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#7 of 10 Re: Consumer Reports Sept 07 - Tundra is #2 [kcram]
Aug 12, 2007 (7:23 am)
No doubt, but having the ability to use the full-time 4WD mode will expand the vehicle's capability.
More to the point is I've heard from many owners of FWD cars saying that with proper snow tires it can do just as well in the snow as an AWD car. My brother-in-law, who lives in NH was one of those. He used to say his Saabs were great in the snow—until he bought an AWD Subie Outback. Now both of his Saabs have been replaced with two Outbacks.
Bottom line is, yeah part-time 4WD will get the job done, but having full-time 4WD just might make life a bit more pleasent.
#8 of 10 Re: Consumer Reports Sept 07 - Tundra is #2 [flinchlock]
Aug 12, 2007 (9:51 pm)
consumer reports said the score would of been even lower if they would of used the higher geared silverado and also the 6.0 option because of gas mileage.. They also compared towing #s with 3/4 ton diesel trucks towing the same amount of weight and the outcome wasnt pretty... The tundra 5.7 towed 7400 lbs a few seconds quicker then the hemi dodge, chevy 5.3 and titan.. The Tundra had a huge gap between all of them. Then they did 3/4 ton diesel towing acceleration test towing the same amount weight and towed 7400 pounds faster then all the stock diesel 3/4 ton trucks from the big 3 . And averaged better mpg then some of the diesels I would of liked to see the outcome if they had the 4.10 geared chevy with the 6.0 I think it would of been a better match but i bet mpgs would be 4-5 less then then the tundra since they average 12-14 mpg with mixed driving.
I wouldnt jump and call Consumer Reports car ish since they actually did the first truck shootout lol. Unlike Car and driver, motor trend and edmunds which didnt test any truck capabilities like braking while towing 5-7k trailer with no brakes/brake controller, towing acceleration times, ride quality while doing these tasks... None have posted anything yet not even trailer boats posted something concrete. Edmunds should do the next 1\2 ton shootout with 8% grd towing comparisons and braking and ride confort while towing or hauling..
Car & driver is to car ish
This is how C&D tests trucks...
#9 of 10 Is Tundra best selling in Aug '07
Sep 02, 2007 (12:54 pm)
I read at wikipedia that Toyota Tundra is the best selling truck in the month August '07 selling a massive 45,900 units. I was baffled they didn't even reach 30K in July and in August they sold nearly 46K. IS THIS TRUE OR WHAT SOMEBODY REPLY BACK