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How does Tundra compare to the current F150?

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014-2021)' started by Cabinetman, Aug 22, 2019.

  1. May 12, 2020 at 8:20 AM
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    jre5490

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    When I bought my Tundra a couple months ago I was between this truck and a 2 year old F150 with low miles they had on the lot. The reason I went with the Tundra is because my friend, whose driven a F150 for the last 6 years, said the next truck he would get would be a Tundra and that he was done with the Fords.
     
  2. Feb 16, 2021 at 9:01 PM
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    Tunka - I have a 2019 f-150 lariat V8 33k miles, and the damn thing stalls when in park, sometimes at red lights. The Tach needle will jump from 200 rpms to 900 rpms when idling and usually stalls afterwards. I did a lot of research and found that Ford knows they have bad camshaft phasers as this happens to a lot of owners. In your opinion do you think that's my problem? I know you can't say for sure just asking since you have worked on so many of them.

    I had a 2006 Tundra I loved it ran it to 240k miles, only had one bad repair that was not normal wear I think it was secondary water pump cost $3k to fix and same problem was a recall on the 2007 tundra.

    Probably going to sell Ford and go back to Toyota!
     
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  3. Feb 17, 2021 at 7:34 AM
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    Tundra is cheaper and much more reliable
     
  4. Feb 17, 2021 at 7:53 AM
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    Terndrerrr it's good to get lost once in a while

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    For the length of time I want to own my truck, I would never trust a Ford to make it.
     
  5. Feb 17, 2021 at 8:33 AM
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    ShreveportTSS Huh?

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    If you compare $ to $ instead of a $70k F-150 to a $50k Tundra, The Tundra is much better.
     
  6. Feb 17, 2021 at 8:23 PM
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    Yes I should have bought another tundra. I did take home a 1794 drove it around a while but the radio must have been messed it was not loud at all plus a few other things I did not like, and the Ford was cheaper.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2021 at 12:18 PM
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    I’ve owned every brand. One of my favorites was the F150 with the 5.0. The ride was quiet and firm. The interior had a lot of refinement to it. The lighting in the bed was great and the headlights were very good as well. My problems were door handles that broke, leaks at the differential and the transfer case had issues twice in 40k I put on it... both times cost me serious cash. The vacuum system would get water in it somehow, and that would keep the 4wd from operating. All this was under 100k on the clock.

    the Titan was the most adept at towing... felt very stable and tons of power. Just little things kept breaking. A shackle, interior pieces... stuff like that drove me nuts.

    The Tundra so far has been reliable... it only has 40k on the clock, so we’ll see. What deficiencies it had such as bed lighting and body roll have been easily fixed (not that I should have had to do so) with reasonable upgrades. That said, I’m hoping that when I need 4wd it’ll be there when I need it and I don’t have plastic pieces falling off. We’ll see. I like the fact that I’ve been offered more for it than I paid for it last Sept.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2021 at 12:24 PM
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    Ah, the reliable 4wd vacuum failure on Ford trucks. On our jobsite we require 4wd on the access roads and I'd say roughly 80% (including the ones with 20k kms on them) require us to get out and lock the hubs, the dash switch isn't enough to engage the 4wd. It's so annoying that if I have a short highway drive I just leave them locked in even if I'm doing 100 km/h, and I'm sure most of us do that. It's such an expected failure the mechanics don't even bother to fix it.
     
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  9. Feb 18, 2021 at 3:37 PM
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  10. Feb 19, 2021 at 7:41 AM
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    In my case, I've owned I think 4 Fords (1997 Taurus - the 'fish car'; 1997 F1250 diesel; 2004 F150; 2007 Fusion; and 2013 F150).

    The 'fish car' was COMPLETE CRAP; but the other vehicles were all very reliable. My 2004 F150 has almost 300K on it and has had literally nothing wrong with it.

    HOWEVER....the newer their vehicles get, and the more features they get, the less reliable they seem to get. My 2013 never left me stranded, but it DID have several small issues that were not so small (media system; rear door lock; engine ticking; and so on). Additionally, dealer support was....severely lacking, to put it nicely. When your rear door *flies open* and the dealerships response is "uhh....we've not heard of that happening....that's not under warranty" when you have a BUMPER-TO-BUMPER WARRANTY....it doesn't exactly inspire tons of loyalty.
     
  11. Feb 19, 2021 at 9:39 AM
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    The best Ford truck I ever owned was...never had one. All were crap. Fix or repair daily was no joke. It didn't matter what year. I had a '63, '85 & '94. All were shit. Even the '02 Excursion 7.3L diesel with 105K miles I inherited had a bad break down driving it home from CA. I won't trust Ford trucks. That's why I went back to Toyota.
    I did have an '01 Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that was probably the best used car I've ever owned. I had it for 10 years, sold it with over 225K miles for what I had originally paid for it. It never left me stranded. Practically all the other Ford cars I had were junk. I still have a very low mile '56 Fairlane but I doubt I would trust it on any long trip. It's a beautiful car to look at and super easy to work on.
     
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  12. Feb 19, 2021 at 10:10 AM
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    I did own an F250 at one point but it was only for a year, it was a 90's version. Bought for $3000, changed the oil and drove it for a year. Sold it for $3000. It had about $5000 worth of "deferred maintenance" and I didn't want to fix anything. It ran, but that was about it. I got my money's worth out of it though.

    Other Fords I've had:
    - Escort: Went through steering connecting rods all the time, they were replaced annually. Lots of engine trouble too, a real POS.
    - Taurus: An even bigger POS. Probably 3 inches of total slack in the steering wheel, side to side
    - Escape Hybrid: Smaller inside than the Honda Fit I bought to replace it. It was 4x4 but would get stuck in an inch of show due to the hybrid drive. What a POS.
     
  13. Feb 19, 2021 at 11:55 AM
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    So true story: Was @ the hospital getting scoped (no not like that - stomach scoped due to bad acid reflux lol). We'd already had some issues with our vehicle. Anyways, went outside and opened the passenger side door to get in. I went to pull the door closed - and the door panel on the passenger side door FELL OFF.

    I looked at my wife and said "We're going to get another car *NOW.*" (And I meant like right the hell now. lol) We actually somehow got $2K for that POS. We ended up with a 2008 Ford Fusion; it was a Ford, but we had literally NO issues with it. Now wife owns a Highlander.
     
  14. Feb 19, 2021 at 11:34 PM
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    I think you mean secondary air pump they sale bypasses now
     
  15. Feb 20, 2021 at 4:01 AM
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    Have both 20 F150 5.0 and 20 Tundra...
    Like em both but enjoy beating on the Standard cab Ford as the daily, can get 20mpg if easy hwy driving..

    both have 15k —no problems on either so far. Both are comfortable, the Ford is just more fun because of the speed handling and size. Don’t know if I would say that if it was a SCrew. But the Raptor was a hoot too, just not worth the $
     
  16. Feb 23, 2021 at 8:03 AM
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    I know this is an older thread but since it has been bumped and for people still cross shopping...... I faced this decision today. For the same exact price I could get a 2021 F-150 Power boost hybrid with the honestly amazing generator thing that can run half your house. Or a 2021 Tundra Trail edition package SR5 with a bunch of extras that I actually wanted so dealer fluff be damned. It kept me up last night deciding because I had already used vacation time. In the end I asked myself, would I wake up everyday knowing this vehicle will start and I won't have to visit a dealer? So my first stop was Toyota, drove the Tundra for longer than any other test drive I've done and I trade A LOT. Thought on it and decided to purchase the Tundra. I think that Ford power boost is seriously cool, what it can power is just seriously awesome but every single person I know that has a F-150 visits the dealer for an issue AT LEAST twice a year. The power boost has turbos, hybrid battery, auto stop etc etc, that's a lot of crap to go wrong eventually and I'm not an old timer saying that.

    Zero regrets. I love this thing, still high on the purchase.
     

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