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Well after 7 years and 70k miles, I traded my 2007 Tundra in today for a new 2014 model. I really shopped around and looked at the competition from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, but end of day I was really kinda shocked that similarly equipped domestics were going for 4-5k more than the tundra. For example

Silverado 1500 Double Cab LT 5.3L + All Star package $41,700
Tundra SR5 Double Cab 5.7L + Bed Liner + 18" alloys $37,700

Dodge was similar on a 1500 Express.

Sure, there were a few do-dads (OnStar) here and there, but the gap was significant even after rebates and discounts. That combined with the fact that the dealer gave me $3k more on trade really made it a no brainer. Was also a bit worried about the new powertrains on the Ford and Dodge trucks (3.6L/8 Speed, Ecoboost)

Looking forward to another couple years of reliable service.:thumbup:
 

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Congrats on the new truck. I have the 2012 tundra. So far I am happy with it. My only beef is the small gas tank. With my previous ford I could drive the whole week. With the tundra I cant. I live 10 minutes out of town. If I am working the opposite way from town there is no gas stations, and I find I have to make a special trip into town to get gas to complete the week.
 

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but end of day I was really kinda shocked that similarly equipped domestics were going for 4-5k more than the tundra. For example

Silverado 1500 Double Cab LT 5.3L + All Star package $41,700
Tundra SR5 Double Cab 5.7L + Bed Liner + 18" alloys $37,700

Dodge was similar on a 1500 Express.

They sell a lot more trucks then Toyota does. There is no reason for them to price them lower then Tundras.
 

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KennMacMoragh said:
yes, now that I think about it, I do have to lower the tailgate to fit a sheet of plywood in flat. But it's easy to tie down.
That's a pretty big inconvenience when you have to pick up two or three sheets every once in a while. Especially if you have to pick up other stuff or have a ladder in the truck. Then you have to strap in everything. That's just poor design for a truck meant to compete with gm and ford as a work truck for contractors.
 

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That's a pretty big inconvenience when you have to pick up two or three sheets every once in a while. Especially if you have to pick up other stuff or have a ladder in the truck. Then you have to strap in everything. That's just poor design for a truck meant to compete with gm and ford as a work truck for contractors.
two sheets I can let it sit on top of the tailgate without them falling out, I see your point though.
 

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That's a pretty big inconvenience when you have to pick up two or three sheets every once in a while. Especially if you have to pick up other stuff or have a ladder in the truck. Then you have to strap in everything. That's just poor design for a truck meant to compete with gm and ford as a work truck for contractors.
I have the 6.5ft bed, but that would be a major issue if I bought the 8ft.
 

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I have the 6.5ft bed, but that would be a major issue if I bought the 8ft.
It's a company truck so I didn't get to pick what I was issued but it drives me crazy and it's only half inch or so which makes it even more frustrating. And I have to pick up sheet goods pretty often for small repairs so supply house won't deliver.
 

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And now I drive this one. Consistently get 14-16 empty, winter driving. Pulling the trailer it's down to 10-12.

300 miles to a tank is my average, sometimes 270-280 if it's dreading the trailer.

Tailgate down when I carry plywood.


Oh, drove the Silverado for 5 weeks, it was in the shop 3 separate times.
Traded it in for $4,000 less than I paid and it only had 5,000 miles.
 

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Everyone has their own success stories. I've never had any issues with chevys. No reason why I stick with them just like them I guess. My suburban has 305k on it, bought it with 40k on the odometer and have nothing but great things to say about it.

And the hatch closes with a half bunk of oversized ply. That would piss me off not able to close the tailgate. AND ...you are talking about regular 4x8 sheets. They make stuff 49x97 Toyota. Fits fine in my burban.
 

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Well after 7 years and 70k miles, I traded my 2007 Tundra in today for a new 2014 model. I really shopped around and looked at the competition from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge, but end of day I was really kinda shocked that similarly equipped domestics were going for 4-5k more than the tundra. For example

Silverado 1500 Double Cab LT 5.3L + All Star package $41,700
Tundra SR5 Double Cab 5.7L + Bed Liner + 18" alloys $37,700
just bought a 2014 Tundra for exact same reasons!
 
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