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Help my friend he wants a Titan

Discussion in '2.5 Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Clover-01, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:02 PM
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    Clover-01

    Clover-01 [OP] Make them tell you "Hell No"

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    Stock for now!!!
    i was hanging with my friend telling him I am in market for a nice used Tundra and he said he is thinking he is getting a new titan. Not the xd just the titan pro 4 x. I looked and there is not much info out on the new ones. Any info you guys may have would be welcomed. In the mean time I will be texting him pictures of tundras to try and change his mind.
     
  2. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:11 PM
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    tye

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    Have him do some real research. I was looking at both the titan and the tundra this spring. There were issues with side impacts on the Nissan and a lot of complaints about other items. The Tundra on the other hand is a awesome, reliable, gas guzzling beast which I love.
     
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  3. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:26 PM
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    Truck is flat out ugly......looks like a 2014 F150 mated with a 2014 Titan...and had the ugliest baby on the planet
     
  4. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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    Motor71

    Motor71 teufel hunden

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    Get a new friend....
     
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  5. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:48 PM
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    chphilo

    chphilo Tundra addict

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    Look into their new 5.6. They really did improve their engine. I hope Toyota makes some improvement with 2018 models.

    Titan would be my second choice of truck (based on our experience with Nissan NV 3500).
     
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  6. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:52 PM
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    chphilo

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    Now if your friend is trying to get a Ford, ... that's another story.:D
     
  7. Dec 26, 2016 at 2:54 PM
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    FlashCulprit

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    In all honesty, he's the only one that can make that decision. As far as reliability goes, there's a reason you don't see the titan on the beaten path... Plus, consumer reports. Toyota/Lexus has been well over Nissan for years.
     
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  8. Dec 26, 2016 at 5:10 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Retired Adult Film Sound Man

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    I actually kinda like the new ones. Still too new though i don't like buying brand new models.
     
  9. Dec 26, 2016 at 5:40 PM
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    831Tun heartless Bastrd

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    There's surgery to fix ugly, but stupid can't be fixed. Just joking, please don't take me seriously.
     
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  10. Dec 26, 2016 at 6:02 PM
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    Clover-01 [OP] Make them tell you "Hell No"

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    The inputs are totally spot on. I like get a new friend one best. He has mainly been a ford guy so that may be why he likes them. I know they are totally new this year and from my perspective the main reason to stay away. I have a taco today but getting ready to upsize to Tundra when I get back in town from holidays. I told him to read this forum and the titan forum and that alone will be a huge indicator.
     
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  11. Dec 26, 2016 at 7:14 PM
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    BlueBottle not a PRO

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    I believe the gas tank on the Titan is only 26gallons vs the Tundras 38. One thing to point out as I think its a real good selling point of the new Tundras.
     
  12. Dec 26, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    Good info!
     
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  13. Dec 26, 2016 at 8:02 PM
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    Marty McFly

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    If he's dead set on a Titan, then Tell him it better be an XD. If not then he's not a real friend ;)
     
  14. Dec 27, 2016 at 3:55 AM
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    briarpatch

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    Just remember....Friends don't let friends drive Titans
     
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  15. Dec 27, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    I sold my '09 Titan Pro 4X when I got my 2016 Tundra. It had 135K mostly true highway on it. I quit trusting it to go cross country. I had trans cooler hoses blow in Fl. Keys at 65K, a known problem Nissan never bothered to fix. Miami dealer did a poor repair either leaving trash or not filling trans completely (Owners manual says to check trans fluid bring to dealer) and I smoked that trans. AC could never keep up in New Orleans. Two sets of front shocks before I changed to 5100's. 2-3 Drivers seat backs, can't remember, foam failed. Tailgate easy open failed once or twice. Several batteries including one while in ND. Paint on front bumper was a joke. Front U joints failed at 100K, known Nissan issue. I'm sure I am forgetting something. It got the same 13.5 MPG I get in my Tundra. 4wd with locking diff did get me out of a few places I should have never been but I would not buy another one. Read up on the Titan site.
     
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  16. Dec 27, 2016 at 6:41 AM
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    I too had a titan before the tundra. Bought mine used and modded the heck out of it. Issues i had were cracked exhaust manis (replaced with long tubes and a cat back) front doff blew up for no reason (never wheeled) trans mount failed (what a pain to change) i had it uprev tuned when i did the long tubes. Made awesome power. Got aweful mpg. I liked the truck alot. It was the 4 door ext cab. Sold it bc i needed 4 full doors when i had my son. No ill feelings toward it. I am enjoying my used tundra tho. I personally prefer the looks of the tundra but really dont care for either stock. I feel the tundra is a higher quality vehicle.

    Your friend cant go wrong either way imo.
     
  17. Dec 27, 2016 at 6:52 AM
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    andy9743 reminded me. Trans mount failed on mine also.
     
  18. Dec 27, 2016 at 7:01 AM
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    ColoradoTJ

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    I say let him buy one. Seem like decent trucks.

    However, one of my co-workers sons was a tech at Toyota in town and left to go work for Nissan due to the money. This tech now mostly chases wires due to the wiring harnesses are shit.

    I have no care either way, don't own a Tundra or a Titan, just going off what he says he now does all day, every day.
     
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  19. Dec 27, 2016 at 7:12 AM
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    Tell him that 1st and 2nd Generations Tundras are STILL Strong and going over 200 thousand miles, still working properly with no major issues - Knock on wood. I don't think Nissan can say the same, or Chevy, GMC, Ford, RAM, I don't mention Ridgeline because I don't think its a real pick up anyhow.

    I just towed a 4600 lbs (trailer and 67 VW Bug) from San Diego to San Antonio. No issues whatsoever, not even going through the mountains heading into Arizona. I did that with a 2007 Tundra with 212,800 miles on the odometer. I was going 60-65 miles all the way.
     
  20. Dec 27, 2016 at 7:18 AM
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    Welllllllll, two of my close friends have 01/02 Chevy 1/2 tons with over 230k miles with the original drivetrain. If you don't abuse them, they last.

    I was beating on mine and it really started showing within 15k miles.
     
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  21. Dec 27, 2016 at 10:24 AM
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    Reading personal experiences here and titan forums Titan=troubles tell your friend to stay away better, take him to a Toyota dealership to see a TRD Pro he would change mind instantly ;)
     
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  22. Dec 31, 2016 at 7:44 PM
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    Clover-01 [OP] Make them tell you "Hell No"

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    Well I may be getting to him. the insight about waiting a year or sinir buy Tundra now is what he is thinking. he said the used tundras are too expensive and I told him you get what you pay for. Tundras will run all day with minimal issues and hold their value along the way. Great advise guys. Thanks.
     
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    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar. #PSL

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    About Yota's design being behind the big 3?
     
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    I was talking about the Titan XD. Nissan has some really nice vehicles, I personally think the XD misses the mark a little, especially for a complete redesign.
     
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    I have to have reliability, my Tundra's past and present have always provided this. I can't speak for a Titan, but I believe WarEagleSteve and Over The Line. I would not own a Nissan based on their story and other stories and reviews I have read.
     
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    Hattori STOP SHIMMING COILOVERS!!!!

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    that article lost me at "..the genius behind Ram's great rides..." for real?! dodge makes some shit vehicles and rams are no exception. i think brand loyalty is the biggest reason people don't buy tundra's. they don't see toyota as a "truck" brand.
     

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