Are toyota tundras good trucks?

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Old 08 Apr 2014, 01:09 am   #1 (permalink)
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My car will be paid off soon, & I was looking into getting a toyota tundra! Most likely a 2012 or 2013 model. I currently have a toyota corolla, (my first car) & my experience with toyota thus far has been great for me, & now i have fallen jn love with the tundras! It seems "girl friendly" if that makes any sense at all, lol! It's not too huge, & it'll be great for hunting & fish trips! My car payments now are about 270, which I usually dont have a problem making on time, I just don't know how much I would possibly be paying monthly for a bigger vehicle! I would just basically appreciate any and every bit of advice anyone has on these trucks as far as maintenance, gas, & overall opinions go! Thank you all! :-)
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 01:25 am   #2 (permalink)
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My father has a 2007 Tundra and It is literally the most badass vehicle I've ever driven. Not only is it extremely reliable, but it's the best looking truck on the market in my opinion. It's funny when anyone in a ford tries to challenge me; I always blow em away. The 5.7 litre engine is the perfect amount of power.















Back to the maintenance. The only thing my father has had to really do is routine maintenance: brakes, etc but when you do have routine maintenance done on a bigger vehicle like this even something like a brake job will be more expensive than a sedan; close to twice the cost. And the gas mileage for this size engine is good. Make sure you use at least "medium-grade gas," not regular; and always change the oil on time.















I can only imagine that these later models have done nothing but improve, so I say go for it!































Edit: I didn't see that part of your post, but Jeffery is right. The Tundra is pretty big, and parking can be a pain in the ass. If you're looking for a smaller truck that is still Toyota perhaps you should consider the Tacoma.
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I don't know what you mean by not huge because it's the biggest they got. I had one for 3 months and traded in for the next size down SUV. I'm glad you are getting it to take out on the trails because it is not a grocery getter. You will have to skip half the parking spots and make a 3 point turn to get into any others. They retain a lot of their sale value so getting one a year old will be expensive. You will also be filling up the gas 4 times as often.















The problem with Tacoma is until real recent they were very basic. No deluxe package with GPS display, or automatic transfer case.
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Old 08 Apr 2014, 01:55 am   #4 (permalink)
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They are great trucks, but they're pretty big, especially in the current generation (2007+). Most of them come with the 5.7L engine, which is pretty big and thirsty. Going from a Corolla to a Tundra 5.7 is likely going to give you some wallet shock, trying to keep the tank filled.































I suggest only getting a truck that big if you really need it (heavy towing, etc). Otherwise, the downsides of such a big, thirsty vehicle are going to compound against you.































If you are set on a truck, the Tacoma may be a more practical choice, although they are still quite a bit thirstier than the Corolla.
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