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Old 02-01-2013, 02:19 PM   #16
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Yes, those Toyota's are reliable. I bought my 1997 T100 new, and it now has 99000 miles, plowed snow for years, and never been in the repair shop, not even a burned out light. I believe that it is sold tomorrow, but we'll see.

I doubt that a new Tundra will be that costly for me, since I just want the ExtraCab, 4WD, middle of the line trim. I'm thinking less than $40,000.

MY 2000 Tundra has nearly 180,000 miles on it. My old 1991 Toyota truck had 240,000 on it when I traded it in for the Tundra.

I priced the new ones a few years ago, when the new Crew Max cabs came out. To get one loaded was close to $50,000. I don't want one stripped down, I want it loaded! But it will be a LONG time before I can buy one.
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Old 02-01-2013, 04:03 PM   #17
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MY 2000 Tundra has nearly 180,000 miles on it. My old 1991 Toyota truck had 240,000 on it when I traded it in for the Tundra.

I priced the new ones a few years ago, when the new Crew Max cabs came out. To get one loaded was close to $50,000. I don't want one stripped down, I want it loaded! But it will be a LONG time before I can buy one.
Man, you had me worried there. I just built the truck I want on the Toyota website, but a 2013 model. For a Tundra Double Cab, 4WD, 6 speed automatic, tow package, heavy duty hitch, etc, came to just over $33,000. But I could have screwed up the "build your vehicle" process.

At age 70, I'm not going to scrimp much, since this may be the last vehicle I buy. I'll probably end up paying close to $40,000, but hope well under that.
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:34 PM   #18
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Man, you had me worried there. I just built the truck I want on the Toyota website, but a 2013 model. For a Tundra Double Cab, 4WD, 6 speed automatic, tow package, heavy duty hitch, etc, came to just over $33,000. But I could have screwed up the "build your vehicle" process.

At age 70, I'm not doing to scrimp much, since this may be the last vehicle I buy. I'll probably end up paying close to $40,000, but hope well under that.

My local dealer has 2 V8 4wd Crew Max in stock, neither has leather, etc. Both are pretty much base models....$42k and $39k. The loaded ones I like are closer to $50k.

http://www.leithtoyota.com/new-Ralei...DW5F1XDX280844
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Old 02-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #19
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My local dealer has 2 V8 4wd Crew Max in stock, neither has leather, etc. Both are pretty much base models....$42k and $39k. The loaded ones I like are closer to $50k.

http://www.leithtoyota.com/new-Ralei...DW5F1XDX280844
Those aren't base models; they have the TRD package and other goodies. As others have posted you can easily purchase a Crew Max Tundra for $33,000 and it will have plenty of amenities that trucks really don't need.
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Old 02-03-2013, 12:37 PM   #20
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Yes, those Toyota's are reliable. I bought my 1997 T100 new, and it now has 99000 miles, plowed snow for years, and never been in the repair shop, not even a burned out light. I believe that it is sold tomorrow, but we'll see.

I doubt that a new Tundra will be that costly for me, since I just want the ExtraCab, 4WD, middle of the line trim. I'm thinking less than $40,000.

My 2008 Tundra has 162,000 miles on it now. Most recent break down was a $900 rear axle bearing. Surprise, surprise there was a TSB and redesign on that to. To date this truck has cost more than $12,000 in repairs and maintenance (includes 3 sets of tires). Recent trip over the weekend returned an awesome 12.8 MPG of ALL hwy driving.

I am not anti Toyota, I just don't think they build a vehicle better than anyone else. My personal car is RAV4 only because I liked the V6 better than the turbo 4 in the RDX. The RAV4 has had its share of problems as well. 2 recalls and a water pump. First line in the manual to replace the water pump, "remove the engine".

We a Camry that went to 310000 mile before being totaled by 300C. That car was pretty bullet proof.

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Old 02-03-2013, 01:04 PM   #21
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My 2008 Tundra has 162,000 miles on it now. Most recent break down was a $900 rear axle bearing. Surprise, surprise there was a TSB and redesign on that to. To date this truck has cost more than $12,000 in repairs and maintenance (includes 3 sets of tires). Recent trip over the weekend returned an awesome 12.8 MPG of ALL hwy driving.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:40 PM   #22
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Those aren't base models; they have the TRD package and other goodies. As others have posted you can easily purchase a Crew Max Tundra for $33,000 and it will have plenty of amenities that trucks really don't need.
The $42,000 one I linked, has the cheap rims, no leather, etc. Those things push the price close to $50,000. I'm just saying, I want mine LOADED, and those are $48,000+ around here. I've never seen a 4wd crew max for $33,000, unless it was used. But I wouldn't buy a new one anyhow.
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Old 02-05-2013, 07:18 AM   #23
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Just had a new frame installed on my 2001 Tundra at Toyota's expense. I doubt I'll be buying a new truck anytime soon.

For that matter I'll never be buying a new vehicle. I'll buy a 1-2 year old $50,000 truck from a "keep up with the Jones' type" person in mint condition for $20,000.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:12 AM   #24
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I have a 2010 Tundra, 4x4 with the smaller V8 in it.
I get around 16 mpg usually, on curvy, hilly 2 lane WV roads.
I don't drive slow at all, and if I'm driving the truck it's usually hauling something.

Want better mpg? Get the smaller engine.
Get a 381 hp 5.7L and then cry about it being a gas hog

I had a Dodge 2500 4x4, 10 mpg all the time. Empty, loaded, towing, no matter what.
My Double cab Tundra was $29K off the lot, it isn't loaded but it sure ain't a base model.

Drove a few other full size trucks before buying it. The 4.6L Ford wouldn't get out of it's own way, Chevy was a few grand more and the Nissan hasn't changed in years. Cheapest Nissan on the lot was $38K. They get about 11 mpg too.

Unless this truck gets totaled I won't be buying another for a while.
50K miles in my Chevy company truck has made me glad I didn't buy one. Everything that don't creak, squeaks or rattles.
When the Chevy is in 4WD you have to turn up the radio over the gear noise. Dealer said this is normal.
List of other issues with it, I'd never have one.
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Old 02-05-2013, 11:55 AM   #25
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I bought new an '08 Crew Max SR5 4x4 with the 5.7L
Average around 14mpg throughout the hills of WPa and WV
I have 110k miles on the clock.
I've had to do 2 things so far, resprayed the hood thanks to stones/salt & thin paint (probably the front quarter panels in the next year too) and this week I replaced the original battery.
Forgot, I also replaced the OEM rotors up front with drill/slotted ones at 50k miles thanks to the originals warping.

I have not real complaints except that the oil change places seem to lose another bolt for the skidplate each time I go in and one of the last times they left off a bracket completely. BTW, Toyota doesn't sell just the bracket, of course.

There are days I wish I had a bigger bed, but truthfully I can't give up that it turns on a dime (for a truck).
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Old 02-05-2013, 01:39 PM   #26
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My 2008 Tundra has 162,000 miles on it now. Most recent break down was a $900 rear axle bearing. Surprise, surprise there was a TSB and redesign on that to. To date this truck has cost more than $12,000 in repairs and maintenance (includes 3 sets of tires). Recent trip over the weekend returned an awesome 12.8 MPG of ALL hwy driving.
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really? wtf?

in Sept 04, handed off my 01 tundra double cab to FIL. at 120K miles....that now his nice truck...

in Sept 04 I bought a 2005 tundra double cab.....love that truck...230K on the odo....replaced sparks once, front brake pads once, one leaf of rear spring, and serp belt as a precaution....and a few dash bulbs by myself for $6 ...and a few headlight etc...tire...,man I got 95K out of the last set of Michelins....and they still had 20K life....gonna roll it to 300K now is my thought....
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Old 02-07-2013, 01:07 PM   #27
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Seems the polish has been applied to the turd.

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Old 02-07-2013, 02:15 PM   #28
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Looks like the new Tundra has some minor interior and exterior changes, with the same old engines and transmissions. What a letdown.
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:23 PM   #30
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What a letdown.
Well... I guess you would know about letdowns.....
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