2001 Toyota Tundra Limited 4.7L V8
A dependable truck with lots of class!
A bearing went out in the motor for the climate control system 3 months after I got the truck. The dealer replaced it under warranty.
There is a rattle in the dash when the temperature drops below 35 degrees. It seems to be related to the fan for one of the defrost outlets. It goes away once the truck warms up, so I don't consider it anything major at all.
The leather front bucket seats in this truck are extremely comfortable. The back seat of my extended cab truck is okay for an adult on short trips, but I would recommend the new 4-door model for everyday use.
The climate control system is awesome in both summer and winter. I never have a problem with the windows fogging up - something you can't say with most trucks.
Fuel economy ranges from 15 to 18 mpg. Not bad for a V8 Four Wheel Drive, although I do spend about $175-$200 a month for 2,200 miles worth of driving.
I purchased and installed an OEM alarm/keyless entry system for the car. Definitely nice to have.
I am a very apt Saturday mechanic, but I must admit that changing the oil is somewhat of a chore. Due to the off-road package, I must change the filter from above. It always a challenge to not get any oil on the serpentine belt.
Locking tailgate is a nice feature.
Layout and features of the interior are excellent.
Power outlets are located in a handy spot.
Cup holders have "inserts" that will fit just about any size beverage container that you will encounter.
The storage compartments located under the rear seats are very handy - I keep my hold down straps in one and my emergency kit in the other.
The glove compartment and center console provide more than enough storage for this vehicle.
Wood grain interior option gives this truck a lot of class. Whether you're hauling landscape supplies or going out for a night on the town, this truck fits in perfectly!
Very smooth ride - you can't tell the difference between this truck and a Lexus LS400.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 15th November, 2003
5th Sep 2009, 19:55
I got a 2001 Tundra Limited 2 wheel drive. Since that year I've had problems with the mpg. It is suppose to give 18/14, but I get 12mpg. I checked with the dealer, but after many complaints, no answer and on several occasions at two different dealers they told me that after they checked they repeated what was told to me before; 18/14 miles per gallon. For the past two years it has dropped to 9 MPG. I paid $40.000 dollars for a lemon.
I have tried to talk to the general manager for the pass 2 years. Every time I tried, the manager is not available, or he is in a conference. Also I want to inform you that at the dealer when the truck was taken for service, I have lost a digital AC/DC multimeter and 6 CDs from the radio. I wonder if there is someone who can control this outrage.
6th Sep 2009, 08:51
To the above comment:
Your probably driving to fast! I'm always amazed by people who drive really fast and then wonder why their gas mileage is so low.