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2018 Platinum or 2018 Limited?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by treihing, Jun 9, 2018.

  1. Jun 9, 2018 at 6:44 PM
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    treihing

    treihing [OP] MAGA

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    My son and I are having the great debate between the 2018 Platinum and the 2018 Limited and which one is a better deal. He of course has a Platinum and since I am buying a Limited, he is breaking my balls.

    So the question to everyone here which trunk is the better deal and why? Would you go Platinum or Limited?

    TR
     
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  2. Jun 9, 2018 at 6:51 PM
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    ninjajay

    ninjajay Posting from the toilet

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    Platinum, unless you're set on one of the colors you can only get in limited/sr5 like cement or cavalry blue
     
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  3. Jun 9, 2018 at 6:53 PM
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    GiantsFanDan

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    You get better leather, cooled front seats, and color match grill/bumpers and you don't with the limited truck (rear gets color matched with BSM)

    edit: also get auto dimming, memory, and turn signal outside mirrors. Limited doesn't get this.
     
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  4. Jun 9, 2018 at 7:22 PM
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    Coolhardy

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    Platinum....
     
  5. Jun 9, 2018 at 7:24 PM
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    Pudge

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    Platinum...color matched parts and the seats alone are worth the extra money
     
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  6. Jun 9, 2018 at 8:04 PM
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    AKJ78

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    Platinum! After 2 years of ownership I’ve never regretted it! All of the extra features most could “live without” are very nice to have. And the seats are incredibly comfortable. I’m not surprised so many limited owners here complain about their seats.
     
  7. Jun 9, 2018 at 8:07 PM
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    757TUNDRA

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    I've had both ... traded a '16 Limited for an '18 Platinum. No comparison ... Platinum all day! The seats alone in the Platinum are worth it.
     
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  8. Jun 9, 2018 at 8:27 PM
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    Tundra9831

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    I went limited mainly for the cement color, but I also felt like the limited leather was more durable looking than the platinum (can't be sure though). I also like the 18" TRD wheels better than the 20" platinum.
     
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  9. Jun 9, 2018 at 9:18 PM
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    treihing

    treihing [OP] MAGA

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    I like the Limited 20” wheels better than the Platinum wheels. It will be differet going from my 2017 Platinum to a 2018 Limited.

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  10. Jun 9, 2018 at 9:29 PM
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    1UPPER

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    7" Lift Fox 2.5 series Front Coilovers Fox 2.0 Rear reservoir shocks Icon Upper Control Arms Aluminum Front powder coated sway bar Rear powder coated sway bar Coachbuilder Aluminum shackles Coachbuilder steering kit Fuel Forged FF19 22"x12" rims Toyo Open Country M/T 37/22/13.5 Viper Alarm with pager and iphone app for remote start Amp Research Power Steps Full Tint on front and rear windows Center console organizer TRD shifter LED headlights and fog lights Weather TechFloor Mats TRD PRO Grille 40" NSV Auto LED in Hood Bulge 30" Rigid Radiance Blue in Bumper 2x10" Rigid Radiance White in Grille 50" Rigid Radiance Red for brake lighting and off-road lighting Dually LED Floods lights in rear bumper for reverse lights OPT7 LED under tailgate lighting OTRATTW custom switches
    I vote Platinum. After owning two Platinum Tundras it’s nice having all the extra features.
     
  11. Jun 9, 2018 at 9:38 PM
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    BuckWallace

    BuckWallace Ball don't lie.

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    If you can afford it and aren't set on a non-platinum color, like someone else mentioned, go for a platinum. I hardly let my wife drive my truck just to keep from having to mess with my seat settings, plus I'd really love some power folding mirrors.
     
  12. Jun 9, 2018 at 9:43 PM
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    Tierhog

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    I obviously sided with a limited. It has every option under the trim level. It's been a fine truck. No fancy LEDs or vented seats, but plenty of creature comforts and the 5.7 with the smaller, lighter rims to make up for 38g tank.
     
  13. Jun 9, 2018 at 10:14 PM
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    SR5TRDTUNDRA

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    Platinum all colour match, looks better imo
     
  14. Jun 9, 2018 at 10:49 PM
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    Platinum 4x4.....all day 620BEB64-D547-4128-A5B0-193DE7CCB488.jpg
     
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  15. Jun 10, 2018 at 5:07 AM
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    The additional creature comforts are always worth it, i have a limited and wouldnt mind having cooled seats like our highlander, and the power folding mirrors are helpful too along with memory seats, those are 3 things i wish i had. Color matching is bonus but with a little patience you can find all the parts you need to color match the truck on here vs financing them and are all super easy to install, resale is also going to be a bit better too since these trucks hold their value nicely. Either way you cant go wrong. You are buying a truck that was built to last and can tow a space shuttle hahahaha.

    Quick edit... you can also find any of the oem wheels on here and on craigslist dirt cheap and typically are brand new... hell i matched my spare wheel for 50 bucks
     
  16. Jun 10, 2018 at 5:39 AM
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    Stig

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    The better deal is the cheaper one. The better truck is the more expensive one.
     
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  17. Jun 11, 2018 at 6:14 AM
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    plat :

    1. memory seats (great when more than 1 driver, the wife likes to sit higher and closer than me, big issue ... if you don't do your own maint. the service tech likes to move the seat)
    2. color match exterior (except for mirrors and door handles)
    3. seats are slightly better
    4. vented seats are ok
    5. only comes in 1 config (crewmax shortbed 5.7L)

    limited :

    1. if you don't need the above, this is a better choice
     
  18. Jun 11, 2018 at 7:52 AM
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    I personally think the Platinum is a better buy, I think a optioned out Limited is pushing $48-49k. So I think the ~$3k extra for the Platinum is worth it considering you get the following:
    Color Matched front, power folding mirrors (I use these everyday parking in my garage), better quality leather with ventilated seats, memory seats, and I like the grey trim on the dash better than the plastic fake wood trim.

    I am not a fan of the stiffer Limited seats, and I dislike how the dash trim on the passenger side, center console, and door panels basically look like an SR5 truck. I also think the "silver" interior door handles (on SR5 too) feel very cheap compared to the chrome handles on the Platinum and 1794s.
     
  19. Jun 11, 2018 at 9:36 AM
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    it sucks the platinum doesnt come in double cab. the short bed really kills the whole 'truck thing'....

    the "Limited" is bare bones, like a base model when compared to anything else.
     
  20. Jun 11, 2018 at 10:43 AM
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    lol, I would hate to see what you think a SR5 is like if you think a limited is bare bones :)
     
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  21. Jun 11, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    I chose a basic Limited over a SR5 because all I wanted was leather and heated seats, plus power passenger seat for my wife. If you get a fully loaded Limited with the Premium package and sunroof you are damn near the price of a Platinum. My next will be a platinum but no telling what the Tundra lineup will be when that time comes.
     
  22. Jun 12, 2018 at 6:05 PM
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    I went with the loaded Limited because I wanted the off road package and preferred the chrome grill. The Platinum does not offer the off road package and I did not care for the wheels. The 1794 edition can be ordered with the off road package and includes all platinum options, but has a burnt orange interior that I could not get used to.

    The nicer leather, ventilated seats, memory seats, and folding mirrors would be nice to have.
     
  23. Jun 12, 2018 at 7:07 PM
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    True, but if you think about it, the Platinum really is a base model high end truck compared to what the other manufacturers are offering in terms of features. I loved my 2017 Platinum but at the end of the day, the features offered for the price point are really minor.
     
  24. Jun 12, 2018 at 8:15 PM
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    I was looking at the Limited and Platinum, but those things I have in my cars already and this is a truck. So I got the SR5 with packages. Besides, it keeps my wife from riding in it and definitely from driving it.
     
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  25. Jun 14, 2018 at 4:19 AM
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    Tundra is bare bones from what I looked at before buying. I have had Toyotas for a while and of all used trucks, Tundras are fewer.
     
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    But if you go for the Bronze exterior it really looks classy!
    (It's Bronze not Orange, and it actually looks like a dark Brown in the evenings...)
     
  27. Jun 24, 2018 at 1:02 PM
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    My Platinum was only about $3000 more than a Limited with options.No brainer...Yes,the seats alone are worth it.
     
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