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Switched from a 14' Lexus GX460 to 14' 1794 Crew 4x4

Discussion in '3rd Gen Tundras (2014+)' started by Memphis, Sep 11, 2016.

  1. Sep 11, 2016 at 5:06 AM
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    Memphis

    Memphis [OP] New Member

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    Well after picking up my 14' 1794 Crew Cab last week with 19k miles with a little seat time behind me. Things I truly miss abouth the 14' Lexus GX460 redesigned model. Keyless entry and push button start, the HID headlights, and the stereo. The stereo in the Tundra just feels hollow like the doors are tin cans. We really needed a truck and I honestly did not look at any other truck other than this one. The quality of toyota products are hard pressed. This is an awesome truck and that is truly what it is a powerful fule thirsty truck made for hauling. I'm still glad I switched just miss some fine refinements that Lexus offers over Toyota.
     
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  2. Sep 11, 2016 at 5:31 AM
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    driverdog

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    Welcome,

    I have the '15 pro and love the stereo and the volume it puts out. Doors feel well made and I have no tinny impression of them...quite the opposite. Maybe the Pro has some different features than your model that gives different impressions. I don't know.

    Glad you like it overall though.
     
  3. Sep 11, 2016 at 5:48 AM
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    RowdyRon

    RowdyRon Not too old to play

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    Congrats on your purchase! I'm sure the Tundra will continue to grow on you!
     
  4. Sep 11, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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    Congrats on the new Tundra!
     
  5. Sep 11, 2016 at 8:14 AM
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    zcarpenter92

    zcarpenter92 Yotas, Coronas and 'Merica

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    Congrats and welcome!
     
  6. Sep 11, 2016 at 8:38 AM
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    There are some things they could have done better in the Tundras..push start being one of them. Hell, even the 2016 Tacomas have that.

    I was on the verge of getting this truck, vs a Lexus ISxx (The one with a sport package; sedan)

    The Lexus was great, fun to drive and would have done well for some of our snow.
    The Lexus was smaller (we have two kids) and I know with its low ground clearance, it may get chipped up pretty good from rocks..and I would never, ever take it near a mountain.

    The tundra? Fun to drive, fast, roomy, higher (safer) could take to the mountains, do well in the snow, etc etc.

    Have you seen how well these trucks hold up in accidents? here is a extreme example. The other driver was not so fortunate and did not live.

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  7. Sep 11, 2016 at 8:14 PM
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    GoHuskers

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    I agreed with you on the refinement as well. We have a '15 GX460 premium and I just got a '16 CM limited. The 12 speakers on the Lexus sounds better than the 12 speakers JBL system on the tundra. The Lexus all LED headlights/ fog lights are sweet. Doors feel more solid. Engine also sound more refined....maybe because it's 16000 now vs. 550 on the tundra...the Lexus is also about $12k more expensive so it's not fair to compare though. I Love them both though. Congrats.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2016 at 4:01 PM
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    Kha63p

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    Truly understand where your going from. Lexus makes an incredible car and has all the creature comforts. I came from a 2014 gs350 fsport and it was luxurious where the tundra is a great vehicle but just doesn't do high end well. When
    I should it was there would of bought.

    Same thoughts on our 2016 sienna great van, wish it Lexus made one. Would pay the premium for it in a heartbeat.


    Stereo is lackluster.
    Missing Push button keyless is saddening
    Missing Hid system is sad.
    More road noise.

    Could go on for days, but still a reliable car
     
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