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What to Buy? 08 or 14

Hi there. A lurker here with just a couple posts.

I am shopping for a Tundra which undoubtedly are the best trucks around. There really is no comparison or anything like these beasts. I have been looking into them and studying them. I am very close to pulling the trigger on one.

I am curious of your thoughts between a 1794 Tundra 2014 57,000 miles and one owner. $33,000 or

2008 Toyota Tundra SR5 CrewMax 5.7L 92,000 Miles $20,000. This has had new brake pads put on, new tires, new timing belt wiper blades etc.

I personally love both truck, but love the 08 reputation even more.

Your help and guidance is much appreciated.

Thank you in advance

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5.7s don't have a timing belt. Are you sure the '08 is a 5.7, not a 4.7?


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Maybe they meant serpentine belt.
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Yes I am sure it is.
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They are mechanically the exact same truck.
Here is the difference:
The 2014 will have diffent body and dash styling, a standard backup cam and they moved the trailer electrical hookup to above the bumper. The camera and hookups are great features.
The 2008 will have slightly more comfortable seats.
If it were me, I'd get the newer truck with less miles.
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Are they both 5.7, 4wd w/tow pkg?
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Are they both 5.7, 4wd w/tow pkg?

Yes they are
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the 08 seems expensive.


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I forgot to add that the 08 had a new frame put on recently as well, that is what they said, but it looks sprayed to me.
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If you can afford the 2014, that is the one I would buy.
Newer truck with less miles, leather, better options than the SR5.

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08 is $4k-$5k over priced and a frame mystery, look the other direction


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If those are my only 2 options, I'm going with 14 all day long.
The thing I would be looking into is if they are selling it as a "certified" used vehicle and/or what kind of deal they are willing to give you on an extended warranty.
I'm not concerned with 60k mi. I just turned 50k on my 2015. I beat the piss out of it and it doesn't act a day over 10k mi. Not so much as a squeak or rattle so far.
I would still want them to cover it for a while because you didn't put those miles on it. Just for peace of mind.
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My family is leaning more towards me leasing. Their feeling is if I like it at the end of the lease, just buy it. That way there I know at the end of the day how it’s been drivin.
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That's actually pretty terrible financial advice.
Are you a young adult and this is your first major vehicle and your family is helping financially?
If that's the case and they are helping you, just do what makes them happy. It will save grief for you down the road. That's worth more than money.
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Lol. My kids 13 and 15.
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