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Considering buying 3rd Gen Tundra

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by FirstGenTundra, Feb 19, 2016.

  1. Feb 19, 2016 at 8:12 PM
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    FirstGenTundra

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    Well Gentlemen, I think it might be time to give up my old 2000 tundra for a newer model. I've had her for over 10 years now and it breaks my heart but I think its time for an upgrade. I am strongly considering purchasing a 2014 SR5 TRD Tundra with the 5.7 but want to hear thoughts from people who already own one. I'd like to know the good the bad and the ugly. My biggest concern is fuel mileage. My current truck gets around 15. I hear the 5.7 is a thirsty girl and comes in around 12 and 13. Is this true? Its not a deal breaker, I just want to know what I'm getting into. I love Toyota reliability and quality, are there any items that you have issues with or aggravate you. I would greatly appreciate ANY feedback either good or bad.

    Thanks,
    FirstGenTundra
     
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  2. Feb 19, 2016 at 8:17 PM
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    Sean266

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    No issues with my 2014...I was getting around 14-15mpg prior to S/C.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:06 AM
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    mdavis

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    No issues with my 15. Had it 13 months now. I get between 12 and 13 mpg.
     
  4. Feb 20, 2016 at 4:41 AM
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    MT Madman

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    I've got a 2015 CM 4WD and love it, I drive it daily and get between 17 and 18 MPG.
     
  5. Feb 20, 2016 at 6:45 AM
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    MotoTundra

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    I have a 2014 TRD CrewMax with the 5.7 I bought new. I have shitty luck, my transmission went at 2,400 miles. Replaced under warranty, no other issues, at around 7000 miles now. I avg around 12mpg doing stop and go city driving. Check my Sig for more detailed MPG's.

    I love the truck and would do it over if I had the chance, though I would've picked the other Black TRD CM on the lot haha, you know, the one that probably didn't have a transmission problem.
     
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  6. Feb 20, 2016 at 8:47 AM
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    RowdyRon

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    Deck rail system, Bed divider, door sill protectors, LED reverse light bars, Aries Bull Bar with 28" 180 watt LED light bar, LED step lights, LED bed lights, driver-side grab handle, TRD Rear Sway Bar, BedRug bed mat and tailgate mat, Morimoto Fog Lights, more to come.....
    Really like my 2015 DC! I've had it about 9 months, no issues with it, and getting about 15mpg with in-town driving. I would do it again in a heart beat since my old truck (Ford) was costing me more in repairs than it was worth. Plus, I didn't have much sentimental value tied up in it. Is your 2000 starting to cause some problems/repairs?
     
  7. Feb 20, 2016 at 9:14 AM
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    oil brother

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    I purchased my 2014 on 12/31/13, My wife told me the other day " Wow it's been more than Two years and your not looking at New Trucks "
    I told her, it's still new it's a TOYOTA. As far as gas mileage 14-15 miles, I just fill it when it gets low.
    Only problems, is what to do to it next.
     
  8. Feb 20, 2016 at 12:45 PM
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    FirstGenTundra

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    The truck is reliable but I do seem to have an issue about once a year to year in a half and since I no longer have two vehicles or live close to family it makes getting it repaired very difficult. My fear is that at some point its going to leave me stranded and being a power plant worker I need my vehicle to be reliable. I plan on selling it to my dad who's always loved the truck (and is aware of the occasional problems I have) so it will stay in the family and I might even buy it back someday when I'm a little more settled as a secondary 4x4. My only heart burn is that its the first vehicle I ever bought and I've had it for so long that I'm attached to it. I do love the idea of having a newer more powerful more capable truck that has tons of get up and go (from what I hear).

    Thank you all for your feedback. Sorry to hear about your transmission Moto, thats a rough deal, glad they took care of it for you.
     
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  9. Feb 20, 2016 at 1:01 PM
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    @FirstGenTundra no problem man, good luck shopping. My transmission was a fluke thing. Sh*t happens...
     
  10. Feb 20, 2016 at 2:37 PM
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    Ehunter

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    I'm getting 15.3-15.8 in the city and average 16-17 on the highway. It all depends on how heavy your foot is..
     
  11. Feb 20, 2016 at 3:16 PM
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    RowdyRon

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    If it is going to "stay in the family", I'd go for the newer model. Just my .02...
     
  12. Feb 20, 2016 at 3:22 PM
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    joonbug

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    Kinda like breaking up with a long time girlfriend. No matter how attached you are, as long as you replace her with bigger (tits), better (nicer on the inside), and newer (younger), you'll forget all about your ex.
     
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  13. Feb 20, 2016 at 3:37 PM
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    2016 D/C get around 13 mpg.
     
  14. Feb 20, 2016 at 9:30 PM
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    Thanks everyone, think I'll be pulling the trigger with in a month. Need to get a few thing on the truck fixed up first before I let her go. I'm kinda digging the Magnetic Gray Metallic. I would probably swap out the grill and I would want to somehow install the platinum headlights with DLR's. I really like Relentless's stealth bumper too. https://www.tundras.com/threads/the-relentless-2014-crewmax-trd.3582/ I think it looks sharp. And it would be nice to protect all the plastic that manufactures seem to love placing on the front end of vehicles these days.
     
  15. Feb 20, 2016 at 9:32 PM
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    Went from a 2003 tundra sr5 to my new 2016 sr5 trd. Love it! Better towing capacity, more room inside,4 wheel disc brakes, 6 speed tranny, huge center console "a small dog could live in there!", Yes the gas MPG isn't as good but it's a truck!
    :cheers: Do It! john
     
  16. Feb 20, 2016 at 9:34 PM
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    I agree, I like that Toyota still makes real trucks. The big 3 seem to enjoy putting there trucks on the ground and having horrible approach angles. Hows the get up and go compared to you 2003 John??? I'm very interested in that part!
     
  17. Feb 20, 2016 at 9:54 PM
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    The 5.7 feels much stronger! Can't wait till april to bring it out to our local drag strip to see how she does in the 1/4 mile! My 2003 4.7 only did mid 16's.

    :burnrubber:john
     
  18. Feb 22, 2016 at 7:41 PM
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    Went and test drove a crewmax 5.7 SR5 TRD today, wow that 5.7 is NICE compared to my old 4.7. I want a 6.5 bed but doggon that crewmax is huge! My fiancee loved it, she joked it had more interior room than my apartment (almost true) lol. Very excited to get one hopefully within the next month or so. Brakes are very strong in that truck too. Who needs a sport sedan when theres a Tundra! :D
     
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