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Double Cab Buyer Remorse

I knew it...I just knew it. I was on the fence about whether to buy the double cab or the crewmax (went with the double cab for the standard bed size), and last night made me want to cry.

I stopped by the dealership last night to drop off an extra set of keys/fob for my previous vehicle (traded in), and what do you know? Right in front of the entrance they had a stunning 2012 crewmax limited in silver. It's like God put it there to test my resolve in buying my double cab.

So, I sat in it (both front and rear seats), played with the buttons, oogled the inside and outside, and tried to reason with myself that I made the right decision. I even asked the saleman which one he would pick, and he answered "I drive a Prius.". I told him "That will be all.".

Well, after letting my moistened eyes dry a bit, I chalked it up as a lesson learned. Yes. My next Tundra will be a crewmax.

Anyone else had a similar experience?

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I usually do the same with color and such after I buy, but this time I went exactly for what I wanted and I couldn't be happier. I knew I wanted my Mag Grey this time, but I went back and forth between all the colors anyway. Well, in the end I went with what was my first choice and I am happy. I don't have kids, so my double cab is great, even when I take the guys at work to lunch. I have plenty of room and I use my full size bed more than I would the extra space in the crewmax.
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I knew it...I just knew it. I was on the fence about whether to buy the double cab or the crewmax (went with the double cab for the standard bed size), and last night made me want to cry.

I stopped by the dealership last night to drop off an extra set of keys/fob for my previous vehicle (traded in), and what do you know? Right in front of the entrance they had a stunning 2012 crewmax limited in silver. It's like God put it there to test my resolve in buying my double cab.

So, I sat in it (both front and rear seats), played with the buttons, oogled the inside and outside, and tried to reason with myself that I made the right decision. I even asked the saleman which one he would pick, and he answered "I drive a Prius.". I told him "That will be all.".

Well, after letting my moistened eyes dry a bit, I chalked it up as a lesson learned. Yes. My next Tundra will be a crewmax.

Anyone else had a similar experience?
Yes, I have. I had to drive a rented hybrid Prius for a week while the truck was in the shop having body work done.

But seriously, I use my truck to haul, so the DC works for me. I have seen a couple new regular cab, long bed Tundras and love the look but enjoy the added space the DC offers. For my needs, a CM wouldn't do it for me.
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Crew Max is great if you're just after a grocery getter that sometimes works on the weekends lol I needed bed space more than cabin room. What I could really use is a f350 long bed but I don't have the money for one yet. I didn't have any buyers remorse with my truck but I also bought the hot rod of tundras, basic interior, big engine, big gears and 6 speed tranny all in "I'm an asshole bright red" truck is perfect for me minus the low bed capacity but it's also just a half ton truck.


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No I love my DC... wipe your eyes sally!
I never thought I could get so emotional over a truck.

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Yes, I have........I use my truck to haul, so the DC works for me. I have seen a couple new regular cab, long bed Tundras and love the look but enjoy the added space the DC offers. For my needs, a CM wouldn't do it for me.
That's why I bought the double cab with a long bed. Need the bed for hauling and camping, the DC for the tools when I need them locked up. I think the DC back seats have been used less than 5 times. No need for the crewmax or the regular cab.
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Crew Max is great if you're just after a grocery getter that sometimes works on the weekends...
Or, if you take long road trips, like my family does, and want some extra comfort in the back seat (those reclining seats in the crewmax are nice).

Or, if on a date, you spend more time in the back seat...but I suppose that's what the truck 'bed' is for.

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I always tell people, there are ways to get about 7 feet of usable bed space out of a 5.5 foot bed. But the cab size will never change.

I really have almost no regrets in that I bought a Crewmax 5.7 4x4. The only thing I would do differently would be to try to find an upgraded SR5 with steering wheel controls and factory bluetooth if such a beast exists.

The cost of fuel to operate a 6000 pound 400 horsepower half ton that does 0-60 in under 7 seconds is kind of like the price of oil changes for a Porche 911. If you have to ask you probably can't afford it.
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I really have almost no regrets in that I bought a Crewmax 5.7 4x4. The only thing I would do differently would be to try to find an upgraded SR5 with steering wheel controls and factory bluetooth if such a beast exists.
The Limited that I sat in had the steering wheel controls as welll as Bluetooth. I believe the Platinum edition has the same.

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Traded my 2009 DC in for a 2012 CM. I regretted buying the DC, I could not be happier with the CM. It fits my atv with the tail gate down and I have a large trailer to make make up for the short bed.

My Tacoma short bed was a different story.


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Or, if you take long road trips, like my family does, and want some extra comfort in the back seat (those reclining seats in the crewmax are nice).

Or, if on a date, you spend more time in the back seat...but I suppose that's what the truck 'bed' is for.
He has buyers remorse
If you can't back a trailer up then you have to try and cram everything in the bed
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I always tell people, there are ways to get about 7 feet of usable bed space out of a 5.5 foot bed. But the cab size will never change.

I really have almost no regrets in that I bought a Crewmax 5.7 4x4. The only thing I would do differently would be to try to find an upgraded SR5 with steering wheel controls and factory bluetooth if such a beast exists.
Yes, the beast does exist. My 2010 CM 5.7 4x4 SR5 has the steering wheel controls and factory bluetooth. I wish it had the Nav and JBL but I guess I don't get everything I want.

Personally, I think both the DC and CM are awesome trucks and it just boils down to whether you need the space in the bed or the cab; it's not like the DC back seat is tiny, the CM is just freaking huge. Personally, the only time I really haul stuff in the bed is on camping trips (like tomorrow) and coming from a Tacoma the bed seems huge to me and I have plenty of space. The huge cab is a great bonus, especially when hauling around the 140+ pound Mastiff.


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