I'll tell you what, I don't think I've ever seen so many Toyotas in my life then when I was in HI! Tons of Tacos, you aren't kidding. I think the mix of of the remote roads and Polynesian population makes it the ultimate vehicle.
So it does seem more like a Midwestern/farmer thing that are still the haters, I think I hear it the most when i'm in MI. When people ask me how I like it, I say I love the truck but if you want one, don't buy it to make friends, buy it because you like the truck. I mean that makes sense for everything I suppose but specifically for this topic.
I guess the corporate brainwashing is working, then. Didn't you know? If you don't drive one of the big 3 you're not American! (Sheesh)Where I'm from they are not thought of very good at all. I think that is the way it is is most rural areas. The last year or so really have seen more than usual though. Chevy and Ford prices with there recent redesigns have went threw the roof, while the Tundra has stayed the same and has went from the most expensive to cheapest over the years. Also like mentioned a lot of smaller businesses seem to be going for the tundra they must have a very competitive lease program.
I'd like to experience that. I can relate a little in another way. I owned a YJ Jeep when I lived in Germany a lifetime ago. The looks/rubbernecking I got, especially in some of the smaller town were priceless. Nevermind that on the Autobahn my top speed was like 60MPH, and that was downhill with a good tail wind. Not made for THAT kind of driving. Thanks for the good memory, Oki!Being in the land of the rising sun, and a strong emphasis on compact and "eco" cars, I get mixed feelings and comments from the locals such as "how can you drive such a big vehicle here" "Where do you park it", "what kind of gas mileage do you get", "how big is the engine", "WHAT! Its GASOLINE!?", etc. The are quite a few people who think its a cool while others (primarily older folks) think is a big gas-guzzling pig that should not be allowed on the streets of Japan. But on the flip-side, I get more compliments and rubber-necking than hater looks and snobbish attitudes. Being that mine is lifted also adds the wow factor especially when the vehicles in front of me see nothing but bumper/grill and kindly pull-over and allow me to pass. (Yes, they drive very slow here). We even have quite a few who are puzzled when they see the Toyota logo on the grill in wonder as they have never seen such a Toyota before. I do have a few Military folks who have "truck envy" as they too own trucks left behind back stateside. Everyday driving is an adventure in Japan
I agree with that but in the northern mountains of PA a person has to be careful who they say it to. Everyone carries a gun here. I mean everyone. :|Here, living within walking distance to a GM plant, I get shit about it. Especially from retired GM employees.
I don't care. I buy what I want. GM, Ford, and Dodge (when it was Dodge) never put food on my table, or clothes on my back. I owe them nothing.
SO I just buy what I want and anyone that hates can suck it.
See, that's what I mean, too! How does a perfect stranger give you s%$t like that? My buds and I mess around like that all the time, but it's friendly, ya know? I'm just WAITING for the day when one of them shows up with a Tundra or Taco. It won't be long, I'm guessing. Then...it's on...>Northern Minnesota here. I see quite a few Tundra's running around lately. When I was driving my 4Runner for the last 6 years I don't remember seeing this many Tundras. Of course owning a vehicle you actually SEE them. With that, I tend to wave at Tundra guys who have them lifted, rims, or otherwise custom looking. It is good to see others that also enjoy the trucks.
I did have a great experience when I was trying to sell my fiberglass topper off my 08 Tundra on CL. I had a guy randomly emailing me how I was the reason people were out of work in the country bla bla bla. Like others have said, what have the big 3 auto manufactures given you to where you feel obligated to buy the some old crap that rusts out in 8 years?
Love the Tundra. I'm really hoping in the next 8-10 years they offer a HD version so I don't have to buy a Dodge Ram Diesel...
A buddy of mine, who actually inspired me to buy a Tundra traded his in on an F-150 with the Eco-boost. He gets no more than 2 mpg better than my Tundra and usually less. He says it broke his heart to have to buy away but he needed some strange combination of towing capability for pulling his new goose-neck trailer that he could only get with Ford. Something about the layout of the bed where the hitch has to go, but whatever. Eco-boost is only 2 mpg better? That seems weird to me.This is the second post today I've seen with you complaining about the fuel economy of the Tundra vs the Ford. I actually had a 2014 Ford F-150. It was similarly outfitted as my Tundra. I had the V8 5.0 motor in it and guess what... it only got 1mpg more to the gallon. It also had a sagging headliner within the first 20k miles and they acted like if they replaced it they would be doing me a HUGE favor.
I'll take resale and reliability of the Tundra over a whole 1 mpg.
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Depends how you drive it, I have a friend who has one and is getting 9.9 mpg.. Guess if you are always on boost it isnt so much eco.A buddy of mine, who actually inspired me to buy a Tundra traded his in on an F-150 with the Eco-boost. He gets no more than 2 mpg better than my Tundra and usually less. He says it broke his heart to have to buy away but he needed some strange combination of towing capability for pulling his new goose-neck trailer that he could only get with Ford. Something about the layout of the bed where the hitch has to go, but whatever. Eco-boost is only 2 mpg better? That seems weird to me.