Review 3 of 336|
from Desert Toyota
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Lots of power handles well and exceptional ride on most roads. Very comfortable interior especially on long roadtrips.
Ride can become sketchey and very bouncy on highs that are made of concrete sections like those on the freeways around Las Vegas. I would not have purchased this vehicle if I lived there.
I have greatly enjoyed this vehicle since my purchase in March 2010. But I would not attempt to put a K&N air filter on a 4.6L as I did, since it had dramatic and adverse affects on the vehicles performance, starts from a stop, and milage, that the dealership just couldn't explain but the simptoms would vanish 100 miles after the stock air filter was put back in the air filter box.
I have taken 5 roadtrips since owning the vehicle and have loved driving it everywhere except around the Las Vegas freeways. The power has been the right mix of performance and finess that was needed in every driving situation so far.
I can also say that I have made the change from being a 20+ year Ford owner because of the overall toyota after sale experience, especially where the service department is concerned. I can't say enough good things about how my dealership, Desert Toyota, has treated me. They not only tell me whats wrong but in the case of when I could do it myself and save a few bucks, my wife owns a 2000 Celica that she inherited, they not only identify the parts I'll need but also provide an instruction sheet. I've never recieved service like that from any other dealer.
I've read that the interior seems a bit plastic but have not thought that it was any more so that any other fullsize so am at a loss as to why.
The cab of the Tundra is spacious, with ample room even when I need to add the 6th passenger. The only down side is the person in front in the center needs to have short legs or they may feel a bit cramped. As I've only used this seat once I was glad it was there but it was a comfortable ride since we just made the shortest person sit there.
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I have owned both full size Ford, Dodge and Chevy trucks and as far as ride and comfort I have to say the Tundra is hands down the best product on the road for me, in quality, performance and ride. I average 16.6 to 18.3mpg City depending on how I drive and 18.9 to 20.6 mpg highway. Howevery my worst tank was on a highway trip with a 50 mph headwind and I received on 16.3mpg on that trip. My best was with a 15 mph tail wind and I saw 21.2mpg.