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2017 tundra or wait for a 2018

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by w-r-g, Sep 28, 2016.

  1. Sep 28, 2016 at 5:42 PM
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    w-r-g

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    When will the 2018 Tundras hit the dealerships and will the 5.7 be replaced with a diesel engine? I need to figure out if I want to go with a 2017 Tundra now or wait and a lot of pages say the 2018 will not release maybe until early 2019? What do you guys think?
     
  2. Sep 28, 2016 at 5:59 PM
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  3. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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    I wouldn't wait on the diesel tundra. If anything, you can trade in or sell your new tundra IF they do come out with one.
     
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  4. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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    I doubt it will be a diesel but if you are able to wait you may want to. Going to be a few nice features
     
  5. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:09 PM
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    Even with a diesel, its still a ½ ton truck, so I doubt you'd see a significant increase in capacities, unless they also come out with an HD version. I looked at the diesel Titan when it came out and walked away asking why?
     
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  6. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:17 PM
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    I agree on the diesel part as it is just a .5 ton. I doubt they will change the look that much if any as it sorta works and only changed a couple years ago. I need to sell my current 2012 plat and get a new 2017 or older 2016 left over might be a wise choice. Thanks for the replies.
     
  7. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:31 PM
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    I've been reading the Taco and Tundra diesel rumors for years. Who knows when, or if, it'll actually happen.
     
  8. Sep 28, 2016 at 6:46 PM
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    Even if the 2018 gets a diesel option I'd wait another year to avoid first year bugs.
     
  9. Sep 28, 2016 at 7:01 PM
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    I'm not sure what the 18' Tundra will be like. For all we know it could be a whole new drivetrain???

    I'm with you man, I was about to drop the coin on a 16' GMC Duramax until the numbers came out on the 17' DM trucks.
     
  10. Sep 28, 2016 at 7:27 PM
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    get the 2017...2018 might be the same then you will be waiting on the 2019 diesel..:) j/k

    and if the 2018 gets a V6 only, you will regret not getting the V8...I say just get what you want now..and start moding :dancingbacon:
     
  11. Sep 28, 2016 at 8:24 PM
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    Reading your post, first thing the naturally aspirated engine will not be replaced, a diesel would just be another option, which brings me to the question of why would someone want a 1/2 ton diesel. Our Tundras pull more than enough. If your looking to pull more, then a Tundra is not the right decision. I wouldn't buy a diesel period, but that's just my opinion. Wait for the 18, and see what if any changes they do to there power plant. It's been almost 10 years, and nothing is changed as far as power for the 17's
     
  12. Sep 28, 2016 at 9:31 PM
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    Toyota likes to announce the next year Tundras in August. You have 10 months to wait.
     
  13. Sep 28, 2016 at 9:58 PM
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    I'm going to agree with @ron23. You need a diesel in a 1/2 ton, time to get a bigger truck.
     
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  14. Sep 29, 2016 at 12:14 PM
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    Since none of us are guaranteed tomorrow, I would not wait. I'd get the 2017 and enjoy it!
     
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  15. Sep 29, 2016 at 12:18 PM
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    17s are barely hitting dealers now and 16s are still on the lots I wouldn't wait for 18s
     
  16. Sep 29, 2016 at 12:34 PM
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    Wow! I asked the same question just as the 2016's were coming out last fall since all the in-the-know-people were certain Toyota would have the diesel available for 2017. Glad I bought the 2016 when I did because now I have a year of driving the best vehicle I've owned under my belt.
     
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    I say get a 2017 and spend the extra $$ on a supercharger,.lol
     
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    better..get a 2016 and buy supercharger. Dealers trying to offload those 16's now..save couple Gs and buy Magnusson S/C..then :burnrubber::burnrubber:
     
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    I was at Subway and ran into one of the engineers for TRD and he mentioned something about the diesel coming out but didn't say much. I think it's in the making but it might be awhile.
     
  20. Oct 1, 2016 at 11:03 AM
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    I went and looked at a 2016 Tundra CM 4x4 and dealership wouldn’t come lower than $47000, not including TTL.... They also only wanted to give me $25000 for my 2016 Tacoma. I laughed and told them that it’s a year old once it leaves the lot and that I’d go to the other Toyota dealership where they had the same truck, except it was a 2017 and I got it out the door $44,000, with them buying my Tacoma for $30000.
     
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  21. Oct 3, 2016 at 3:44 PM
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    Great deal,

    I am trading in my 2016 Tacoma 2WD TRD off road DC, they want to give me $30,000 as well, went to CarMax for a appraisal and CM appraised it at $30,000 too!

    I have a chance to buy a 2017 Platinum 4X4 CM, under there Invoice and with their incentives for $46,818, I only owe $13,000 on the Tacoma so after all done and said I would pay after TT&L OTD around $32,000!
     
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    Get the '17. We do not have any line changes planned in the near future here at the Tundra plant.......
     
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    Toyota is to wise to build a 1/2 ton diesel.
     
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    What do you do at the Tundra plant?
     
  26. Oct 5, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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    Cool beans! Where were you when I was wiring up my light bar? LOL!
     
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    1: next year
    2: it won't
    3: get a 2017
     
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    Vehicles sales are really falling off especially cars for now. Predictions are that trucks and SUVs will follow in 1 to 2 years. There are a ton of lease vehicles coming off leases puttin downward pressure on prices. Incentives will increase. Downside is your trade might be worth less that is unless it is a Tacoma.
     
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