FWIW and for those lurking and reading here while shopping for a new Tundra I am starting a review thread that I'll try to keep updating as time passes.
No intention on bashing or anything of that sort. It is my first Tundra and I am learning as I go.
Third week into ownership, got her with 27 miles on the odometer.
It feels heavy and gives me the feel of a well constructed truck. The ride is decent for a truck, idk why people expect a car-like ride in a truck. If you want a smooth ride then buy a car, this is not for you.
The 5.7 has a lot of power, probably more than I'll ever need for my everyday driving and my sporadic towing.
Towing and hauling capabilities are fine for what I need, however I am already considering an Air Lift to reduce the squatting, no biggie, it is a 1/2 ton truck.
Transmission is very smooth and overall shifting is great. Love the hill descent braking.
One of the best features to me are the so called "nannies" that most ppl seem to hate. I am 41 and have 2 kids. I'd rather have safety than fun in my truck. I don't need to do donuts or skid in snow, that's out of my system by now. So A+ for the nannies!!!
The 3 times I drove in snow felt like it was glued to the pavement.
The engine/exhaust is quiet enough to not interfere with phone calls and music and yet under acceleration still reminds you of the nasty V8 under the hood, in a nice way.
The sheet metal is paper thin, not crazy about that but hey, it is a Toyota and they've been doing that for ever.
THE CHEAP PLASTIC INTERIOR... WHAT'S UP WITH THAT??? If you look at this crap the wrong way it scratches like nothing. The bottom of my door panels are more scratched in three weeks than my Ram in 6 years. This is the biggest bull crap I have found so far and it is driving me nuts. For Toyota to not have fixed that in a 7 year run is simply not acceptable and it would definitely hold be back when the time comes to buy a new truck. I am 100% anal when it comes to maintaining my vehicles and taking care of them. No, I don't baby my trucks, I keep them clean and in good shape and that is a big part of re-sale value.
I sold my Ram at 64% of the OG price when new and it was in big part thanks to that.
So I find myself bitching and moaning about the door panels every day and have been for the last few days trying to device a plan to cover that part that we all kick when getting in and out of the truck. Would eventually cover it with either carpet or something that prevents the nasty scratching from happening but it has to look the part. IDT I'll ever get used to this
Yes, that crap really is bothering me.
Limited package that comes with no fender flares or nerf bars? Yes, I knew this when I was buying but I still think is cheap not to include them in the limited package. Also the exterior R/V mirrors. Same looks and features on both limited for Crew Max and double cab and yet Toyota saves like $5 by not installing the puddle lights on the double cab, crew max gets them
I like the seats so far, think they are comfortable. Mine are leather and 10way power adjustable. No complain there.
JBL 10 speaker navigation system that barely gives a decent sound. $4K upgrade? Really? Glad I didn't pay anywhere near full price for this truck. My $500 Pioneer DVD sounded better and louder with out the sub and with the paper cone infinity factory speakers in my last truck. This is not a upgrade worth paying for.
Love the amount of storage in this truck, amazing! For me this is a big deal, you can never have too much storage in a vehicle.
The rear view mirrors are great, love the autodim feature. They are fine for towing my 8x16 enclosed trailer while looking in proportion to the size of the truck. Again limited edition but no puddle lights, probably saves Toyota a whopping $5
The cockpit offers great visibility 360 degrees, I have read that some ppl complain about that but to be is great compared to my latter truck.
So far I like the Tundra and would recommend it to anyone considering one. Aside from the bull crap cheap plastic interiors that scratches like nothing, the Tundra is everything I expected.
As of today I have driving her 1635 miles. More to come as the miles pile up
By the way, the dash IS sinking against the A pillar on the pass side like everyone else's. Will wait for the first service to get that done.