1999 Toyota Tundra Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1999 Toyota Tundra SR5 4.7 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.7 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired5 miles
Most recent distance50000 miles
Previous carToyota Truck

Summary:

Good buy for the money

Faults:

Front brakes at 10,000 and 22,000.

O2 Sensor AT 48,000.

Plastic cover for front bucket seat bolt comes off all the time.

Front mud flaps very weak and fold under at car wash.

General Comments:

Truck has plenty of power and is set up nice with it's low end pulling power.

I do not have to spin my tiers to get out of a wet boat ramp.

It is very quick and responds well on the road. I love to nail it at 3,000 RPM. What a rush.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th July, 2002

1999 Toyota Tundra SRV4 iForce V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission iForce V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired23 miles
Most recent distance31500 miles

Summary:

It goes up hills like a mountain goat

Faults:

Nothing at all.

It's been perfect mechanically and electrically.

General Comments:

Really fun to drive. The ride and handling are very tight, it's closer to a sports car feel than a car or truck.

One wish though is that they'd up the payload. If you get a cubic yard, scoop of dirt dumped in the back, you'll bottom out - I did. They need to think about increasing the payload on the bed/rear axle weight. I would have really liked to have put a Truck Camper on it. But the bed weight limit on my model 2x4, V8 is 1900lbs. Increasing that to 2500lbs out of the factory would make a big difference. It can pull a 5000lb trailer which shows you it does have the power there.

It's great for commuting and some occasional hauling to the dump or camping equipment. If you're delivering loads that will fit in the bed to customers, it's got to be a wonderfully reliable option.

You can't buy anything better so long as you can live with the payload limit.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2001

2nd Oct 2002, 14:04

Nice review - we really like our Access Tundra 4x4 as well - But there are truck campers out on the market now to fit the Tundra's, and they are very light-weight (700 lbs.)

Check out their site if you would like more info on slide-in truck campers to fit the Toyota Tundra's.

http://www.fourwheelcampers.com

They have a great reputation - have been making them for 30 years now.

Good luck -- Stan The Man.

15th Feb 2004, 09:20

You can up the bed load rate by adding airbag spring helpers to the suspension. This should add up to 1000 extra pounds to the overall rating and get you to the 2500 pound hurdle.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews