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I have a 5.7L Toyota Tundra...2008 with 195,000 miles. It has had no problems to date. Is their anything I should be aware of in helping me with my decision to sell or hang on til the wheels fall off. I have the filter and oil changed every 5k miles. Thanks
 

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I have a 5.7L Toyota Tundra...2008 with 195,000 miles. It has had no problems to date. Is their anything I should be aware of in helping me with my decision to sell or hang on til the wheels fall off. I have the filter and oil changed every 5k miles. Thanks
Im in the same position as u, my truck runs great just need to fix a cpl things but nothing major. If u have a back up vehicle then drive the tundra til its done. If u dont have a backup the get something for that reason. Or trade it in, i was offered $14k on trade in for mine but didnt go thru with the deal. If u do trade it in just think that u wont have to finance much cause u can get a deal right now on a new one plus your trade in, so u might only have to finance around $20-25k depending on what u get. If u keep it n haven't already done repairs the i have done (alternator & starter) then save a little money cause buying Toyota parts for those are pricey. Alternator- $950 & starter-$650 from Toyota. I bought both used for literally 1/10 of those prices n installed my self saving around $2800 for parts n labor

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Have 156,700 miles on mine. If I do trade in it will be soon around September. That's when the new 14's come out and they will want to get rid of the 13's. I do like the idea of no payment.
 

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I say at that point you should keep in and buy something hybrid, you drive too many miles lol.. Unless you need a truck for all those miles, you could buy a prius and with the money saved on fuel after 3 years you could buy a truck cash...

Other than that I would say if it runs good, no issues, keep it and bank the rest.

My Dad has a dodge caravan and it is near that, it's a 2011, he drives for work. it is paid for, he can get about 6k trade in now and realistically in a year it will be 5k, so he might as well keep driving the hell out of it and bank all the monthly allowance so he can make up for the recent changes due to economic downturns causing him to actually pay for his vehicle at all when 5 years ago it was no cost to him for anything... and no raise in 8 years...
 

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you have a 2011 vehicle with over 150k on the ticker????? good lord! where do you drive?!
 

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I say at that point you should keep in and buy something hybrid, you drive too many miles lol.. Unless you need a truck for all those miles, you could buy a prius and with the money saved on fuel after 3 years you could buy a truck cash...

Other than that I would say if it runs good, no issues, keep it and bank the rest.

My Dad has a dodge caravan and it is near that, it's a 2011, he drives for work. it is paid for, he can get about 6k trade in now and realistically in a year it will be 5k, so he might as well keep driving the hell out of it and bank all the monthly allowance so he can make up for the recent changes due to economic downturns causing him to actually pay for his vehicle at all when 5 years ago it was no cost to him for anything... and no raise in 8 years...
Wife already has an 07 Prius with over 130k miles on it.
 

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That's basically what we're doing--going to try having three vehicles for a bit. My old car for commuting to work, her car for doing mom-stuff (we both put like 25k/year on each vehicle), and the Tundra for whatever else. Hoping to keep all the miles on the vehicles that cost less to run&replace&repair.
 

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Something seems funny about the person who started this thread. His first and only post and he starts a thread asking questions. No introduction in the new members area or anything.
 

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Some people don't spend that much time online. I know some people who check heir email once a week. Eek! I check mine like once an hour. Maybe the op just doesn't check in that often?

That young, not much will go wrong from age. That many miles, and who knows. But the repairs should be cheaper than a new truck. I guess it comes down to, how risk are you willing to take, and how much would you be willing to spend? New isn't always without its issues.
 

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140k here, keep it until you are ready for something new, when you sell it you will still get a nice chunk of change for it.
 
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