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Old 12-17-2012, 11:34 AM
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My wifes Sequoia, bought new in 04 now has 201,xxx miles on it. Yes I know I need to get her a new vehicle.

My first Toyota, rolled up about 350,000 before the radiator let go and overheated the engine.

edit: My F350 with the 7.3 now has about 220,000.
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:41 AM
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I pull my PS205 with a Tacoma and it has 190,000 miles - no engine or transmission issues
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Old 12-17-2012, 11:47 AM
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Considering trading my 2008 chevy Z71 2wd with 5.3 for a 2010 toyota tundra 2wd with 5.7. Has anyone logged 75 to 100k miles on a tundra yet that can comment on reliability, quality, etc. Ive had only chevy trucks. After four I think its time to switch. Each chevy Ive had began using oil, lost power and MPG near 100k miles despite regular maintenance.
I didn't know that you could get the Z71 package on a 2WD model? The Z71 package is supposed to be the "offroad package", so doesn't make sense to have it be 2WD.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:17 PM
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I didn't know that you could get the Z71 package on a 2WD model? The Z71 package is supposed to be the "offroad package", so doesn't make sense to have it be 2WD.
When the current body style came out they offered Z 71 package on 2wd drives. It includes a heavier suspension, transmission cooler, z71 wheels, locking diff, et cetera. The Z71 emblem just doesnt have 4x4 below the Z. Ive seen colorados with this pkg as wheel.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:23 PM
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Been a Toyota guy all of my driving life.

Recently bought an '06 Tundra Limited 4x4 with 60,000 miles. So far I am pretty happy with it. Larger bed than similar Ford and Chevy 4 door trucks is nice for carrying my dirtbikes.
Get 17-18 mpg highway. 16-17 mixed.
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Old 12-17-2012, 06:34 PM
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I love my Tundra. I'm on my second, a '11 Rock Warrior Crewmax 4X4. It just rolled over 35k miles. We've towed with it for a lot of miles, and no problems. My first Tundra was an '08 Double cab 4x2. I put 57k miles on it before trading it in. Both had/have the 5.7. The only downside to the 5.7 is not being able to pass a gas station without filling up. They drink fuel. In my 4x4, I get 13-14 mpg in town, 16-17 on the highway, and 9-10 towing. Another new issue I'm dealing with, I have recently moved into a gated community with very small/narrow driveways and gates, the monster Tundra can be a bi@tch to manuver in tight places.

I do like the F150's, but I work for a Toyota dealer. They might give me a hard time if I was to show up with the competition.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:32 PM
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I would seriously look at the new Ram 1500 with the Hemi and 8-Speed transmission. New air ride suspension too. The nicest interior too.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:07 PM
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No offense to the toyota guys, but they're hideous! IMO. My friend has a crew max platinum edition, and my new 2011 FX2 F150 has a much nicer interior. The seats are more comfortable, and has a LOT of power in the new 5.0. very happy with the new truck. tows awesome and I'm averaging 17.0 MPG's right now. I just traded in my silverado texas edition in on it, tows 100000x better! chevy was a dog with the 4 speed transmission. drove a new sierra with the 6 speed tranny and i couldnt tell any difference between that and my old truck. both had the 5.3.
Ford is making the nicest trucks these days for sure!
I also drove one before buying the ford. way too wide for sure.
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:08 PM
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I have an '10 Tundra CrewMax Limited. I'll echo everything everyone has said about the fuel mileage and the brakes (replaced at 25,000mi under warranty). I've read that drilled and slotted rotors take care of the issue and this will be the direction I head.

I have not pulled anything insanely heavy, but it does a great job up to the 11,000# I've thrown behind it. This spring it is getting a leveling kit and some new shoes...
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Old 12-17-2012, 08:56 PM
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New rams are nice as heck. However, Ive always tried to stay away from dodges seeing their interiors fall apart on previous generations. I will test the f150 with 5.0 but the tundra 5.7 seems to be a proven powerplant. With the amount of miles I rack up each year (120k in last 3 yrs) I want my next truck to go 200k and still run similar to the day I got it.
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