6th Jan 2007, 16:34
Anyone who thinks the Tundra rides smoother than an F-150 has obviously never ridden in both of these trucks. The new F-150 is one of the most quiet, smooth and solidly built trucks on the planet. As the VERY well-written comment 13:29 says so well, there is just NO COMPARISON between the ruggedly built, cast-iron engined F-150 and the "TOY" ota. My family owns 3 companies that use trucks. The ONLY choice for a small work truck is the bullet-proof Ranger, and for heavier use the F-150 has no equals. Now that Toyota is issuing recalls almost daily for major safety issues and owners are openly complaining about faulty brakes, transmissions and a host of other very serious defects, you'd think informed people would know better than to even compare a real truck like the F-150 to the puny, unreliable and unsafe Tundra.
6th Jan 2007, 16:51
I agree with everything above and would even go one step further. Anyone who claims that the interior of the Toyota Tundra is better then a Silverado or F150 is dreaming. The inside of a Tundra looks like it belongs on some sissy-space ship, and everything reeks of low quality. Sure it has a soft suspension, but it is far from being a real truck.
6th Jan 2007, 22:13
Comment 13:29 is very typical of comments made by owners of domestic vehicles. It is accurate, informative, filled with undeniable facts regarding build quality, and is obviously written by someone very knowledgeable about things automotive. On the other hand, I read comments from import owners referring to "V-4" or "4 cycle" (referring to 4-cylinder) engines (see the 2006 Camry reviews, for instance). It is blatantly obvious that most import fans don't even know what the "V" refers to, what a cylinder is, or even which end of their car the engine is located in. Now, if I were going to buy a car, do you think I'd listen to silly rants from people who refer to "V-4" Camry's, or people like the guy who wrote comment 13:29. As a mechanic I find it absolutely LAUGHABLE that trucks like the Tundra or even considered in the same class as such incredibly rugged and reliable trucks as the Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado or Dodge Ram. The myth of "superior" Japanese cars and trucks is hard to understand. They are more expensive to buy, service and maintain, they are not any more reliable than domestics, and most are about as boring as stale bread, yet people actually BRAG about paying MORE for these things. I guess ad hype works really well on folks who know nothing about cars and trucks.
8th Jan 2007, 09:36
It never ceases to amaze me how people can overlook things that are right under their noses. On any given day when I make my 60-mile round trip from my home in the country to my office I never fail to see several pre-1975 Ford pickups driving down the freeway. One of my neighbors bought a new 1985 Ford truck in '85. He's still driving it. Another neighbor is still driving his 1983 Silverado that he bought in '83. I guess it takes a lot of ad hype and dollars to perpetuate the myth that domestic trucks aren't reliable. I'm currently driving my 5th domestic truck (a Ford) and I have never had one single repair on any of my domestic trucks. How you can get more reliable than that is beyond me!!
8th Jan 2007, 11:11
You have to get over the past and drive a 2007 Silverado even better than my 04 Silverado... The Detroit show loves the latest model.
8th Jan 2007, 15:08
The 2007 Silverado and Sierra are super nice! The previous generations were great, but the interior quality for '07 has improved dramatically! I know someone who just got a 2007 Sierra, but since they're not yet available in diesel they had to settle for a 'classic' edition. Chevy makes the best trucks on the road, not to mention light years ahead of the outdated and flimsy Toyota Tundra.
8th Jan 2007, 15:51
The 2007 is definitely Chevy's best Silverado yet. It is odd that you hear so much of the myth about GM quality going down. It has gone nowhere, but UP since the 60's. The newest GM vehicles are some of the best vehicles anywhere on the planet.
8th Jan 2007, 17:56
After reading 13:29 I almost want to have a Ford in the driveway as well. But my 2004 Silverado looks showroom new and runs flawlessly. I almost considered a smaller truck including the imports, but did not like driving them. It seems like domestic drivers test out imports, but are sold on the performance and test drive. I have only had tire replacements and oil changes on mine. I plan on giving mine to my son next year when he gets his license and buy another new one for myself.
8th Jan 2007, 21:34
Really??? My parents bought a 1980 Toyota Tercel (first model year) and a 1980 Buick Skylark (first model year) in 1980 when both cars were new. They put SO much money in the Skylark for repairs they practically paid for a new car. They got rid of it and bought another Toyota. The Tercel, on the other hand, had ONE problem in the seven years my parents had it. ONE.
But keep on believing your myths. My parents wouldn't set foot in an American car dealership if you paid them.
9th Jan 2007, 12:39
Hey 21:34, who cares if your parents would not set foot in a domestic car dealership, good for them. Who gives a hoot? My parents would not set foot in a Toyota or Honda dealership. Do you care?
9th Jan 2007, 21:54
Well at least you getting closer 7 years newer already. I buy new cars sometimes 2 of them every few years. A lot of imports, but I stopped in 2004. I am now very content driving GM... no running in and out of the dealership. The domestics get better every year.
10th Jan 2007, 21:34
New GM products are the best they have ever been. The 2007 Silverado is a prime example, as is the Trailblazer SS, Suburban, and the similar GMC lines. I think people keep bringing up the older models to show that they were also very well built, not to infer that they were better than the new ones. We currently drive a 6-year-old and 4-year-old GM vehicle and neither has ever had a single problem. You can't get better than ZERO problems.
12th Jan 2007, 08:56
After a brief (and COSTLY) foray into Japanese cars we are firmly back in the Ford and GM camp and plan to stay there. Nothing compares to the quality, reliability, and solid feel of the new Ford and GM products.
20th Jan 2007, 21:24
Hi folks I just bought a Used 2004 Silverado V6 Standard with 45,000K on it. I'm a little nervous because been awhile since bought a new vehicle. I have noticed a few things so far that I need to bring up to the dealer. When I shift gears sometimes it kicks a little bit. And seems to be a vibration in the dash somewhere.
Anyway I though it was a great deal for 12K. I bought the 3 year extended warranty etc. And they got my payment down to 250 month. So I was pleased. I just hope its nothing major with the Vibration and The Kick.
But I also have never used a Standard Chevy.. I use to have a ranger standard and I was good with that. Maybe its just me, but I don't think so. It will be great to put the 4 wheeler in the back now, instead of having a trailer to haul around.
Well thanks. Glad to see the Reviews online of the 2004 is pretty good.