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New Member from NJ looking to purchase my first Tundra

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by rettbergjr, Sep 5, 2019.

  1. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    rettbergjr

    rettbergjr [OP] New Member

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    Looking to buy a Tundra
    I’m interested in making my first ever Tundra purchase and have so many questions. I’ve been a devote Chevy Silverado owner for more than 20 years. I’ve just seemed to loose all faith in the brand, support, and product overall.
    I know I want the Tundra because of the V-8 option alone. But need some serious objective views as far as purchasing new or used, I want a crew cab, and 4X4 is a must. So by all means educate me please!!!
    My thanks in advance to any and all help, suggestions, ideas, and comments in general!!!
    Thanks, George
     
  2. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:28 PM
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    MotoTundra

    MotoTundra The Ocho

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    -TRS Mini D2S Retrofit on TRD Pro Headlights (Apollo 2.0 Shrouds, 35w XB Ballasts, 5500k Bulbs) -Baja Designs Squadron R Sport Aux lights. -TRD Pro Grill -TRD Rear Sway Bar -BakFlip VP Tonneau w/BakBox -Dipped wheels & bumpers -Iron Cross HD steps -Undercover Swingcase -SunTek Paint Protection film -Tinted glass -Bedmat -OEM Towing Mirrors
    New vs. Used in my opinion....

    Fortunately our trucks hold their value, but unfortunately when shopping for a certified used, the prices are so high, for just a little bit more you can get brand new.

    I planned on buying a friend's gently used Rock Warrior. He decided to keep it so I found a used 13' with low miles for about the same price. Went to the dealer to get a price on brand new and ended up with a new 14'. I couldn't justify not spending the extra little bit.

    I have 3 car seats in the back so the big room of the crew max is a must. I have a trailer big enough for anything that can't fit in the short bed. I can count on one hand the amount of times I needed it. For me, the crewmax was the best pick, but that depends on your needs.

    I went with an SR5 with the TRD Off Road package. At the time I was already spending more than I wanted, the TRD Pro didn't exist at that time. If I could do it over I would have went with a Platinum for the leather and sunroof.

    I still love it though!
     
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  3. Sep 5, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    Blueknights75

    Blueknights75 WHITE is the FASTEST color!!!!!

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    18’ SUPER WHITE SR5 TRD CM
    Rugged 2 tri fold tonneau cover, spray in bed liner, bed extender, window tint, color matched side mirrors, color matched door handles, TRD Pro shift knob, tailgate keyfob actuator, ESP under seat storage unit mod, blacked out emblems, Toyota OEM black exhaust tip, color matched front and rear bumper caps from Sparks Parts, TRD Air filter, 19’ PRO BBS wheels...more to come
    Welcome! These trucks hold their resale value. I was actually able to purchase mine new compared to one that was 1 or 2 years old due to the financing percentage, price off MSRP and the additional add ons when I purchased such as window tint, tri fold cover and bed extender to name just a few.
     
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  4. Sep 5, 2019 at 8:32 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan Let’s Roll!

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    TRD Pro Grille, ESP Storage, Tailgate Inserts, Line-X Bedliner, Weathertech Floorliners, Wet Okole Seat Covers, 5" Shorty Antenna, Mickey Thompson MM-366 Wheels, ToyTec Boss, 35" BFG KO2 to name a few.
    Welcome from Colorado
     
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  5. Sep 5, 2019 at 9:00 PM
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    MR TRD PRO

    MR TRD PRO New Member

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    a whole bunch of factory Toyota accessories and upgrades
    I considered Chevy, Ford, Ram and GMC 1500s and solely went with the Tundra based on quality, reliability and strong resale value!
     
  6. Sep 5, 2019 at 9:27 PM
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    Jim LE 1301

    Jim LE 1301 Camaro Lover

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    Welcome from NY.
     
  7. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:40 AM
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    Prostar 190

    Prostar 190 White is sooooo Slow!!! MGM RULES!

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    Welcome from Ohio.
     
  8. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:52 AM
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    Hammerhead

    Hammerhead First scratch out of the way.

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    Welcome from northern NY
     
  9. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:07 AM
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    Larmand

    Larmand Im 100% correct, part of the time! TTC #145

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    Welcome to the party!!!
     
  10. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:11 AM
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    GNTundra

    GNTundra The Notorious Troll Sniper

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    Welcome
     
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  11. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:32 AM
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    Midnite72

    Midnite72 Anything DIRT !!

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    Welcome from northern Maryland :hattip:

    Same scenario here - went to look at used
    16’ tundra SR5 ended up buying new stripdown 18’ SR Tundra for same price after rebates etc.

    Good luck
     
  12. Sep 6, 2019 at 3:47 AM
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    marinakorp

    marinakorp New Member

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    Tow Mirrors, Tekonsha p3, 12 v Solutions remote Start,Weather Tech Mats, Truxedo Roll up Tonneau
    Loved my chevys. My 2000 was a tank. Just didn’t tow my trailer well enough. It did it. But...

    Can’t afford a new truck. Just can’t.

    Found a 2010 for under 16k last month with 100k on the clock. Frame was perfect (not replaced) with minimal and acceptance surface rust.

    It’s a tank.


    2010 DC 5.7 TRD SR5

    Plenty of room in the back for the little ones. More room in the bed for when going camping and have coolers and bikes, ez up...etc

    Love my 2010

    I added tow mirrors and remote start. Plus a few other things. It’s bad ass and town my 7000 lb trailer with ease. Doesn’t break a sweat.
     
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  13. Sep 6, 2019 at 4:07 AM
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    SouthBoundSteve

    SouthBoundSteve New Improved Ron/ Driverdog 2020!

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    Welcome to the forum George, from a former N.J. guy. I’m not sure what part of N.J. you’re in but, when I lived in NW Jersey, I got the best deal on a new one out near Reading, PA. It was worth the hour drive.
    Good Luck!
     
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  14. Sep 6, 2019 at 10:01 AM
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    ARamirez73

    ARamirez73 ROCKIN' N ROLLIN' WITH THE TÜNDRA CRÜE

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    The Lone Star State, RGV, TEXAS
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    Rough Country 6" lift / 35x12.50R20 Cooper Discoverer ST Maxx/ 20x9 +20 Fuel wheels "Mavericks" (Came with) / S&B CAI/ 2-10" Rockford Fosgates R2/ Massive Audio Nano N2 amp (Came with)/ KatSkins seat covers (Came with)/ Weathertechs window vent visors and floor mats/ 1A-AUTO.com aftermarket tow mirrors/ Undercover tonneau bed cover/ Viper alarm 3305V/ Flowmaster Super 40 Dual in-out/ 40" led light bar/ TRD Pro grille/Rough Country 30" LED light bar/TRD rear sway bar/ Ranch Hand legend grille gaurd/ Nfab nurf bars/ 2019 PRO headlights
    And welcome from

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  15. Sep 6, 2019 at 10:03 AM
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    Ely010606

    Ely010606 New Member

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    Welcome from Nevada
     
  16. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    OR18TRD

    OR18TRD Pândâ Crëw

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    Suspension: front- Bilsein 6112 set at 1.9”; Rear- bilstein 5160 with maxtrac 1” shackel. Wheels: Method MR308 roost wheels 18x9” +18 offset. Tires: 275/70/18 Goodyear wrangler DuraTrac’s Removed front mudflaps and moved front wheel well liner forward. Bakflip MX4 Tonneau cover Line-x premium bed liner aFe CAI Rear differential breather moved behind taillight Debadged Windows tinted 20% ESP locking long box rear seat storage OEM all weather mats 6 3/4” antenna Coverking leather rear seat cover
    Welcome fellow enthusiast :hattip:
     
  17. Sep 6, 2019 at 2:36 PM
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    polox40

    polox40 New Member

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    this time of year should be a great time to get a deal on a new 2019, I got the limited just because of the dual zone climate control, we go on 1200 mile trip one or two times a year and me and the wife like our tempatures on completely different settings.
     
  18. Sep 6, 2019 at 5:03 PM
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    Kerch71

    Kerch71 DUNE RNR

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    CM TRD Pro glass panels, Icon 2.5, TC long travel UCA/LCA, Toyota supercharger, Airlift rear suspension, Warn winch, custom front and rear bumper, Coachbuilder roof rack, lengthened chassis 12", 37" Nitto Grapplers, custom graphics, Magnaflow Flowmaster 4" SS Exhaust
    Hey there from Virginia!:mudding:

    So many choices! I personally have never bought a new truck because of the depreciation when you drive it off the lot. That being said, Toyotas hold their resale value so well, and last for so long, that my next truck might be new. I have a Crewmax and love it, though mine has admittedly been heavily modified. But that's the great thing. Even if you might not be able to find that perfect Tundra, you can make it perfect! Happy hunting! Everyone on this forum is here to help! Well, except for maybe a few ornery bastards. :D
     
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