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Tough decision coming up

In the market for a new 4X4 pick up, dual cab, 6.5 bed with towing package and optional gas tank. Previously owned a 2013 Tundra and a Tacoma before that. Both were bullet proof and defect free during the time I owned them. Also owned several F150's and 2 Superdutys and all were 100% dependable.

So am leaning towards the F150 3.5 ecoboost. But also value reliability so this puts me back in a 5.7 Tundra. But the realist in my knows I rarely keep anything longer than 5 years. Exception being my last Superduty which stayed with me over 10 years. In fact it was the only vehicle I ever regretted selling. Also on the short list (but a distant 3rd choice) is a Colorado with diesel engine.

In no hurry as this is a want and not a need. Its great we have so many choices within similar price structures. Time will tell how this pans out. Already visited my local Tundra dealer but my first attempt to trade came in at $4,000 to high and dealer refused to budge or negotiate so I moved on.
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I would say no to the Colorado. Idk anything about them besides that they're fugly. I'm in my second tundra so I'm biased. But I will say I had some truck envy going on when I got in my buddy's 2015 ford. He got every possible interior upgrade and paid the same price I did for a SR5. His is also leveled on 35s. Both 2015s with similar mileage. I know everyone will chalk that up to resale value, but it's just an observation to consider. If I could go back 6 months I'd definitely at least have test drove a F150. All that being said.. I bought a second tundra for a reason
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The Colorado is a very distant third and would only be considered with a $6-7K discount but I dont see that happening.

Tundra has treated me well. Kept my last one for over 4 years and 42K miles. Traded it even for a new 2018 Maxima that was discounted $8,500 by the selling dealer.
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I had my 05 Tundra for 10 years with 130K miles.
Traded it in on my 14 SR5 DC.
Very happy with it.
I test drove a 2014 Ford and didn't care for the interior.
But I will admit the new Ford 250s are really nice looking trucks.

I considered a 2014 GMC, but after hearing coworkers bitch about there newer Chevys I'm glad I got another Tundra.

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I had a 2013 F150 FX4 ecoboost and it was a nice truck. It was loaded with nice gadgets with a nice stereo and did well. The only complaint I had was when I would floor it to enter traffic the limiter would make the truck sputter even when I wasn't spinning tires. The truck drove like a car, very smooth and quiet and I loved the room it had.

That being said, I now have a 17 pro cm and love it. I love the sound and it feels more like a truck. Even though it doesn't have all the gadgets the Ford had I am quite happy and really done NEED all the gadgets and the truck was quite a bit less than the Ford. If I was concerned about gas mileage I would get a Ford...


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[QUOTE=Currentking;8719394]The only complaint I had was when I would floor it to enter traffic the limiter would make the truck sputter even when I wasn't spinning tires. QUOTE]

The one I was in also had a tuner so I guess I can't really compare his truck to stock lol
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Yes, Ferds around here are much more expensive than SR5 Tundras. Ferds are a dime a dozen and can probably be had cheaper after they depreciate, but guys willing to shell out the big bucks to get the newest and greatest gadgets just seem to need a ride to the dealer in a couple months for a radio, back up sensor, or some other recall going on...LOL

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A 5,000 pound boat 6-10 times a year on short trips. I just read the "new" Tundra is now not due out till 2021. This would mean I would be OK with the current version and could consider a new one in 2022.
Right now can go with either brand and price could sway me to either if there is more than a $2K difference OTD after I trade.
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But the realist in my knows I rarely keep anything longer than 5 years.
Why? Just curious.

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Why? Just curious.
Because I get bored with vehicles and like the change.
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Because I get bored with vehicles and like the change.
Ouch, that's expensive.

I always felt that the best way to take advantage of Toyota's calling card (reliability), was to keep the vehicle well past the time when the other manufacturers vehicles start having problems. To each their own though, I can't wait till my Tundra is paid off so I can use that payment money for extra retirement savings, vacations, and other hobbies.

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So I'll throw in my experience....

I was down to the same two trucks. I was always a Ford guy until I became a Toyota guy about 6 years ago. In my part of the country, the F150 is more expensive than the Tundra. I used Truecar and was able to get a a '17 Crewmax for several thousand cheaper (about $5K off sticker) than the comparable '16 F150 after incentives. So the Ford would have cost me more for last years model. I liked all the tech in the F150, but the reliability of that tech scared me too. That damned Sync seems to control EVERYTHING and I had also read lots of issues related to it. I know technology changes and progress is made in reliability, but I follow the simple rule more parts is more to wear out. When you put twin turbos on an engine, that's two turbos to potentially go bad (and are expensive as hell). The Tundra is pretty darn bulletproof with the drivetrain. I had to take personal experience into account as well. All my Fords saw the inside of the service department. The Tundra is my 5th Toyota and the only time any of them went in was for routine maintenance. So my gut said get the Tundra. I ended up with my dream truck (Crewmax TRD in dark met gray) for less than the F150. I was ready to sign the paperwork on a F150 until they refused to sell it to me for the price they quoted me. So I left and went down the street....and I'm glad I did looking back. Now when I walk out to the parking lot, there's 20 F150's.....and one bad ass Crewmax....I enjoy being a little different than the norm. You'll be happy with either. Go with what your gut says and best of luck in your purchase.

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My gut tells me to buy the Tundra
The kid in me tells me to buy the F150 with the 3.5 ecoboost and 10 speed transmission because it will absolutely smoke a Tundra
Both have 5 years/60,000 mile power train warranty's and that's about the time I get a new one so no worries about out of pocket expenses. Neither will ever see off road.

The deciding issue with be $$$. The first one that comes in for $2K less OTD with my trade will win. Less than $2K then I'll shop even more carefully to make sure the truck is equipped exactly as I want.
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