2000 Toyota Tundra SR5 Extended Cab 4.7
Not quite man's best friend, but close
Braking instability and wobbling when the vehicle was purchased at 85,000 miles. Rotors and brakes replaced; issue resolved, and has not presented itself again 80,000 miles later.
Climate control fan motor began producing an intermittent squealing noise at approximately 90,000 miles. As of 167,000 miles, still have not replaced the unit, as the noise is rare and does not appear to interfere with airflow or fan function.
Minor leak from an unidentified location (I've looked repeatedly) with water infiltrating from above and settling around the front passenger foot rest area. Seems to only be an issue in very heavy rain.
Two ignition coils failed at approximately 105,000 miles. Easy replacement.
Driver's side map light lens broke off at about 160,000 miles, and was replaced for $6.
At nearly 170,000 miles, the shocks are starting to go bad and will need replacement very soon.
I've driven this truck in off-roading situations where ATV riders even look on in awe. It's made for cross-country trips with a loaded bed, and has given me stable fuel economy all the way.
My 2000 Tundra has been a daily highway commuter and long-haul companion. I've abused the hell out of this truck, and it just keeps going as long as I change the oil and other fluids regularly. Cost of maintenance has been minimal.
For a first-generation, I'm pretty impressed with the reliability. Hopefully this review doesn't jinx it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th March, 2013