
What is this discussion about?
Toyota Tundra, Engine, Truck
#21 of 44 Re: Tundra sales are doing just fine [andy82471]
Jun 02, 2007 (4:39 am)
"Right now Toyota is on top of the world and the Tundra incident is just a minor hiccup."
I agree they have peaked as an automaker, but they have been slip sliding away in the last 2-3 years with reliability/product issues. The thing thats exciting about the truck is that its new with a new engine. The engine was said to be descent but only time will tell if it will hold up long term. Other than the trucks styling being a big eye sore, in reality it comes up short compared to the domestic offerings in almost every catagory. Take away the mediocre engine and you have an ugly truck with a weak frame, average ride, poor handling, questionable rear-end traction, below average interior, to name a few.
#22 of 44 Re: Toyota Tundra engines [poncho167]
Jun 02, 2007 (11:54 am)
"The majority of auto manufactures buy their parts from different suppliers including engine parts,"
Many of Toyota's suppliers are wholly owned by Toyota, so it would be interesting to see just who this camshaft "supplier" REALLY is.
#23 of 44 Re: Tundra sales are doing just fine [poncho167]
Jun 02, 2007 (4:49 pm)
Take away the mediocre engine and you have an ugly truck with a weak frame, average ride, poor handling, questionable rear-end traction, below average interior, to name a few.
I agree, they are butt-ugly, but fortunately I never see them on the road. I think I have seen one, maybe 2. If they were as prominent as the F150 or the GM twins, I would gouge my eyeballs out.
#24 of 44 Re: Tundra sales are doing just fine [vortecmax]
Jun 03, 2007 (4:19 pm)
Thank you for your insightful post. I am sure mighty GM and even mighter Ford and Chrysler has nothing to fear from Toyota.
#25 of 44 Re: Tundra sales are doing just fine [motownusa]
Jun 03, 2007 (6:10 pm)
Not in the truck segment they don't. Toyota has been trying to enter this segment for years now and have not succeeded with much market share yet. I don't see that changing anytine soon. And when Ford releases the new 2009 F150, their sales will skyrocket once again and it'll be a 2-horse race between them and the GMT900's. The Tundra will be laps behind, as usual.
#26 of 44 Tundra is HOT!!!
Jun 03, 2007 (7:40 pm)
Good news or bad news, this truck is hot on the market, otherwise... no one would bother talking about it. This should help continue increase the sales.
Jun 04, 2007 (6:14 am)
Lot's of "Hopefulls" around here. Toyo must be laughing their collective arses off at the reactions of those tried-and-true domestic buyers. Now that the Tundra has made significant inroads (On target to sell the projected 200k earlier than expected) compared to the outgoing one has really brought out the insecuruties of the owners. This much backhanded, armchair criticism is a compliment if anything, cause it shows that the Tundra is "serious comptition" and those other guys have taken notice. It is, of course the last stronghold the domestic manufacturers have to defend in the market.
Think of it this way, if the Tundra really was a "Flop" as some of the 14yo's on this forum claim it to be, why waste the time littering the Tundra forums with trash talking and needless anti-Toyota babbling? Why not let the market speak the truth. Sure, in this case the market IS showing favorable results towards the Tundra, but does anybody REALLY believe that a few negative posts on an internet forum will change things? lol.
Hey, my buddy is a service manager for a GM dealer in NH. Got stuck with not 1, but 2 GMC Sierra's that turned out to be trash. Problems got so bad that he strayed to the "Dark side" and bought a Tundra. Really, if your own employees don't stand by your product (GM) then what does that say?
Like it or not, the Tundra is a success. No amount of internet bullying is going to change that.
Jun 04, 2007 (6:24 am)
Why does it hurt there in lala-land?
The all-new Tundra
full-size pickup reported all-time best-ever sales of 17,727, an increase
of 113.8 percent over the year-ago month.
Again, dream on.