28th Dec 2011, 11:21
Does anyone else wish to share why they purchased a brand new full size truck? When I drive mine, the last thing I think about is cars. Buying these surely is application driven, and it's about carrying loads and towing in many cases. I also prefer strong frames and V8 automatic trans with A/C. Full size trucks can be quite expensive. I think in all the comments, I only saw a couple that actually indicated what they bought a full size truck for. It's almost a car review.
28th Dec 2011, 11:24
Seriously - ENOUGH with the same, exact, repetitive anti-Toyota comments. As others have said, it is getting really old and tiresome. Repeating the same thing over and over again doesn't make whatever anti-Toyota argument (if it could even be called an argument) any more valid. Every single one of the Anti-Toyota comments that pop up here time and again have been refuted and dis-proven more times than I can remember. So there's no need to rehash those same replies.
So unless someone actually has ACTUAL experience owning a Tundra or whatever other Toyota branded product, then don't post comments that have nothing to do with the review or the actual experience with those products.
All I can say is that my Dad's 10 year old Tundra has proven to be a reliable, good quality truck. He uses it for his job, and it now has around 256,000 miles, and on top of that, it has not had any issues. So as far as I and many others are concerned, it's been a great truck. I do not care if others have owned other brands or if they've had good luck with theirs. Our experiences - as in ACTUAL ownership experience with our Tundra, have been positive.
28th Dec 2011, 15:10
The gas and electric company in my town bought a fleet of 25 Chevrolet Colorados brand new in 2007. The company I worked for serviced the entire fleet since they were purchased. Most of the trucks have around 50,000 miles on them now, and most of them currently require a serious engine overhaul due to faulty intake valves causing compression loss. The G&E company used to own a mixed fleet of about 20 Ford Rangers and Toyota Tacomas, and all of those trucks had over 300K miles on them with minimal repairs. When it comes to trucks used for work, I would say Toyota is definitely capable of building one.
28th Dec 2011, 21:59
Gas never hit $4 per gallon here in NY, where we have some of the highest prices in the nation. Many places never got above $3.50.
28th Dec 2011, 22:02
Well, one question has been answered. I now know why incompetent American companies survive. Undying blind support. Go USA!!
29th Dec 2011, 11:40
In all honesty, any size truck can tow a small cement mixer, whether it is big or small, 4x4 or 2wd, V8 or inline 4, domestic or foreign. I used to tow one with my old Aries-K station wagon with a non turbo 2.5 4 cyl.
29th Dec 2011, 16:04
I had only one question, and it was never answered, and it was why you selected a full size truck?
This is a full size truck review. If you are commenting on Tacomas, Rangers, Colorados with small unibody and small engines, how does that compare to the purpose of buying an actual full size?
Here's another comment. If you rave about a Tundra, why don't you own one yourself? If you did buy a new one, how about sharing a reason that it was purchased for. Those of us shopping for full size trucks would appreciate a comparison on all brands of full size trucks in the same price range. Maybe cover performance, ride, load, carrying etc full size to full size. Then I can pick one to buy.
29th Dec 2011, 17:40
As the above comment stated, gas actually did rise over the $4 dollar mark, including the area I live in and other parts of the country. Right now, gas is around the $3.50 mark at most stations in my town, and I also see a lot of Suburbans, Expeditions, Escalades, Excursions etc. etc. on the road, and many of them are 2007 and beyond. That just goes to show you that the price of gas does not affect everybody's vehicle preference... That's all.
29th Dec 2011, 22:10
I'm going with a friend tomorrow to trade in his last import vehicle on a new Ford pick-up. He's decided to try one of those "incompetent American companies" after getting three lemon imports in a row. He doesn't plan to buy anything other than Ford or GM ever again.
30th Dec 2011, 08:50
My dad and son drive Ford F Series, and I drive a Silverado. I personally feel the front end Peterbilt treatment shared by the Tundra and Ram is looking quite dated.
Still we are seeing small Colorado Tacoma comments. Where are the Avalanche, Silverado, Ford F Series and actual Tundra owners at? Comparing tiny vehicles is like showing up with a knife at a gunfight! This is a full size review, not cars and teeny trucks. Most know when they buy a new Tundra V8, they will get lower MPG than my new Silverado. But few buying full size trucks worry over fuel anyway. If so, they buy a little 4 cylinder truck with a 5 speed. I buy the V8 automatics that have less strain, even when towing.
30th Dec 2011, 13:56
I've got a good story too.
One time I had a friend who bought a domestic car. It fell apart, and he swore up and down he would never buy a domestic car again. Now all he does is buy imports.
See? I can do that too. Exactly how does that make a point? That story was so grossly generalized and lacking in any detail, how would anyone read that and get anything out of it?
So again... enough with the anti-import rhetoric.
30th Dec 2011, 20:19
Yeah, whatever. I guess you really did forget what went on wayyyy back in 2008 huh?
Waiting lists for Priuses and Smart cars. Big SUV's NOT SELLING AT ALL. Seriously, just get over it.
And the national average price of gasoline in this country has not topped $4 per gallon since 2008. It was $4.56 per gallon here in NY where I live in 2008, and I have not seen $4 yet this year. Obviously I am in one of the more pricey gas areas, since we were well on our way towards $5 per gallon in '08.
Either way, it is foolish to pay $75 or more per tank just to run errands and commute to work. If wasting your money is what you're into, then so be it.
31st Dec 2011, 10:16
First of all, once again you've got me confused with another commenter. I guess you have more than one rival on this website "huh"?
Second, you obviously never been to south FL., where right now gas is $3.50 average, and DID reach $4.00 this past summer, and close to $5.00 in 08.
Priuses, and Smart cars? No thanks. I prefer vehicles that look like cars, vehicles you don't need a calender to go 0-60 in, and vehicles that don't instantly turn into your coffin after an accident.
31st Dec 2011, 13:32
Again, it's proof you do not own a full size truck All the gas talk means zero, as these full sizes really pay for themselves. I save lots of money going to estate sales, antique stores etc, and load up mine vs all new things. And did I see a Prius mentioned? What is that about on a full size truck review?
I do own a new GM Silverado, and welcome Tundra, Ram, Ford F series owners to share actual ownership late model comments... Maybe everyone else on here drives cars.