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Considering a 2018 Tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by idahowiseguy, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Dec 14, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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    idahowiseguy

    idahowiseguy [OP] New Member

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    First time poster here but have already learned a lot from reading this forum.

    Currently own a 2015 Audi Q7 TDI which I do like but recently I looked at a 2018 Tundra 1794 and am giving it a lot of thought. The day I went to look at the Tundra was the day my Q7 was in for the EPA approved emissions modification to correct the diesel emissions that VW and Audi lied about when the cars were originally EPA approved. Others who had the modification done reported big changes to the driving characteristics so I looked at the Tundra expecting my Audi to drive much differently; not much changed which is why now I am undecided on a Tundra.

    Reasons to buy a Tundra: nice technology features, TSS; better tow vehicle for my 22 foot camping trailer; better cargo hauler; Toyota reliability; three Toyota dealers within 30 minutes versus only one Audi dealer; love the power rear window, reminds me of my past 4Runners; and overall the Tundra feels much more refined than the 2003 Tundra I once owned.

    On the flip side, reasons to not buy a Tundra: Q7 2 feet shorter so easier to park; Q7 I think is a funner vehicle to drive; with the diesel engine I get between 23 and 24 MPG; and with Quatrro all wheel drive always active there is no need to remember to engage 4WD. Of course no 4L which would be nice to have in some situations but then can't have it all.

    So if anyone has any comments or can add to my thoughts above please share. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Dec 14, 2017 at 5:22 PM
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    T-Rex266

    T-Rex266 Independentoffroad who? That's cute. Staff Member

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    Reliability
    Resale value
    Cheaper repairs if needed
    Easier maintenance
    It’s a truck
    Deliver items yourself to your house if needed
    Fun to cruise around in with the rear window down knowing others can’t do the same
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2017 at 6:43 PM
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    Stumpjumper

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    After driving Tacomas for 8 years I have no problem parking Tundra. Although I rarely parallel park. Once in 20 years. Full rear slider is real nice. I had one on Sporttrac too. Never even opened sliders on my Tacomas
     
  4. Dec 14, 2017 at 6:51 PM
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    TXRailRoadBandit73

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    Welcome from Texas! Just get it!!! you won't be disappointed!
     
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  5. Dec 14, 2017 at 6:54 PM
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  6. Dec 14, 2017 at 6:56 PM
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    MatthewPTguy

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    Yeah.... pretty much what Sean said above... if you really enjoy your fuel economy in your Audi... well....

    But it will haul your camping trailer no problem...
    just get the Tundra! BYW.... MGM is the best color
     
  7. Dec 14, 2017 at 7:25 PM
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    geno0506

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  8. Dec 14, 2017 at 7:44 PM
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    Thanks for all the responses and welcomes thus far. You all seem a bit biased, ....

    Definitely lots of advantages to a Tundra, my parking reference was to parallel parking as we often park on the street in downtown Coeur d Alene. But in this neck of the woods trucks are very common and lots of Tundras on the roads so I guess a lot of folks have figured out the parking situation.

    Does anyone have any experience with the pre-collision technology? Reading through the owner's manual online it looks like the system could throw a lot of false positive readings. I only found one thread that had a couple of references so just throwing out the question.
     
  9. Dec 14, 2017 at 7:55 PM
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    nowayout

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    That Audi is really nice though.
     
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    I don't know, I likey me some Audi :notsure:
    Can't you just get an extra job and keep the Audi and get a tundra too:sadviolin:
     
  12. Dec 15, 2017 at 4:57 AM
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  14. Dec 15, 2017 at 6:07 AM
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    Can't beat the Toyota reliability (which was the biggest factor for me when I was shopping for a new vehicle back in 2010). Tundra is big, no doubt about it. I find tow mirrors to be much help when parallel parking. Normal parking space, I could usually park in one swoop. Just like everything else in life, we get used to it.
     
  15. Dec 15, 2017 at 7:34 AM
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  16. Dec 15, 2017 at 7:38 AM
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    It all depends if you have a need for a truck. If you spend most of your time in the city and don't do camping, towing, off-roading or anything that would be easier in a truck, then doesn't sound like the vehicle for you. Tundras are easy to drive; they handle "smaller" than what their actual size is (turning radius and all that fun stuff), but it's not a sports car. You can add a sway bar and get some road feel back, but that is all unless you add a supercharger. Good luck with your decision.
     

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