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Hi everyone.

I'm a GM guy who's done with GM and their constant issues. I've never owned anything but American trucks. So this is quite out of character for me. Currently drive a 2005 Avalanche z71 full load. I tow 7k once a month hauling drinking water to our farm. I only tow about 6 miles in 3 trips and it's all flat back roads so pretty much any truck will do that. Be nice to have more brakes and power though.

Bother in law works at a Toyota dealership, and found us this 2008 tundra limited crewmax. It'd got a 5.7, 4wd and is full load, leather, back up cam, NAV. We can have it a large discount if we want it. They're asking 14k us for it but I'm thinking we can have it around 12k. 13k us seems to be the price for most used tundras 2007-2012 around here. Most are double cab sr5s though.

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It's in immaculate condition, interior is perfect, leather looks new. Brother in law checked the Vin and all recalls have been done, he found service history at his dealership for the last 7 years. LoOKs to be a 2 owner truck based on records.

It's pretty old compared to what we've been looking at in American trucks. Most trucks we've looked at are 2012 to 2014. We were hesitant to even test drive an 08 but now that we did we both want a tundra.

I found 1 scuff on the tail gate and a couple of stone chips on the bumper. Biggest issue is the power lumbar on both seats seems lazy to me. It doesn't inflate quickly when you hit the button. Not sure if this is common on Toyotas or is a simple fix.

My wife an I keep coming back to that truck, we've test driven trucks as new as 1 year old and we keep comparing it to that 08 tundra. The tundra is so much better then anything we've driven. It's set the bar for everything else we've driven. Can't believe I never tried one before.


There aren't a ton of used tundras around my part of Canada and this is the only limited crew max we can find. This is the only tundra we've driven, is this one extra nice arelaxing tundra so well built that they age as well as this one.

What do you guys think?

Wait for a newer one or buy this 08 and not look back?
 

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Hi everyone.

I'm a GM guy who's done with GM and their constant issues. I've never owned anything but American trucks. So this is quite out of character for me. Currently drive a 2005 Avalanche z71 full load. I tow 7k once a month hauling drinking water to our farm. I only tow about 6 miles in 3 trips and it's all flat back roads so pretty much any truck will do that. Be nice to have more brakes and power though.

Bother in law works at a Toyota dealership, and found us this 2008 tundra limited crewmax. It'd got a 5.7, 4wd and is full load, leather, back up cam, NAV. We can have it a large discount if we want it. They're asking 14k us for it but I'm thinking we can have it around 12k. 13k us seems to be the price for most used tundras 2007-2012 around here. Most are double cab sr5s though.

<a href="http://www.directupload.net/file/d/4890/hhcrmt7v_jpg.htm" target="_blank"><img src="http://fs5.directupload.net/images/171029/temp/hhcrmt7v.jpg" border="1" title="Kostenlos Bilder und Fotos hochladen"></a>

It's in immaculate condition, interior is perfect, leather looks new. Brother in law checked the Vin and all recalls have been done, he found service history at his dealership for the last 7 years. LoOKs to be a 2 owner truck based on records.

It's pretty old compared to what we've been looking at in American trucks. Most trucks we've looked at are 2012 to 2014. We were hesitant to even test drive an 08 but now that we did we both want a tundra.

I found 1 scuff on the tail gate and a couple of stone chips on the bumper. Biggest issue is the power lumbar on both seats seems lazy to me. It doesn't inflate quickly when you hit the button. Not sure if this is common on Toyotas or is a simple fix.

My wife an I keep coming back to that truck, we've test driven trucks as new as 1 year old and we keep comparing it to that 08 tundra. The tundra is so much better then anything we've driven. It's set the bar for everything else we've driven. Can't believe I never tried one before.


There aren't a ton of used tundras around my part of Canada and this is the only limited crew max we can find. This is the only tundra we've driven, is this one extra nice arelaxing tundra so well built that they age as well as this one.

What do you guys think?

Wait for a newer one or buy this 08 and not look back?
How many km?
That seems like a fairly good deal for a loaded truck.
A quick auto trader search turned up two 2008 SR5 crewmax with about 120, 000 kilometres for approximately $21k Canadian.

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Welcome, sounds like you have already made up your mind, now all you have to do is pull the trigger. Plus sounds like a great deal.
Yeah I'm pretty sold on it.

My wife loves all the bells and wistless as our avalanche is absolutely full load. The tundra was the only truck that she went goo goo over.

I like an sr5 or TRD but but I'm not finding any of those with things like heated seats which is something that makes the cold Canadian winters more enjoyable.

My wife is going to call the sales rep tomorrow and see what kind of a deal is on the table and we'll go from there.
 
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