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Anyone coming from a Silverado?

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by nsejda, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. Jan 31, 2016 at 9:08 AM
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    nsejda

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    I'm new to this forum. I have a 2015 chevy silverado 1500 right now, with more issues then I can count. Depending if I can get out of this lease, I'll be checking out a tundra TRD PRO. So, I'm curious on what you guys are coming from? Any one coming from a silverado to a tundra?
     
  2. Jan 31, 2016 at 9:47 AM
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  3. Jan 31, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    Welcome Nick. Most tundra owners seem to be ex-big 3 owners or ex Tacoma owners. I think most people buy big 3 as their first truck and soon realize dependability is more important than all the bells and whistles that suckered us into buying the others. And the Tacoma owners already know this. I came from an F150 and will never go back. The only people who seem to go back are the ones who need a diesel. You'll likely have less problems in the entire life of a tundra than you've had in one year of the Silverado. Good luck
     
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  4. Jan 31, 2016 at 10:25 AM
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    I came over from a Ford F150 so it was an easy decision.:)
     
  5. Jan 31, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    Welcome! A lot here came from Chevy, Dodge, and Ford.
     
  6. Jan 31, 2016 at 11:23 AM
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    Welcome, came from a 2011 Silverado with the famous cylinder deactivation oil burning issue. Traded it for my Tundra and have never looked back. Beats the Silverado hands down.
     
  7. Jan 31, 2016 at 12:36 PM
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    I had a 2008 GMC Sierra, all four power door locks went out at different times, two plugged injectors, bad air/fuel sensor, oil pan leak, it would crank for several seconds before starting which was embarrassing and of course never happened when the dealer had it.......... I only had 45k miles on it..... It was made in Mexico
     
  8. Jan 31, 2016 at 12:43 PM
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    WELCOME FROM PA, DROVE FORD'S EXCLUSIVELY FOR 16 YEARS, ALWAYS HAD SOME PROBLEMS, BUT MY LAST WAS A 97 FORD(67K MILES) AND IT WAS ALL PROBLEMS. TRADED IN ON A 2001 TUNDRA, DROVE FOR 80K MILES AND NEVER A PROBLEM, IT WAS ROCK SOLID WHEN I TRADED FOR A 2007 TUNDRA. TRADED 2007 TUNDRA IN WITH 50K MILES, NEVER A PROBLEM. MY 2015 TUNDRA HAS ONLY 13K MILES AND I LOVE IT.

    MY NEIGHBOR HAS A 2014 SILVERADO AND HE COMPLAINS ABOUT IT ALL
     
  9. Feb 3, 2016 at 11:16 AM
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    Thank you for the responses. My 1500 was in the shop again yesterday, and they happen to give me an extended cab version of a tundra. Thank you enterprise, now I know what I'm buying once I get out of this pos.
     
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  10. Feb 25, 2016 at 1:00 PM
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    I just purchased a 2016 Tundra Limited CrewMax and traded in a 2007 Chevy Silverado. I had good luck with the Silverado and it was a close decision between a new 2016 Silverado and the Tundra, but I haggled a good price out of the dealer and my wife like the extra room in the cab and I liked the responsiveness of the engine.
     
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  11. Feb 25, 2016 at 2:05 PM
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    I drove a 1995 Silverado until the wheels fell off. Then bought a 2012 Tacoma. Traded that in for a 2015 Tundra. I looked at both Chevy and Ford at their big trucks, the both looked and felt cheap. Love my Tundra.
     
  12. Feb 25, 2016 at 6:33 PM
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    Just traded my 2012 Silverado fora 2012 Crewmax. I had to many issues for the Chevy being under 50k miles. I've been a die hard Chevy guys all my life, this was my forth Bow tie. After my wife's new at the time 2011 Malibu LTZ had a clutch pack go at 45k and a long list of other problems, I was disappointed with Chevy. Then my truck begin to head south and I decide to jump ship to Toyota. Always liked Tacomas but never considered one until I stopped by a dealership and test drove a couple.
     
  13. Feb 26, 2016 at 6:47 AM
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    Traded in a 14 sierra all terrain crew cab for my 16 trd crewmax tundra . Sierra struggled pulling my 26' TT, the 3 kids were shoulder to shoulder in the back seat always fighting each other made camping trips not so enjoyable lol. Miss some of the options the Sierra had all kinds of lights inside,stock projector headlights that's about it haven't hooked up to the camper with the tundra yet cuz it's 8 degrees here in lovely New York but I'm sure it won't be a problem. Yes I am happy with my tundra can't believe I never looked at them before. Been a gm guy for years 06 Silverado,09 Avalanche ,11 Avalanche ltz white diamond always thought Toyotas were expensive boy was I wrong!
     
  14. Mar 18, 2016 at 10:21 AM
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    I just purchased a 2016 CrewMax Limited Tundra and sold my 2007 Chevy Silverado (117,000 miles). I liked my Silverado for the most part, except it started burning oil (approx 1 qt every 5,000) at around 70,000. The dealer contacted Chevy and they said that was within tolerances. I was not happy to hear that, but that was my major issue with the Chevy. My wife claims the steering on the Tundra is not as precise as the Chevy, but I didn't notice that. Acceleration is much better and smoother on the Tundra. The interior controls (dials, buttons, etc) on the Tundra are orders of magnitude better than the Chevy. Case in point the vents on the Tundra twist in every direction and have a more precise feel. My gas mileage is about 14.4 through the first 1,000 miles, which is what I expected. My Chevy, in the same type of driving, was about 15.3. My wife and I really like driving the Tundra and are getting ready for our first big road trip. I will be using the Tundra to tow my boat (2000 Tige 21V) and I'm looking forward to see how it tows. The Tundra should handle the boat easily since it's only 4,500 Lbs with the trailer. All in all, I'm really pleased with Tundra and love driving it.
     
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  15. Mar 18, 2016 at 4:59 PM
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    Yeah I got that whole "it's designed to burn a quart of oil every 2000 miles" speech on my 2011 Silverado. Umm... No. Drove it to the Toyota dealer and haven't looked back.
     
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  16. Mar 19, 2016 at 1:15 PM
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    Having pulled nearly exact loads with both pickups (2x Polaris Rangers on 12 ft flat bed trailers, about 4000 something lbs in total), I was disappointed with how the 1/2 ton Silverado performed. I had to put pedal to the floor on it just get up to speed on the interstate! Your Tundra will pull that boat like its nothing.
     
  17. Mar 19, 2016 at 3:08 PM
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    I traded in my 2014 Chevy silverado 1500 crew cab 2 months ago for a 2016 tundra crewmax trd and really like it. Just seems to be a lot for stable and truck like. Have had 2 new chevy trucks in the past 6 years and thought they were a good deal. Well, they are marked down a lot on rebates but your trade reflects that when you go to get rid of it. Tundra should be worth a lot more when it is time to trade.
     
  18. Apr 19, 2016 at 7:44 AM
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    I traded in a 2014 Silverado LTZ Double Cab on a 2016 Tundra Platinum CrewMax. My Silverado was near exiting warranty coverage and had a lot of intermittent issues. Radio never did work very well - dropped local FM stations regularly. While there are a lot of bells an whistles, they didn't work well. Every time I went into the dealer for the "free" oil changes, there was a TSB that needed to be applied. The latest recall for the cracking trailer hitch platform prompted me to look around. And then my radio lost its brain - started truck and radio was at max volume with no control until I turned off the truck. Had to wait 15 minutes and then it was fine. Scheduled a test drive at my local Toyota dealer. Wow! What a difference. Within a few minutes, I realized that I had convinced myself that the Silverado was acceptable. But this truck actually delivers. Radio works like it should and all the FM stations pick up like they should. No hesitation in acceleration, no transmission hunt, no AFM shudder, comfortable seats, smooth ride, no false safety system errors, and I could go on. I never had the high gas mileage GM brags about, so the Tundra is in line with my Silverado in city driving. After all, what good is latest tech if it doesn't work that well? I've had the Tundra now for a month and no regrets at all.
     
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  19. Apr 22, 2016 at 3:25 PM
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    I've been looking at this one TRD PRO at my local dealership. It's the sandstorm color they're asking $46,000, I'm going to go there Tuesday and see what they can do about my lease. I'm 6 months in it for a three year lease. I'm curious on how much they can work with me on that and also how much they can bend on the price of the truck. It's been there for about 2 or so weeks. I don't think a lot of people around me like the color, while I love it.
     
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  20. Apr 22, 2016 at 6:21 PM
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    Good luck! It probably won't hang around for much longer.
     
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  21. Apr 26, 2016 at 6:05 PM
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    It's still there! Couldn't make a deal on it today. Unfortunately, I need to wait longer with this lease.
     
  22. Apr 26, 2016 at 9:56 PM
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    I traded my 2015 Silverado Z71 for a 2016 Tundra TSS Off-Road 4x4 Crewmax and wondering why it took me three Chevy's to finally consider the beast I'm driving today. I will NEVER go back to a Chevy or GMC now that I own my new Tundra. I've had my Tundra for almost a month now and loving it more every single day. I too was fed up with always having to take my Silverado to the dealership for various recalls, including a time my window regulator went out causing my entire window to drop as I'm driving down the highway. I did some extensive research before purchasing and had some great feedback from my son on Tundras. I'm looking forward to the many fishing & hunting adventures that lie ahead in my new truck!
     
  23. Apr 26, 2016 at 10:09 PM
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    Personally, moving from an 08 silverado to this Supercharged Rock Warrior....I think the 25 grand I've dumped already into the tundra in mods would've have been better spent on the silverado. My chevy was solid. Added if everything i've done to the tundra would've been done to the silverado I think I would've kept it.
     
  24. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:11 AM
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    What's wrong with the Tundra?
     
  25. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:14 AM
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    Would u agree that's because of the programmable true tuners Chevy have they Toyota doesn't?
     
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    Nothing's wrong with the tundra. My preference as far as comfort and interior quality, driving position...it would go to the chevy. If I were to do it all over again I just would've put the money into the chevy after now really getting to spend some time with the tundra.
     
  27. Apr 27, 2016 at 6:19 AM
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    Definitely not, I come from a road racing background. Tuning the ECU isn't a deterrent for me by any means. Worst case scenario, I pick up a motec ecu to run piggyback. Best case scenario, I get my hands on a stock donor ECU and send it to my ECU guy so he can crack the ecu to make it writeable. Done it to many race bikes and other ECU's.
     
  28. May 19, 2016 at 5:15 PM
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    Yep. Trading in my 07 as we speak. The Chevy was a great truck. Fantastic ride, reliable and felt stong with the 6.0. That said it was time.

    My first drive in the Tundra was telling. Great ride, powerful and it handles nice. I went with Toyota for the reliability record and because I had an SR5 many years ago that I ran the wheels off of.
     
  29. May 19, 2016 at 7:57 PM
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    I'm rather fond of the 6.0 in the 3/4 ton GM's. Maybe it's because of the rear gearing in the Tundra, but I feel like our trucks pull about as good as a 6.0L though, even though they're in entirely different classifications.
     
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    Zcarpenter, I hear you. The Tundra has gobs of useable torque, that might be the deal.
     
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