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#16 (permalink) Old 01-27-2013, 03:59 PM
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You won't hear a 4.7 whine about their AIP failure either. You won't hear us complain that we spent less money buying our trucks.
Nothing is perfect. Yeah, you don't hear about tire burnouts or racing vettes from 4.7 owners. But mine will chirp the tires whenever I want.
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I have the 4.7 and it is fine.
You are fine with this?

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I wish I would have gotten a 4.7 instead of 5.7. My gas mileage is horrible, its more than I need, and I've towed less than a dozen times. So what if it will do 0-60 in less than 5 seconds, and run a 1/4 mile in 13.2 seconds? As a matter of fact, I'm probably gonna sell my truck and get a 4.6 or 4.7, because that's all I really need, and I'll gain a couple mpg. Come to think of it, I'll just sell my truck and get a camry or corolla.

If you were buying a used dodge, would you get a 4.7 or 5.7?
If you were buying a used ford, would you get a 4.6 or 5.4?
I dont know anything about chevies.

If you have $100 in your pocket, and 2 equally priced hookers approached you, one was 18 and smokin hot, the other was 45 and rode hard put up wet...which one would you rent?


Test drive both trucks, you will know what to do after that I can see how a 30k mile truck might be tempting though....but 70k miles on these trucks ain't nuthin. The tranny ain't gonna go out soon like the dodges. It will easily last you 5+ years. What kinda miles you gonna put on it? My '07 has 43k miles, and I only put around 8k/year on it, so it quite possibly can last forever
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Don't be temperamental, get a 5.7.


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I have the 4.7 and I pulled a 6,000 lbs enclosed trailer and a my boat (4,000lbs) and you couldnt tell either one was there. I can pick up drywall,2x4s and mulch from hd. I can fit 6 people in it. I test drove a 10' white dc 5.7 and it was nice but didnt have the front bench seat. so I got the 4.7. if the 5.7 had the same options as mine I would have got it. So like bad dad says test drive em both and go with whatever one you like more. Either way your getting a Tundra so you wont be disappointed.

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Drive both...

I agree with the previous post.... Really test drive both and look at options and price. Then make the decision.

For me it was easy. I was getting rid of a Dodge 4.6 and buying an 07 DC 4x4... The MPG difference was one better on the 4.7 Tundra vs the 5.7....

So being briliant... Humm 1 MPG worse and I get a 5.7 with some kick and juice. I have never regretted it. 105K miles with just normal stuff done to it and I am hard on vehicles.

I really think you need to think about usage. The smaller engine is very good.

Best of luck... You will have to live with whatever decision you make.
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Have one of each, tow with both-prefer the 4.7

I have a business which all I do is tow trailers with both my Tundras. I LOVE the 4.7. It handles differently. It handles in a sportier fashion, rides a bit lower and generally is my preferred truck to drive. I tow 5 x 10, 6 x 12 and 6 x 14' trailers with it. It has NO problem towing what ever I hook up to.
On the other hand, the 5.7 is a bigger truck, is faster but is huge and is very hard for me to see out of. I am a short women and many of my guys like the 5.7 but they like the 4.7 just as much. My dealer just called me about a 2004 4.7 that has come in, same as mine but with a supercharger. I am going to get it so I can have 3 Tundras in my fleet.
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4.7 gen 1 vs. 5.7 gen 2 = apples and oranges.

They also put a 4.7 in the gen 2 trucks, so a fair comparison would be gen 2 4.7 vs. gen 2 5.7
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I have a neighbor with a mint first gen. He stares at mine, I stare at his. It's a Tundra thing. Keifers is right though. The second gen is very large. It's the first vehicle I have driven that took a bit of getting used to. It's second nature now but I remember when I first got it and realized I had one inch in the front and one in the back when in my garage.


That said, I look at the neighbors first gen, but don't envy.


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I have the 4.7 and I wish I had the 5.7.

No big deal. Perfectly happy with the 4.7 and it has performed flawlessly.

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4.7l here as well and no complaints. i was in the same situation as yours a couple of years ago and settled for less. i don't tow and nor do i care to. my truck is nothing more than a house project truck that hauls kids. i have a high performance motorcycle for everything else fast. bottom line is, what you think you will be using the truck for i.e. camping, work, etcetera.

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4.7l here as well and no complaints. i was in the same situation as yours a couple of years ago and settled for less. i don't tow and nor do i care to. my truck is nothing more than a house project truck that hauls kids. i have a high performance motorcycle for everything else fast. bottom line is, what you think you will be using the truck for i.e. camping, work, etcetera.
You're totally right. I don't buy trucks to drag race. Much better options available for that type of nonsense. The track is so much safer and I can go so much faster. As for the use issue you again are correct as long as it works for your situation... Over thinking resale, speed capabilities or even towing specs are not always the best to focus on. I do love the power and admit I overbought power wise.
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I am a big engine guy and I don't like the idea of spending 35K and then still spending the next several years wishing I had gotten that one other thing that I did not initially think I needed. To me even though getting the smaller engine and skipping other cool options seems cheaper at the onset, it is actually more expensive in the long run than to buy a truck I will still enjoy 10 years down the line.

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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