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After reading fanmail here, im thinking Toyota will be
my next pickup. They are so reliable you can charge Ford owners
to park beside them. Hoping it rubs off.😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂


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Had an 09 Tacoma since 2010. Now has 283k on it . Literally only time I've seen the check engine light was at startup. Rear leaf springs replaced under warranty, front hubs and bearings and an axle seal. Nothing else other than routine maintenance. And its used as a truck. Two weeks ago i pulled out an F250 and a Tahoe out of the smow. Still wouldn't hesitate to drive it anywhere. Looking hard at the 2022 Tundra though but i wouldn't buy until 23. Never buy the first model year and you can't find one in my area.

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Originally Posted by harv3589
I’ll take the crappy mileage vs having the engine torn down like this GMC has had. Once it’s off warranty that will cost the next owner thousands to fix. There will be a next time…

The GMC only got 15-18mpg anyways so not the greatest


On the bright side the new GMC's and Silverados can't activate DFM because of the chip shortage.

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My 2008 4x4 5.7 Tundra has been the most reliable vehicle I have owned. It does suck the gas though.


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Know a few folks that were really big on Tundras over the past 6 pr 8 years, that have dropped them for RAMS, Fords or GMs, over the crappy fuel mileage. But none grumbled about Tundra reliability? Several friends still driving Tacos well past 200K.

One buddy's Tundra was new about 18 years ago and still going at 200K plus, but banged up all to hell and some rust. Funny part, there's another one just like it here that's in mint condition.

Now and then I'll tell him I passed him the other day and thought he'd finally had his old beater fixed up. He ain't amused. Last summer I kicked what was left of the remaining original nerf bar off the passenger side. Rusted to hell and back. Told him it was a road hazard.

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If I could design the ideal half ton pickup it would be modeled after the first generation Tundra with a few tweaks.


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Originally Posted by garddogg56
Ford-done


Been there…you can keep them. Most unreliable truck I’ve owned


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The most reliable truck I've ever owned by far was my Fords.Longest truck I had was an 03 Ram with a 5.9 L 16 years 375k on the clock a Great truck..I won't buy japs but a friend of mine had one and the frame cracked with -in one year that was a Turd

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I've had my tundra for about 6 years now. Bought it used with a little over 20k miles on it. Has 78k on it now. I know that's not a lot of miles on it. It has had zero issues thus far. I kind of wish I would have found a Ford with the 5.0. Been a Ford man for a long time.

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Didn't Toyota have to recall lots of trucks because the frames were rusting completely out? How is that reliable?

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Yes, Toyota has had frame rust problems at one time. They’ve got other quirks too that I’ve not experienced with other trucks.
They are not perfect, but it seems no manufacturer can put together a truck with all the best qualities without a gremlin here and there.


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I guess at least Toyota fixed the issue and it’s no longer one. My GMC, they put the same faulty designed lifters in….how reliable is that? The F-150 I had, they put the same faulty cam phaser in and it needed them again when I traded it off, not very reliable.


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I’d say a Tundra is still reliable. I had an 08 for 9 years

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Originally Posted by ruffcutt
Yes, Toyota has had frame rust problems at one time. They’ve got other quirks too that I’ve not experienced with other trucks.
They are not perfect, but it seems no manufacturer can put together a truck with all the best qualities without a gremlin here and there.

Poor saps that live back east...
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I feel for you.. How many trucks do you think you'll go through before this one give up the ghost? Keep buying pos new trucks that keep getting worse though. HA HA..


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I’ve got a 2002 access cab & a 2005 double cab. I’d rather drive them than any new truck. No plans to get rid of them anytime soon. Have a 2021 Bronco, too much electronics and computer control.


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Originally Posted by Oldelkhunter
I purchased a Tundra Sr5 TRD in 2017. It had a defective front Michelin not the trucks fault. It however had an issue keeping alignment. It was aligned three different times by 2 Toyota dealers and it was never right. It also could not drive past gas stations without stopping. 15 MPG , no thanks.


I must be different than a lot of folks on the mileage issue. I’d I’ve for my truck to get 30mpg, but realistically I know I’m going to get about 14-16. I drive considerably more than most people. In the last 10 years I’ve put:

135,000 on a Ford 150 5.0L (17.1mpg)
120,000 on a GMC Yukon with the 5.3L (17.8mpg)
45,000 on a Lincoln Navigator with the 3.5L (around 16.5mpg) 60,000 miles on a 2014 Toyota Tundra 5.7L (about 14.5mpg)
40,000 on a Chevy Tahoe (about 18mpg).

The difference between the Tundra and the Ford over 100,000 miles is about 1,100 gallons of fuel. Most folks drive 12-15k miles a year so that’s going to take 7-9 years to make it to 100K. That’s less than $500/year.

Either way, to me it’s a small price to pay to have a very reliable vehicle. We’re on our 3rd Tundra in my family and have yet to have a problem in 250,000, but I’m not naive enough to think they’re bulletproof. One thing that not mentioned, and it plays into the horrible Tundra mileage is the very small fuel tank that was used for so long. When you can only go 300 miles on a take of fuel it feels like you’re getting horrible mileage since you fill up all the time.

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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Originally Posted by ruffcutt
Yes, Toyota has had frame rust problems at one time. They’ve got other quirks too that I’ve not experienced with other trucks.
They are not perfect, but it seems no manufacturer can put together a truck with all the best qualities without a gremlin here and there.

Poor saps that live back east...
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I feel for you.. How many trucks do you think you'll go through before this one give up the ghost? Keep buying pos new trucks that keep getting worse though. HA HA..


Man I like that truck. When my wife’s dad died he had a black one like it. I already had a Tundra so we sold it, but wish I could have kept it. The wife is getting a new suv in the coming months that has the same engine and I hope it’s as reliable as those are.

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Two decades and still reliable.
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My '06 F150 has >200K miles on it. I have done what you'd expect: tires, brakes, suspension; but overall I am very happy. The 4.6 gets good mileage for a full-sized pickup and I love the suicide doors and the manual transfer case lever. Wheelbase with the shorter bed is just right for mountain roads. My GF thinks I need a shiny new Dodge but I disagree...

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