2014 Toyota Tundra

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  1. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    The new revamped 2014 Toyota Tundra is making it's debut at the Chicago Auto show, 9 February. I know that many rumors are floating around the net, but would like opinions here. I will be replacing my 1997 T100 with the new Tundra.
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  2. adam_c_eckhardt

    adam_c_eckhardt halfway there

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    I haven't read anything that I would consider reliable, but I'm hoping that they do something to address the abysmal fuel economy. It would be nice if Toyota joined other manufacturers and offered direct injection, etc.

    I'm halfway looking for an excuse to buy a new truck, but there's nothing on the market now that will make me take the plunge.

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  3. fullmonte

    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    This is like asking your buddies what they think of your girlfriend... after you've popped the question. Don't leave TwentyFourteen Tundra at the altar. She'll be heart broken. Pssst, I hear she's uglier than her younger sisters.

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  4. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    Hey, is that a spy photo?? Anyway, I like it!!:clap
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  5. swede7000

    swede7000 Regular user...problem???

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    Fuel economy and a stick shift and I'd seriously consider one.
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  6. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    Yes, the Tundra gets dismal points for fuel economy, but am sure that it will be greatly improved with the new model. I didn't know that the Tundra doesn't offer the manual transmission. Rumors are of a possible 8 speed automatic.
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    fullmonte Reformed Kneedragger

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    Shhh, the first rule of Tundramry Club is not to talk about Tundramry Club.:deal Got it?
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    They're bringing back the 22r in a TDI version.
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  9. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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    My 2000 Tundra still cranks and runs. And it's long since been paid for. I like the new ones, would LOVE a new crew cab but do't have a spare $47,000 lying around.
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  10. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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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.
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    JMead11 Crazy Bastard

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    Spy photo???? Looks more like a crappy shop of a Camry nose just dropped into the pic
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    Ursa Major Bemused

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    God, I hope that's not accurate. That's like a current-gen Tundra having prison sex with a Venza. Hideous.
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  13. 9point

    9point Adventurer

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    Tacoma...yes. Tundra...no way. Fuel economy sucks as does resale. A Silverado is a much better truck for the money. GM is my favorite full size truck. Drove a 99 Silverado for 10 years, wreck it 3x, put 160k miles on it n still got $6,000 for it. I currently have an 09 Tacoma crew cab 6' bed and love it.

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  14. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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    Just turned over 12k mi with my '11 CrewMax, so I'll be ready for another Tundra in about 10-20yrs at the rate I'm going :lol3
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  16. BHW

    BHW Long timer

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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.
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  17. gec343

    gec343 Been here awhile

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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 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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  18. BHW

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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-Rale...CrewMax+5.7L+FFV+V8+6Spd+AT-5TFDW5F1XDX280844
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  19. adam_c_eckhardt

    adam_c_eckhardt halfway there

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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. :deal
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  20. 2ndSPACE

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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.

    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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