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Old 02-08-2019, 10:12 AM   #141
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Congrats!! I'm chomping at the bit for a Tundra as I'm a Toyota fan. Just hoping they update it in 2020 as my wife would prefer not to go to any other brand. Frustrating that Toyota let this model go for so long without a technological update seeing how they are pioneers in electric and reliability. I would love to see some kind of hybrid V8, regenerative braking, 20 miles in electric only, cylinders deactivation etc.
Again congrats! Looks good.
I debated buying a 2019 based on this as well. Will they have a 2020 new generation? I don't know for a fact, but don't think they presented a new Tundra at the Detroit auto show. I'm thinking perhaps not until 2021. Even if they had a new powertrain option, I'm not sure I would want to be a "beta tester". The current 5.7 liter seems well-proven. In any event, I needed to replace the Tacoma and didn't have the option of waiting, but can always trade up in a few years, (after I hit the lotto)!
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:47 AM   #142
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Congratulations and excellent choice. No more performance concerns.

Actually, no more concerns at all as the Tundra (and Toyota's) have proven over time to be as solid as a rock. With durability to last well into latter years. An unpretentious and honest truck.

The 5.7 is a beast with great tractability. If you can keep your foot out of that gas pedal, efficiency is not bad. She gets a bad rap with an elastic powerband as it's all too easy to dip in and suffer MPG consequences.
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Old 02-08-2019, 10:57 AM   #143
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I send my congratulations as well. Glad our comments here were helpful in making your decision to choose a Tundra.
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Old 02-10-2019, 07:46 PM   #144
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Congratulations and excellent choice. No more performance concerns.

Actually, no more concerns at all as the Tundra (and Toyota's) have proven over time to be as solid as a rock. With durability to last well into latter years. An unpretentious and honest truck.

The 5.7 is a beast with great tractability. If you can keep your foot out of that gas pedal, efficiency is not bad. She gets a bad rap with an elastic powerband as it's all too easy to dip in and suffer MPG consequences.


I completely agree. My 2008 double cab 2wd 5.7L has been a great TV and I get an honest 13.5 mpg towing our 24’ Tradewind with the kayak on top.

My son in law just got a 2018 F150 with the EB 3.5L. The only advantage over mine is slightly more power, not that I need more, the 10 speed transmission and Apple car play. I am quite happy with my Tundra and I expect it will be more reliable than the F 150. Also his payload is about 100 lbs more.

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Hello, I had the same problem with my Tacoma, I couldn’t see behind me and even with a sway bar any size motor home and all the big trucks would cause the trailer to sway. And, yes it was gutless. Got a Siverado, problem solved. Sooooo much easier when towing. Down side, poor turning radius. It takes a little getting used to.
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Old 02-10-2019, 09:26 PM   #146
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I love my Tacoma, but...

Tacoma, plus nice OEM looking tow mirrors that flip up and give me good vision down the side of the AS. ProPride hitch flat eliminated my minor sway issues. Yeah, more horsepower would be nice, but Hey, 22mpg out of a big V6 when not towing is decent. Best part is DW likes Toyota’s, so as long as I keep picking them, she’ll keep paying for them. It tows our 22’ 2007 International CCD ‘just fine’ if I’m patient on the big climbs.

Have had and driven Fords, GMC products, etc. Not going back there. Maybe to a Tundra when we travel a lot more
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Old 02-11-2019, 03:12 AM   #147
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I completely agree. My 2008 double cab 2wd 5.7L has been a great TV and I get an honest 13.5 mpg towing our 24’ Tradewind with the kayak on top.

My son in law just got a 2018 F150 with the EB 3.5L. The only advantage over mine is slightly more power, not that I need more, the 10 speed transmission and Apple car play. I am quite happy with my Tundra and I expect it will be more reliable than the F 150. Also his payload is about 100 lbs more.

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Old 02-11-2019, 07:28 PM   #148
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Just home from a 300 mile trip from Ct into the Berkshires, not towing but the brand new Tundra fully loaded. 18+ mpg average. I drive like an old lady, but I did read that the computer will learn your driving patterns and adjust the variable valve timing for best mpg. I’m very happy so far.
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Old 02-11-2019, 09:14 PM   #149
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Hello, I had the same problem with my Tacoma, I couldn’t see behind me and even with a sway bar any size motor home and all the big trucks would cause the trailer to sway. And, yes it was gutless. Got a Siverado, problem solved. Sooooo much easier when towing. Down side, poor turning radius. It takes a little getting used to.
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What were you towing? I tow an FC20 with my Tacoma and it's rock solid, no sway, but I did spend a bit of time getting my WD set up correctly.
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Old 02-12-2019, 06:34 AM   #150
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I pulled a 19’ Bambi for years with a Tacoma. Went over several passes in CO. Never had any sway issues. I did have a little trouble seeing behind the Bambi, so I added extended mirrors. Tacomas are pretty much bullet proof. It was great in CO because once I disconnected from the Bambi, I had a four wheeler that could go anywhere a Jeep Wrangler could go. We would still have the Bambi if I was a foot shorter.
My avatar pic is from Devils Garden CG in UT. We went out on I-70, and back on highway 50. Lots of passes etc.. No problems pulling with Tacoma.
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If we still had out 16-footer, we'd probably still have the Tacoma to pull it. No towing problems at all. Plus the cap on the back of the truck greatly expanded our storage capacity.

Because we live in BC and love to camp in the southern Utah canyon country and in the Mojave desert around Death Valley NP, we make some long drives. The Tundra is such a comfortable vehicle for long car trips. For people making long hauls, that comfort counts for something. It's nice to get out at a rest area without feeling like a pretzel or paper clip unfolding.
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